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. 

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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 $583,386 in grants and awarded 418 scholarships totaling $530,630 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 $530,635 in scholarships and $583,386 in grants. We look forward to making more awards in 2025!


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)

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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


General inquiries:   info@kentcommunityfoundation.org

Scholarship inquiries:  scholarships@kentcommunityfoundation.org