Financial Information

Total Assets: $3,276,825

Total Giving: $175,000

Area of Service:


Areas of Interest:

Not Available




he following grants were reported in 2008:
$10,000 to Archdiocesan Housing Authority, Seattle, WA. For five core programs providing shelter and services for homeless individuals and families, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Solid Ground, Seattle, WA. For Apple Corps program where VISTA volunteers work in low-income schools to address hunger and malnutrition, payable over 1 year.
$3,000 to YMCA of Greater Seattle, Seattle, WA. For Young Adults in Transition program providing transitional housing for 40 homeless youth each year, payable over 1 year.
$2,000 to Jewish Family Service, Seattle, WA. For Emergency Housing Assistance Program: immediate financial aid for people at risk of homelessness, payable over 1 year.
$2,000 to Jubilee Womens Center, Seattle, WA. For general operating support of long-term shelter for single adult women on Capitol Hill, payable over 1 year.
$2,000 to Nature Consortium, Seattle, WA. For Youth Art Program, year-round nature-based art classes for low-income children and youth, payable over 1 year.
$2,000 to Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle, WA. For DanceChance program, providing free classical ballet training to promising children who might otherwise not discover their talent, payable over 1 year.
$2,000 to Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA. For free visual arts classes for underserved children and youth in and around Seattles Central District, payable over 1 year.
$1,000 to Urban ArtWorks, Seattle, WA. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.
$1,000 to Vera Project, Seattle, WA. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.


Giving limited to Seattle, WA.
No grants to individuals, or for film/video, computers, office equipment, or software.


Giving primarily to programs serving the homeless and hungry, and to arts and culture (primarily community-based arts programs related to issues of homelessness and hunger, providing arts opportunities for underserved constituencies)


Type of Grantmaker: Independent foundation
Established in 1985 in WA.

Quick Facts Sheet


Located in:



United States

Contact Information / Process

Phone: (206) 781-3472

Email: [email protected]

c/o Union Bank of California, N.A.
P.O. Box 3123
Seattle, WA 98114-3123

Application form required. Applicants should submit the following:
1. Name, address and phone number of organization
2. Copy of IRS Determination Letter
3. Brief history of organization and description of its mission
4. Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
5. Contact person
6. Copy of current year’s organizational budget and/or project budget
Initial approach: Telephone or e-mail for guidelines, or see foundation web site
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): May and Dec.
Deadline(s): Apr. 1 and Oct. 30
Final notification: Following board meetings

Donors & Leadership

Gilbert R. Fales

Union Bank of California, N.A.



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