Scholarship Program

 The Pearl Foundation of Puget Sound established a $5000 college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in the Puget Sound area who have a record of excellence in academics, extracurricular activity, community service and attending an accredited four-year college. The scholarship program supports one of the Foundation's objectives by providing financial assistance to these students, the scholarship aims to support their continued education and professional development and help them achieve their goals and aspirations.


To apply for the Pearl Foundation's Scholarship Program, click the link below:

Application closed till FY25

PassporT to manhood

Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in boys ages 8 to 14. The program consists of 14 sessions, each concentrating on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities. Each participant receives his own “passport” to underscore the notion that he is on a personal journey of maturation and growth. In the US today, there are few rites of passage for adolescent boys. Instead, many people believe that adulthood comes automatically with high-school graduation, getting a driver's license, having a first drink, being able to vote, or turning 21. Passport to Manhood is specially designed to guide boys on their journey to manhood, encouraging and supporting them as they face specific challenges related to becoming an adult man. The goal of the journey is for each young man to become aware of his unique gifts, to seek ways to contribute to his family, and to learn how to become a valuable member of the community.


The Pearl Foundation partners with the Al Davies and  Eastside Boys and Girls Clubs located  in Tacoma, Washington, to provide mentors to deliver the program. 

financial literacy program

The Financial Literacy Program is designed for students and young adults aged 16 to

22. The program aims to equip young adults with skills to develop and manage finances, establish a portfolio that will benefit them into retirement, and understand the challenges of

establishing their first household.


Participants will have the opportunity to learn how financial institutions work, use their products, manage accounts, and develop plans for higher education funding. The program, facilitated by financial professionals, consists of a three-hour workshop where volunteers will share personal experiences with financial management throughout their careers.

Location: Seattle Credit Union: 824 M.L.K. Jr Way Suite A, Tacoma, WA 98405

Date & Time: April 20, 2024 - 10:00 AM to 2 PM

Topics Include:


male involvement

In partnership with the Tacoma Urban League, members of the Pearl Foundation served as role models and mentors for the Inaugural Male Involvement Program during the 2018 school year.  The program focuses on young men in middle school who have been given an option of participate in the program or suspension from school.  Similar to the Passport to Manhood, the program is a year long program with a structured program plan.  We continue to support this program.

Pga junior golf league

The PGA Jr League brings friends, families, and communities together through golf. It focuses on boys and girls ages 17 and under of all skill levels.  The Pearl Foundation of Puget Sound, with its focus on youth, is partnering with the PGA Jr League to assist underserved youth in participating in a developmental experience in the sport of golf. We sponsor youth golfers with membership fees, equipment funding and tournament participation.

To apply for the Pearl Foundation's Golf Scholarship Program, click the link below:


Global day of service

The Global Day of Service is a community-service program that provides support to The Coffee Oasis--a Department of Social and Health Services licensed under-aged youth shelter that provides youth a safe and encouraging place to live while they work towards sustainable housing and employment.

juneteenth Support

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Pearl Foundation of Puget Sound Grant request form

Applying for a Pearl Foundation of Puget Sound grant offers individuals a unique opportunity to access much-needed financial support and resources to pursue their academic and vocational aspirations. The Foundation's commitment to empowering individuals through education and community engagement is evident in its track record of awarding grants that make a tangible difference in recipients' lives. By applying for a grant from the Pearl Foundation of Puget Sound, individuals can not only receive financial assistance but also benefit from a supportive network of mentors and professionals dedicated to helping them achieve their goals. This grant provides a stepping stone towards a brighter future and is a testament to the Foundation's dedication to fostering personal and professional growth within the community.

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