Baker Foundation Grant

Baker Foundation

Suggest an update

Grant amount: US $2,500 - US $25,000

Next deadline: Apr 1, 2020 (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Sep 1, 2020 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity Hospital / Clinic Elementary / Secondary School College / University

Funding uses: Project / Program, Capital Project, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Pierce County, Washington

Location of residency: Washington

View website    Save

About this funder:



Note: The Foundation accepts proposal letters all year. It my take up to six months from the arrival of a proposal letter to approval of a formal grant application by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Deadlines for formal applications are listed above. 

In 1995 Elbert Baker died, leaving his family to continue the labor of love he had begun. Elbert loved the city of Tacoma, its people, and its institutions. His vision for the Foundation was that it should provide a legacy of fine arts, education, and health institution funding for the community, emphasizing programs for youth.

Supporting the Future 

The Baker Foundation is dedicated to preserving and furthering the vision of its founder through many years ahead. Like Elbert H. Baker II, the Foundation is a dynamic yet quiet influence in the community he loved. The people and institutions of Tacoma and Pierce County will continue to benefit from his vision for many generations.

Program grants average between $2,500 and $10,000. Capital gifts and Endowment grants are $25,000 each.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grants are made only to 501c3 non-profit charitable organizations.
  • The Baker Foundation confines grants primarily to the State of Washington, Pierce County.
    • The Foundation will review proposals from regional organizations with a demonstrated record of service in the Foundation’s areas of focus; i.e., Pierce County, Washington.


  • As a general policy, The Baker Foundation does not make contributions for:
    • Projects which are primarily or normally funded by public tax funds, 
    • Religious organizations for sectarian purposes,
    • Basic research,
    • Grants to individuals.