Celebrate Giving!

Founded in 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.

    Other Information:


      South Sound Partners for Philanthropy Meetings

      Meetings are usually on the First Wednesday of each month (some exceptions during holidays, and the summer) *September meeting is the SECOND WEDNESDAY due to back-to-school considerations.

      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.  


      Wednesday, September 11, 2019

      8:30-10:00 am

      The September membership meeting topic will be Marketing Your Nonprofit, presented by Natasha Ashenhurst, owner and founder of Mosaic Marketing Studios. She will cover marketing strategies for nonprofits that take into account smaller budgets and smaller staff sizes.

      The meeting time has been extended to 8:30-10:00 am to allow for time for the presenter and for Paul Grudis Inspirational Award nominations. This award recognizes a member of our community that inspires philanthropy through their acts of service. We will be taking nominations and a vote at the membership meeting


      Save the Date:

      2019 Leadership in Philanthropy Luncheon

      Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ Hotel RL

      More details soon!

      Our 2018 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

      25 Sep 2019 7:30 AM • Hotel RL Olympia 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW Olympia, WA 98502 United States
      26 Sep 2019 7:00 AM • Hotel RL 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW Olympia, WA 98501
      27 Sep 2019 5:30 PM • Marcus Pavilion At Saint Martin's University 5300 Pacific Ave SE Lacey, WA 98503
      27 Sep 2019 7:00 PM • 6757 Pacific Ave SE Lacey, WA 98503 United State
      28 Sep 2019 5:00 PM • Norman Worthington Conference Center 5000 Abbey Way SE Lacey, WA 98503 United States

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