Philanthropy Northwest, the grantmakers association for this region, defines the Northwest as Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. The funding scene in these states is changing rapidly as new foundations emerge, some piloted by deep-pocketed individual donors. Corporate grantmaking has also increased in recent years. Overall, there are growing opportunities for nonprofits seeking support—but also much competition for funding. All the foundation profiles below are updated regularly and we often add new ones. Only paid subscribers can access these resources (subscribe here).

FUNDERS

ALASKA:

ALASKA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This community funder supports groups throughout the state mostly in the areas of the great outdoors, community development, children and education, health and wellness, and arts and culture.

ALASKA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

This funder supports environmental conservation throughout Alaska. Topics of interest are wildlife protection, leadership development and capacity building for Alaska Native groups, climate, energy, and the Tongass Rainforest.

ARCTIC SLOPE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Arctic prioritizes giving in Anchorage, Alaska and the Arctic Slope region. It invests in arts and culture, education, health and human services, and the preservation of the Iñupiat language and culture.

ATWOOD FOUNDATION

This funder supports nonprofits based in Anchorage, Alaska in the fields of the arts, journalism, history, and civic events. Special priority is given to youth causes, and unsolicited applications are accepted.

BETHEL COMMUNITY SERVICES FOUNDATION

This funder supports community-based programs in Southwest Alaska in the form of bridge, capital, general operating, and business/enterprise grants.

CHILKAT VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation supports education, arts and culture, health, social issues, historical preservation, environment, and recreation in the Chilkat Valley region of Alaska.

CIRI FOUNDATION

This funder supports education and career development for Alaska Natives in the form of grants, scholarships, and fellowships. There are four grant deadlines each year.

CHUGIAK-EAGLE RIVER FOUNDATION

The Chugiak-Eagle River Foundation supports human services, education, civic engagement, literacy, culture, sports, science, and trade associations in the Chugiak-Eagle River area of Alaska.

FIRST ALASKANS INSTITUTE

This funder supports community efforts related to early childhood education, high school graduation rates, connecting elders and youth, and youth leadership. Unsolicited applications are accepted.

GOLDEN HEART COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This community foundation supports health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development in the Fairbanks/North Pole region of Alaska.

GREATER SITKA LEGACY FUND

The Greater Sitka Legacy Fund supports health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development in the Sitka area of Alaska. 

HOMER FOUNDATION

This funder supports a variety of community needs in Homer, Alaska. There are several grant programs that accept applications.

JUNEAU COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This community funder is based in Juneau, Alaska where it supports homelessness, suicide prevention, hospice, substance abuse, mental health, and relief for victims of violence.

KENAI PENINSULA FOUNDATION

The Kenai Peninsula Foundation supports organizations that work with young people, recreation, safety, vulnerable populations, and the elderly on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. 

KETCHIKAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This foundation supports local economy building efforts, family-supported employment, affordable housing, healthcare, arts and culture, recreation, and education in the Ketchikan region of Alaska.

KODIAK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Kodiak Community Foundation supports health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development efforts in the Kodiak area of Alaska.

MAT-SU HEALTH FOUNDATION

This Alaska funder mostly focuses on the health needs of the elderly, children, and behavioral health. Grants must benefit the people of Mat-Su, and unsolicited applications are accepted online.

MEA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The MEA Charitable Foundation is the grantmaking arm of the Matanuska Electric Association and supports various local nonprofit causes in Alaska.  

PALMER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Palmer Community Foundation supports health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development efforts in the Palmer area of Alaska.

PETERSBURG COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Petersburg Community Foundation supports local efforts related to children, the elderly, vulnerable populations, recreation, education, safety in the Petersburg region of Alaska.

RASMUSON FOUNDATION

This funder supports Alaska-based nonprofits, individual artists and nonprofit leaders in the areas of arts and culture, health, social services, housing, and the promotion of philanthropy.

SEWARD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Seward Community Foundation supports health, education, human services, arts and culture, youth, and community development in the Seward and Moose Pass areas of Alaska.

JESSICA STEVENS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This foundation supports compassionate health care, innovative education, community enrichment, active enjoyment of the natural environment, and arts and cultural expression in the northern Susitna Valley area. 

USIBELLI FOUNDATION

Usibelli supports communities of Healy and Fairbanks, Alaska, in the areas of education, health and social services, youth, the arts, and civic activities. Staff reviews applications four times per year.

IDAHO:

J.A. AND KATHRYN ALBERTSON FAMILY FOUNDATION

This funder mostly supports education causes within the state of Idaho. Some local community groups in Idaho receive support as well. Unsolicited grant requests are not accepted.

CHC FOUNDATION

This funder supports the arts, science, education, social services, environment, culture, and community needs in 10 counties of Eastern Idaho. Grants are awarded in the spring and fall of each year.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF TETON VALLEY

This community funder supports activities in Teton County, Idaho, and Alta, Wyoming, in a variety of areas. Unsolicited applications are accepted in two competitive grant cycles per year.

IDAHO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder supports a wide range of causes throughout all 44 counties of Idaho. Grants are awarded up to $5,000 and applications are accepted during select months by region.

