Power of Pike Place

Pike Place Market Foundation

Power of Pike Place is the Pike Place Market Foundation’s COVID-19 Response & Recovery campaign.

Our goal is to raise at least $3.5 million this year to triple our investment in the social services, small businesses and the people who make Pike Place Market, all of whom need help in this national health crisis.

Power of Pike Place is about the strength of Pike Place Market:

Power of Pike Place is the diversity of the mission – a place for farmers, for small businesses and for everyone living and working around Pike Place Market. Learn more about our values in our official Pike Place Charter.

Power of Pike Place is the people of the Market: from the flower farmers to the fish mongers, the senior residents, preschoolers and YOU, our loyal shoppers, donors and advocates. Everyone is an important part of the fabric of this community. Read some of our most impactful Market Stories.

Power of Pike Place is the local economy that is fueled by Pike Place Market. With more than 15 million visitors a year, the Market is the #1 destination in the Pacific Northwest. Our vibrant neighborhood is home to 500+ local, independent businesses that thrive in the heart of downtown Seattle, as well as a vast network of vital housing and social services that more than 11,000 of our neighbors rely on every day for health care, food and community support.

Power of Pike Place is the model for a healthy community that we’ve honed for 50 years and counting. We see the need for this public health model now, more than ever. Learn more about our model for a health community

The Pike Place Market Foundation’s Response to COVID-19

Our community partners at the Pike Place Market medical clinic, food bank, senior housing and assisted living continue to serve thousands of our neighbors on the frontline. Our team at the Pike Place Market Foundation is dedicated to providing long-term, consist funding to support our partner organizations year over year. Learn more about how we’re adapting quickly to the many needs of the Market community in this health crisis. 

Thanks to the support of more than 4,000 donors last year, we are proud to announce our investment today of $1.4 million in unrestricted grants and funds to support vital services in the Market this year. These funds will go far to support our partner social service agencies and COVID- 19 community initiatives. 


COVID-19 has had a significant and heartbreaking effect on our vibrant Pike Place Market neighborhood that’s made up of thousands of farmers, craftspeople, artisans, small businesses and senior residents.

Sadly, more than 90% of the 500 businesses in the Market were forced to initially close as a result of the pandemic, resulting in the vast majority of workers suffering the immediate loss of jobs and income.

A new Pike Place Market Small Business Recovery Fund will provide quick, flexible and critical gap funding to bring the Market back to its vibrancy. It will also create a path to long-term support as our businesses transition to new economic conditions and develop new strategies for business development.

The Market is a community and this Recovery Fund is an essential tool in our rebuilding efforts that will greatly impact businesses, workers and the economic recovery of our entire region.

Here’s how to show your support for the Power of Pike Place:

Donate TODAY – Every dollar powers the Pike Place Market on its path to recovery. Individual donations above $1,000 and corporate contributions above $2,500 will be recognized on our website. Contact us for more information: mktfoundation@pikeplacemarket.org

Follow the #PowerOfPikePlace on social media, in the press and at Pike Place Market Foundation to see the impact that we are making Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn |  Twitter

Watch our Support The Market Live-Stream

Watch our special livestream from the heart of Pike Place Market. Together, we can bring the Market community back to full-health and vibrancy.

Featuring exclusive live performances from hyper-local and Market talent, such as The Black Tones, Can Can Culinary Cabaret, and more! Stay tuned and #SupportPikePlaceMarket with us!

Thanks to our sponsors

Thanks to this group of generous supporters who are helping us build up the Power of Pike Place!

Want to join this list? Individual donations above $1,000 and corporate contributions above $2,500 will be recognized on our website.

