Ed and Mary Firstenburg
Edward William (E.W.) and Mary Firstenburg

Welcome to The Firstenburg Foundation

Community First

Founded in 2003 by Edward William (E.W.) Firstenburg and his wife Mary, The Firstenburg Foundation is a philanthropic organization with a strong desire to give back to the communities of Southwest Washington and embody the mission of doing well by doing good. Since inception, the Foundation has awarded in excess of $22 million dollars to grantees within the community.

The Foundation is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, composed of family members, that convenes on a semiannual basis.

Our Focus Areas

Our grants focus on basic needs, health and human services, and education, where we see the

greatest potential for unlocking and promoting transformational change.

Health & Human Services



Community Development

Arts & Culture


want to learn more about our grantmaking process?

We award high-impact grants to local, worthy causes selected by our Board of Directors.

featured grantees


For Creativity for Ingenuity.

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