Magdalen Foundation: Northwest Funders

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

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

PROFILE: Established in 1980, the Magdalen Foundation is steered by low-profile Seattle area resident Nicholas J. Bez. The foundation does not maintain a website, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. According to tax records, the Magdalen Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to religious causes and the arts.

Grants range from $1,000 to $250,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away $351,000. Past grantees include Seattle Chamber Music Society, St. Joseph’s Carmelite Monastery, Swedish Medical Center Foundation, Union Gospel Mission, and Compass Housing Alliance.

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

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CONTACT:

Magdelen Foundation
10655 NE 4th Street, 611
Bellevue, WA 9800