Our Programs

Pike Place Market Foundation

In addition to supporting our agency partners in the neighborhood, The Pike Place Market Foundation also operates our own programs and services through our community resource center, The Market Commons.

The Market Commons is home to an array of new and existing programs that enable us to reduce barriers to meet emerging service needs in our community. Working in collaboration with our partners throughout the Market and across the city we’re able to address the needs of our neighbors as they arise.

Food Access Program

Our Food Access Program brought weekly deliveries of meals and groceries to senior residents in isolation and helped Market workers afford fruits and vegetables at Market produce stands. 

The Market Commons

The Market Commons resource staff reached senior residents by phone and video calls to check in on their health and safety during isolation. Market workers also relied on resource staff to help navigate public benefits while facing sudden unemployment or lost wages.

Community Safety Net

The Market Community Safety Net was available to help Market workers pay rent and other bills when income and other resources became scarce.

Small Business Recovery Fund

Our NEW! Small Business Recovery Fund provided unrestricted grants to Market merchants and peer-to-peer business consulting to help them adapt to the changing environment and guidelines. 


Rachel's Reserve

Our emergency grant funds covered the cost of COVID-19 testing for Heritage House staff, helped the preschool reopen after months of lost revenue and funded increased construction costs of the new preschool playground.