Olympia, Tumwater Foundation


Mission: To offer educational opportunities, a historic home and a community park to honor our history and celebrate our future! The Olympia Tumwater Foundation (OTF) is a local charitable organization that traces its roots to the Schmidt family of Tumwater and the famous Olympia Brewing Company. It was created in 1950 by Peter G. Schmidt, Sr., long-time president of Olympia Brewing Company and oldest son of brewery founder Leopold Schmidt. The original mission of the Foundation was one of general philanthropy. Over the years OTF has supported a range of worthwhile activities, from regional medical research to preservation of Northwest history. Today OTF is best known for the pair of properties it maintains for public use-Tumwater Falls Park and the historic Schmidt House. It is also well known for its Education Program awarding scholarships and grants. .