INTERMOUNTAIN INDUSTRIES PETROGLYPH ENERGY FOUNDATION

This corporate funder supports Southern Idaho nonprofits in the areas of health and human services, education, civic and community causes, and arts and culture.

MICRON FOUNDATION

This Boise-based corporate funder supports STEM education at the high school and university levels. It also supports community causes around Boise related to education, health, and the arts.

LAURA MOORE CUNNINGHAM FOUNDATION

This family funder supports a wide range of Idaho nonprofits and prioritizes rural healthcare, education, and underserved communities. Letters of inquiry are accepted once per year.

MORRISON KNUDSEN FOUNDATION

This corporate funder supports individuals in the Boise, Idaho, community with funding for basic needs. It also supports nonprofits in Treasure Valley in the areas of health and human services, civic and community, education, and culture and arts.

NAGEL FOUNDATION

This funder supports Southwest Idaho nonprofits in the areas of basic needs, education, and youth.

TETON SPRINGS FOUNDATION

Formed by area resort owners and developers, TSF supports arts and culture, education, health and human services, sports and recreation, the environment and natural resource conservation. Only groups serving Teton Valley, Idaho, are considered.

WHITTENBERGER FOUNDATION

This funder supports Southwest Idaho nonprofits that serve children and youth in a wide variety of ways. Grant applications are accepted once per year.

WOOD RIVER WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

The Wood River Women’s Foundation supports Blaine County, Idaho in the areas of arts, education, environment, health, recreation, and social services.

OREGON:

AUTZEN FOUNDATION

This funder supports a broad range of social services, education, youth, and arts and culture causes in the state of Oregon. Much of the funding stays in the Portland area, and grant applications are accepted three times per year.

BENTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder exclusively supports Benton County, Oregon through grantmaking areas like basic needs, youth employment, civic engagement, music, counseling, and childcare. Each year, BCF reevaluates local needs and what causes will be funded.

CARPENTER FOUNDATION

This funder focuses its giving on Jackson and Josephine Counties in Oregon. Grant applications are accepted in the areas of human services, art, education, and public interest.

CHAMBERS FAMILY FOUNDATION

This funder supports arts, education, medical, health, and human needs in Lane, Benton, and Deschutes counties in Oregon. Grant proposals are reviewed twice per year.

MAYBELLE CLARK MACDONALD FUND

This funder supports Oregon nonprofits in the areas of arts and culture, human services, education, and medicine. Unsolicited applications are not accepted, as MCMF only funds pre-selected groups.

COLLINS FOUNDATION

This family foundation supports a wide variety of issue areas, as long as they are within the state of Oregon. The foundation has an overarching equity focus, and unsolicited proposals are accepted.

FORD FAMILY FOUNDATION

This funder supports nonprofit efforts related to children, education, arts, community, and the economy in communities throughout Oregon and in Siskiyou County, California. Rural efforts are strongly emphasized, and the application process is always open.

FOUR WAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder supports groups in Josephine and western Jackson counties of Oregon. Areas of interest are people with disabilities, education, the arts, animal welfare, historic sites, healthcare, social services, and community projects.

GRAY FAMILY FOUNDATION

This Portland-based funder supports environmental education, geography education, an outdoor school program, and camp facility maintenance in the state of Oregon. There have been two competitive grant cycles per year.

JACKSON FOUNDATION

This funder supports a broad range of interests in the Greater Portland area and occasionally elsewhere in Oregon. Nearly any type of charitable causes here could be considered.

JUBITZ FAMILY FOUNDATION

This Portland funder is interested in causes related to children, peace, and the environment. The geographic focus is the state of Oregon, and environmental opportunities are open to applications.

JAMES R. KUSE FAMILY FOUNDATION

This funder awards grants in Oregon and especially the Greater Portland area in the fields of children, education, medical research, and community. Unsolicited requests for grants are not accepted.

LEMELSON FOUNDATION

This Portland funder is all about supporting inventions that improve lives and the economy. Its local support focuses on helping underserved youth in the community become inventors.

WILLIAM AND MARY LITTLE FOUNDATION

The William and Mary Little Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health and human services, as well as education. It also earmarks funds for causes like environment and legal aid.

EDWARD AND CYNTHIA MALETIS FOUNDATION

Edward and Cynthia Maletis Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to educational causes and community organizations.

JAMES F. AND MARION L. MILLER FOUNDATION

This Portland-based family funder supports education and the arts in the state of Oregon. There are four grant application deadlines per year. 

MENTOR GRAPHICS FOUNDATION

This corporate funder supports education, arts and culture, and health and human services in the areas its employees live and work. The company is based in Wilsonville, Oregon.

MEYER MEMORIAL TRUST

This funder supports community development, education, the environment, and housing efforts for a more equitable Oregon. Grant applications are accepted each spring and through occasional RFPs.

MRG FOUNDATION

This funder supports social justice and equity-focused groups based in Oregon. There are several grant programs, so it is necessary to contact the staff prior to submitting a grant application.

