Davis Family Foundation

About The Davis Family Foundation

The Davis Family Foundation champions organizations that support children and their families — focused on greater King County.

The Davis Family Foundation is the result of the lifelong interest that Andrew and Florinda Davis have had in helping children. The Foundation was started in 2012 and is focused on improving living conditions for children — especially around Redmond Washington (the Eastside of Seattle), where disadvantaged children tend to be overlooked.

The Davis Family Foundation has grown in 2012 to offer funding totaling over $130,000 for Eastside organizations and programs including:

Western Washington Support for Children:

  • Hopelink – To facilitate a more effective long-term supply chain for the food banks, we purchased a commercial delivery truck for Hopelink.   DFF is one of only six Platinum+ Business Alliance Partners together with Microsoft, Tully’s, and the Seattle Times.  For Hopelink’s 2012 Annual Reaching Out Luncheon, DFF is one of five lead sponsors, together with Boeing, KOMO News, FedEx, and Seattle Chocolates.  DFF was the only “Changing Lives” donor for Hopelink’s Pacesetters 2012.
  • Northwest Harvest – Northwest Harvest feeds hungry people with highly efficient foodbank services across the state of Washington.
  • Treehouse – Only 2% of foster children in the USA earn a college degree.  Treehouse helps foster kids succeed in school with educational advocates.  DFF has provided a grant specific to enhancing support at Seattle’s Garfield High School.   As a $10K+ sponsor of Treehouse, DFF joins Nordstrom, Safeco, and JP Morgan Chase in giving to help foster kids in Seattle.
  • Hope Alliance for Kids –  Hope Alliance offers overnight summer camp sessions for children who have a documented history of abuse and/or neglect.  SeattleTravel.com is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2013 Foster Kids 5k in Redmond’s Marymoor Park.

National Health Organizations:

The Davis Family Foundation is continuing to actively partner with organizations to create long term funding for several programs initiated and managed by the organizations above.

From a national standpoint, poverty and education are at epidemic levels. Every day the national statistics are becoming a local reality. It is a common assumption that all people who live on the Eastside have money. In the Lake Washington School District alone we have multiple schools categorized as Title 1 and impoverished. Last year Hopelink turned away nine hundred families in need of help because they simply didn’t have the funding.

The Davis Family Foundation is working closely with organizations like Hopelink, Treehouse, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society to make a difference in our own backyard. We believe that every dollar, every opportunity to volunteer and every moment counts when you are bettering the life of a child.

The Foundation is a memorial to the life’s work, and following the tragic early deaths of Andrew’s parents and grandparents:  Arvin & Leslie Davis plus Frida and Harold Heyward.