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Glaser Progress Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-01-31

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

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $7,564,161

Total giving: $1,014,469





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for application questions:


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.

Fields of Interest

  • Animal welfare
  • Civic participation
  • Communication media
  • Democracy
  • Economic development
  • International development
  • Public affairs
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $7,564,161 (market value)

Gifts received: $423,579

Expenditures: $1,514,932

Total giving: $1,014,469

Qualifying distributions: $1,501,266

Giving activities include:

$1,014,469 for 9 grants (high: $749,664; low: $5,000)