FUNDS CURRENTLY MANAGED BY THE RENTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION


CHARITABLE FUNDS

Note: The First Financial Northwest Foundation Fund is the only fund that accepts grant applications. We will always announce grant cycles for this fund on the main page of our website and in social media. So please 'like' our Facebook page and check back regularly. Typically, the grant cycle begins in August.


Donor-Advised Funds

  • Aaron Adair Memorial Fund - established in memory of Aaron Adair, beloved son of David and Debbie Adair., who was killed in a tragic accident. This fund will provide financial support for drug and alcohol recovery programs in the area.

  • Richard Baima Bisiack Fund - established in memory of Richard Bisiack, this is a general benefit fund, as well as a scholarship fund for community college or trade school students, or undergraduate students pursuing a degree in business, marketing, or communications.

  • Sam Chastain Fund – established in memory of Sam Chastain, this fund provides recreational opportunities to low and moderate income youth and families who live within the city limits of Renton or in the Renton School District boundaries.

  • Cugini Family Fund – provides support to a variety of community organizations and causes, including scholarships.

  • Charles L. Custer Renton Historical Society Fund – supports programs and services of the Renton Historical Society and the Renton Historical Museum.

  • Charles L Custer Renton Park Department Memorial Fund – supports programs and services of the Renton Park Department. 

  • Beth Donofrio Memorial Endowment Fund – established in memory of Beth Donofrio, a longtime Soroptimist, the fund focuses primarily on supporting women, children and families in the Greater Renton and South King County communities through Soroptimist.

  • First Savings Bank of Renton Fund – Suppports Renton non-profit charities serving the community.

  • First Financial Northwest Foundation Fund – supports charitable causes in communities served by First Savings Bank Northwest.

  • Harper Engineering Children’s Need Fund – provides funds for deserving students in the Renton School District. 

  • Maxwell Fund for Youth and Families – established by Steve & Marcie Maxwell to support organizations and individuals serving the needs and issues of children, education, parenting and families in and around the Greater Renton area.

  • Medzegian Family Philanthropic Fund – supports charitable organizations and causes in the greater Renton area.

  • Paul Padgett Fund - provides funds to support human service agencies and the work they do to help the less fortunate.

  • Parker Family Fund - established in memory of Shannon Parker and Margaret (Bunny) Parker, this fund is largely used to provide scholarships to students at Renton Technical College.

  • Joy Poff Fund for Education & Families - helps to improve the quality of education within the Renton School District and for families of students attending Renton schools.

  • Reeder Family Fund - established to support general education and/or music programs for people of all ages, as well as performances in the local area and beyond.

  • Randall Rockhill Student Instrumental Music Fund provides funds for instrument purchase or repair, fees and support required for music students in the Renton School District.

  • Renton Senior Center Fund - established by an anonymous donor to support volunteer activities at the Renton Senior Center.
  • Searing Family Fund - established by Tim & Kimberly Searing, this fund is used to support Saint Anthony's School, Renton School District Elementary Education and the City of Renton Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Roger & Marlene Winter Fund - this fund is for the general benefit of the community.

 

Fiscal Sponsorship Funds


  • Budkis Fund – helps low-income senior citizens with emergency pet care. 

  • Friends of Renton Schools Fund supports projects and programs provided by the Renton School District.

  • RUFF Fund (Renton Unleashed Furry Friends) – to help maintain Renton's first off-leash dog park.

  • The Next Curve Fund - This fund is the result of a group of emerging community leaders making an annual financial contribution to benefit the community in the form of small grants to priority areas of need.

  • Sister Cities Fund - money is used to help promote activities with our sister cities in Japan and Mexico. 

 

Designated Funds

  • IKEA Performing Arts CenterFund – helps fund ongoing operations and improvements at the performing arts center.
  • Norma Denzer Cugini Arts Fund - honoring Norma Cugini and her work to establish the Renton Annual Art Show and help it flourish. This fund provides annual cash awards to student winners at the Renton Annual Art Show and an annual grant to support operations.
  • Renton Kiwanis Clothes Bank Fund - supports operations and programs at the Renton Kiwanis Clothes Bank.
  • Renton Senior Activity Center Fund - to support operations and activities at the Renton Senior Activity Center.
  • Renton Fire & Emergency Services Fund - Supports community preparedness and Heart Health Month.

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

 

  • Dolores Gibbons Scholarship Fund - to support graduating students from any Renton High School pursue careers in the educational field.
  • Jeremy Gidlund Scholarship Fund - provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Renton high schools who are special needs students. At least one scholarship each year goes to a student from Lindbergh High School.

  • Betty Jacobsen Memorial Scholarship Fund – provides scholarships to individuals who have attended St. Anthony School (Renton), John F. Kennedy High School (Burien), or Eastside Catholic High School (Bellevue). 

  • Gary Kohlwes Scholarship Fund - supporting graduaing seniors from a Renton High School and students attending graduate school.

  • Carl and Betty Rochet Scholarship Fund – assists young people pursuing careers in the communications field in achieving their educational goals. 

  • Sue Carlson Memorial Scholarship Fund - provides academic scholarships to women living in Renton who are graduating high school seniors and beyond and who display a strong, entrepreneurial spirit. 

  • Helen Dyrdal Memorial Scholarship Fund - provides academic scholarships to college & graduate students and those pursuing careers through certificate or trade programs. 

  • Frank Raphael Scholarship Fund - to honor Frank Raphael, a long time member of Renton Rotary and owner of Service Linen, awards grants to graduates of any Renton High School who shows a financial need.

 

AGENCY FUNDS

  • Allied Arts of Renton Fundused to encourage interest, knowledge and pride in each of the arts, while infusing the arts into civic life.  The Fund also provides for the needs that are often overlooked, but which help enhance the role arts have in the community. Some special emphasis is given to the needs of Renton School District students.

  • Communities In Schools of Renton Fund – supports CISR as it works to connect needed community resources with schools in order to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.

  • Lindbergh High School Memorial Scholarship Fund – established to help develop additional resources to support scholarships for Lindbergh High School graduating seniors wishing to continue their education.

  • Puget Sound Group of NW Artists (Rudolph Bundas Memorial Fund) – supports artistic excellence and community service of the oldest fraternity of professional artists.

  • Renton Area Youth & Family Services Fund – supports the charitable purposes of RAYS as it strengthens children and families by helping them learn the skills necessary to be successful in their own lives.

  • Renton River Days Fund – Support educational and cultural programs of the Renton River Days Festival.

  • Renton Rotary Foundation Fundhelps the Rotary Club of Renton support worthwhile charities in the Greater Renton area. 

  • Renton Rotary Rotacare Fund - supports operations of the Rotacare free healthcare clinic held in Renton.

  • Renton Technical College Foundation Fund -- supports students and higher education programs of the Renton Technical College.

  • St. Matthews Lutheran Church Endowment Fund – used to benefit programs and services at St. Matthews Lutheran Church.

  • Valley Medical Center Fund -- supports programs and activities that advance the mission of Valley Medical Center and its clinic network.

  • Vision Housesupports operations of Vision House programs for the homeless. 

Revised 12/16