The Foundation’s mission is to support programs and projects that serve the public’s benefit, especially in the areas of education and youth services, poverty alleviation and hunger, civic and community services and amenities, the environment, diversity, culture, and the arts.
Hazel Miller Foundation grants are designed to serve non-profit organizations operating in Edmonds and South Snohomish County. The Foundation will award approximately $500,000 annually to charities and non-profit organizations and is currently accepting and considering applications on a quarterly basis.
Funding will be based on the needs of your organization, and, although there is no restriction on repeat grants, previous grant allocations will be considered. Capital Projects will be assessed carefully and funded on a limited basis.
As a young woman, Hazel moved to Seattle where she fell in love and married Morris Miller. Together they owned and operated a very successful business called Seattle Quilt Manufacturing Company, makers of the famous “comfy” sleeping bag, and after many years sold the business, retired, and enjoyed the last 30 years of their lives in Edmonds. They were avid salmon sport fishermen and committed members of the community.
Hazel loved Edmonds so much that she wanted to give back to the community that brought her so much joy. When Hazel died in 2009, the Hazel Miller Foundation was created to benefit the people of Edmonds and South Snohomish County.