How We Give

Paul Allen and his sister Jody Allen founded the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to change the trajectory of people’s lives and strengthen communities through catalytic philanthropy that helps meet our energy needs and address the threat of climate change, promote biodiversity on land and in the seas, give young people access to immersive experiences in art and strengthen education, address the needs of vulnerable populations, and advance scientific and technological breakthroughs around the world. All told, Mr. Allen’s philanthropic contributions exceed $2 billion. . 

Because our funding vision and priorities are carefully curated, at this time we do not accept unsolicited proposals. To help us stay apprised of initiatives and organizations working to be agents of positive change in the Pacific Northwest and around the world, we encourage you to introduce yourself through our contact form.

Because our funding vision is carefully curated, we do not accept unsolicited proposals. In addition, the Foundation does not provide funding for the following:

  • General operating support for ongoing activities
  • Loans or debt retirement
  • Annual appeals, federated campaigns, general fund drives, special events, or sponsorships
  • Projects of organizations whose policies or practices discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation
  • Sectarian or religious organizations whose principal activity is for the benefit of their own members or adherents
  • Indirect Costs

Policy on Donations: The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation does not accept donations.