Non-Profit Friends Group

Padilla Bay Foundation

Challenge Grant – Fund Raising- “Somebody bet on the Bay!”

Padilla Bay Foundation is a membership-based non-profit organization formed in 1987. Its mission is to help preserve the Padilla Bay estuary through support of the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Foundation programs include:
Support for Education

  • Funding for displays at the Breazeale Interpretive Center
  • Purchase of educational equipment
  • Scholarships for selected Washington Conservation Corps students
Support for Research
  • Funding support for interns and assistants conducting research into the ecology of Padilla Bay and Puget Sound
  • Purchase of research equipment
Special Projects
  • An annual environmental presentation is funded by the Smith-Aguero Trust.
  • The Board of Directors occasionally funds individual projects as requested by the Reserve
  • Other foundation activities include a yearly Members' Day event, annual meeting and publication of a newsletter

To contact the Padilla Bay Foundation or discuss donations

Kay Reinhardt, Administrative Officer
Padilla Bay Foundation
PO Box 1305
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
E-Mail: foundation "at"

Grassroots involvement is the core of Padilla Bay Foundation's commitment to protecting Padilla Bay and support for Padilla Bay Reserve.

Membership in Padilla Bay Foundation means you are contributing directly to environmental education and research in western Washington.

Categories of membership are:

Senior/Student $25
Individual $35
Family $50
Supporting $75
Sustaining $100+
School/Organization $50
Small Business* $100+
Sponsor* $250+
Patron* $500+
Steward* $1000+
Research underway in the lab
*Denotes Business/Corporate categories.

Gift Shop
Products available from the Padilla Bay Foundation
  • Posters
  • Books
  • Videos
  • Poetry Anthology
The Padilla Bay Foundation sells a number of gifts to raise funds:
Tote Bags Sweatshirts
Mugs Note Cards
Magnets T-Shirts

Please come to the Interpretive Center or Contact the Foundation.