Privacy Policy

Updated June 27, 2023


The Stolte Family Foundation ("SFF" or "We") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you access or use our website or services, both online and offline (collectively, our "Website"), and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. It does not apply to information collected by any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or through the Website. By accessing or using this Website or our services, you agree to this privacy policy.

This policy applies to information we collect from or about:

  • Users of our Website and/or services.
  • Grant applicants and recipients.
  • Job applicants.
  • Other third parties we interact with online and offline.


Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to us or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or through any of its features, register on the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected] or 217 1st Ave S, Unit 4339, Seattle, WA 98194.


We collect personal information about you through your interactions with us online and offline, including through your use of our Website and our services.

We collect this information directly from you and automatically as you navigate through the Website. Data we collect from you includes information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline ("personal information");
  • That is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.

Information You Provide to Us

We may collect personal information from you when you provide it in person or on our Website in connection with certain activities, including but not limited to:

  • Filling in forms or using interactive features on our Website (e.g., completing the “Contact Us” form, submitting a Letter of Inquiry, or make comments on the SFF Blog).
  • Reporting a problem with our Website.
  • Requesting information about SFF’s funding priorities, grantees, or grant opportunities.
  • Contacting us by phone, email, other methods of communication, or through the Website.
  • Requesting or utilizing any other services from SFF.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically is only statistical data and does not include personal information.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our Website and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit SFF, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).


We use information that we collect about you:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you.
  • To estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognize you when you return to our Website.
  • To provide you with information or services that you request from us.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To notify you about changes to our Website or services.
  • To contact you on behalf of the organization(s) you represent.
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.


We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. We may disclose information that we collect to:

  • Our subsidiaries, affiliates, contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.
  • Any successor organization in the event of a restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of SFF's assets.
  • Fulfill the purpose for which you provide the information or any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • Comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • Enforce our policies and any agreements we have entered into with you.
  • Protect the rights, property, or safety of SFF, our grantees, or others as we deem necessary or appropriate, including for purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


State consumer privacy laws may provide their residents with additional rights regarding our use of their personal information. SFF adheres to the privacy laws in various states relating to the use of personal information, to the extent such laws apply to SFF as a nonprofit organization.


We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.


It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. Your continued use of the Website or services following the posting of any changes means that you agree to those changes. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.


To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:

[email protected] or 217 1st Ave S, Unit 4339, Seattle, WA 98194.