Agency Endowment Funds

Jefferson Community Foundation partners with local nonprofits to build their endowments. JCF leverages its investing capacity, stability and economies of scale so that nonprofit partners can focus on their mission. JCF also makes it easier for partners to accept complex gifts.

The first settlers of Port Townsend (est. 1851) and Jefferson County (est. 1852) had a strong sense of community pride and history-in-the-making when they organized the “Jefferson County Historical Society of Washington Territory” on May 3, 1879. The mission of the Society today is virtually unchanged: “...to actively discover, collect, preserve, and promote the heritage of Jefferson County in the State of Washington.” Today, JCHS operates four museums and a research center as well as county-wide programs for students and adults. Having our endowment with JCF allows us to achieve our mission while honoring our donors’ legacies.
— BILL TENNENT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JCHS
 Photo c/o Jefferson County Historical Society

Photo c/o Jefferson County Historical Society

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