Community foundations play a vital role in strengthening our region, by working with individuals, nonprofits, businesses and other stakeholders to enhance the quality of life for residents in their communities.
At Philanthropy Northwest, we are committed to helping community foundations succeed in their work. Through workshops, events, publications and networking opportunities, Philanthropy Northwest helps community foundation staff and trustees stay connected to the issues that affect their communities.
In Washington state, we support the Washington Community Foundation network through an annual statewide convening and other resources, with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We have also partnered with the Gates Foundation to support 22 community foundations, United Ways and identity-based foundations in Washington state and Portland, Oregon through the Building Community Philanthropy initiative. BCP participants engage in a learning cohort and receive funds to strengthen their community engagement models. Please contact Lyn Hunter for more information.