Alchemy Industrial Arts is a registered 501(3)(c) nonprofit educational facility that fosters collaboration among the arts, industry and community. Through training in the fine and industrial arts, we teach practical skills in the trades industry, cultivate individual creative expression, build self-confidence and encourage environmentally-friendly reuse of materials. Our goal is to inspire an increased interest in the trades as an alternative to other accessible job opportunities in the machining, welding, and fabrication fields — as well as inspiring creativity and DIY learning opportunities for youth and adults.
(formerly Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council)
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge supports Bainbridge Island artists and cultural groups, provides arts residencies in the schools for more than 2,000 children, and nurtures collaboration and arts advocacy among a multitude of Island organizations.
BARN – Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network – is a center for craft, creativity and community service. Beginning in 2014, BARN has offered classes in everything from woodworking, metalworking, fiber arts, printmaking and cooking to building robots and using 3-D printers or laser cutters. Currently operating out of a small building in Rolling Bay, BARN is growing into a large new facility off New Brooklyn Road. The new building will feature eleven well-equipped workshops where people of all ages can learn from one another while working on personal and community service projects.
Bainbridge Cooperative Nursery School provides quality preschool education for children ages 3-6. Our community of caring families and exceptional teachers continue to provide an enriching environment that encourages children to thrive. We have been learning through art and play since 1963. Donations through One Call for All are used to supplement a scholarship fund for families in need of tuition assistance.
The purpose of the Band Boosters is to serve and support our students and promote the activities of the Bainbridge High School Band and Guard program. The Boosters provide funds and volunteers to allow the band director and students to perform at their highest level. The direct link between students who stay involved and students who stay in school is realized everyday within the BHS Band program.
Est. in 1974, BICCC is committed to providing nurturing child-centered education, quality childcare, before/after school care and summer camps for ages 2-1/2 to 12 at our three programs: Children’s Center, Big Kids and Kids Club. Funds go to scholarship and programming.
BIJAEMA exists to maintain a permanent memorial honoring Americans of Japanese descent on B.I. who were forced by Executive Order 9066 to leave their homes in 1942. The Association works to foster education in the Constitutional protections of liberty and freedom to all citizens. The Association works to ensure that people understand and appreciate what happened to Japanese Americans during WWII, how B.I. reacted to their exclusion and incarceration, and how these events remain relevant today.
The premiere organization for young orchestra musicians on Bainbridge Island, BIYO provides students with the opportunity to perform orchestral music at a high degree of artistry while fostering skills in collaboration, teamwork and community involvement.
Bainbridge Island-Kitezh is a life-enriching cultural exchange program between Bainbridge teens and Russian foster families and their children. Teen ambassadors assist Kitezh with its school, village gardening, and summer camp for Russian orphans. Donations help offset trip costs for ambassadors.
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We promote people-to-people exchanges between Bainbridge and our sister island in Nicaragua. One Call money helps pay travel costs for Bainbridge students, Ometepe English teachers, and other delegates who could not otherwise participate.
The BPAA provides an observatory, telescopes and space dedicated to many aspects of astronomy, including Star Parties, educational programs, public lectures, astronomy courses, research projects and construction programs. OCFA funds, along with membership dues, directly support operations.
Each year two Bainbridge High School graduating seniors are awarded scholarship funds in honor of the BHS class of 1961 toward their pursuit of higher education in vocational or academic programs.
Each year scholarships in honor of the BHS Class of 1962 are awarded to two BHS graduating seniors to pursue higher education in the areas of math and science or vocational services.
EduCulture serves our schools and community through locally grown educational experiences that honor Bainbridge Island’s unique heritage and living culture. Our edible education programs bridge local farms, gardens, classrooms, and lunchrooms. We utilize our community as curriculum to foster farm stewardship and food citizenship, scholarship and sustainability. Our programs connect place and taste with where we eat, live and learn. EduCulture serves as edible education liaison for Bainbridge School District. Our Only What We Can Carry project leads heritage education programs that bear witness to our Island’s unique history with exclusion, inclusion, citizenship and community.
We are a busy, fun center, on Bainbridge Island, that has been caring for children, ages 4 weeks to 5 years, for the last 20 years. Newborns to 5 years is the most important time for children than any other time in their life! So we make sure all these children have constant, loving interactions with our amazing, loving and caring staff throughout their day; making sure they nurture each child’s cognitive, language, social/emotional & physical development. We have scholarships for staff with children, and for those who can not afford to attend our wonderful center.
Friends of Fort Ward is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization committed to historical preservation in the Fort Ward neighborhood on Bainbridge Island. We are raising funds to restore the fort’s historic bakery building for use as an island-wide community hall. The project is a partnership with the Bainbridge Island Park District, which will manage the community hall for the benefit of all Bainbridge residents.
Hyla Middle School creates an educational environment where middle school children (grades 6-8) are intrigued with learning. Our philosophy insists on small class sizes so that students and teachers can develop the close, caring connections that are the foundation of all learning. Our pedagogy is infused with freedom, choice and collaboration to engage students in their own academic growth through place-based, experiential learning. Our culture of respect, kindness, inclusion and responsibility develops young leaders with character and integrity. Our community of teachers, students and parents works together to help students grow as individuals into their best selves.
Island Cooperative Preschool has classes for children ages 1-5 and parent education for the parents through Olympic College. Our mission is to nurture, inspire, and involve children and parents in the exploration of learning. We seek to grow children and families by building a community of learners. We focus on the natural world and sustainability and creating a community who cares for the world around us.
