What
We Do

Pike Place Market Foundation

OUR MISSION

is to nurture a thriving Market community.

Our values guide us in developing strong partnerships in the Market community: Collaboration, Inclusion, Respect, Optimism, Gratitude

Social Determinants of Health. Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Pike Place Market Foundation nurtures a thriving Market community so that everyone within it has the opportunity to live their best life possible. 

Established in 1982 to uplift the charter of Pike Place Market, the Market Foundation has granted $31 Million to support low-income housing, culturally-appropriate health care, access to healthy food, high-quality preschool, an active community and to fund capital needs within the historic district. As community builders in the Market we partner with, as well as operate and sustain, a network of programs and services that support low-income residents, workers, families and neighbors of the Market.

For the past 37 years, The Market Foundation has contributed to a neighborhood model that allows a diverse community to live and thrive here at Seattle’s historic Market. We do this by focusing on and measuring our impact against the model for a healthy community.


Our Impact



Legacy Partners are our long-standing partners in the Market community, often referred to as the “Five Families”. Since the early 1980s, the Market Foundation has dedicated consistent, unrestricted funding to allow our Market partners to sustain operations year-after-year and improve services in the Market community. We are not only a major funder of these programs, but we also collaborate to improve services and identify critical connections to improve the impact of the community as a whole.


Our Programs



Our special projects fund to meet the emerging service and capital needs in the Market community.


Rachel's Reserve

Special projects that make a positive impact on the neighborhood or built environment of the Market.

Visit Rachel's Reserve

Billie's Bank

We also fund and collaborate on small, community-driven projects that improve the health of the community and its members and inspire new relationships and connections.

Visit Billie's Bank