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The Trust’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to organizations seeking to strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.

In addition to a special interest in education and scientific research, the Trust partners with a wide variety of organizations that serve the arts, public affairs, health and medicine, human services, leadership development, and persons with disabilities.

In carrying out this mission, the Trust:

  • Convenes groups of people to identify emerging issues of importance to the region and to areas of mutual interest.
  • Promotes the sharing of ideas and networking of individuals and organizations among its constituencies and beyond.
  • Encourages thoughtful and purposeful stewardship and investment of resources by individuals, families, and foundations in the areas of Trust concern.
  • Serves its constituencies through strategic grantmaking and enrichment program initiatives that advance the missions, build capacity, and increase the effectiveness of organizations consonant with the Trust’s mission.