Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations (PONCHO)


Photo courtesy of MOHAI, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, 2000.

Formed in 1963 by a group of civic leaders to provide financial support for the arts. Its annual auction became a significant source of funding for the arts. PONCHO ceased operations in 2013.

  • Primary Form of Entity: Nonprofit
  • Primary Artistic Discipline: Multidisciplinary
  • Primary Areas of Activity: Philanthropy/Funding


Case Studies


PONCHO: Because the Arts Can’t Flourish on Imagination Alone, Justine Deacon