The Moyer Foundation is a charity for children founded in 2000 by major league baseball player Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen. It is based in Seattle, Washington.
The Moyer Foundation has raised over $20 million to assist hundreds of programs that directly serve the needs of children in severe distress. The Moyer Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate partners, and individual donors.
The Moyer Foundation’s mission is to offer encouragement, comfort, and support to children enduring a time of profound distress — whether physical, emotional, or financial — and to provide opportunities for enhancing overall wellness, stability, and quality of life.
Camp Erin is a nationwide network of bereavement camps for children and teens ages 6 to 17 who are grieving the loss of someone close to them. The camps combine a traditional youth camp environment with grief education and emotional support.
The camps are staffed by professional bereavement counselors and trained volunteers. Camp Erin is the largest bereavement camp network in the country, with 36 camps located in 23 states (and 1 in Canada), serving more than 2500 children annually. The Moyer Foundation plans to open as many as 60 more camps, including one camp in every city with a Major League Baseball team.
Camp Mariposa is a camp for young children who are dealing with the drug abuse of a family member. The camp aims to help children understand and cope with an addicted or codependent family member. It is a traditional multi–day camp that provides counseling and emotional support while teaching problem solving, self–esteem, and self–care strategies specifically focused on the challenges of this population.
The Moyer Foundation awards grants to local organizations in Washington State that help children in distress. Grants from the foundation help organizations expand or create programs that provide direct assistance to children in severe physical, emotional, or financial distress.
The Moyer Foundation and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center created the Gregory Fund, an initiative dedicated to raising funds and awareness for early cancer–detection research. The Gregory Fund is named after 17–year–old Gregory Chaya, a cancer survivor and long–time friend of the Moyers. Since its inception, the Gregory Fund has raised over $1,800,000 for early detection research through the Moyer Foundation’s "Catch a Cure for Cancer" campaign.
The Hutch School serves patients and school aged family members of patients of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in kindergarten through grade 12.
The Moyer Foundation Endowment for Excellence in Pediatric Palliative Care supports a palliative care program that provides medical, psychological, social, and logistical services for children with life–limiting illnesses and their families.