The Glaser Foundation was founded by Paul F. Glaser in 1952. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed to programs providing services to children, the elderly, the disabled, and to agencies involved in educations, community services, medical services, medical research, and the arts. The Foundation efforts are focused in King County and the immediately adjoining areas.

The Glaser Foundation's Board of Directors is currently focusing on direct-line services, mainly to children and the elderly. We are considering applications related to:

  • Education/Vocational training
  • Health related issues
  • Services to the elderly
  • Services to children with disabilities
  • Services to children from disadvantaged backgrounds

Our grants average around $5,000, but range from $500 to $50,000. All applicants must be a 501(c)(3) Public Charity in good standing with the IRS.

Review Process

We accept and review applications throughout the year and grants are normally disbursed in November. The review process may take up to 9 months. Applications are approved by the Board; no individual can make commitments for the Foundation on their own.

For the cycle ending in November 2013, the Foundation will group applications by category and make decisions for each category at a separate meeting of the board. To accomplish this we will cut off application for each category on the date listed below; applications received after that date will roll into the following year (November of 2014):

Cut-off date Category
March 15, 2015 Services to children with disabilities
June 15, 2015 Services to disadvantaged children and families
June 15, 2015 Education
June 15, 2015 Medical
June 15, 2015 Services to the elderly

Please submit your application as early as possible. This application submission system is limited and you may experience difficulties if submitting applications at the last minute. If you do experience difficulties, please copy and save your responses into a separate document (since saving application is not possible) and then attempt to resubmit at a different time.

Application Process

We invite you to use our online application to submit your proposal to our Board.

  • Take our Eligibility Quiz to determine whether you meet our basic qualifications to receive funding.
  • If you pass the Eligibility Quiz, your application will be reviewed by the Board on a rolling basis. We may request additional information during the review process, have a Board member visit your organization, or accept or reject the application as is.

Any questions can be directed to info@paulglaserfoundation.org.

You cannot rely on verbal commitments from any individual. The Foundation is only bound by decisions ratified at a meeting of the Board of Directors, as documented in the minutes of those meetings.

To begin the online application process, please click the START button below.