PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the tremendous disruptions for everyone and the extreme challenges that all nonprofits in our community are facing because of COVID-19, in 2020 we are making some significant changes to our grant making process and timeline this year.  If your organization has been invited to submit a proposal to the Cedarmere Foundation this year, please review our revised application process and submission deadlines outlined on the following web pages. Go to the "How to Apply" page for specific details.

Our Mission:

The Cedarmere Foundation supports the development and sustainability of effective governance and leadership in small nonprofit organizations that focus on education, health or human services in the Puget Sound region of Washington State.

Our Vision:

Through the Cedarmere Foundation, our family legacy is strong, effective nonprofit organizations that enable communities and families to thrive in the Puget Sound region.

About the Cedarmere Foundation:

The Cedarmere Foundation is a family foundation that was established in Seattle, Washington in 2006.

The Cedarmere Foundation was created in order to provide opportunities for multiple branches and generations of our family to work together toward a common goal that benefits the communities in which we live, work and play.

Collectively, our Board has more than 100 years of experience working with and/or for nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and beyond.   Click on the link below to meet our trustees and staff.  As employees, volunteers, trustees and consultants, we have supported scores of nonprofit organizations. Individually, we have also supported them financially. The creation of the Cedarmere Foundation now provides us with the opportunity to pool our collective knowledge, resources and passion in order to help enhance our community by strengthening the nonprofit organizations that work so hard to serve it.

After 10 years of grant making on an all-volunteer basis, the Cedarmere Foundation hired its first staff member in March 2016.

Click HERE to learn more about our trustees and staff.