A Donor Initiative

In 1999, when the Foundation didn’t have discretionary money to award, the board of directors created the Circle of Giving.

By asking friends and family members for just $1,000 each, the board was collectively able to raise an impressive $11,000. Together, donors then decided how to grant the funds back to the community. Since then, the Circle of Giving has awarded over $600,000 to local nonprofits to help provide for basic needs, education, the arts, and more.

The Renton Regional Community Foundation does not accept applications for Circle of Giving grants. Instead, we simply ask donors to recommend an organization with which they are familiar. Grants typically range between $500 and $4,000 and are most often used for operations costs.

The Circle of Giving initiative is a wonderful way to help the Renton Regional Community Foundation support the infrastructure of nonprofits critical to our community.

In 2023 we were able to give out 19 grants totaling just under $27,000. Organizations receiving support ranged from Alimentando al Pueblo, that provides food and culture building to the Latinx community, to Renton Schools Foundation which is using the money to support the Principals Fund. Learn more about the 2023 Circle of Giving Grants here.

If you’d like to participate in the next Circle of Giving, email LeAnne Moss at lmoss@rentonfoundation.org

Don’t miss this chance to make an impact! Either contact our office to learn how you can to become a donor, or if you are ready to give, you can go here to make a gift today.

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With money from the RRCF, we have purchased beds for some of our clients. One was for an elderly gentlemen recovering from a serious illness. While he was out of his apartment, we brought in a new, more comfortable bed to support his recovery. He could not believe someone would do something so kind for him.”

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