Jefferson Community Foundation


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

The JCF “Better Living Through Giving” formed in 2015.

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

2017 Better Living Through Giving Grant Information

2016 Better Living Through Giving Circle Grant Awards:

Port Townsend Library

Northwest Watershed Institute

Read more about the grant awards here.

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.

GC3 Giving Circle

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


2016 Grant Award: North Olympic Salmon Coalition

Read more about the grant award here.