The Massena Foundation is a private family foundation

located in Seattle, Washington, USA.


Our focus is on the continual process of striving towards our national ideals of equal opportunity and fairness. In 2009 the foundation shifted its focus to economic development from social justice advocacy.


Inspired by the Heron Foundation and SoCap, the foundation subscribes to the belief that mission needs to be supported both by the cashflow and by the capital under stewardship, and so has moved to a fully mission-supporting investment strategy.

Application Deadlines

Because of resource constraints and to maximize dollars going to grantees The Massena Foundation is no longer running an open application process.


Geographical Restrictions

For the purpose of low operational overhead we primarily focus on groups in the Puget Sound region.