By choosing any one of the following funds listed below you are helping the Kent Community Foundation’s work towards our Vision: A COMMUNITY WHERE ALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THRIVE.
ADMINISTRATIVE – donate here
By donating to this fund you will be supporting the Kent Community Foundation efforts to hire an Executive Director and pay for software costs associated with the online scholarship process.
Arts and Education Fund – donate here
Help us support innovative programs and events in the Greater Kent area. Organizations and schools can apply for grants for up to $1000 awarded on a quarterly basis. Most recent grants funded: – Kent Music4Life – Elementary school robotics kits – Glover Empower Mentoring (Martin Luther King Jr. program) – Puget Sound Keeper Alliance “Lost Urban Creeks Project”
Performing Arts Fund – donate here
Spotlight Series was founded in 1998 and has been bringing high quality performing arts to the Kent community for twenty-three years. The ability to present top-notch performing artists depends on support from businesses and community members. Play a part in the next phase of Spotlight Series history?
Afghan Crisis Fund – donate here
The Afghan Crisis Fund will provide meals, basic resources, and other support during this time of unprecedented need due to relocation of hundreds of people from Afghan to the greater Kent area. “After talking with several of the resettlement agencies and support groups focused on helping the incoming Afghans, we know there are many gaps. We plan to use money from this fund to enable local nonprofits to fill the gaps and better serve the people being relocated here.”
Covid-19 Response Fund – donate here
A group of community organizations including the Kent Community Foundation are working together to identify needs in the community and how we can best fill those needs. Help support us in this partnership (including the Greater Kent/ Little Free Pantry project).
YOUTH & ADAPTIVE SPORTS – donate here
This fund was originally created to ensure that no child or youth misses out on the opportunity to participate in recreation activities. This fund is now for Kent residents to participate in City of Kent youth and adaptive recreation programs. Scholarships are awarded, based on need, covering 50% of cost of enrollment.
Audrey Rose Sells Scholarship – donate here
Created in memory of Audrey Rose Sells to help other young women, looking to further their education and give back to their community.
Diego Moreno Scholarship – donate here
Help support this scholarship created in memory of Diego Moreno, who lived and died following his principle to love and serve in all things. Awarded to a Kent student who has demonstrated a commitment to serving his or her community and intends to use their education to make the world a better place. Can be applied to 2 or 4 year program. Preference will be give to students who intend to pursue a career in civic service. read more
Jim McGinnis Scholarship for KM Grads – donate here
This scholarship is in honor of long time board member Jim McGinnis, let’s build this fund into an endowment to allow students from Kent-Meridian High School the opportunity to attend college, who might not otherwise be able to financially afford it. read more
Johnson/Stoddard/Osness (JSO) Scholarship – donate here
The Johnson/Stoddard/Osness families settled around Kent in the late 1890s and early 1900s. James Osness wanted to honor the names of his parents and grandparents and established this scholarship for that purpose. James and his brother, Ralph, were the first in their family to go to college and they desired to “pay it forward” with this scholarship. read more
Kent Chamber of Commerce Scholarship (formerly the East Hill Community Organization Scholarship first awarded in 1986) – donate here
Pat Butler Scholarship – donate here
Pat Butler Scholarship has been created in her memory by her husband Ted Butler.This Scholarship will be awarded to a Kent student who has demonstrated their determination to overcome hardship and how they intend to help others overcome their obstacles. read more
Richard and Ina Balash Scholarship – donate here
If you’d prefer to mail a check, please make it payable to “Kent Community Foundation” and mail it to P. O. Box 5493, Kent, WA 98064. Please provide your contact information, so we can send you a receipt, and specify what the donation is for (e.g., scholarships, grants, administrative costs, etc.) read more
If you’d like to learn more about establishing a scholarship fund, grant fund or other fund to support a particular cause, please contact us. We’d love to tell you how we can help.
*Note: The Foundation keeps a small percent of each donation to cover administrative and operational costs.
The Kent Community Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization (Tax ID 91-1349506)