The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has supported a broad spectrum of worthy causes benefiting people of all ages. The Foundation seeks to fund non-profit organizations that help improve the quality of people’s lives. Since 1988, it has funded programs for those with special needs, summer camps for cancer-stricken or troubled children and ensured access to theater, arts and music programs by economically disadvantaged youth and their families. It has granted wishes for terminally ill children, awards for science and math fair winners, and funded programs to purchase clothing, school supplies and toys for needy children. The Foundation also has supported rescue missions, food banks, shelters for victims of domestic violence, free mammogram exams for low-income women, and dental screenings and preventive care for underprivileged youth.
When deciding to award a grant, we examine each organization’s actions, accomplishments and potential for growth. Additionally, we guide our funding toward organizations that support our four main focus areas: Education, Health and Human Services, Arts and Culture, and Community Service.