Welcome to SCAF!

The Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation is committed to fostering and promoting a culture of philanthropy in our local community. We work with community members, businesses, and other local non-profit organizations to connect people who care with the causes and initiatives that matter most to them. We build a healthy, sustainable community through a variety of programs that provide basic needs, promote arts & culture, support education, and enhance quality of life.

SCAF manages three different scholarship programs throughout the year to support community education, hosts the annual Philanthropist of the Year Award Ceremony to recognize and support those within the community who exemplify a philanthropic spirit, and hosts SC GIVE, our local annual Giving Tuesday event, to benefit local non-profit organizations and community groups with projects in need of funding which directly benefit the community in a wide variety of ways. We also act as the anchor agency and fiscal sponsor for the Making Life Work cross-sector community coalition.

The Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation is proud to have been the local philanthropic resource for our community since 1960.

Vision Statement:

Our vision is to help build a vibrant, caring, "hometown" community where people can be proud to live, work and play.

Mission Statement:

We will achieve our vision through facilitating projects and philanthropy that enhance our community, providing non-profit leadership, and supporting education.

Primary Objectives:

  • Community Building
  • Non-profit Leadership
  • Education
  • Philanthropic Leadership

Core Programs:

  • High School Scholarships (benefiting graduating high school seniors)
  • Adult Scholarships (benefiting adults in need of additional education or training)
  • Music Grants (benefiting middle school musicians)
  • Philanthropist of the Year Awards (recognizing and supporting a culture of philanthropy)
  • SC Give (providing a funding venue for a variety of projects sponsored by other nonprofit organizations and community groups that directly benefit the community)
  • RE/MAX Community Chest Grants (providing community grants to local nonprofits with projects in need of funding)
  • Making Life Work (coalition of local agencies dedicated to innovative solutions to challenging community issues)
  • Fiscal Sponsorship (supporting community initiatives such as the Rotary Adventure Playground and local YMCA start-up that directly benefit the community)

Find Out More:

Watch this PRESENTATION that Bev Pronishan, Executive Director, made to the Stanwood and Camano Chambers of Commerce in a joint meeting on 10/15/20.