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BCF Honors Local Philanthropists

It is always inspiring to learn about those who genuinely care about the well-being of people in our community and beyond. Some donate their time and some donate their financial resources, but regardless of how they contribute, they focus on making life just a little bit better for everyone.

Every year, Bainbridge Community Foundation honors their stories at a Philanthropy Celebration. Their inspiring acts of giving—often realized through the work of nonprofits—lay a strong foundation for others to follow in their footsteps.

Last night, BCF was honored to recognize four individuals and groups and give out three awards at its Philanthropy Celebration. The descriptions of each award is below. To learn more about each of the awardees, visit our website here.

Thank you to Windermere Commercial and Fieldstone Communities for underwriting BCF's 2022 Philanthropy Celebration!

BCF Hosts Trainings for Nonprofits

Every year since 2012, BCF conducts an Annual Nonprofit Survey and asks nonprofits about their training needs. Nonprofits consistently respond that Marketing/Communications and Advanced Fundraising are in the top 3-4 areas in which they want training. In order to respond to this feedback, BCF has hired Common Great this fall to provide free trainings for nonprofits in our community.

The first training on Advanced Fundraising took place on Thursday, October 27th at BCF offices with a hybrid option, and the second training on Marketing/Communications will take place on Thursday, November 10th.

For more information, please email

Capacity Building Grants Cycle is now OPEN

BCF is accepting applications for the Capacity Building Grant Cycle now until November 15, 2022. This grant cycle supports nonprofits applying for professional development funding to invest in their long-term growth and sustainability. Applications range from $500-$1,500 and cover all or partial costs for individual organizational trainings on board development governance, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), or other topics of the nonprofit’s choice. Awards will be announced in mid-December for the period of January 1 - December 31, 2023. Click here to learn more about the program and click here to apply.

Partners in Health Hosts Discussion

On Saturday, November 12 from 5-7PM, Bainbridge Island Youth: Partners in Health Engage Chapter will host a discussion on the need to re-imagine how we see health in our local and global community. Registration is free, and any donations will support Partners In Health-medical school in Rwanda.

Thank you to the organizers of this event! And thank you to the advisors of the 1066 Fund at BCF for helping support this important conversation. To learn more about the speakers and panelists, or to register, click here.

Rotary Club Accepting Grant Applications

Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island is now accepting Community Grant Applications from nonprofits on Bainbridge Island or in Kitsap County now through November 15. As previous years, grants are requested for capital items (no labor or admin) and can be for up to a maximum of $15,000 (compared to 2021, when the max was $5,000). Winning grants will be announced in March/April 2023. Applications are being accepted now via the club's website. To learn more, go to their website here.

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