Welcome to the Stewardship Foundation
The Stewardship Foundation is a family foundation in Tacoma, Washington with roots dating back to 1947. We enjoy a rich legacy of Christian faith-based philanthropy, one based upon service to others. From local engagements to international strategies, the Stewardship Foundation shares our resources with the hope to alleviate suffering, to improve the lives of those on the margins, and to be an instrument of God’s healing and peace in our world.
The Stewardship Foundation provides resources to Christ-centered organizations that share their faith in Jesus in word and deed with others throughout the world.
The resources we share include financial support (primarily through project grants and operating support), networking and philanthropic counsel.
The people we serve include the poor, the marginalized, the disadvantaged and those who lack faith in Jesus.
The areas we serve include the Puget Sound region, the United States and the Developing World.
The programs we support include Christian leadership, poverty, justice and reconciliation, faith and discipleship, and children at risk.
Our Values and Identity
- We are Committed to Christ: Our faith in Jesus is foundational in our mission and service.
- We are Stewards: We manage and share resources entrusted to us. They are not our own.
- We are Listeners: The expertise of partners and practitioners helps guide our investment of resources for maximum impact.
- We value Mutuality: We recognize the interdependent partnership between giver and receiver.
- We acknowledge Complexity: The issues we address such as poverty and justice are multi-dimensional and require solutions which match the depth of the problems.
- We respect the equality of Women: We believe in the importance of gender diversity in organizational leadership and on governing boards. We support the empowerment of women worldwide.
- We are Advocates: We are proponents of racial and ethnic justice and reconciliation.
- We are Inclusive: We recognize and affirm the dignity of all people. We do not discriminate on the bases of sexual orientation or gender identity.
At Palmer Scholars, we work to close the postsecondary success gap for low-income students of color in our community by utilizing our “Whole Scholar” model. Through our 38 years of experience, we know that the Scholars we serve lead lives outside of the classroom. Our Whole Scholar model is a deliberately designed set of services that accounts for the holistic needs of our Scholars, not just what is generally encapsulated in a college access program. This includes training, mentoring, financial assistance, and ongoing support from our passionate team of staff and volunteers. We make a multi-year commitment to serve our Scholars from the time they are 16 years old all the way through postsecondary program completion, whether that is a 2-year or 4-year degree, certificate program or apprenticeship.. We are committed to our Scholars’ success, whatever their path may be! Learn more at www.palmerscholars.org