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edg3 FUND

Kitsap Bank is proud to support small businesses who are making an impact on their communities through our edg3 FUND small business 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 $25,000 prize money will have a significant impact on their mission of making this world a better place.

Entries Judged 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 $25,000 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.

The 2019 edg3 FUND competition is complete.  Stay tuned for information about the 2020 competition!

Congratulations to our 2019 edg3 FUND Award Winners

$25,000 Winner - 2019

Fuchsia Shoes, Inc. (Bothell, WA)

Fuchsia Shoes, owned by Afshan Abbas, is a direct to consumer brand of artisanal products, selling beautifully handcrafted ballet flats, cashmere scarves and accessories.  They work with small scale industry artisans in developing countries who lack access to global markets.  By making high quality shoes for Fuchsia, artisans make a livable wage—about three times more what they would normally make.  Fuchsia Shoes sources all premium quality raw material locally and uses sustainable materials like recycled denim, jute and organic cotton. 

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$5,000 Community Award - 2019

Village Greens Golf Course (Port Orchard, WA)

Village Greens Golf Course, an executive 18-hole course, has been located in Port Orchard for over 50 years. The course has seen many owners throughout its longevity and eventually ran its course closing in early 2019. Joseph Perdue, who got his start in golf at Village Greens, stepped in to save the course for future generations. Juniors, seniors and families of all ages, thanks to Joseph Perdue, can still enjoy a round of golf at Village Greens for many years to come. 

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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 2020

Stay tuned for information about the 2020 competition.