Washington Research Foundation | WRF Capital

Grant Highlights

Washington Research Foundation’s grant programs assist research, education and recruitment efforts throughout the state.


WRF was a founding partner of the UW’s Creating Futures campaign, which raised over $2.5 billion to help maintain UW's standing among the world's premier research institutions..

In addition, WRF backs “gap” funding programs that target research and technologies with strong commercial potential at organizations including the University of Washington, Fred Hutch, Washington State University, Benaroya Research Institute, PNRI and Bloodworks Northwest.

Contact Us

For more information about our programs, please contact:

Beth Etscheid, Ph.D.
Director of Research Commercialization
Washington Research Foundation
(206) 336-5600

Washington Research Foundation reviews the budget in each proposal for the appropriateness of the direct costs being requested. It is the Foundation's policy not to pay indirect costs on any award.