Gary and Christine Rood prioritize health and children, and their giving has grown significantly in recent years. The couple’s latest move sent $33 million to Friends of the Children, which has landed some big gifts lately.
For over 50 years, the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has been making grants to local, community-based nonprofits. Here’s what Oregon nonprofits should know about this foundation and how it gives throughout the state.
Since 1973, the Whittenberger Foundation has been working to improve the lives of children and youth in Idaho. Here are some tips for Idaho organizations looking to apply.
The Rozella Nottingham Trust is a small family foundation that typically awards a few grants per year. Keep these three things in mind when you approach this foundation for a grant.
Based in Eagle, Idaho, a quaint suburb located about 10 miles northwest of Boise, the Nagel Foundation focuses its attention on southwest Idaho. Here are some details about how it supports nonprofits there.
Toya Fick recently took over as head of Oregon’s Meyer Memorial Trust, carrying out a programmatic focus on racial justice in the region. We spoke with Fick about the new job, and how funders can meet the needs of the moment.
Four months ago, Alesha Washington became the president and CEO of Seattle Foundation, the largest community foundation in the Pacific Northwest. We chatted with her about her career path, her influences and more.
Here is an overview of how the Idaho-based Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation awards grants and the steps involved in securing a grant.
The Idaho Community Foundation serves all 44 counties in the state of Idaho. Here are the most important things to know about this funder’s background and what grant opportunities are available.
In our latest funder spotlight, we look at the Washington-based Satterberg Foundation and its unique approach to promoting a just society and a sustainable environment.
Here’s a look at the charitable giving of the Olive Smith Browning Charitable Trust, an Idaho-focused foundation that is accessible to local nonprofits.
The Roundhouse Foundation, based in the small town of Sisters, Oregon, was founded with support from outdoor gear giant Columbia Sportswear. The foundation is expanding rapidly, serving rural communities across the state.
The Ballmer Group's $425 million grant establishes a new children's mental health institute, building on the funder's strategy of connecting universities with community programs. It’s also a bellwether for mental health giving.
A group of community leaders created the Kenai Peninsula Foundation, which is an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation. Here’s what you should know about the Kenai Peninsula Foundation and how it awards local grants.
The Homer Foundation is an independent community foundation in Alaska. Here’s a look at what nonprofits can expect when they approach this funder for support.
The Sitka Legacy Foundation addresses the needs of residents and the nonprofit community in one distinct part of Alaska. The good news is that grants are getting bigger and more funding opportunities are within reach.
The Potlatch Fund, which supports tribal communities in the Northwest, is embracing trust-based funding to reduce grantmaking barriers and let people on the ground steer funds to where they're needed most.
We talk to Justice Oregon for Black Lives Director D’Artagnan Bernard Caliman about the results of the organization's initial call for proposals, and about his own experience returning to Oregon after 20 years to lead the effort.
The Autzen Foundation approaches grantmaking broadly with funds going to the arts, education, the environment, and social services efforts. However, youth-focused organizations have been a primary interest lately.
ArtsFund, an important backer of the arts in Seattle, has a history dating back to 1969. Here are a few key things to know about how this local grantmaker operates.
Tech leaders John Stanton and Theresa Gillespie created the Aven Foundation to channel their philanthropic pursuits. Here are details about the Aven Foundation’s interests in youth sports and other Washington State causes.
One of the most interesting philanthropic vehicles that we’ve come across lately is the Awesome Foundation, a collection of autonomous chapters around the world that specialize in microgrants. Here’s how they work.
Managing over 2,000 funds, the Alaska Community Foundation is the center for philanthropy in this far northwest state. Yet in a place so geographically vast, it’s the affiliate funds and partner foundations that really link resources to residents.
Bob and Evangeline Atwood were pioneers in building the Anchorage we know today. Here are a few important things to know about their foundation’s current grantmaking efforts in Alaska’s largest city.
June Boeing, the wife of the late Bill Boeing Jr., runs this foundation, which has been on the local funding scene since 2002. We take a look at where grants have been flowing lately before the foundation closes its doors in 2025.
There are quite a few community foundations in the state of Alaska, many of them affiliates of the Anchorage-based Alaska Community Foundation. But there’s another community funder in Anchorage worth discussing as well, and this one is interested in the small communities in the far-northern reaches of the state.
Building back better means providing economic opportunity for youth, but it also means engaging them in serving their communities. Here’s how the former Starbucks CEO’s family foundation is trying to do both.
One affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation is the Golden Heart Community Foundation, which makes grants in the Fairbanks and North Pole region. Here’s what nonprofits should know about GHCF’s grantmaking.
There are several foundations in Alaska that are focused on preserving and promoting the values and heritage of Alaska Natives. One of these is the First Alaskans Institute, which is known for its support for local youth.
Here’s what nonprofits working in the Eagle River area of Alaska should know about how the Chugiak-Eagle River Foundation operates.