The Dimmer Family Foundation was founded in 1993 in Tacoma, Washington by John C. and Marilyn J. Dimmer.  Since its inception, the foundation has granted over $12 million to qualified charities, primarily in Tacoma-Pierce County, Washington.  Contributions have been made to organizations focusing on children, families and the elderly; military and veterans; education; civic improvements, social services; culture and the arts; healthcare; animals and the environment.  The grants are varied and unique and reflect the diverse interests of family members.  We are proud to support organizations of all sizes.  We have honored requests from fund raising professionals, committed volunteers and enterprising youth.  This foundation has supported many capital projects which have left a lasting legacy in our community.  However, the majority of our foundation gifts are made for operating support or programs.  We make grants to more than 100 charitable organizations annually.