Grants & Fundraising Support


Jefferson Community Foundation has very little discretionary funding to direct so we rarely run open funding opportunities. When we do have an open call for proposals, it will be posted on this page.

The vast majority of the grants we facilitate are directed by donors who hold Charitable Funds at JCF. To ensure that as many local nonprofit funding opportunities as possible are seen by this donor network, we are currently testing a new Catalog for Fund Advisors.

The Catalogue is an opportunity for local organizations to submit funding needs for individual, discrete projects. The projects are then shared with JCF Fundholders looking for opportunities that match their interests. Since we work with private fundholders upon request, submissions are welcome at any time.

To apply:

Nonprofits and public-serving government agencies are welcome to submit funding needs. Please note that not all projects will find the right fundholder, in fact, most will not. Because we cannot guarantee funding, we have made this process as simple as possible. No long proposal is needed. We ask for just a few sentences about your project. If a donor is interested and additional information is needed, JCF will reach out.

You can submit your funding needs via JCF’s online portal with Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM). If you prefer another format, please call our offices to find alternative ways to apply. This might entail a video submission, an application submitted to another funder, email, or an electronic document, we can work together to create a simple proposal that works for your organization. For additional information about submitting online, look here for step-by-step directions on creating an account and applying, or here for a video tutorial. JCF staff are also available for one-on-one support in using the system. 

If you have questions or would like to provide feedback on this application process, please contact Jen Kingfisher: (360) 385-3797 or

Fundraising Support

Jefferson Community Foundation holds at least one workshop per year on fundraising. You can find our schedule of trainings here. We are also available (as staff capacity allows) to provide guidance on a 1:1 basis if your organization needs it.


If you have questions or would like to provide feedback on this application process, please contact Jen Kingfisher: (360) 385-3797 or


JCF hosts the National Foundation Directory Online so local nonprofits can use it for free. The database includes information on all 242,000 U.S. foundations and has advanced search functions that make it possible to identify potential new funders. FDD requires the database to be accessed on-site. It’s easy to schedule time to use the dedicated computer station in our office at 63 Julian Street in Port Townsend. To start using the database, sign up for a training session by emailing Jen Kingfisher at