Management of our community’s philanthropic assets is a significant responsibility.
Jefferson Community Foundation is committed to offering personalized charitable giving strategies that align with your values to build a legacy that reflects your philanthropic vision.
Benefiting from JCF’s deep understanding of community need, you can enjoy making donations that further the causes that matter most to you. With an extensive knowledge of charitable giving practices and the nonprofit landscape, we can share unique insights so that your gifts are well-informed and— by vetting organizations to verify compliance —effectively utilized to ensure the greatest impact possible.
Our simple and flexible giving mechanisms ensure that you receive the maximum tax benefits while JCF handles all the administrative details. Plus, we can accept any kind of gift— from cash and real estate to stocks and other appreciated assets. Most funds can be established in one brief meeting.
Let’s start a partnership today!
Jefferson Community Foundation is a powerful investing mechanism with an expert knowledge of charitable giving laws, best practices, and gift administration.
Start a Fund
A fund is a pool of money invested and professionally managed to achieve set goals. Gains earned through investment are then strategically allocated to specific causes. Some common types of funds include:
All assets managed by JCF are currently held at the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation to ensure that your investments are prudently managed— as part of GTCF’s $160 million pool —for the highest possible return.
Establish a fund with any of the following assets:
Is your asset not listed here? Contact Siobhan Canty to learn how we can help.
Jefferson Community Foundation’s Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have chosen to leave a lasting legacy in Jefferson County and honors members’ charitable passions while establishing them as philanthropic role models in our community. Legacy Society participants are an inspiration to others to look toward the future and learn how they too can have an enduring impact on the causes they care about.
Legacy Society members can direct their charitable gifts to Jefferson Community Foundation and support:
Or Legacy Society members can donate their “fund” at JCF through a will, trust, designation or other planned gift.
JCF recognizes that trusted professional advisors are a valuable source of information and counsel on strategies for legacy giving, and we are ready and able to enhance their ability to create a charitable plan that honors your interests in perpetuity. Learn more!
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!
The staff of Jefferson Community Foundation has decades of philanthropic expertise and a deep knowledge of community needs. Together, we can provide your clients with information and strategies for both lifetime and legacy giving.
JCF is your quiet partner. We respect your role as your clients’ trusted advisor. We may be part of the conversation, but you will always remain in control of your client relationships.
Attorneys, financial managers, and accountants are often the first people consulted when a person is ready to think about philanthropy — JCF is here to serve as a resource to enhance your practice.
Whether you are ready to refer a client immediately or would like to learn more about JCF, a member of our team is ready to assist you!
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Mailing Address:PO Box 1394, Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Physical Location:63 Julian Street, Glen CovePort Townsend, WA 98368off Fredericks Street in Glen Cove