About the Foundation

The Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation was established in 1990 as a private family foundation in the State of Oregon by broadcasting pioneer William B. Smullin and his wife Patricia.

The mission of the foundation is to help educate the people of Northern California and Southern Oregon through gifts to higher education, health education, and the Episcopal Church.

Grant History

  • $30,000 – Grants made in 1991
  • $679,690 – Grants made in 2019
  • $15,384,674 – Total grants made through 2019
  • $13,046,490 – Market value of assets as of 12/31/2018

In the year 2018, the value of grants awarded since the foundation’s inception exceeded the value of the foundation’s assets. To learn more, explore our grantee highlights.


Our most recent IRS Form 990-PF is available for review in PDF format.

Download our 2018 990-PF

Our Legacy

In 2016, our long-time partner, Humboldt State University’s College of Professional Studies in Arcata, CA, created this video highlighting the Foundation’s value in the community.