Founded over 10 years ago by dedicated volunteers, the Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) bridges the gap in local early learning opportunities. It is the only nonprofit children’s museum on the Kitsap Peninsula and serves families from Bainbridge Island and the surrounding region. At KiDiMu, children and their grown-ups experience the power of learning together through play. They explore art, science and culture through hands-on exhibits, activities and programs, all of which follow the Early Learning and Development Guidelines established by the State of Washington. Research shows that such play-based, multisensory environments inspire a lifelong desire to learn in children. (Recommended for children birth to 8 years of age.)
Kitsap Regional Library Foundation’s role is to financially support the Library’s mission and vision for our community. Founded in 1991 and governed by a Board of Directors, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation qualified to receive tax-deductible donations. We raise money from individuals, foundations, businesses and community organizations to ensure continued support for essential library programs and services not covered by public funds. In fact, these important programs and services are only possible because of your donations.
Leadership Kitsap is Kitsap County’s premier civic leadership program designed to educate, prepare, and connect a new group of committed leaders for community involvement in Kitsap County. The 10-month program addresses the need for diverse community leaders from all corners of Kitsap County, educated with a breadth of vision and an understanding of the complexity of the interrelated needs and issues of our community.
Waldorf Education for children ages 18 months through 14 years (8th grade). Our play-based preschool and kindergarten builds a strong foundation. We offer classical academics in grade school with fully integrated music, art, drama and movement. In addition, our students take classes for two world languages, handwork, strings ensemble (4th – 8th grade) and outdoor learning.
Martha & Mary, headquartered in Poulsbo, WA, serves residents from all parts of Kitsap County, including Bainbridge Island. Our Health and Rehab Center is a 190-bed skilled nursing facility providing short-stay medical rehabilitation services and long-term, memory and palliative care for seniors. Martha & Mary Retirement Apartments—The Ebenezer in Poulsbo offers independent living for seniors 62+. AT HOME provides in-home care services to seniors throughout Kitsap County. Village Green Senior Apartments (Kingston) offer independent living for income-qualified seniors age 62+. Children’s Services are located in Kingston, Poulsbo, Silverdale, and at seven elementary schools in North and Central Kitsap.
We serve children from birth through Grade Six. All children should have the advantage of a strong educational beginning that builds self-esteem and a joy for learning. One Call For All funds provide tuition assistance to families as needed.
NatureBridge provides hands-on environmental science programs for children and teens. Our multi-day programs take place outdoors in the magnificence of nature’s classroom, where students are immersed in the wonder and science of our national parks in Yosemite, Golden Gate, Olympic, Santa Monica Mountains, Channel Islands, and Prince William Forest. Founded as Yosemite Institute in 1971, today NatureBridge welcomes more than 700 schools and 30,000 students and teachers each year to our six campuses. After more than 40 years of teaching and inspiring students, NatureBridge has provided life-changing experiences for more than 1 million participants and is a national leader in the field of environmental education. Ancient forests, alpine terrain, coastal marine habitats, and the largest river restoration in U.S. history make Olympic National Park a quintessential living laboratory. More than 4,000 students from throughout Washington State and the Puget Sound Region visit our Olympic campus each year.
Peacock Family Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the healthy social and emotional development of children by providing nurturing and enriching care and family support. We do so through three organizational strands – our Childhood Development Center located on Madison Ave (childcare and preschool, ages 1 – 5 years old), our Nature Nuts outdoor educational opportunities (after school and day camps, K – 4th grade), and Peacock’s Parent Education programs and Family Support Community Directory. Peacock values Health, Inclusiveness, and Community.
Founded in 2003, Raising Resilience supports the Bainbridge Island community with parenting education, resources, and connections to help families thrive. We bring parents together at speaker events, small group classes, and other programs where they can learn both from experts and each other. Our vision is an empowered, vibrant community where all youth and families flourish.
The Rotary Club of BI Scholarship Foundation provides a unique scholarship opportunity for Island students seeking an educational or vocational education. The scholarships are based on an individuals giving back through community service and leadership.
Salish Sea Expeditions serves students in grades 5-12 by inspiring a passion for learning through hands-on marine science and STEM-focused exploration, maritime skills training and leadership development aboard a 61-foot sailing research vessel on the waters of Puget Sound. Students design and conduct real experiments, deploy oceanographic equipment, gather and analyze data, plot a course for data collection, handle sails and boat navigation, and work as a team to better understand the environmental health of the Salish Sea and its connected waterways.
Smile Partners runs Smiles For Life, an oral health care program for low-income seniors at the Waterfront Park Community Center on Bainbridge Island. We also provide preventive dental hygiene services for low-income children all over the Puget Sound Area, including Kitsap County. In 2015 we provided cleanings for 10,112 patients, did 11,146 oral assessments, 11,561 fluoride treatments, and 12,328 sealants–we’re decreasing the number of kids with visible decay from around 30% to around 15% over time, and keeping kids in the classroom!d.
St. Cecilia Catholic School serves Pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students We are a faith based community which inspires an inquisitive mind and a life-long commitment to learning and stewardship. Using a variety of modalities, we support students’ in their strengths and areas of growth.
An independent elementary school founded in 1977, The Island School educates children and inspires in them a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and respect for themselves and others. At The Island School, every child matters. OCFA funds support program and financial aid.