Investing in People to Improve the Quality of their Lives.
The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation strives to better the human condition by supporting programs and services that give people the tools to enhance the quality of their lives and to benefit society as a whole.
Promoting a Culture of Philanthropy and Selfless Contribution
The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation supports a broad spectrum of worthy organizations benefiting at-risk youth, economically and socially disadvantaged individuals and families, and those with special needs.
Areas of Focus
Providing higher education scholarships and funding two and four year as well as graduate scholarship programs helps build a strong educational foundation for future leaders.
Arts & Culture
Through cultural endeavors we help bring people together to share their creative talents, intellects, passions, customs and bold initiatives to explore new ways of doing things.
Health & Human Services
Health and Human Services ensures the vitality of the human body and spirit. We target programs that ensure access to basic health care services to the most vulnerable members of our communities.
Community Service touches the lives of everyone where they work, play and live. When everyone is involved in community improvement, the community progresses in a positive direction.
The Roots of a Dream
The values of The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation were defined long before the growth of the Washington Companies.
In 1964, with encouragement and loan from a friend, Dennis Washington started his own construction business. Dennis’ work ethic and entrepreneurial vision drew others to him and his enterprises flourished. As success grew, so did the desire to give back. The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation was created in 1988 as a means to share good fortune and help others realize their dreams.
It is our long-standing belief that education is the single most powerful determinant in the future of our society. The Foundation funds scholarship programs to support higher education, and our offerings run the gamut from two-year programs to the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Nov 14, 2023
Holiday Giving Program awards record amount to Montana basic needs organizations
99 basic needs organizations across Montana will receive a combined $356,000 as part of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation’s Holiday…
Oct 13, 2023
BCIT receives DPWF donation to expand skilled trades opportunities in BC
Burnaby, BC – In an effort to expand early access to skills training and education, Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction…
Feb 14, 2023
15th annual Pay It Forward employees selected
The U.S.-based Washington Companies awarded $125,000 to 250 randomly selected employees for donation to charities of their choice. An annual Washington…