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Jane’s Fund

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Building brighter futures in Pierce County and beyond

Jane’s Fund honors the legacy of one of our founders Jane Russell, who focused her philanthropy efforts and volunteerism within Pierce County. Remembering Jane’s personal connection to individuals and local communities, grants focus on education, scholarships, supporting youth around housing and basic needs, and developing grassroots leaders. A by-invitation-only program, Jane’s Fund grants are focused in Pierce County, Washington on the promise of individuals, providing them with tools and opportunities to build a brighter future.

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Year Established
Orgs Janes


Grants Total
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In Support
Focus Areas

Investing in Individuals

Education and Scholarships

We provide scholarships to economically disadvantaged students – inspiring them to reach higher through support and mentorship which is central to our giving model.

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Youth Homelessness

Success starts with stability. Knowing where you’ll lay your head at night is a basic need and we support programs that fight to end local youth homelessness.


Leadership Development

We see the promise in people, supporting individuals and grassroots leaders to better our communities from within.

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Education is the primary means through which we achieve upward social mobility. It is imperative that we provide all students with access and the supports needed to succeed.

Jonathan Jackson, Palmer Scholars

Diverse and adaptive supports are necessary if students are to enroll, persist, and complete college, and become contributing citizens in the future.
College can serve as a catalyst for broader change when diverse, emerging leaders are supported and equipped together to build more equitable communities.

Tim Herron, Ed.D., Degrees of Change