The Foundation prefers to fund projects that:
- develop new and innovative approaches to community problems
- facilitate the improvement of services or programs
- invest in equipment or facilities that will have a long-lasting impact on community needs
The Foundation organizes its grant making into
eight categories. They are displayed here for information
purposes only. The Foundation does not budget to categories
in advance and grant seekers are not required to apply by category.
- Charity - Programs providing for basic
needs such as food, shelter, and clothing.
- Civic - Programs improving the quality
of life in a community as a whole such as museums and recreation
- Culture - Programs encompassing the arts.
- Education - Programs supporting capital
projects and scholarships, primarily for fourteen pre-selected
colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest.
- Elderly - Programs serving the social,
health, recreational, and other needs of older people.
- Health - Programs related to providing
- Social Services - Programs serving people
with physical or mental disabilities or other special needs.
- Youth - Programs helping young people
to gain the skills needed to become responsible and productive
The Foundation makes grants to private, nonprofit
organizations that have received their 501 (c) (3) status from
the IRS and that qualify as public charities. In special
circumstances proposals from governmental organizations are allowed.
The Foundation generally does not make grants to:
- Support general operating budgets or annual
- Projects which are primarily or normally financed
by tax funds
- Religious organizations for sectarian purposes
- Basic research
- Endowment funds
- Produce books, films or videos
- Conferences, seminars, or attendance at same
- Individual students or student groups raising
money for school-related trips
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