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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      2017 Leadership in 
      Philanthropy Luncheon

        Friday, November 2nd
      11:30AM - 1:30PM

      Hotel RL - Olympia

      Tickets here: 

      2017 Leadership in Philanthropy Lunch


      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:  Wed. September 16th,  8:30AM


      SSPFP Member Summer Fiesta 

      Bring a guest!

      Friday, August 4, 2017

      4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

      Priest Point Park Rose Garden Shelter

      Upcoming Partner Events

      28 Jul 2017 10:30 AM • Olympia Country Club
      28 Jul 2017 7:00 PM • Port Plaza Park
      10 Aug 2017 3:00 PM • Brotherhood Lounge
      16 Aug 2017 7:30 AM • Lacey Community Center
      19 Sep 2017 • The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound – Private Event

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