Pike Place Market Foundation supports the heart of the Market – its people.

By helping our neighbors who work, learn and live in and around the Market, the Foundation’s mission is to nurture a thriving Market community.

Established in 1982, The Market Foundation has granted more than $40 million to provide housing, healthcare, healthy food, childcare and a community of support to our downtown and Market neighbors. Over the past 40 years, The Market Foundation has contributed to a neighborhood model that allows a diverse community to live and thrive here at Pike Place Market.

We are guided by the following values: collaboration, inclusion, respect, optimism and gratitude.

children at the market

40 years of Market Foundation History

As we celebrate 40 years, we’re looking back on our history and honoring the staff, service partners, volunteers and supporters who have helped nurture a thriving community at Pike Place Market. Check out some of the highlights from our four decades of history in the Market!


  • Learn more about the network of services we support with your help here.
  • Meet the Pike Place Market community on our blog. Follow us on social media for more stories – see bottom of this page.

We currently employ 12 full-time staff members.

Our tax ID number is 91-1197625. You can view our most recent 990 here. For our current audited financials, see our full financial report.

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Photography by Timothy Aguero Photography and Rosemary DaiRoss Photography unless otherwise noted.