Charles and Delphine Stevens: Tech Grants

NET WORTH: Unknown


FUNDING AREAS: Education, Health, Arts, Public Welfare, Environment, Religious Life

OVERVIEW: Charles and Delphine Steven conduct philanthropy through the Stevens Family Foundation, which gave away a little under $180,000 in a recent year. Areas of interest are education, health, public welfare, the arts, the environment, and religious life.

BACKGROUND: Charles Stevens graduated with a B.A. in English and History from University of Bristol and received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1984. Stevens joined Microsoft in 1984 where he remained until 2006. He was a corporate vice president.

Delphine Stevens attended the University of Bristol for her B.A., then received her J.D. at Seattle University School of Law. For years, she served as a foreign attorney. She now serves as the Co-Founder and Director of the Stevens Family Foundation.


EDUCATION: The Stevens couple have supported Lakeside School (Stevens was a board member), University of Pennsylvania (the couple are parents), Washington King Schools, Rainier Scholars, Georgetown University, and the The ARCS Foundation. Delphine is a member of the Seattle chapter of ARCS, which “contributes to the advancement of science and technology by funding PhD fellowships for academically outstanding scholars in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math at the University of Washington and Washington State University.”

HEALTH: Stevens has been on the board of Seattle Children’s for a decade and the family steadily supports the institution.

ARTS & MEDIA: Grantees have included ArtsFund, Cascade Public Media, Seattle Art Museum, KOUW Public Media, Seattle Opera (Delphine was on the board), Seattle Reparatory Theatre, and KingFM.

OTHER: Steady sums have gone to St. Thomas Church and United Way of King County, where Stevens was on the board. Other grantees have included Seattle Foundation.

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the family’s giving to continue to track with personal interests.


Stevens Family Foundation
PO Box 702
Medina, WA 98039