Welcome to the Kent Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving the greater Kent, Washington community! Like our community, we are growing and evolving to better meet the needs of our residents.

We’re growing!

Since 1986, the Kent Community Foundation has served the greater Kent, Washington community through the support of cultural arts and education through grants and scholarships. To date, we have given more than $524,122 in grants and awarded 328 scholarships totaling $475,055 since inception.

Our community is changing, and we must change and adapt with it. That’s why, in 2017, we expanded our mission to be more encompassing, so we can better address the elements of a healthy community:

— Arts and Culture

— Basic Needs

— Education

— Economic Opportunity

— Environment

— Health and Wellness

— Vibrant Communities

— Social Justice


The Kent Community Foundation was founded in 1986. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the greater Kent, Washington community. Until 2017, the organization’s mission was to support cultural arts and education. In 2017, we expanded our mission to better serve the changing needs of our community as it evolves and changes. To date, we have awarded $475,055 in scholarships and $524,122 in grants. We look forward to making more awards in 2021!


A vibrant community where all have the opportunity to thrive.


Strengthen and support our community through partnerships and philanthropy.


Stewardship – As we have since 1986, we administer all funds and donations, including scholarship funds, honoring the wishes of donors, fulfilling our fiduciary responsibility, and safeguarding the principle and interest.
Integrity – In working with our donors, partners and community members, we act honestly, ethically and transparently.
Leadership – We serve as leaders to strengthen and support our community in achieving and improving the elements of a healthy community (basic needs, education, arts and culture, environment, vibrant community, economy and health and wellness).
Collaboration – We build strong working relationships with community members and organizations to create a community in which we all thrive.
Engagement – We engage our community to create an environment in which all actively and openly participate and contribute.
Inclusion – We provide avenues for input and ideas, reaching out to all community members.
Sustainability – We seek long-term solutions to support our community partners in achieving sustainability.

The Kent Community Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization (Tax ID 91-1349506)

Past Events

Kent Food Resources by day

FOOD DISTRIBUTION CALENDAR for Greater Kent (this is a list of organizations providing food at sites in the greater Kent area) Locations for USDA (or equivalent) boxes are highlighted in yellow.

Community Scholarship Awards Celebration, May 29, 2018

      UPDATE–May 30, 2018–Thanks to all who attended. It was a great, celebratory event! Be inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of high school seniors who are receiving scholarships to help fund their future education! Join us for our our annual community scholarship awards ceremony, hosted with our partners Kent Area PTSA, Rotary Club …

Rotary Club of Kent Sunrise to Offer 4 Scholarships in 2018

This year the Rotary Club of Kent Sunrise is offering four  Vocational Scholarships of $1,000 each to 2018 high school graduates attending a vocational school. To apply for the scholarship, please download the application form, complete it and the reference forms and submit them to Marge Williams via email or by mail to 13539 SE 250th St., Kent, …


Thanks for your interest in the Kent Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving the greater Kent, Washington community!

Office location:

The Kent Community Foundation no longer has office space.  The board meets remotely until further notice.

Mailing address:

Kent Community Foundation
P. O. Box 5493
Kent, WA 98064-5493


Brenda Farwell, President: 206-786-1546


General inquiries:   info@kentcommunityfoundation.org

Scholarship inquiries:  scholarships@kentcommunityfoundation.org