Welcome to the Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation


The Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation was established in 1976 directed by the Will of Norman S. Archibald to benefit nonprofit organizations serving the needs of Northwest Washington. After 40 years of operating as a private foundation, we have transitioned to a donor advised fund at Seattle Foundation.


Our vision is to provide funding for capital and equipment projects to organizations working to improve the quality of life and benefit residents in Northwest Washington.

Who We Fund

Applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations with tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that operates within the Northwest Washington region.

What We Fund

We fund a variety of capital and equipment projects in the areas of human services, education and youth development. The average Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation grant is $3,000-$7,000. Please view our Grant History.