Our Neighborhood

Pike Place Market Foundation


Following a decades-long fight to save Pike Place Market from the wrecking ball, the Market Foundation was founded in 1982 to provide services and support for the Market community, with especially our neighbors living on low incomes at the heart of our mission.  

Friends of the Market protest with picket signs

Our mission is to nurture a thriving Market community so that everyone within it can live their best life possible.

As a community foundation, we provide funding and partnership to a network of social services in Pike Place Market. We also operate programs and services through our community resource center, The Market Commons.


People dedicate their time, talent and treasure to making Pike Place Market a vibrant community. 

With the support of volunteers and donors, the Pike Place Market Foundation has invested more than $40 million in sustaining a network of social services, building Market housing, and funding restorations to our historic district. 

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Rooted in the model for a healthy community, we improve the health and well-being of our neighbors by promoting and increasing access to education, nutritious food, community support, economic stability and a safe neighborhood.  

Learn more about our impact in the Market community