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"building community one grant at a time..."

For 36 years the Community Sustaining Fund has provided micro grants to individuals and organizations who are working to strengthen the fabric of people, communities, and environment in Thurston County! Three decades of CSF volunteers have fundraised and distributed over $125,000 to more than 200 organizations and individuals. The CSF has seeded the start up and continuation of many projects that moved the needle for positive change in our communities. From the beginnings of the Olympia Food Co-Op to events like Love Our Local Fest, it is our great honor and privilege to support the people and ideas that make our communities thrive!

If you would like to contribute to these grant cycles,
please donate, spread the word, and apply for CSF grant dollars!

  • Sign up for the CSF Newsletter to receive Grant Round Announcements
  • Share CSF Grant Announcements via social media and word of mouth
  • Ask to Round Up your purchases for the Community Sustaining Fund at your local Olympia Food Coop location
  • Donate via paypal, debit, or credit card
  • Mail a check to: CSF, 2103 Harrison Ave NW #2715, Olympia WA 98502
  • 100% of your donation is distributed as local grant funding!
  • And Apply for CSF funding for your own project!

Spring 2024 Grant Grant Cycle - Key Dates:

Tuesday, March 19 Grant Round Opens
Wednesday, April 24 Deadline
Tuesday, April 30 Grant Committee
Saturday, May 4 Applicant Interviews

Application forms available here.

(Applicants usually notified of funding decisions same day)

Do you want to receive notice when a CSF grant round opens? Sign up for the CSF newsletter. Current newsletter frequency is 2 times a year.

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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.

Thank you!

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