Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has raised over $50 million for low-income and homeless children and families. Learn more about our philanthropy, partnerships, and how we support the communities we serve.

More Children’s amazing free-throw skills lead to contribution from Windermere Foundation Greetings from the Windermere Foundation, On Saturday, children from the local University YMCA participated in a fun free-throw contest during halftime of the Apple Cup of men’s basketball (University of Washington vs. Washington State University). For each free-throw the children made, the Windermere Foundation contributed $100 to the YMCA benefiting its sports programs. These talented […]
More What is success? I’ve never really defined whatever we’ve accomplished at Windermere in terms of success or failure; rather, it is what we value.
More South King County Windermere offices raise over $10,000 for the Windermere Foundation at winter fundraising event The South King County Group of Windermere Offices recently held a very fun and successful Foundation Wine Tasting Fundraiser. The original goal was to raise $8000 after expenses. The actual amount ended up over $10,300! This amount, added to many contributions over the last several months, meant that the offices were able to grant $16,000 […]
More Windermere Edmonds office delivers stockings and more to homeless children I recently spoke with Patricia K Erickson of the Windermere Edmonds office about her office’s involvement with Tomorrow’s Hope Daycare, a very special childcare facility serving homeless children and their families in Snohomish County, Washington. It’s actually the only daycare serving homeless children in Snohomish County. Recently, the Edmonds office delivered 102 Christmas stockings to […]
More Susan’s favorite camp moments Sua’s drawing of new friends she met at camp One of the best and most touching parts of being involved with the Windermere Foundation is reading the thank-you letters written by children describing how your support of the Windermere Foundation has impacted their lives in ways that only children can. I recently received such a […]
More You’re invited! The Windermere Foundation Presents: The Winter Wine Tasting Fundraiser Thursday, December 3rd 6:00 – 10:00 P.M. Fairwood Golf & Country Club Contact the Foundation Representative at your Windermere office for tickets. Event Details: Click here of on image to download a flyer. Cost is $65 per person* 6-7 PM: Silent Auction, heavy appetizers and Wine […]
More Tips for holding a food drive Greetings from the Windermere Foundation, Last week I talked about coats. This week it’s food. Millions of children are in need of this most basic necessity. 17 million children – more than one in five across the United States – were living in households in which food at times ran short, according to a recent […]
More Windermere Kids at the Y Greetings from the Windermere Foundation, In 2006, the Windermere Foundation and the YMCA formed a partnership which would provide much needed financial assistance for children wishing to participate in the YMCA’s after-school and summer programs. Since then the Windermere Foundation has donated nearly $700,000 to this important cause. In addition to the financial support, hundreds […]
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More The Popularity of Volunteerism Greetings from the Windermere  Foundation, I just read an interesting article about volunteerism in America.  Happily, volunteerism has increased despite economic hardships. Click here to read the article:  The Chronicle of Philanthropy Best, Christine Wood
More Lake Forest Park Office Lends a Hand(s) on Community Service Day Greetings from the Windermere Foundation, Kris Barrows of the Windermere Lake Forest Park office in Seattle submitted this about their Community Service Day project at Ballinger Homes. “Ballinger Homes is an integral part of our community. It is a King County sponsored housing project that includes people from all over the world who have come to […]
More NBC News Clip Greetings from the Windermere Foundation, I’ve attached a link to a story that aired on NBC national news last night. It’s a great story of how families are getting much needed help during these difficult times. For me, the sweetest part of the story is the little boy’s show of emotion over the fact that […]
More Guardian Angels Greetings from the Windermere Foundation, This week I’ve included a sweet letter from a family who was referred to the Windermere Foundation by a social worker from Children’s Hospital. THIS is what it’s ALL about! Dear Windermere Foundation, We want to send you our biggest THANK YOU for your very generous gift you have given […]
More Windermere Agents Participate in National Reading Day Greetings from the Windermere Foundation, Every March 1st or 2nd for the past 12 years nearly 45 million children and adults participate in the the national Read Across America program. The purpose of the program is to help motivate children to read in addition to learning basic reading skills. The program’s date is in honor […]
More Day One Greetings from the Windermere Foundation, Last week I received a call from a mother who was looking for help with her rent. She explained to me that if she lost her apartment she would be homeless and would never be able to afford the move-in expenses IF and when she found another apartment. As you […]
More Food for Thought – 2008 Top Donor Greetings from the Windermere Foundation, The Windermere Foundation raised $1.5 million in 2008! Although donations were down, the over-and-above donations exceeded the transaction fee revenue for the 9th consecutive year! Approving the many requests that the Foundation receives gets tougher as donations decrease and the heartbreaking and deserving requests for help continue to grow. For […]
More Families Get Help in the “Nick” of Time Happy New Year from the Windermere Foundation! Judy Curran, Foundation Rep for our Madison Park office, sent me a story about how they helped a couple families in desperate need of a little holiday cheer. Please be sure to click on the link to an article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer about one of the […]
More Food – the Necessity of Life Greetings from the Windermere Foundation, Recently, Windermere Services challenged each department to bring in either cans of food or cash donations for local food banks. While there were incentives to be the winning department, in addition to the obvious rewards of helping others, each department took the challenge seriously. The challenge ran for one month […]
More Helping Families in Need During the Holiday Season Greetings from the Windermere Foundation, As the holiday season approaches, I thought I’d include information about what you can do to help less fortunate families, especially the children, during this important time. We encourage offices to adopt families through their local social service organizations or their local schools. Organize volunteers in your office to do […]
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