Founded in 2000, South Sound Partners for Philanthropy is a consortium of more than 40 South Sound nonprofit organizations dedicated to promoting 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.
South Sound Partners for Philanthropy Meetings
Meetings are usually on the first Wednesday of each month
(some exceptions during holidays and summer)
Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Location: Thurston Community Media
440 Yauger Way SW, Suite C
Olympia WA, 98502
Membership is open to any nonprofit organization.
Due to precautions being taken during the COVID-19 global pandemic, our in-person April 1 meeting has been cancelled.
Members are invited to join us by ZOOM for a video meeting on April 1 from 8:30-9:30. We would love to check in with you and hear how your organization is doing during this crisis and offer our support and encouragement. If you did not receive the meeting information by email, please email email@example.com and we will send you the meeting login.
We wish all of our community well during these uncertain and unprecedented times.