GIVING FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY
At a time when many nonprofits are struggling to keep their doors open, an unprecedented number of people are looking for help. The Renton Community Foundation knows this and has worked hard to raise and distribute as much money as possible to areas of need.
Since 1999, RCF has been an agent for positive changes. In 2011 alone, RCF distributed more than $400,000 to support the arts, benefit the homeless, provide for education, and more. We conduct site visits for each organization we support to ensure donors’ money is being wisely spent, and then keep in touch with those organizations as they continue to serve the community.
APPLYING FOR A GRANT
Currently, the Foundation is not accepting grant applications. The majority of Foundation funds are either donor-advised or agency funds and do not employ a grant application process. The exception is the First Financial Northwest Foundation Fund, which has made a number of sizeable grants in the past. However, until further notice, the board of the First Financial Northwest Foundation has chosen to build their endowment (First Savings Bank of Renton Fund).