Welcome to the Charlotte Martin Foundation!

The Charlotte Martin Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to enriching the lives of youth and also to preserving and protecting wildlife and habitat. Our two areas of focus – youth and wildlife – were established by our founder, Charlotte Yeoman Martin, during her lifetime, and continue today as a legacy to her generosity.

The Foundation is currently updating its focus areas and grant making guidelines for 2015. Please check back for more information that will be posted by March 1.


Enriching the Lives of Youth, Protecting Wildlife and Habitat

The Charlotte Martin Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to enriching the lives of youth in the areas of athletics, culture, and education and also to preserving and protecting wildlife and habitat. Our two areas of focus – youth and wildlife – were established by our founder, Charlotte Yeoman Martin, during her lifetime, and continue today as a legacy to her generosity.

Youth are the future. We need to encourage them to explore their passions and develop their skills through education, culture, and athletics and make strong and lasting contributions to the world. Active involvement in education, creating cultural experiences, and participation in athletic endeavors shapes a lifetime of learning.

Stewardship of wildlife and habitat is a fundamental responsibility. We need to preserve the resilience of our vital ecosystems in order to promote biodiversity and the protection of wildlife.

 In our funding decisions, we are guided by these core  principles:

Relevance: We ask our community for information regarding significant opportunities in our region and in our focus areas to ensure that we are responding to needs and opportunities as experienced by the community.

Community Engagement: We seek to foster community engagement in protecting wildlife and habitat and developing youth skills, thereby building on community strengths and actions.

Focus on Place: Grounded in the Northwest, we fund in urban, rural and tribal area communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Expand Opportunity: We give special consideration in our grantmaking to benefit and expand opportunity for underserved populations in our region.


All applications for funding are received electronically. Learn more about our program priorities and our grantmaking at how to apply.