Ren Che Foundation makes catalytic investments to address inequalities through scalable innovations that build resilient, engaged and just communities.


Ren Che Foundation was established in 2015 by Tessie M. Che and Michael N. Chang, who had a vision of bringing their family together in a collaboration that would create lasting social and environmental change for our local and global communities.

Tessie and Michael have improved the lives of many people through biotechnology, health and wellness ventures, and they have always prioritized sharing and helping others. With Ren Che Foundation, they deepen their commitment to health, prosperity and opportunity for others and establish an enduring platform for future generations to practice philanthropy as a catalyst for lasting and positive impact.


November 11, 2019

Spark Northwest Celebrates First Ten Solar Installations of the Solarize the Land Trust Program

Spark Northwest and Homestead Community Land Trust partnered to bring low-cost solar installations to ten families residing in permanently affordable homes.
September 30, 2019

Ren Che Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Awards

Ren Che Foundation is pleased to announce additional support for two ongoing partnerships and a new pilot in 2019 totaling $155,000 of support for Local Results, Global Impact and a $35,000 commitment to Eight Billion Brains.
September 25, 2018

Ren Che Foundation Announces 2018 Grant Award

Ren Che Foundation announces a third year of support for continued expansion of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony for Students. Ren Che Foundation is pleased to award $14,250 for the