The Russell Family Foundation values integrity, mutual trust, constructive communication, life-long learning, and courage. We seek to demonstrate these values in all of our activities. As an organization committed to life-long learning, we apply what we learn from our actions, the work of our grantees, and our community partnerships to improve upon the past. By sharing what we learn, we hope to help others do the same.
Our place of focus is the Puget Sound region, with a particular emphasis on the south Puget Sound and Pierce County. Our programs reflect this commitment to place. Our local leadership program (Jane’s Fellowship Program) works with grassroots leaders who live and work in Pierce County.
Our regional Puget Sound portfolio focuses in the 12 counties of: Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston, Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and San Juan.
Our regional Environmental Education program focuses in the 4 counties of: King, Pierce, Kitsap and Thurston. We recently made a long-term commitment to work in the Puyallup watershed as part of our environmental work.