Jefferson Community Foundation (JCF) helps build a thriving Jefferson County by providing easy and flexible ways for local donors to make their charitable investments. We understand the landscape of local nonprofits and community needs. By connecting people to have greater impact, JCF’s goal is to help the region realize its fullest potential. JCF believes in the power of community to collectively solve problems. With funding, networks and knowledge to make this possible, along with connections to diverse community stakeholders, JCF is uniquely positioned to pull together the people and resources needed to catalyze positive social change.
EDC Team Jefferson is the Washington State Department of Commerce designated Associate Development Organization (ADO) for Jefferson County, and receives funding from various organizations (see below) to help grow and develop the local economy.
Building Business, Building Community. The Chamber’s work of building business and building community throughout Port Townsend, Port Hadlock/Tri-Area, and Port Ludlow is passionately pursued through relationships with The Jefferson County Economic Development Council and city & state governments, enabling the Chamber Business Resource Center to be your hub for connecting with business services and advocating for change at higher levels when necessary.
Outreach, education, research, access to food, farm, and forestry research, and business training and development. Jefferson County’s WSU Extension’s mission is to engage people, organizations, and communities to advance knowledge, economic well-being and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research. WSU Extension provides farm and food business planning resources, technical assistance through educational workshops and regional research stations, and educational curriculum resources.
OlyCap helps people build resilient communities by providing equitable access to solutions and opportunities. In the forty eight years since its founding, OlyCAP has been responsive to the needs of the communities of the Peninsula. The agency today employs over 160 dedicated professionals working at locations throughout Clallam and Jefferson counties. We operate dozens of programs – with a single common thread – service to our community.
Economic development; outreach; fiscal sponsorship; access to food, farm, and forestry business training and development.
- Regional Economic Development Planning
- Support for economic development in key sectors such as farm & food, forestry and the marine trades
- Convening discussions on issues facing the region such as broadband, workforce development, and sustainable forestry
- Implementation of projects that fill gaps