Celebrate Giving!

Founded in the year 2000, South Sound Partners for Philanthropy (South Sound Partners) is a consortium of more than 40 South Sound non-profit organizations dedicated to the promotion of philanthropic efforts in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. The goal of the group is to work collaboratively to increase the awareness of local needs and the vital role that giving locally plays in the success and health of our community.

Residents of Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey, and rural Thurston County typically donate millions of dollars to local non-profit organizations that support the arts, health and human services, education, the environment, youth programs, senior services and much more. A recent community assessment reported more than half of Thurston County residents volunteer and more than two-thirds contribute financially to charities.

Members of South Sound Partners for Philanthropy hold each other accountable to a high standard of fundraising ethics so donors and volunteers in our community know that their time and money is being put to best use. Members collaborate on a variety of projects and communicate regularly to ensure that resources are used effectively and efficiently.

South Sound Partners provides regular education and training sessions to both members and the community at large so new and innovative ideas are brought to the forefront. In addition, education is provided to donors regarding planned giving and estate planning.

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      South Sound Partners for Philanthropy Meetings

      Date: Usually on the First Wednesday of each month (some exceptions during holidays, and the summer)

      Time:  8:30 AM.  

      Location: Thurston Community Media

      440 Yauger Way SW, Suite C

      Olympia WA, 98502

      Membership in SSPFP is open to any nonprofit organization.  

       NEXT MEETING:  Wednesday, May 1 at 8:30AM

      The May membership meeting will be a panel of local businesses that give to many of the nonprofits in Thurston County. Please come prepared with questions about corporate sponsorships and what they look for in nonprofits that they support.

      We look forward to seeing you!


      Our annual Leadership in Philanthropy Luncheon was a great success, and we were glad to honor the following recipients:

      2018 Award Recipients

      Personal Philanthropy
      Bron & Tuula Lindgren

      Business Philanthropy
      Olympia Federal Savings

      Community Organization
      Kiwanis Club of Olympia Food Bank Garden

      Paul Grudis Inspiration Award
      Virgil & Barbara Clarkson

      Next Generation Philanthropist Award
      SPSCC Food Pantry

      Upcoming Partner Events

      31 May 2019 6:00 PM • 3857 Martin Way E Olympia, Washington 98506
      01 Jun 2019 2:00 PM • Lacey Senior Center 6757 Pacific Ave Lacey, WA 98503
      02 Jun 2019 7:30 PM • Harlequin Theater- 202 4th Ave E Olympia, WA 98501
      04 Jun 2019 11:30 AM • SPSCC Lacey Campus 4220 6th Ave SE Lacey, WA 98503
      11 Jun 2019 5:00 PM • 222 Columbia St NW Olympia, WA 98501

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