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 four 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 backbone agency and fiscal agent for the Making Life Work cross-sector community collaboration.

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:

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.