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The Community Chest of Port Washington is a nonprofit organization established in 1949 to raise and distribute funds to qualified charities dedicated to improving the Port Washington community for all residents.
We are The People of Port Helping the People of Port.


Why give through The Community Chest?


The Community Chest does research that you may not have time to do. Applicants for funding submit program narratives, budgets, and evaluation plans. We review audits, tax returns, board lists and financial statements to ensure funded organizations can deliver on promises. We work hard so you don’t have to.


The Community Chest has a long history of helping; you can have confidence in our 65+ year knowledge of the changing needs in Port Washington and the fact that we are a Guidestar GOLD participant. 


Every dollar is well spent. With low overhead, the Community Chest ensures that a high percentage of donations are given out as grants. With our vetting expertise, we make sure that your gift is used as effectively as possible.


It is cost effective to raise funds through community-wide fundraising; the power of combined donations is greater than what one person can accomplish helping alone. And you have the power to reach a large number of people in your community through one simple act of giving.