Business Resources

Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce

A voice for the business community and the island as a whole, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce supports a range of businesses. The Chamber works to sustain the local economy and improve the quality of life for all island residents.

Bainbridge Island Downtown Association

BIDA provides public support in many ways and builds community through a vibrant downtown. They facilitate local involvement in downtown interests, market the destination to visitors and locals, and promote the aesthetic design and economic vitality of the downtown corridor.

Kingston Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is an independent, non-profit corporation run by its members through an elected board of directors. It draws its strength from attracting the greatest number of businesses into membership. The Chamber organizes and directs the energy, talent and money contributed by the members into projects which improve the business climate in our community.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

A 30 year-old public/private nonprofit, KEDA’s goal is to attract and retain jobs and investments in this community that generate wealth, enhance the quality of life and embrace future generations.

Port of Kingston

The mission of the Port of Kingston is to enhance the economic and social well-being of the Port District Residents by supporting the economy, and by providing a waterfront facility for recreation and leisure activities.

Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce

With over 62 years of serving Poulsbo businesses, the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce is poised to help your business reach the next level whether that is sales growth, business education, key partnerships, or marketing.

SCORE Kitsap

Since its inception in 1964, SCORE has provided free and confidential business advice to entrepreneurs in Kitsap County. Their volunteer mentors have extensive experience from a broad range of industries and specialties and they offer resources, workshops and webinars.

Education Resources

Bainbridge Island School District

BISD's mission is to ensure that every student is future-ready. Students demonstrate some of the highest academic achievement in the state, are engaged in the community and in worldwide humanitarian efforts.

Central Kitsap School District

CKSD is devoted to providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed both in school and beyond graduation. The district challenges all students to learn and grow, and take charge of their academic goals.

Islandwood

As an environmental science and education nonprofit, Islandwood creates experiences that help students understand their environment and discover the impact they can have on their world. Their place-based, experiential learning programs on Bainbridge Island, in Woodinville, and in Seattle serve more than 12,000 students every year.

Kids Discovery Museum

Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) sparks children’s curiosity through play and experimental learning. KiDiMu is a nonprofit children's museum and a Bainbridge Island destination for children and parents, caregivers, or teachers to discover the joys of learning together.

Kitsap Regional Library

The Kitsap Regional Library serves Kitsap County's 258,000 residents through nine community library locations, online access to library materials and services, and home delivery to individuals with significant barriers to using their Library location.

North Kitsap School District

NKSD’s mission is to foster a safe, collaborative and intentional learning environment where each student is known by name, strength, and need.

Olympic College, Poulsbo Campus

Olympic College Poulsbo is a 39,000 square foot facility located on a 20-acre campus. The campus provides a variety of credit and non-credit courses are available at this award-winning facility.

South Kitsap School District

SKSD aims to nurture growth, inspire achievement and build community. The students, staff, parents and community of South Kitsap all play a vital role in the district's success as a center of learning.

Stillwaters Environmental Center

Stillwaters is an environmental science and education center in the Carpenter Creek watershed of Kingston, WA, on the shores of Puget Sound. Community citizens are joined by interns and graduate students from local universities in conducting field research and in monitoring and preserving the estuary, salt marsh, and the watershed.

Suquamish Museum

Suquamish is one of many tribes in the Pacific Northwest who thrived in their traditional ways of life before the arrival of non-Indians. The museum features an interactive main exhibition gallery, a rotating gallery, a classroom space, a research space, a museum store, and beautiful grounds.

Housing Resources

Housing Resources Bainbridge

HRB’s mission is to preserve the diversity and vitality of Bainbridge Island by providing and maintaining affordable housing opportunities in the community.

Kitsap Community Resources

KCR’s housing division serves families and individuals in Kitsap County who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They provide services that can help prevent eviction, find affordable housing options, and help stabilize families who are in crisis situations.

Nonprofit Resources

Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council

Arts & Humanities Bainbridge serves the island’s creative community by forging links between community members, arts organizations, and artists. They enhance student engagement by placing local teaching artists in public school classrooms infusing art into the core curriculum.