PGE FOUNDATION

This corporate funder supports education, youth, and arts and culture programs in Oregon. It also supports basic needs services for local families, such as housing and food.

ROUNDHOUSE FOUNDATION

This funder awards grants mostly in Central Oregon in the fields of art, environment, social services, education, community leadership. Unsolicited grant requests are typically accepted each year.

SALEM FOUNDATION

This funder supports projects in the Salem, Oregon area related to youth, human services, and arts and culture. Grant requests are accepted twice per year from local groups.

STANDARD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AND THE STANDARD CORPORATE GIVING

The Standard Charitable Foundation supports community development, education, disability organizations. Meanwhile the financial company’s corporate giving focuses on health, people with disabilities, education, and cultural development.

ANN & BILL SWINDELLS CHARITABLE TRUST

The Ann & Bill Swindells Charitable Trust supports education, health, science, and social services organizations throughout Oregon.

THREE RIVERS FOUNDATION

This funder is affiliated with local Native American tribes and a casino hotel, and primarily supports groups in Southwest Oregon. Funding interests are education, health, public safety, problem gambling, the arts, the environment, cultural activities, and historic preservation.

WESTERN LANE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder supports nonprofits in the Oregon communities of Florence, Mapleton, Dunes City, and Deadwood. Unsolicited grant requests are accepted. 

WOOD FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST

The Wood Family Charitable Trust supports education, health, and human services in Vale, Oregon and the surrounding communities.

JUAN YOUNG TRUST

This funder supports the areas of health, education, and welfare of children in the state of Oregon. Most grants stay in the Portland area.

SEATTLE & WASHINGTON:

ALDARRA FOUNDATION

The Aldarra Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, health, human services, and animals.

PAUL M. ANDERSON FOUNDATION

The Paul M. Anderson Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to protecting the environment, healthcare, medical fields and medical research.

ANDUIN FOUNDATION

The Anduin Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to religious causes, education and youth, and cancer research.

ARTIST TRUST

Artist Trust supports individual artists in Washington State in funding areas that include new artistic works in any discipline, art and society, storytelling, and art innovation.

ARTSFUND

This funder supports many arts and culture groups in the Washington counties of King and Pierce. Grants are typically made by invitation only.

AVEN FOUNDATION

The Aven Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to youth. The foundation also earmarks funds for health, humanitarian, and human services organizations.

WILLIAM AND PAMELA AYER FOUNDATION

The William and Pamela Ayer Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, community, and cultural causes.

BACON FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Bacon Family Foundation is focused on improving both academics and living conditions for children located in Bellevue, Washington.

BARBARE FOUNDATION

The Babare Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to religious causes, as well as human and social services, and health.

BATES FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Bates Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education and arts and culture.

BEHNKE FOUNDATION

The Behnke Foundation is a private family foundation whose purpose is to help improve the quality of life in the communities where the Behnke families live and work. The foundation primarily supports arts and culture, including a fellowship for artists.

BEIGHLE FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Beighle Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, youth, and human services.

LARRY BENAROYA FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Larry Benaroya Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health, education, the arts, and Jewish causes.

BERNSTEIN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Bernstein Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to the arts and religious causes. It also funds various community causes.

FRED AND GRETEL BIEL CHARITABLE TRUST

The Fred and Gretel Biel Charitable Trust supports education, health, and human services in the Puget Sound region of Washington.

BIELLA FOUNDATION

The Biella Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to disaster relief, human services, education, and veterans causes.

SHERI AND LES BILLER FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation collaborates with organizations to create innovative, scalable and, exportable program models in public education, supportive care, social impact theatre, and career pathways.

BLUE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This community funder supports nonprofits in the Washington counties of Columbia, Garfield, and Walla Walla in the areas of arts and culture, basic needs, economy, education, environment, health and wellness, and neighborhoods and communities.

BOBO FOUNDATION

The Bobo Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to arts and culture, the environment, and human services.

BOESCHOTEN FOUNDATION

The Boeschoten Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health, human services, educational, and religious causes.

BRENEMAN JAECH FOUNDATION

The Breneman Jaech Foundation primarily supports medical research, social programs, and the arts, with an emphasis on literary arts. 

BRETTLER FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Brettler Family Foundation focuses on helping others secure shelter, food and education.

BROTMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Brotman Family Foundation’s grantmaking primarily funds Seattle area organizations, including in medicine, arts and culture, and Jewish causes.

LAWRENCE TRUE AND LINDA BROWN FOUNDATION

The Lawrence True and Linda Brown Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to the arts, culture, and education.

DANIEL AND MARGARET CARPER FOUNDATION

The Daniel and Margaret Carper Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to educational and community organizations.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON

This funder supports basic needs, healthy living, education, environment, arts and culture, and neighborhood improvements in the region. Nonprofits in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties may apply for grants.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SAN JUAN ISLAND

This funder supports local San Juan Island nonprofits in the areas of education, arts and culture, human services, health, seniors, youth. Grant applications are reviewed quarterly.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON

This funder supports the Washington counties of Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment and animal protection, health and human services, and public/social benefit.

