About the Blakemore Foundation

Thomas and Frances Blakemore spent more than 50 years living and working in Japan. They established the Blakemore Foundation in 1990 to encourage Americans to develop greater fluency in Asian languages and to increase the understanding of Asian art in the United States. To learn more about our founders, click here.

The Blakemore Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable trust organized under the laws of the State of Washington. Located in Seattle, Washington, the Foundation is managed by a Trustee and a Board of Managers. For information about our current management, click here.


Photos sent to us by recent Fellows from our Instagram page. The Blakemore Foundation is proud to sponsor our Fellows on the adventure of a lifetime.

Financial Disclosures

Click on links below to view or download copies of our recent Form 990-PF tax returns in pdf format.

Contact Information

The Blakemore Foundation
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101

contactus@blakemorefoundation.org

Eugene H. Lee, Trustee
Cathy Scheibner, Executive Assistant

(206) 359-8778 phone