Welcome to Lamb Foundation

  2021: Celebrating 50 years of supporting communities through philanthropy

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 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:

My Voice Music

(Portland, OR) received $5,000 in 2015 to provide 4 weeks of 5-day summer camps serving 72 youth, 35 of whom are living in foster care.



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:

Cascade Forest Conservancy Young Friends of the Forest program

(Portland, OR) received $12,000 in 2019 to bring under-served middle and high school students on exciting stewardship trips in the Cascades.


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:

Olalla Center Relief Nursery Start-up

(Toledo, OR) received $15,000 in 2019 to prepare their first therapeutic classroom to serve young children in Lincoln County at risk of abuse and/or neglect due to multiple stressors