CREAG FOUNDATION

The Creag Foundation supports the efforts of nonprofit organizations who are innovators in the field of human services. It particularly focuses on smaller organizations that are just starting out or established organizations that are looking for funding to take their organization in a new direction.

DISCUREN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Discuren Charitable Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to organizations that address the needs of literacy, basic education, drop-out prevention, and provide teaching and learning environments for children.

DONALD FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Donald Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health and human services, education, the arts, and the environment.

DORE FOUNDATION

The Dore Foundation is a private family foundation based in the Seattle area that focuses on making a positive difference in the lives of families affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), enhancing the educational opportunities for students of achievement, and assisting the under-served in its communities.

DULUDE FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Dulude Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education and youth, health, arts and culture, and the environment.

ECHO BAY FOUNDATION

The Echo Bay Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to medical research. It also earmarks funds for social services and the environment.

ELLISON FOUNDATION

The Ellison Foundation invests in innovative medical research, educational initiatives that create lifelong achievement, and programs addressing the needs of most vulnerable families.

EMPIRE HEALTH FOUNDATION

The Empire Health Foundation supports health equity through obesity, addition, children and youth, foster care, incarceration, homelessness, and physician shortage efforts in Eastern Washington. 

FIRST FEDERAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The First Federal Community Foundation provides funding for community support, affordable housing, economic development, community development in the Washington counties of Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Whatcom.

FOREST FOUNDATION

The Forest Foundation supports children and youth development, community and the environment, community building and development, culture and the arts, and self-sufficiency in Southwest Washington.

FRANKA FOUNDATION

The Franka Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to Jewish causes.

GREATER TACOMA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder supports a variety of causes in Pierce County, Washington. Major topics of interest are local youth, women and girls, and nonprofit capacity building.

GREENSTEIN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Greenstein Family Foundation concentrates on driving meaningful change in the core areas of Jewish continuity, basic community needs, health care, education, and the arts.

DAVID AND PATRICIA GIULIANI FAMILY FOUNDATION

The David and Patricia Giuliani Family Foundation funds grantmaking related to education, the environment, health, human services, community, and other select causes. 

LYNN AND BRUCE GIBSON FOUNDATION

The Lynn and Bruce Gibson Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to human services, and education, as well as environmental and animal causes.

GOW FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Gow Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, health, human services, and animals.

GRAYS HARBOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder supports education, health and wellness, arts, culture, history, and basic needs in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Unsolicited applications are accepted.

JOSHUA GREEN FOUNDATION

The Joshua Green Foundation primarily funds private secondary and higher education, social services and the arts.

GREENSTONE FOUNDATION

The Greenstone Foundation’s mission is to assist organizations in our community that offer help to those in need by supporting educational programs, health and nutrition programs, and affordable housing.

GRIDIRON CREEK FOUNDATION

The Gridiron Creek Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to human services, education and youth, and the arts.

FRED AND MARGARET GRIMM FOUNDATION

The Fred and Margaret Grimm Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education and youth, including college scholarships.

GROUP HEALTH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder supports health and wellbeing in the state of Washington. The root causes of health inequities and innovative approaches to healthcare delivery are of particular interest to this funder.

GROUSEMONT FOUNDATION

The Grousemont Foundation funds educational, enrichment and development opportunities for youth and children in the greater Puget Sound region. The foundation also honors the legacy of its founders and the vision of current family members through grants that enrich lives, and promote the growth and development of the community.

DAVID AND CATHY HABIB FOUNDATION

The David and Cathy Habib Foundation supports the activities of the Jewish Federation of Seattle. It also earmarks funds for education, youth, human services, and environmental organizations.

HAFER FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Hafer Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to human services and arts and cultural institutions.

ALBERT HALLER FOUNDATION

The Albert Haller Foundation provides funding for education, human services, basic needs, and capital project needs in Clallam County, Washington.

HANLON FOUNDATION

The Hanlon Foundation makes makes investments in organizations that add value to communities in which the Hanlons belong.

HAYWARD FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Hayward Family Foundation primarily funds work related to health, human services, arts, and culture.

HIGGINS FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Higgins Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, health, and the environment. 

HUBBARD FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Hubbard Family Foundation supports arts, culture, humanities, community improvement, capacity building, education, environment, health, and human services in Edmonds, Washington and South Snohomish County.

JANSON FOUNDATION

The Janson Foundation supports education, health, and human services in Skagit County, Washington.

JAGRAN FOUNDATION

The Jagran Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to Indian causes, health, human services, and education.

JOHNSON AND HAEFLING FAMILY FOUNDATION

Johnson & Haefling Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to human services, education, and youth.

KALEIDOSCOPE FOUNDATION

Kaleidoscope primarily funds grantmaking related to conservation, education, and community support. While it awards grants to organizations across the country, it gives heavy support to nonprofits in Washington.

KAPHAN FOUNDATION

The Kaphan Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to policy and civic action, digital rights, education and youth, the environment, health, and global causes.

KAWABE MEMORIAL FUND

The Kawabe Memorial Fund supports human services and religious institutions in the Puget Sound region of Washington, as well as scholarships in Alaska.