Bainbridge Island Land Trust

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust’s mission is to preserve and steward the diverse natural environment of Bainbridge Island for the benefit of all. The Land Trust’s work is done to honor past generations, preserve a legacy for future generations, and build a network of protected lands resilient to a changing climate.

Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District

For 50 years, the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District has served the community through its stewardship of parks, and by providing recreational and cultural programs to Islanders of all ages.

Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation

A nonprofit organization committed to improving the Island’s parks and trails, the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation is funded by private donors, grant sources, and contributions to One Call for All. They partner with the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District and other organizations committed to public parks and open space.

Bainbridge Island Senior Center

The goal of the Bainbridge Island Senior Center (BISC) is to energize, enrich and empower seniors by providing opportunities to keep them healthy in body, mind, and spirit and to assist them in living as productively and independently as possible.

Bainbridge Performing Arts

Established in 1956, BPA promotes the appreciation of and participation in the performing arts. Bainbridge Performing Arts aims to build, educate, and inspire the island’s vibrant, creative community.

Bloedel Reserve

Internationally recognized for the inspirational beauty of its refined gardens, natural landscapes, and preserved forests, Bloedel Reserve excels in environmental stewardship of its 150 acres. Open year-round, there’s something new to discover in every season.

Boys & Girls Club

At the Boys & Girls Club, youth have the opportunity to explore a variety of nationally recognized programs in a fun and supportive environment. There are locations in Kingston, Bremerton, and on Bainbridge Island.

The Coffee Oasis

A faith-based, non-profit organization, The Coffee Oasis exists to change the world for homeless youth. The Coffee Oasis is made up of coffee businesses and youth programs. They have cafes in Bremerton, Kingston, Port Orchard, and Poulsbo.

Island Volunteer Caregivers

For over 20 years, Island Volunteer Caregivers has assisted the elderly, persons with disabilities, and those temporarily in need to maintain their dignity, independence, and quality of life. IVC volunteers provide transportation, caregiver support, and assistance to seniors and others.

Kingston Cares

Kingston Cares is a group of volunteers addressing poverty and homelessness in North Kitsap through programs and services like the Severe Weather Shelter and Food4Kids. Kingston Cares is creating opportunities by identifying needs, expanding resources, facilitating connections and educating our neighbors.

One Call For All

Home of the Red Envelope campaign since 1960, One Call for All is a non-profit that supports more than 100 local non-profit organizations on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Their mission is to enrich and improve the lives of their neighbors by coordinating an annual campaign that supports local non-profit organizations serving Bainbridge Island.

Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge

Ovation! Performing Arts Northwest is a non-profit community arts organization based on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Founded in 2003, Ovation! provides performance and educational opportunities for hundreds of area residents and entertains thousands annually.

PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap

A grassroots volunteer-based nonprofit animal welfare organization, PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap advocates, educates, and provides direct services for pets and their people.

Rotary International

Rotary International’s mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. There are Rotary Clubs on Bainbridge Island, in Bremerton, Kingston, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, and Silverdale.

Sustainable Bainbridge

Working to create a resilient and sustainable community on Bainbridge Island, Sustainable Bainbridge was formed to support cooperation and collaboration among a broad-based network of local organizations, businesses, government, and individuals.

Village Green

The Village Green Foundation is the not-for-profit organization that raised funds for a replacement community center at the Village Green Community Park in Kingston. Administering both the park and the community center falls under the domain of the Village Green Metropolitan Park District.

Windermere Foundation

Dedicated to helping low-income and homeless families since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has raised over $41,000,000 and supported over 430 organizations. A portion of every Windermere agent’s commission is donated to the Foundation and the money supports organizations like food banks, community centers, and homeless shelters.

Transportation

Kitsap Transit

Kitsap Transit has been operating friendly, convenient public transit since 1983. Whether you’re catching a bus for work or taking a scenic ferry trip, Kitsap Transit strives to create enjoyable experiences for their riders.

Washington State Ferries

Operating the largest ferry system in the United States, the Washington State Ferries runs twenty-one ferries cross Puget Sound and its inland waterways. They carry nearly 24 million passengers annually to 20 different ports of call.