two people.
one enduring
legacy.

Established in 1996 by Scott and Evelyn (Sis) Names, the Names Family Foundation provides grants for non-profits that promote athletics, physical education, health and wellness in the Puget Sound region.

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Giving Back to Move Our Community Forward

Scott and Evelyn Names had more than a fondness for sports. They had a passion. Athletics and physical education played a central role in their lives and in the lives of their children. If the Names’ family was ever not outside playing sports, you could be sure of one thing: they were inside watching sports.

today...

their passion for sports extends not only to the Names’ family 3rd and 4th generations, but to every resident across Pierce County. All of us get to enjoy the facilities and complexes whose existence can be traced back to the selflessness of Scott and Sis.

most importantly...

the Names Family Foundation extends the passion of Scott and Sis by providing grants for non-profits that promote health, wellness and athletics. If you’re an advocate for physical education and believe in leading with your heart, apply today for a grant for your organization.

about our grant program

The Names Family Foundation exists to enrich the lives of every Puget Sound resident by providing grants to non-profit organizations that champion initiatives focused on sports, physical education, health and fitness.

people transform the world.

Fircrest Golf Club
Children's Hospital LA

Since its founding in 1996

The Names Family Foundation has awarded more than $30M in grants to non profits. While numbers tell part of the story, the Foundation’s true impact is more intangible. It’s the feeling that countless lives have been transformed by the generosity of two humble individuals: Scott and Sis Names.

building relationships

spaces for play

Spaces for play sports and competition bring people together in ways no other buildings can. People engage with one another and form lasting bonds. Scott and Sis saw that sports have the power to bring all of us closer together – which is why the Names Family Foundation continues this legacy today.

grants from the foundation

Grants from the Foundation have helped to build everything from playgrounds to community centers to an aquatics complex. For us, projects that promote physical fitness do much more than improve health, they have the potential to improve relationships.

Projects that reflect the legacy of giving

BELLARMINE

TRACK & FIELD, GYM

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND

FITNESS AND AQUATIC CENTER

GREATER METRO PARK

ZINA LINNIK PARK AND EASTSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER

YMCA OF PIERCE & KITSAP COUNTY

GIG HARBOR & MORGAN FAMILY(SCOTT & SIS FAMILY BRANCH)

CASCADE CHRISTIAN

GYMNASIUM JR. HIGH

AMERICAN LAKE VETERANS GOLF COURSE

ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT & OTHER

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

PLAY AREA EQUIPMENT

LIFE CHRISTIAN

FIELD

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SOUTH PUGET SOUND

ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

ZEE SPEED

ATHLETIC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

FIRST TEE OF SOUTH PUGET SOUND

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GOLF