The Story of Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation


When it comes to caring about the people on the Plateau, no one does it better than the leaders and donors of Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation (RFWF). Since 1982, our volunteer board of community members has worked in partnership with caring individuals, community groups, business leaders and generous donors to raise more than $5 million to support the programs that make the Foothills Communities healthy and safe havens to live, work and play.


RFWF carries out its mission through community-wide, core initiatives including the Care Van and Neighbors Feeding Neighbors; initiatives designed to meet emerging needs including mental health and integrated student supports; mini-grants to other organizations that align with our mission; and by providing meaningful opportunities for caring citizens to serve and financially invest in their community.


We are designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 C 3, non profit organization, offering a tax free avenue for donors to contribute in many forms, such as gifts, bequests, memorials, and legacies. It is with the critical help of generous supporters that the Foundation can carry out its mission of providing quality programs in the communities it serves.


Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation (RFWF) fills the gaps around basic needs to the most vulnerable population groups across the Plateau serving both King and Pierce County. Service boundaries include cities of: Enumclaw and Black Diamond in King County as well as Buckley, Wilkeson, Carbonado, South Prairie and Greenwater all located in Pierce County. We are the only non-profit and service agency that crosses the county line to better serve all populations in the rural communities that many reside.


RFWF is uniquely positioned to impact our community by providing critical direct services and convening and collaborating with donors, volunteers, clients, businesses, local government and faith and community leaders to identify and meet the needs of our most vulnerable citizens; and solve our community’s toughest challenges.