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Sequoia Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Sequoia Foundation

1250 Pacific Ave., Ste. 870

Tacoma, WA United States 98402-4334


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-10-31)

Assets: $28,545,238

Total giving: $6,596,302






Established in 1982 in WA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is committed to strengthening and enriching the quality of life in Tacoma and Pierce County, WA, and to enhancing environmental and economic outcomes in the Pacific Northwest.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Ecological Economic Enterprise

The program is committed to supporting well-managed nonprofit organizations and citizen initiatives that develop, promote and/or implement innovative, market-based strategies that cause positive environmental and economic outcomes within Washington and Oregon.

Pierce County Program

The program supports established programs in Pierce County, WA including: 1) Basic Needs to Self-Sufficiency programs; 2) Children and Youth Development; 3) Community Building and Development; and 4) Culture and the Arts.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI, the form of a no-interest loan, to an early learning, pre-school, and out-of-school-time child care agency, for capital improvement.

Fields of Interest

Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-10-31

Assets: $28,545,238 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,132,500

Expenditures: $7,188,266

Total giving: $6,596,302

Qualifying distributions: $6,943,821