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.

2018 edg3 FUND Dates

NOTE: The application period for 2018 has closed

  • Entries Accepted: Closed
  • Judges Select 10 to 15 Semifinalists: August 24
  • Public Voting/Private Judging: September 17 to 28
  • Top 5 Finalists Selected: October 5
  • Live Event: November 15

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.

Congratulations to our 2017 edg3 FUND Award Winners

$20,000 Winner - 2017

Home Made Cafe (Port Orchard, WA)

Home Made Cafe was established when the owners’ ten year old daughter was diagnosed with an allergy to high fructose corn syrup. For the family, going out to eat was nearly impossible. Their experiences with food allergies motivated them to create a café where families with food allergies could come and enjoy a meal made from scratch with quality ingredients (non-processed).

Home Made Café also gives back to the community by donating to the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank and participating in a program called Lunch Camp, which provides free lunches for kids in need in the community. 

$5,000 Community Award - 2017

Cascade Hygiene (Bremerton, WA)

Cascade Hygiene LLC, located in Bremerton, is a mobile dental hygiene service, providing dental services to anyone with limited access to care. Their primary focus is the elderly, disabled, and low-income communities. Cascade Hygiene provides dental cleanings, oral cancer and head and neck screenings, fluoride varnish treatments and many other services. The fees are on average 30-50% less than a traditional dental office, and no one is denied care due to an inability to pay.

More About edg3 FUND

Official edg3 FUND Rules

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edg3 FUND FAQs

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edg3 FUND Voting

Stay tuned - voting opens later this summer!