Kathleen Sutton Fund

A nonprofit organization

Twenty years ago Kathleen and her friend Vivi-Ann were on the ferry heading home from Kathleen's weekly chemotherapy appointment in Seattle when they began talking about the idea of being able to help more women with these expenses and today we are so proud to have been able to continue Kathleen's legacy through the continuation and growth of the fund.  That first year (2003), 3 women received reimbursement.  In 2023, 317 women received $163,840 of transportation reimbursement.  Since its inception, KSF has helped over 1,700 women and has reimbursed over $1,000,000.  

A primary goal of KSF is continued outreach to women and their families facing this dilemma of the cost of reaching treatment, continuing to work, and paying bills. The cure for cancer has not been identified but the need to reach treatment, the cost of transportation to reach that treatment, and the effect of the financial stress has been identified.

If you know of a woman going through treatment, Please refer them to KSF

The Kathleen Sutton Fund (KSF) has a single and simple mission: Reimburses transportation cost for women undergoing treatment for cancer, living in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap & Mason Counties.   

The fund, a 501(c)(3), began in 2003 as a small, local grassroots organization reimbursing women with breast cancer, living in North Kitsap County.  With the generous support of the community, grants, and annual fundraisers, the Kathleen Sutton Fund (KSF) has expanded to reimbursing women with any type of cancer, while living in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Mason counties.  KSF reimburses for ferry fees, mileage, parking, tolls, other transit expenses for client and a companion.  These are costs that are typically not covered by insurance. 

Help the Kathleen Sutton Fund relieve some of that burden, during what is already a difficult time.

Please visit our website to learn more:  www.kathleensutton.org   


KSF's mission: Reimburse Transportation Costs for Women Undergoing Treatment for Cancer Living in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, & Mason Counties . Funds are reimbursed for mileage, ferry fees, parking, bridge tolls and other transit expenses while undergoing treatment for cancer.


Outreach so more women know about KSF & donations so KSF can reimburses more local women undergoing cancer treatment for the transportation expenses.



*Telling your friends and family about KSF's mission

*Following us on Facebook and Instagram

*Attending any of our fundraising events throughout the year (see Events tab and stay up to date on our social media & website)


Organization Data


Organization name

Kathleen Sutton Fund

Tax id (EIN)


Geography Served

Silverdale/Central Kitsap, Port Orchard/South Kitsap, Poulsbo/North Kitsap, North Mason, Bremerton, Bainbridge Island

Annual Revenue

$100,000 - $499,999

BIPOC Serving

African American/Black, Asian or Asian American, Hispanic, Latino or Latinx, Middle Eastern or North African, Native American or American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Multiracial


Human Services


PO BOX 727



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