Building strong communities benefits all of us. Improving community life encompasses not only meeting critical needs such as food, housing, healthcare, education and employment, but also enriching community spirt and well-being through the support of artistic expression, cultural programs and sports/recreational opportunities.We seek to identify and fund under-resourced opportunities to make a difference in these four areas:
With both family and business roots in the Pacific Northwest, The Foster Foundation takes a regional approach to giving. We target our funding to assist nonprofits engaged in our priority funding concerns within Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
In addressing the founders' original intent, the Foundation will expand our philanthropy into smaller, more diverse communities within this five state area over the coming years. We will continue to support existing grantees. But, we desire to learn about and fund other pioneering initiatives and nonprofit programs that address the underserved and disadvantaged segments of this population―especially children, women and seniors.
If your nonprofit is engaged in this work, we'd like to know more about you. To determine if your organization is eligible for funding consideration and how to introduce us to your mission and goals, go here.
Our grant making process has changed. Beginning with our 2017 funding cycle, our grant application process will be by invitation only.
We will no longer accept or review unsolicited grant proposals or funding requests. Rather, we will directly ask for proposals from organizations whose work and programs have been evaluated by the Foundation and deemed to be a good match to our funding strategies. Learn more.