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The Foster Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

The Foster Foundation

13 Central Way

Kirkland, WA United States 98033-6105

Telephone: (206) 726-1815


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $67,760,086

Total giving: $5,937,494





Additional Contact Information

Seattle, WA contacts: tel.: (206) 726-1815, fax: (206) 903-0628


Established in 1984 in WA - The Foster Foundation was established in 1984 by Albert O. Foster, his wife Evelyn and son Michael to provide an ongoing avenue of support for the people and communities of the Pacific Northwest. The founders, who had participated in the economic and cultural growth of the region, wanted to enable future generations to grow and thrive

Purpose and Activities

Giving to enhance the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest and in AK, through support of qualified needs in the areas of arts and culture, medical research, treatment and care, education, and human welfare. The foundation places special emphasis on meeting the needs of the underserved and disadvantage segments of the population, especially children, women, and seniors.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Homeless services
  • Human services
  • Nonprofits
  • Pediatrics
  • Performing arts
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $67,760,086 (market value)

Gifts received: $123,969

Expenditures: $6,701,217

Total giving: $5,937,494

Qualifying distributions: $6,079,681