"building community one grant at a time..." |
The Community Sustaining Fund provides grant support for progressive and community-oriented projects in Thurston County. Due to a lack of dollars available for developing and maintaining local social change activities, a group formed in the fall of 1985 to explore new forms of fundraising. After extensive research and discussion, CSF was created in the spring of 1987 to address this urgent need for local sources of revenue.
CSF is supported by businesses, cottage industries and individuals in many different ways – voluntary markups at the cash register by shoppers, increases in selected retail prices, or regular contributions from receipts or wages. You can support CSF by shopping at local businesss with the green CSF fern in their window.
CSF donations are tax-exempt, but not tax-deductible. Tax-deductible foundations can only support individuals and groups which are themselves tax-deductible.