Pybus Market Charitable Foundation
About The Pybus Market Charitable Foundation
The mission of the Pybus Market Charitable Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the greater Wenatchee valley, now and for generations to come.
Purpose and History
The Pybus Market Charitable Foundation is a non-profit 501c(3) organization formed in 2010 by Mike and JoAnn Walker to promote and preserve the Wenatchee valley and its world-famous agricultural products, diverse culture and rich history by providing a gathering place for our community in what was a badly deteriorating historic building along the Columbia River waterfront, formerly known as Pybus Steel Company and now renamed to Pybus Market.
The Foundation’s activities will combat community deterioration, especially along the old city Columbia River waterfront, will foster the arts, and will restore a public building, monument and community symbol. The Foundation will provide a forum for discussion groups and similar programs aimed at reducing cultural and ethnic tensions, promoting tolerance of the diverse backgrounds in our community.
The Foundation’s activities will lessen the burdens on state and local governments by maintaining and preserving our waterfront and the old Pybus Steel Company building. The Foundation will provide space and programs to increase literacy and serve the poor, homeless, distressed and underprivileged. The Foundation will also help support the advancement of religion, education, scientific and other charitable activities, providing space in its restored historic building for qualifying events and activities.
The Foundation is the manifestation of a dream. The hope is that the Foundation’s efforts will grow our community, strengthen our cultural bond and make the Wenatchee valley a better place to live, work and play. The operation of Pybus Market, along with generous support from donors, will allow the Foundation the wherewithal to accomplish its mission and purpose.