Photo courtesy Brian R. Thompson
Priority funding is provided on an ongoing basis to entities that the Millers played a central role in creating:
- The Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden (and its Great Plant Picks program, as well as the Miller Lecture)
- The University of Washington’s Elisabeth C. Miller Library
- The Miller Seed Vault and the related Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation program operated by the University of Washington’s Botanic Gardens
The Foundation has also made significant grants to several other University of Washington units – especially the School of Law, the Library System, and the College of Arts and Sciences – as well as to a pair of affiliated entities: the Burke Museum and the University Press. Almost 50 additional organizations with a wide variety of missions have received support from the Foundation during the last quarter century or so.