KIRKPATRICK FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Kirkpatrick Family Foundation’s grantmaking works to teach economic self-sufficiency for economically disadvantaged women and youth, and provides support for programs that improve learning opportunities for at-risk, or low-achieving students in public schools.

KISMET 805 FOUNDATION

The Kismet 805 Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, health, the environment, and Jewish causes. 

KITSAP COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder supports Kitsap County nonprofits and the immediately surrounding areas in the fields of health and human services, arts and culture, education, children and youth development, and environment and animal welfare.

KUNIS FOUNDATION

The Kunis Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, the arts, human services, humanitarian, environmental, and animal causes.

KENNEDY-RIES FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Kennedy-Ries Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to community organizations in Seattle, including those working in human services and health.

JEAN K LAFROMBOISE FOUNDATION

The Jean K Lafromboise Foundation’s grantmaking is restricted to rowing activities, graduates from Seattle, Roosevelt and Enumclaw High School, Seattle Washington- based charities, and to scholarships for U.S. Marines.

FIROZ AND NAJMA LALJI FOUNDATION

The Firoz and Najma Lalji Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to global and educational causes, as well as towards assorted cultural and community causes in the Seattle area.

LANTERMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Lanterman Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education — including entrepreneurship — and health. It also earmarks funds for other causes like arts and culture. 

GUNNAR AND RUTH LIE FOUNDATION

The Gunnar and Ruth Lie Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to religious organizations.

WILLIAM AND MARY LITTLE FOUNDATION

The William and Mary Little Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health and human services, as well as education. It also earmarks funds for causes like the environment and legal aid.

LOEB FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Loeb Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health, human services, education, youth, arts and culture, and the environment. 

LOOMIS FOUNDATION

The Loomis Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health, education and youth, human services, and other community causes.

LOWEN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Lowen Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to Jewish causes, arts and culture, health, human services, and education.

SHENG-YEN LU FOUNDATION

Funds health and education groups in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington State. New grantseekers can introduce themselves by submitting brief summaries of their work.

LUCKY SEVEN FOUNDATION

The Lucky Seven Foundation supports the arts, education, health, welfare, environment, and social services in the Puget Sound region of Washington.

MAGDALEN FOUNDATION

The Magdalen Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to religious causes and the arts.

MANI CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Mani Charitable Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to global causes, including those in India, education, and the arts.

MARITZ FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Maritz Family Foundation funds grantmaking related to mental health and wellness, and Jewish causes. However, the young foundation’s grantmaking interests are still forming.

MATTAINI FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Mattaini Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health and human services.

LOWRANCE MAURO CHARITABLE FUND

The Lowrance Mauro Charitable Fund primarily funds grantmaking related to education, environment and animals, and community causes.

KEITH AND MARY KAY MCCAW FAMILY FOUNDATION  

The Keith and Mary Kay McCaw Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health and human services, arts and culture, education, youth, and the environment.

JACK AND SHIRLEY MCINTYRE FOUNDATION

The Jack and Shirley McIntryre Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to children and social services.

MCMILLAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The McMillan Family Foundation Trust primarily funds grantmaking related to religious causes.

MEDINA FOUNDATION

This funder supports a variety of human service causes in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Letters of inquiry are welcome at any time.

HAZEL MILLER FOUNDATION

Hazel Miller Foundation supports the city of Edmonds, Washington, and South Snohomish County in the areas of education and youth, poverty, hunger, civic and community services, the environment, and arts and culture.

DUNIETZ MINSK FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Dunietz Minsk Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to Jewish causes and human services.

NAMES FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Names Family Foundation supports health, wellness, and physical education in the Tacoma and Pierce County area of Washington.

NESHOLM FAMILY FOUNDATION

This funder supports nonprofits in the city of Seattle in the areas of health and human services, education, and the performing arts. New applications are considered at winter and spring board meetings.

NORBERG FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Norberg Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, arts and culture, and the environment.

NORCLIFFE FOUNDATION

This funder focuses on the Puget Sound area of Washington and awards grants in the areas of education, health, social services, civic improvement, religion, culture and the arts, the environment, historic preservation, and youth programs.

NORDSTROM-SEIFERT FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Nordstrom-Seifert Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, the arts, health, and human services organizations.

NORTHWEST FUND FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

The Northwest Fund for the Environment supports environmental causes in Washington state related to aquatic ecosystems and growth management for local lands.

PACCAR FOUNDATION

This corporate funder gives to education, social services, and the arts in the state of Washington and other locations of business operations. Online applications are accepted with no letter of inquiry process or deadlines.

SUJAL AND MEERA PATEL FOUNDATION

The Sujal and Meera Patel Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education and health.

PEACH FOUNDATION

The Peach Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to the arts, environment, community development, and educational causes.

HONORABLE FRANK L. AND ARLENE G. PRICE FOUNDATION

The Honorable Frank L. and Arlene G. Price Foundation supports education, health, and historic preservation in the Washington counties of Clark and Cowlitz.

PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE OF WASHINGTON

The Progressive Alliance of Washington makes long-term investments related to planning and collaboration, message and communications, leadership and development, political research, organizing and mobilizing, and policy development in the state of Washington.

RAMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Raman Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to Indian causes, human services, the arts, education, and the environment.

W. RAZORE FAMILY FOUNDATION

The W. Razore Family Foundation primarily fund grantmaking related to education and youth organizations.

SATYA AND RAO REMALA FOUNDATION

The Satya and Rao Remala Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, health (including global health), Indian causes, the environment, human services, and the arts.

RIVERSTYX FOUNDATION

The Riverstyx Foundation works to provide a bridge to the relinquished parts of ourselves, society, and ecology, and to ease those fears and prejudices by funding projects that demonstrate the potential for healing and beauty, when life is embraced in its fullest expression.

RITA & HERBERT ROSEN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The R&H Rosen Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to providing for the religious, scientific, cultural and charitable needs of Jewish organizations and their constituents as well as to other organizations which enhance the education and well-being of children and young adults.

RUNSTAD FOUNDATION

The Runstad Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education and youth and health and human services. It also earmarks funds for causes like the environment and arts and culture.

RUSSELL FAMILY FOUNDATION

This funder gives to the Puget Sound region and Pierce County in the state of Washington. It mostly supports environmental education and preservation here, but other more general causes are supported through RFF’s funds.

JOHN AND NANCY SABOL FOUNDATION

The John and Nancy Sabol Foundation funds grantmaking related to fostering empathy, especially from an early age. It also supports various community causes. 

SAMIS FOUNDATION

This funder mostly gives to Jewish K-12 education in Seattle, but also has supported social services, wildlife preservation, and archaeology.

GRANT AND DORRIT SAVIERS FOUNDATION

The Grant and Dorrit Saviers Foundation primarily supports grantmaking related to educational causes and the arts. 

SILVER CLOUD FOUNDATION

The Silver Cloud Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education and healthcare. It also earmarks funds for other assorted causes.

ALFRED AND TILLIE SHEMANSKI TESTAMENTARY TRUST

The Alfred and Tillie Shemanski Testamentary Trust supports education, health, human services, and religion in Seattle and the Puget Sound region of Washington. 

LESTER AND BERNICE SMITH FOUNDATION

The Lester and Bernice Smith Foundation funds grantmaking related to health, human services, the arts, and other community organizations.

ORIN SMITH FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Orin Smith Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, health, the environment, and human services. 

SPITZER FOUNDATION

The Spitzer Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to Jewish causes, education, and youth, health, and human services organizations.

SPRING FORTH FOUNDATION

Spring Forth Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to religious causes.

STOLTE FAMILY FOUNDATION

This funder mainly supports King County, Washington, organizations working to close the education gap. Other interests are climate change and global issues for women and girls.

STEVENS FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Stevens Family Foundation funds grantmaking related to education, health, public welfare, the arts, the environment and religious life.

STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION

This funder supports mostly Christian-based organizations in the Puget Sound region of Washington, as well as globally. Letters of inquiry are accepted with no deadlines.

TAMAKI FOUNDATION

The Tamaki Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, human services, religious causes, health, and the environment.

TEEL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Teel Charitable Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to educational and religious causes.

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This community funder supports Benton and Franklin Counties in Washington in the areas of health, human services, education, and the arts. Unsolicited applications are accepted once per year.

TRUE NORTH FAMILY FOUNDATION

The True North Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to educational and youth organizations, as well has human services and health causes.

TUDOR FOUNDATION

The Tudor Foundation provides funding in support of programs that assist at-risk children in the Seattle Public schools.

UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY

This Seattle-based funder provides grants in the areas of homelessness, youth, early learning, and financial stability in King County, Washington. UWKC solicits grant applications and posts current opportunities. 

VADON FOUNDATION

The Vadon Foundation supports innovative community-based initiatives that sustain healthy thriving indigenous nations in perpetuity.

WA WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

The WA Women’s Foundation is a women’s philanthropy collective in Seattle that gives in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services.

WASHINGTON RESEARCH FOUNDATION

This funder provides grants to students, faculty, and technology development programs for research, education, and recruitment efforts in the state of Washington.

WHITEHORSE FOUNDATION

The Whitehorse Foundation operates as a supporting organization to the Seattle Foundation, which makes grants for the benefits of residents of the greater Puget Sound Area. Some of this grantmaking includes health and human services organizations.

WOCKNER FOUNDATION

The Wockner Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to human services, including elderly care, and children’s welfare.

WOLD FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Wold Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to animals, health, human services, and education.

WOMEN'S FUNDING ALLIANCE

This funder supports the advancement of women and girls through equal opportunities and leadership in Washington State. Grants are made through open RFP processes and by invitation.

BAGLEY AND VIRGINIA WRIGHT FOUNDATION

The Bagley and Virginia Wright Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to arts and culture. It also earmarks more modest sums for causes such as the environment and education.

CHARLES AND BARBARA WRIGHT FOUNDATION

The Charles and Barbara Wright Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to arts and culture. It also earmarks funds for causes like education and human services.

WYNCOTE FOUNDATION NORTHWEST

This funder has a Northwest presence in Seattle and supports the environment, low-income housing, and health and human services here. Unsolicited proposals are not accepted.

YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder supports Yakima County, Washington, groups in education, civic engagement, health and wellness, basic needs, arts and culture, and the environment. It accepts unsolicited requests. 

YOUNG FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Young Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to human services. It also earmarks funds for causes like education and community organizations.

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF JACKSON HOLE

CFJH has three grantmaking programs—competitive grants, micro-grants, and youth philanthropy for high school students. Areas of interest are arts, civic involvement, education, environment, health and human services, and recreation.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF TETON VALLEY

This community funder supports activities in Teton County, Idaho, and Alta, Wyoming, in a variety of areas. Unsolicited applications are accepted in two competitive grant cycles per year.

JOHN P. ELLBOGEN FOUNDATION

This Wyoming-focused funder supports basic needs, community, health, education, and the environment throughout the state. Letters of inquiry are accepted twice per year.

LYNN AND FOSTER FRIESS FAMILY FOUNDATION

This funder doesn’t have a website, but is the charitable giving vehicle for Wyoming millionaire Foster Friess. The foundation mostly gives to Republican, Christian, and mentoring programs for youth.

ROBERT S. & GRAYCE B. KERR FOUNDATION

The Robert S. & Grayce B. Kerr Foundation supports art and culture, humanities, health, and education in Wyoming, Oklahoma, and beyond.

MCMURRY FOUNDATION

This funder primarily supports Natrona County, Wyoming, groups in the areas of education, religion, children and advocacy for children, health and human services, arts and humanities, and favorable business environments.

HOMER A. & MILDRED S. SCOTT FOUNDATION

This funder primarily supports youth causes, but also has a hand in economic development, health, and arts and humanities. Grant requests are reviewed four times per year.

JOE AND ARLENE WATT FOUNDATION

The Joe and Arlene Watt Foundation supports the community of Sheridan, Wyoming in the areas of health and hospitals, higher education, human services, and youth.

WYOMING COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder supports the standard array of nonprofit causes in the state of Wyoming. Most funding is for program support, and there’s a competitive grantmaking process that takes applications two times per year.

WYOMING WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

This funder is based in Laramie, Wyoming and supports causes for women and girls throughout the state. It is mostly concerned with boosting self-sufficiency and closing the wage gap.

NORTHWEST FUNDERS AT-LARGE

ALASKA AIRLINES FOUNDATION

This funder mostly supports youth and education in the states of Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington. Online applications are accepted throughout the year.

PAUL G. ALLEN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Allen Foundation centers its giving on education, arts and culture, and libraries. It awards the majority of its grants to organizations in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Alaska.

ANDERSON FOUNDATION

The Anderson Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, social services, medical research, hospitals, including a children's hospital, as well as for other children and youth services. Grants focus on organizations located in Washington and Oregon.

AWESOME FOUNDATION

The Awesome Foundation has local chapters across the county. The foundation awards grants to local organizations that work in the arts, technology, community development, and have a wide range of experimental ideas. 

BALLMER GROUP

This funder supports anti-poverty efforts to boost the economic mobility for children and families in Washington state, as well as Los Angeles County, California. Unsolicited applications are not accepted.

BRADLEY FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Bradley Family Foundation supports education and those with special needs in Greater Pacific Northwestern states such as Idaho, Alaska, Washington, Wyoming and Oregon.

BRAINERD FOUNDATION

This funder supports environmental groups in the Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska. Letters of inquiry can be submitted online at any time of the year.

BULLITT FOUNDATION

This Seattle-based funder focuses on environmental issues within the Emerald Corridor in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

BURNING FOUNDATION

This funder supports environmental causes and teen pregnancy prevention in Oregon and Washington. There are spring and fall grant cycles each year.

CAMBIA HEALTH FOUNDATION

The Cambia Health Foundation supports programs for building resilience in children, healthy people, healthy communities, and sojourns (palliative care) in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah.

CAMPION FOUNDATION

This funder gives to wilderness protection, homelessness, and nonprofit capacity building causes in the Northwest. There is strong support for nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest.

CONRU FOUNDATION

The Conru Foundation supports the promotion of education initiatives through visual arts and the sponsorship of public exhibitions.

O.P. AND W.E. EDWARDS FOUNDATION

This funder prioritizes early childhood education and Native American youth, mainly in Montana and Wyoming. Unsolicited grant applications are not accepted, and the foundation is run by family members.

FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM FOUNDATION

This Billings, Montana-based corporate funder supports community development and leadership through grantmaking in its service areas: Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and South Dakota.

HEALY FOUNDATION

This funder supports environmental and children-focused nonprofits in the states of Oregon and Hawaii. Unsolicited grant applications are accepted once per year in each location.

HORIZONS FOUNDATION

The Horizons Foundation primarily funds grantmaking to address the social and environmental problems of the Pacific Northwest. Grantmaking also touches the arts.

INNOVIA FOUNDATION

Innovia supports nonprofits in 20 counties in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Funding interests include civic engagement, education, youth development, arts and culture, economic opportunity, health and wellbeing, and quality of life. 

