Puget Sound Energy Foundation

Building on PSE's legacy of stewardship and dedication to helping our neighbors, the Puget Sound Energy Foundation energizes the communities PSE operates in and serves. The foundation makes every effort to stay in tune with local needs and priorities and is committed to investing wisely in programs that deliver meaningful, measurable and long-lasting results for generations to come.

Learn more about our mission and some of our 2014 grant recipients in Pierce and Thurston counties.


In addition to providing grants the foundation also supports PSE employees in their community involvement by matching their donations of time and monetary contributions.

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

The foundation is particularly interested in promoting public safety and emergency preparedness. We face threats from wind, floods, snow, earthquakes, forest fires, and more – we want our community members to know how to be safe and prepared when facing these natural disasters

PSE's corporate contributions are funded exclusively from PSE's owners and employees.

The foundation is a nonprofit entity operating independently of PSE and our parent company, Puget Energy. A $15 million endowment came from a portion of the proceeds from Puget Energy's sale of an unregulated subsidiary in 2006. The foundation also received a $5 million investor contribution in 2009 upon completion of our merger with Puget Holdings LLC.

Apply Online

The foundation is now accepting grant applications for 2015.

Visit PSEFoundation.org for guidelines and application procedures and news about foundation grant awards.