Welcome to Lamb Foundation

  2021: Celebrating 50 years of support

Lamb Foundation is a small, family foundation founded in 1971.
Lamb Foundation makes grants to support the work of tax exempt, non profit, public charities that fit our mission, guidelines and interests.

The mission of the Lamb Foundation is to support creative programs to improve the quality of human experience.  We are guided by the values of innovation, sound management and the potential for positive impact over time.

Throughout our grantmaking, we particularly encourage those projects that recognize the positive impact of direct action, exploration and intellectual curiosity.

We focus our support primarily on organizations and projects in the Pacific Northwest United States of America.

Overall, we prefer to support small projects that can clearly articulate their potential impact.  Our emphasis is in the following:



Projects to improve access to the arts and provide cultural opportunities, particularly in smaller or rural communities.

Grant Highlight:

Urban ArtWorks

(Seattle, WA) received $12,000 in 2020 to provide arts-based employment opportunities for young people with barriers to employment and education.


Projects that help develop innovative solutions or direct preventative or restorative actions that help the environment. We favor projects that focus on the Columbia River watershed.


Grant Highlight:

Oregon Environmental Council

(Portland, OR) received $10,000 in 2018 to work with local stakeholders in the Umatilla River basin to address serious water quality and quantity issues.

Social Services For Youth & Children

Direct services that enhance the lives of children and youth. Our goal is to support programs that help youth realize their full potential, and to prevent future problems in society.


Grant Highlight:

Portland Homeless Family Solution

(Portland, OR) received $10,000 in 2019 to prevent homelessness for families facing imminent homelessness