Connecting Community

Who We Are

Since 1999 we have been fostering philanthropy in South and East King County and acting as a connector around people, place and purpose. Our mission is to ignite the power of philanthropy – by connecting people, ideas and resources – to support and engage our community.

We partner with individual philanthropists and non-profit organizations to provide solutions to today’s challenges, so that together we can work toward our vision of a vibrant, equitable region where communities flourish and everyone thrives.

The following core values drive both what we do and how we do our work:
  • Equity, Dignity, & Belonging
  • Courageous Leadership
  • Inspired Giving
  • Integrity
  • Community Relationships
We live out our values, vision and mission by:
  • Inspiring a Culture of Abundance
  • Stewarding Resources to Harness Community Assets and Meet Community Needs
  • Amplifying Community Voice and Deepening Community Engagement
  • Advocating for the South King County Region

Learn more about what it means to be a community foundation on our FAQ page.

Humble Roots

Our History

The Renton Regional Community Foundation is the result of a grassroots effort organized by local community leaders with one goal in mind—to create a long-lasting funding source that can meet emerging community needs.

In 1999, members of the Renton Chamber of Commerce Board voted to change the name of the chamber foundation to the Renton Regional Community Foundation, thereby transferring approximately $257,000 in chamber funds to the new community foundation.

New foundation board members recruited five major stakeholders to their cause: presidents/CEOs from the Renton Chamber of Commerce, Valley Medical Center and Renton Technical College, the superintendent of Renton schools and an elected City of Renton official. Collectively, these individuals made a commitment to serve on the new community foundation board for a minimum of five years. These original stakeholders still play a major role in the future of the Foundation.

Today, RRCF manages $13 million and more than 70 different funds. As these numbers continue to grow, we aim to provide an enduring impact on our regional community through the power of philanthropy.