horses, beach, jefferson countyJefferson Community Foundation invests in strong and collaborative nonprofits and leaders. Through our Nonprofit Resource Center, we offer grants, capacity-building trainings, networking opportunities, guidance with fundraising and free event supplies. JCF also convenes local organizations to ensure that information is shared among leaders working towards the same goals. To learn more about our Nonprofit resource Center, contact

Additional Resources for building strong nonprofits can be found here:

Grant Seekers

For Grant Seekers

JCF administers grant-making programs for over 40 individuals and groups. Each one has a different deadline and many do not accept unsolicited proposals. If we have an open deadline, it would be listed immediately below this text.

Open Proposal Deadlines

  • None at this time


Foundation Center LogoJCF also offers free access to the online Funding Information Center. 90% of U.S. Foundations don’t have websites. With Foundation Directory Online, you can put Foundation Center’s extraordinary database and fundraising expertise to work for your organization, while uncovering information on all 165,000 U.S. Foundations. It’s the smartest, fastest way to win more funding.This resource is provided with support from Medina Foundation and the PT Public Library. The first step is to sign up for a training on how to use this tool to find suitable potential funders for your mission and then you can use it anytime. For more info, contact Jen at

Agency Funds

Nonprofits have an easy, low cost way to invest their funds or endowments via Agency Funds. The assets of your fund will be combined with the Foundation’s total assets to give nonprofits the benefits of a diverse investment pool and lower fees.

There are two options for Agency Funds:

  • Stewardship Funds: Take advantage of our investment expertise and accept complex gifts and planned gifts, while allowing you to withdraw money at any time.
  • Endowment Funds: Each year, the nonprofit receives a check from the earnings on the fund to use as the nonprofit sees fit. The money and earnings stay only in that fund and grow over time, providing a stable revenue stream. A permanent resource for your organization, producing a steady stream of income annually while being invested for the long-term.

An agency endowment or stewardship fund is an easy way for your nonprofit organization to establish an endowment, eliminate the administrative burden, and increase your ability to handle large and complex gifts.

Financial Accounting Standard 136 applies to accounting for assets transferred to a fund in a community foundation by nonprofit organizations. Under FASB 136, when a nonprofit transfers a portion of its own assets to a fund in a community foundation, the nonprofit continues to report those assets as its own, with the offsetting activity reported in net assets. The community foundation also reports the asset, and the offsetting entry is classified as a liability to the nonprofit organization.

To learn more about Agency Funds, call our offices.

“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.”


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JCF’s Nonprofit Resource Center offers bi-monthly capacity-building trainings and workshops on topics that our local nonprofit leaders themselves have identified, including fundraising, human resource management, financial management and communications. Our calendar of upcoming events can be found here. (This calendar also includes events from other nonprofits so we can all coordinate on timing.)

Other workshops and trainings can be found here:

More coming soon.

For Board Development resources, go to

A penny saved is a penny earned! JCF has a library of supplies that your organization might need to host an event and they are all available to borrow for free. Below is a catalog of the items we have on hand to loan. To borrow, contact If you need items not on the list, just let us know. Jen may be able to help with that, too!

tableclothWhite Tablecloths
10 – 90” round
7 – 54” by 96” rectangular






wine glassesWine Glasses
Over 200 matching
24 Champagne Glasses
40+ mismatched wine glasses


signholderTable Top Sign Holders
25 sign holders
8 inches tall




easelTable Top Easels
50 Wooden Easels
7 inches Tall




bucketDecorative Metal Buckets
10 buckets
6 inches tall
9 inches in diameter



percolator100 Cup Coffee Percolators
2 coffee percolators (Perhaps one for decaf and one for regular?)
Containers for cream






cameraDigital Camera





Sandwich Boards
Two Large Plastic Sandwich boards for you to put your own signs on.


napkinCloth Napkins
18 Napkins
Synthetic material
16 inches