Gunnar and Ruth Lie Foundation: Northwest Funders

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

IP TAKE: The foundation lacks transparency, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.

PROFILE: The Gunnar and Ruth Lie Foundation was founded in 2000 by businessman Gunnar Lie and his wife Ruth. Gunnar is the founder of Norpro, a leading supplier of distinctive kitchenware. The foundation does not maintain a website, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. According to tax filings, the Gunnar and Ruth Lie Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to religious organizations.

Grants range from $5,000 to $375,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away $635,000. Past grantees include Crista Ministries, Family Policy Institute of Washington, Jubilee Reach Center, and Seattle Union Gospel Mission.

The foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

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CONTACT:

The Gunnar and Ruth Lie Foundation
3248 Hunts Point Rd.
Bellevue, WA 98004