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The Community Sustaining Fund of Thurston County wishes to celebrate our generous community with an informal afternoon—joining together with all who wish to learn more about the Fall 2018 grant cycle that is focused exclusively on the unhoused—and hear about the gratitude of past grant recipients. A donation box with be available. Refreshments will be offered along with music from local musicians. Please stop by and learn more about out latest efforts. Facebook types can hit our announcement page here.

Saturday, Nov. 25 4 pm – 6 pm at Traditions Fair Trade Café, 300 5th Avenue SW Olympia

Would you like to make a conscientious contribution to making Thurston County a better place to live? For 28 years, the Community Sustaining Fund has been making micro grants to individuals and organizations that work to strengthen the fabric of our people, communities, and our environment in Thurston County through innovative projects and initiatives.

Our organization is committed to the principles of consensus-based decision making, cultural diversity, community building, sustainability, and the creation of a more just and equitable world of ecological and economic balance and personal and social responsibility.

Joining the Leadership Group on the Community Sustaining Fund is fun, educational, inspirational and a great way to contribute to and be connected with your community. Our organizational culture has been described as low key, casual, warm, and spiced with enthusiasm. The Community Sustaining Fund is looking for committed volunteers who can agree to attend monthly meetings, attend grant interviews twice yearly, participate and support fund raising efforts, communicate with clarity and kindness, and keep the agreements you make. Interested individuals should contact thurstoncsf@comcast.net.

The Community Sustaining Fund is trying something new this cycle – we are calling out a theme ahead of time and will only be accepting applications that respond to that theme. Special grant criteria for this particular theme – Homelessness Prevention – can be found in the narrative part of the grant application.

Special Fall 2018 Grant Cycle – Focus on Homelessness Prevention
Applications Released: Monday, October 8, 2018
Applications Due: Friday, December 7, 2018
Grants Committee Review: Monday, December 10, 2018
Applicant Interviews: Saturday, December 15, 2018

Here is the Application form. - DOC format

Email application to: thurstoncsf@comcast.net or mail to:
2103 Harrison Ave NW #2715
Olympia WA 98502

Community Reinvestment

The Community Sustaining Fund semiannual grant funding aims to create a more democratic, equitable, nonviolent and ecologically sound society. CSF tends to award funds for start-up costs of projects that might otherwise go unfunded, but with the expectation that these projects will become self sustaining. Grant funds are derived from contributing individuals and businesses. The Community Sustaining Fund is always looking to expand and diversify our volunteer base.

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