Star Program

Kent Community Foundation Star Program” (Corporate Social Responsibility)

The Kent Community Foundation’s Star Program is first and foremost an opportunity for businesses to gain recognition among customers while simultaneously increasing goodwill for employees and owners. It shows how local businesses are helping our community thrive and flourish by supporting the grants and scholarships managed by the Kent Community Foundation (KCF).

The KCF Star Program is a new innovative program that leverages increased customer value for organizations that demonstrate Corporate Social Responsibility by supporting their local communities. The Star Program recognizes and encourages philanthropy within the greater Kent area. Businesses of all types are invited and encouraged to participate.

The Kent Community Foundation is the local non-profit organization that has provided over $1,000,000 in scholarships in grants since it was formed. KCF is a convening organization that brings together local non-profits, service clubs, and other organizations on a weekly basis. KCF was also the lead organization on major fresh food programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a wide variety of scholarships managed by the KCF. We also manage grants for Arts & Education, Kent Performing Arts, Kent Access to Recreation, along with critical need grants for COVID-19 resources and the Afghan Crisis. The Kent Community Foundation is led by a volunteer Board.

How the KCF Star Program works:

Businesses make an initial $100 minimum donation to the Kent Community Foundation and sign-up at one of four levels:

Star

  1. Bronze:
  2. Silver:
  3. Gold:
  4. Platinum:

Donation (month or year)

$30/month or $300/year $75/month or $800/year $100/month or $1,000/year over $2,000 year

KCF Social Media

Featured 1 time/year Featured 2 times/year Featured 3 times/year Featured 4 times/year

All funds received go to the Kent Community Foundation Administration Operating Fund.

Businesses receive a certificate or decal indicating their support of the Kent Community Foundation and their corporate social responsibility at the funded level. These certificates or decals are posted in the business so that customers can see them and learn about the corporate social responsibility work supported by the business.

Additionally, all KCF Star Program businesses will be featured on social media from the Kent Community Foundation. Higher levels of support will result in more frequent features.

We also plan to host gatherings of participating companies to share corporate social responsibility ideas and encourage one another.

Our initial focus will be on local small business, other businesses will be invited in the future.

Kent Community Foundation Star Program” (Corporate Social Responsibility)

“Star Program” Summary:

Help businesses increase customer loyalty by showing their corporate social responsibility through support of the Kent Community Foundation. Simultaneously raise awareness and support for the Kent Community Foundation.