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Glaser Progress Foundation


Last profile update: 12/12/2017
Last grant data update: 03/05/2018

At A Glance

Glaser Progress Foundation

(formerly The Glaser Foundation)

108 S. Washington St., Ste. 400

Seattle, WA United States 98104-3433


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation






Established in 1993 in WA - Founded by Robert D. "Rob" Glaser, the founder and Chairman of RealNetworks, Inc., whose computer software products include RealPlayer, RealVideo and RealAudio, among others

Purpose and Activities

The foundation focuses on four program areas: 1) Measuring Progress: build a more equitable and sustainable world by improving our understanding and measurement of human progress, 2) Animal Advocacy: make animal treatment a crucial consideration in business, policy and personal decision-making, 3) Independent Media: strengthen democracy by making independent voices heard (the foundation has also launched a Progress Education Project which will influence all grant awards in this area), and 4) Global HIV/AIDS: to identify and implement programs that provide support for and fulfillment of the goals of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.