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Supporting Our Efforts

As an entirely volunteer-run, 501(c)3 nonprofit, we rely on community support to keep our doors open and allow us to serve artisans from all walks of life. Here are ways you can make a difference. Donations to federally-recognized nonprofits are tax deductible in most situations. To request a deduction certificate, contact us. Blue Forge Group (Blue Legacy EIN 83-4307421) holds a Platinum Seal of Transparency as awarded by Candid GuideStar. 

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Donations

Make a one-time donation of any amount.

Make a reoccurring monthly donation of any amount. (Click "Make this a monthly donation.")

Help through Amazon, Facebook or Walmart

Order an item from our Amazon wish list.

You can raise money through Facebook by selecting Blue Legacy (Port Orchard, Washington, EIN 83-4307421) for your charitable giving post.

Select Blue Legacy as your chosen charity through Walmart's Spark Good program.

Sponsor a Scholarship

Pay for a one-year $24 Blue Village acting scholarship for an at-risk teen.

Pay for a one-year $24 Blue Village acting scholarship for a senior citizen.

Donate a Service

In 2019, three companies (Arbor Anchor Prospects, McLaughlin's Tree Service, and Gig Harbor Tree Service) donated their services to remove dangerous lightning-struck and ill trees on the Blue Forge Group campus. Hardcore Excavations removed the giant stumps. We filmed free commercials for them through Blue Forge Films.

2020 through 2023, Book 'Em Bookstore in Port Orchard donated their parking lot for us to host weekly book fairs.

2020 through 2023, Blue Forge was recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts for outstanding support of seniors; by Walmart's SparkGood program for healthy living education for children; by the Washington State Arts Commission for excellence in working with at-risk and marginalized youth, and by Next for Autism for opportunities provided for children and adults on the autism spectrum.

In 2021, Morrison Gravel in Port Orchard donated twenty yards of fill dirt to help create an outdoor meeting space for artisans on our Port Orchard campus. McClendon's Ace Hardware in Port Orchard donated roofing materials to help us create an accessible bathroom on campus. The Bremerton Walmart donated to help our children's show, Seriously Cereal, add puppets to their cast.

In 2022, the Port Orchard Lowe's donated lumber to help improve our artisan-in-residence cottage. The Poulsbo Walmart donated to keep Seriously Cereal on the air. Arrow Hardware in Port Orchard donated cinder blocks and lumber to help create a community garden.

Three individuals donated in 2023 to establish programs through Blue Forge: Marshall Miller sponsored housing for veterans and first-responders; David Martyn sponsored outreach to Christian authors, and Jennifer DiMarco sponsored the Making Space Initiative to provide safe creative space for all artisans. Contact us to establish your own program and leave a legacy of giving.

Seeking Help

We're currently looking for donations of chicken feed for the flock of rescued roosters and hens who provide eggs for our artisans, and lumber to remodel our studio for the Create4U youth group.

 

We're also looking for cafes, bookstores and other venues who are willing to host artisans at small tables inside their stores. We can offer tax deductions and free commercials. Contact us to find out more.

Thank You

We thank these corporations and organizations that have supported us: ArtsFund, ArtsWA, NEA, Next for Autism, The Norcliff Foundation, and Walmart SparkGood.

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