Jefferson Community Foundation understands the landscape—trends, obstacles, and opportunities—of community health and keeps abreast of efforts that will enable all people to thrive. We know which local nonprofits are focused on which issues, which initiatives are gaining momentum and creating change, which are not, and where service gaps exist. JCF shares this unique insight with the nonprofit sector to increase the effectiveness of ongoing efforts, and with donors to help inform charitable decisions with the greatest possible impact.
Jefferson Community Foundation connects diverse people, ideas, and resources to build a future of opportunity for all in Jefferson County. We serve as a hub for our community to:
Our community’s most impactful resource is not money. It is changemakers like you. Changemaking is not an ethereal, undefined concept. It is a set of values, practices, and skills learned over time: empathy, the courage to speak up and engage, and the practice of giving whether it be time, ideas, or money.
JCF serves as a platform for changemakers to be informed and strategic. We want you – altogether as a community – to make the greatest impact because you are connected and collaborative. One person’s actions amplify into group action, which turns into a mighty movement to address unmet needs.
Jefferson County is home to a creative and vibrant community. Our proximity to verdant lands, sea, mountains, and fields lends itself to an economy driven by artists, craftspeople, farmers, and makers. We are however experiencing growing, critical challenges to our way of life: a shrinking workforce; a shortage of affordable, permanent housing; a lack of opportunities for youth and support for families.
To preserve all that we love about our home and ensure a future in which all who live here can thrive, we need more than independent acts of charitable giving. We must cultivate a network of changemakers, collaborating on strategic and cumulative impacts. Jefferson Community Foundation facilitates these connections and furnishes our partners with the information and resources necessary to impact acute and lasting change.
Jefferson Community Foundation is funded primarily by people like you who understand that having a central means of connecting—across issues, sectors, geographies, and traditional divides —makes a stronger, more resilient community better able to navigate uncertainty and weather crisis.
By giving to JCF, you are supporting:
How to Support JCF
Your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated and can be made easily online, by mail, or in-person. You may also choose to setup a recurring monthly or annual donation to support JCF.
If you would like to make a multi-year pledge, become a JCF Community Builder!
Community Builders pledge between $1,000 to $10,000 per year for five years. Now more than ever, JCF needs to remain responsive to connect people who care with causes that matter in Jefferson County. Thank you for supporting JCF!
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EIN: 841682682Phone: (360) 385-1729
Mailing Address:PO Box 1394, Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Physical Location:63 Julian Street, Glen CovePort Townsend, WA 98368off Fredericks Street in Glen Cove