Welcome to Grays Harbor's Community Foundation
Prior to 1994, no community foundation existed in Grays Harbor County. If a donor wanted to leave his estate for the general benefit of local communities, he would have had to establish a separate private foundation or contribute to an organization with a narrower focus. The Grays Harbor Community Foundation fulfills a need, then, for the average person who wishes to leave a gift of lasting benefit to our local community.
No other public charity in Grays Harbor County serves all areas of need and is also designed specifically to manage permanent endowments.
Benefiting our Community
The Grays Harbor Community Foundation enables any person interested in improving any part of Grays Harbor County to make a gift for almost any charitable purpose which benefits local residents. The donor may give to an existing fund or establish a named fund, either permanent or temporary, specific or general in purpose and goals.
Year after year, the income from a donor's fund might be used to make grants to local charities who request assistance, to fund scholarships for local students, or to make regular contributions to one or more specific local charities. It's up to each donor to determine his or her fund's purpose and goals.
Making Gifting Easy and Affordable
The professional staff handles the administrative details of all such funds, making it easy and affordable for more people to get involved in long-term philanthropy. To learn about some of the local people who have already used the Grays Harbor Community Foundation to give back to their communities, read some of our stories.