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1st Security Bank

Advisory Services & Investments, LLC


American Lamb

Amy and Lawrence Corey

Amy Morgan and Francois Ajenstat

Amy Worthington

Angelia Wesch

Arlene and Mark Tibergien

Austin W. Dienst and Meghan Graves

Beck Tench

Becky L. Bogard


Bruce Moore and Vicki Brown

Cambia Health Solutions

Carla and Don Lewis

Carol Johnson

Carolyn Burrows

Carolyn Corvi and John Bates

Catherine Leschen

Christine Heidel

Christopher Tezak and Stephanie Schuster

Chuan Nguyen

Cindy and Rob Shurtleff

Clint and Barbara Bennett

Columbia Hospitality / John and Deanna Oppenheimer

D & P Roberts Foundation

Dan Moore and Carter Pecce

David Enslow

David Victor

DeeAnn and David Burman

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Devin and Emily McComb

Diana Choi

Don and Jerri Gordon

Dr. Jodie Wohl and Richard Hert

Edward and Jennifer Kirschenbaum

Edward Lazowska and Lyndsay Downs

Elizabeth Leber and Andrew Coveler

Ellen L Ferguson

Emeline Garba and Yauhen Radzikevich

Fox’s Jewelry Seattle

Friends of the Market

Garneau-Nicon Family Foundation

Gary and Kris Fluhrer

Greystar Dev LLC

Harborstone Credit Union

Heidi de Laubenfels and Harris Clarke

Helen Stusser

Howard and Nancy Johnson

James and Holly Johnson

Jared Frey

Jason Ruymen

Jay and Sue Fredericksen

Jeannie and Bruce Nordstrom

Jeff Henigson

Jennifer Nagel and John Thomas

Jo and Blaine Vandersnick

Jocelyn Berrendonner

Jody Foster and John Ryan

Joe Skinner

John and Vicki Pierce

John Teutsch and Mary Foster

John Tidwell

Joseph and Catherine Keating

Joseph and Jane Heinrich

Joseph and Patricia Desimone

Joseph Fuller

Joshua Green Foundation, Inc

JR and Amy Tipton

Judith Mullikin

Julia and Michael Levitt

Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Family Fund

Kathryn Fleischer and David Stein

Keith Whittemore

Kirsten Anderson and Kevin Sabol


Kurt and Ilene Giambastiani

Leroy Hood

Liann and Stephen Sundquist

Lillian Sherman

Linda Anderson

Lindy and Bill Gaylord

Lisa Samson and Michael Gamsky

Lookout Foundation

Lyn Tangen and Richard Barbieri

Lynn and Howard Behar

Lynn Claudon and Charles Royer

Lyou-Fu Ma

Marika and Colin VanderSmith

Markand Heather Barbieri

Martin Smith Inc

Mary Germany

Mary Richardson

Mary Sheehan

Matt Nutt and Amy VanBlaricom

Meridian Capital

Micki and Bob Flowers


Molly Nordstrom

Moxi Works

Mr. G Mark Snapp

Myra and Mike McCoy

Nancy and John Hambacher

Nancy Ward and Toby Bright

Natasha Bleier

Nicole Bahr


Pacifica Law Group

Paul Kent Pearse

Paul Roberts

Paul S Neal

Peggy Phillips

Peter and Jackie True

Peter Danelo

Phoebe Andrew

Phyllis Henigson

Pike Place Market PDA

Polly Gardner

Rachel Purpel

Richard and Francine Loeb Family Foundation

Ross Linderman and Michele de Jesus

Ruth and Todd Warren

Sarah Hrobky

Savor Seattle

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Seneca Group

Shannon and Benjamin Girlando

Sharon Harada

Sherry Burkey and Bill Rudolph

Sosio’s Fruit and Produce

South Lake Union Rotary Foundation

Starbucks Coffee Company

Susan and Jon Talton

Susan and Lewis Edelheit

Suzanne M Hittman

Swire Coca-Cola

The Balthrop Family

The Commerce Bank of Washington

The Pike Place Market Creamery

The Samuel Family


Thurston Charitable Foundation

Timothy and Laurel Spelman

Timothy Kelley

Tyler Smits

Walker Family Foundation

Walsh Construction

Warren and Nancy Smith

Washington Federal Foundation

Wells Fargo Foundation

Whole Foods Market

William and Julia Ingram

Woodruff Sullivan

Wyman Youth Trust

Wyncote Foundation

Campaign Leadership 

Lindy Gaylord, Board Member, Past President & Campaign Co-Chair

Austin Dienst, Board Member & Campaign Co-Chair

Mark Barbieri, Board Alumni, Past President & Campaign Co-Chair

DeeAnn Burman, Board Alumni

Abraham Dairi, Board Member & Past President

Peter Danelo, Board Alumni & Past President

Jody Foster, Board Alumni

Amy Morgan, Board Member

Peter True, Board Member

Warren Stickney, Board Member

Scott Wasner, Board Member 

Together, we can support the recovery of Pike Place Market and sustain its future for generations to come.