edg3 FUND

Kitsap Bank is proud to support small businesses who are making an impact on their communities through our award-winning edg3 FUND competition. Kitsap Bank is committed to a Triple Bottom Line model (people, profits, planet), and each year we reward companies who align with these core values and demonstrate how the $20,000 prize money will have a significant impact on their mission of making this world a better place.

Entries Judges on the Following Criteria:

  • Mission Alignment. The company demonstrates its ability to meet the edg3 FUND mission of growing our community economically, socially and environmentally.
  • Impact. The company explains how a $20,000 prize will make a significant impact on their business.
  • Viability. The company presents a clear vision for the future, and describes how the business will succeed for the foreseeable future.
  • Uniqueness. The company is distinct or innovative and addresses a need, or solves a problem in a unique way.

LISTEN IN: Paul Casey interviews edg3 FUND participants, including Sequim Bee Farm

Congratulations to our 2018 edg3 FUND Award Winners

$20,000 Winner - 2018

Sequim Bee Farm (Port Angeles, WA)

Sequim Bee Farm, owned by Meg and Buddy Depew, is a small, award-winning apiary located in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains.  Their mission is to provide exceptional honey, raw and natural, to nourish the community, lighten lives with their beeswax candles, and to educate everyone about the honeybee, while protecting and caring for these necessary pollinators. 

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$5,000 Community Award - 2018

Dragonfly Cinema (Port Orchard, WA)

Dragonfly Cinema, an arthouse theater, has been located in historic downtown Port Orchard for over 100 years. They pride themselves in showcasing quality films in a landmark theater and being a gathering place for members of the community of all ages. In recent years, owners Nick and Gabrielle Taylor established the Port Orchard Film Festival which takes place each spring.  Dragonfly Cinema also reinvests funds back into the community through partnerships with local companies and non-profit organizations. 

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More About edg3 FUND

Official edg3 FUND Rules

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edg3 FUND FAQs

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edg3 FUND 2019

Stay tuned for 2019 contest details.