In the 1990s, James Widener Ray opened the Eagle Eye Gallery in Seattle to provide a venue for budding artists. This led to him formalize his role as a patron of the arts and explore a new role of philanthropist by founding the Raynier Institute & Foundation to support non-profit organizations serving the areas of animal welfare, arts and culture, education, the environment, and healthcare and human services.
Since 1994, Raynier Institute & Foundation has awarded over $60,206,000 to non-profit organizations, primarily in the areas around Seattle, WA, and Philadelphia, PA.
Funds awarded between 1994-2022 by region: $60 million
Funds awarded between 1994-2022 by category: $60 million
Copies of Raynier Institute & Foundation’s recent annual tax returns may be viewed here: