Pacific NW Programs
Libraries

The Allen family recognizes the unique role libraries play in communities, and supports their growth and success. The Faye G. Allen Library Program is named after Mrs. Faye Allen, who passed on her love of books to her family and community.

Faye Allen, Paul and Jody’s mother, was an avid reader and book lover, and she handed down that enthusiasm to her children. From her childhood job at a small town Oklahoma library to her book-filled home near Seattle, she surrounded herself with literature of every genre. The Foundation has always recognized the unique role libraries play in communities, and supports their growth and success. The Faye G. Allen Library Program supports projects in Washington State and Multnomah County, Oregon, alternating funding each year between two priority areas: Encouraging Children to Read and Making Connections.