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Puget Sound

A Healthy, Sustainable Future – Together

For over 20 years, The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) has partnered with local organizations that protect and restore the waters of Puget Sound and contribute to long-term environmental sustainability and positive social impacts for our estuary and communities in our region.

The 2021 Grantmaking cycle for the Puget Sound program has been completed. As TRFF undertakes a strategic planning process, grantmaking in our Puget Sound program has been paused for 2022. We look forward to sharing more details about our strategic direction in 2022. For questions about our Puget Sound Program, please reach out to Fabiola Greenawalt, Program Officer.

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Keeping waters clean and communities healthy

Partnerships and Collaboration

We support organizations, coalitions and collaboratives pursuing coordinated, systemic changes to issues facing Puget Sound.

Protection and Restoration

We fund a mix of strategies protecting our estuary and its communities including public engagement, education, advocacy, strengthening regulations and policy change.

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Recovering Puget Sound is about people. We want future generations to experience the vibrant salmon runs and thriving orcas that are fundamental to our rich cultural and regional identities.
The rivers of Puget Sound are an important part of our shared history, culture, and heritage, providing a critical link that connects us with nature and to one another.

Wendy McDermott, American Rivers

An Independent NonProfit

Puyallup Watershed Initiative

The Foundation’s largest place-based investment leverages a new model for community-centered change by bringing together hundreds of leaders, nonprofit organizations, businesses and government agencies to improve the health of the Puyallup Watershed and its communities.