Welcome to the Olympia Tumwater Foundation

The Olympia Tumwater Foundation honors the philanthropic legacy of the Schmidt Family and the Olympia Brewing Company through a wide range of community projects, from awarding annual scholarships to preserving its historic Schmidt House and archives, supporting the Tumwater Historic District, and providing the Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls for public use and enjoyment.

The Olympia Tumwater Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

History & Nature Center at Brewery Park


Olympia Tumwater Foundation owns and manages Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls, the Schmidt House, and offers scholarships and grants through its Education Program.

Scholarships & Grants

About the Education Program

Scholarships & Grants

Since awarding its first college scholarship in 1967, Olympia Tumwater Foundation (OTF) has awarded more than $2.1 million in scholarships and grants and helped hundreds of students pursue undergraduate degrees.


Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls

A Scenic End to the Deschutes River

Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls

The most ambitious project undertaken by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation (OTF) was construction in 1962 of a 15-acre park along the falls of the Deschutes River.


Schmidt House & History Program

A History of Elegance

Schmidt House

In 1983, the Foundation acquired Tumwater’s elegant Schmidt House, built in 1904, for Olympia Brewing Company founder Leopold Schmidt and his wife Johanna.


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