KAWABE MEMORIAL FUND

The Kawabe Memorial Fund supports human services and religious institutions in the Puget Sound region of Washington, as well as scholarships in Alaska.

LAZAR FOUNDATION

This funder supports very specific environmental causes in all Pacific Northwest states except Alaska. It accepts letters of inquiry via email and has two yearly grant cycles.

CHARLOTTE MARTIN FOUNDATION

This Seattle-based funder supports youth athletics, education, and culture, as well as wildlife habitats in an era of climate change. Grants are made in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska.

MCKINSTRY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

This funders giving priorities include education, youth, human services, health, the environment, animals, and community organizations. The majority of grants support organizations in Oregon, Montana and Washington.

M.J. MURDOCK CHARITABLE TRUST

This funder mostly supports science research and education, but also health, human services, and arts and culture in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.

NORTHWEST AREA FOUNDATION

This funder supports poverty-fighting nonprofits in Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. Unsolicited proposals aren’t accepted, but the staff welcomes email introductions.

NORTHWEST CREDIT UNION FOUNDATION

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation funds asset building, economic empowerment, and cooperative development in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

NORTHWEST HEALTH FOUNDATION

This funder supports a range of preventative health topics in Oregon and Southwest Washington. There are several different grant programs here, each with their own guidelines and opportunities.

LAIRD NORTON FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Laird Norton Family Foundation supports nonprofits around the country; however, the majority of its funding goes to organizations located in Washington, Oregon and California.

NW NATURAL

NW Natural supports the environment, arts, children, and families at risk in Western Oregon and Southwest Washington.

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder supports Jewish and secular groups in Washington and Southwest Oregon. Areas of interest for the funds here include education, arts and culture, housing, and healthcare.

POTLATCH FUND

This funder supports tribes and Native-led and tribal nonprofits in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Certain grantmaking priorities have open grant cycles that you can apply for.

PRIDE FOUNDATION

This funder supports LGBTQ advancement and equality efforts in Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Annual grant applications are accepted online.

REGON JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This funder supports Jewish and secular groups in Washington and Southwest Oregon. Areas of interest for the funds here include education, arts and culture, housing, and healthcare.

SATTERBERG FOUNDATION

This funder's support primarily stays in Washington State but also goes to California organizations that promote a just society and a sustainable environment. Unsolicited applications are accepted for its core grants program.

S B SCHAAR AND P K WHELPTON FOUNDATION

The S B Schaar and P K Whelpton Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to education, youth, the environment, and social change organizations. While the foundation awards grants to organizations across the country, the majority of grants are awarded to nonprofits in Washington and Oregon.

JORDAN SCHNITZER FAMILY FOUNDATION

This funder supports museums that want to expand their exhibitions and diversify their audiences with foundation collections. Schnitzer awards grants to museums for education and outreach activities, especially in the Pacific Northwest.

SHERWOOD TRUST

This family funder supports nonprofits from Dayton, Washington to Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Topics of interest are economic, community, organizational, and leadership development.

SLOAN FOUNDATION

The Sloan Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to health, particularly cancer research. It also earmarks funds for other community causes. Sloan awards the majority of its grants to organizations in Washington and California.

STEELE-REESE FOUNDATION

The Steele-Reese Foundation supports rural Idaho, Montana, and Appalachian Kentucky communities in the areas of rural education, health, human and social services, the arts and humanities, land, water, and wildlife conservation, and historic preservation.

BRUCE AND MARY STEVENSON FOUNDATION

The Stevenson Foundation primarily funds arts and culture, education, and health programs. While this funder awards grants to nonprofits across the country, the majority of grants support organizations in Washington and Oregon.

GEORGE B. STORER FOUNDATION

This Jackson, Wyoming-based funder supports early childhood education, conservation economies, and local communities and landscapes. Although this funder awards grants to organizations across the country, Pacific Northwest states remain a top geographic priority.

THRASHER KOFFEY FOUNDATION

The Thrasher Koffey Foundation primarily funds organizations in Northern California, Idaho, and Washington. Main areas of funding interest include the environment, medical research, education, and the arts.

WHY NOT YOU FOUNDATION

The Why Not You Foundation is dedicated to creating real and lasting change in the world by motivating, empowering and preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders. The foundation supports local, national and international nonprofits.

WIANCKO CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Wiancko Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to environmental and wildlife conservation. Wiancko supports local and national organizations.

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION

Based in Seattle, this funder supports wildlife-related organizations and programs in the Northwest region including Alaska, Canada, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming and Idaho, among others. Biological diversity and environmental policies are important to Wilburforce.

WILDHORSE FOUNDATION

The Wildhorse Foundation supports seven counties in Oregon and Washington in the areas of arts, cultural activities, education, environmental protection, gambling addiction prevention, education and treatment, historic preservation, public health, public safety, and salmon restoration.

WINDERMERE FOUNDATION

This funder supports low-income and homeless families, as well as causes for children and youth. Although the foundation now works in 11 states, Oregon and Washington remain top priorities.

WINTEMUTE FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Wintemute Family Foundation supports a range of issues, including gun violence, children and families, environment, and human services, in Oregon and beyond.