Strategic philanthropy bridges ‘what is‘ and ‘what can be‘.
Unite with like-minded people who want to pool their charitable resources to address the needs of our community. Giving Circles provide social and educational benefits for members as they share hopes and visions for our community, research community needs, and make collective decisions. It is a participatory process that strengthens the lives of all involved.
Jefferson Community Foundation provides for the management of funds and support of the circles’ activities so that Giving Circle members can spend their time on what they love best: Making a difference in our community!
Better Living Through Giving
Left to Right: Rena Murman, Ruth Lytle, Roger McPherson, Janie Kimball, Fred Kimball, Francesco Tortorici, Craig Wier, Cathie Weir, Earll Murman, Doug Van Allen. Missing: Roger Hagan
2016 Better Living Through Giving Circle Grant Awards:
Port Townsend Library
Northwest Watershed Institute
GC3 Giving Circle
The JCF “GC3” Giving Circle formed in March, 2014. The group has chosen food security as their 2014 area of interest. After learning about local programs that are addressing the issue, they will award a $10,000 grant to an organization that is having a significant impact on hunger in Jefferson County.
Bottom row left: Mara Lathrop, Judith Dickinson, Julie Gertler, Grace Dumenil
Top Row Left: Mary Rothschild, Kris Morris, Eileen Cooney, Nancy McLachlan, Herb Cook, Lisa Painter