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2022 Marks 35 Years of Community Building with CSF!

For 35 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!

Fall 2022 Grant Round: October 1 - November 7
Here is the Application form. - DOC format

October 1: Grant Round Opens
November 7: Grant Applications Due
November 19: Grant Applicant Interviews

(Applicants usually notified of funding decisions same day)

CSF currently plans to host virtual interviews for applicants due to health and safety precautions. If we open to in-person interviews, applicants will have the option to participate electronically.

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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