Every gift to the Children's Home Society & Trust Foundation has a positive impact on the lives of children and their families. All private contributions raised by the foundation support the work of Children’s Home Society of Washington.

Gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations, estates and trusts help Children’s Home Society of Washington offer integrated services that support the whole child and family.  These gifts also provide pivotal resources that enable us to develop innovative strategies and advocate for reforms that create systems change, so that entire communities benefit for the long term.

There are many ways to provide support for the children and families we serve.  Gifts can support our greatest needs, strengthen our capacity and bridge critical funding gaps or they can be dedicated to particular programs.  They can also come in any of the following forms:

  • Individual, corporate and foundation giving

  • Stock donations

  • Bequests and planned gifts

  • Tribute gifts

  • In-Kind gifts

  • Employee matching

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Event sponsorship

For more information about funding opportunities, contact 206-695-3290 or email donateinfo@chs-wa.org

Board members


Dan Merlino

Sherilee Coffey
Vice President

Rachel Robert

Barbara Jirsa

Sharon Osborne
Executive Director of the Foundation


Sherilee Coffey
Barbara Jirsa
Rod Kaseguma
Margaret Kindley
Roger Kindley
Andy MacDonald
Dan Merlino
Del Miller
Tom Oldfield
Sharon Osborne
Louise Parker
Tim Walsh

Children's Trust Foundation

For 30 years, Children’s Trust Foundation provided grants through the Endowment to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect to other organizations with programs at community-based family support centers dedicated to child abuse prevention.

Established in 1982 by dedicated child advocates, Children’s Trust Foundation held a firm conviction that child abuse and neglect can be prevented by supporting families struggling through stress and isolation.

Children’s Trust Foundation distributed more than $1.4 million to programs focused on child abuse prevention, creating a lasting impact in the lives of Washington state's children. This pivotal work continues through the new Children's Home Society & Trust Foundation.