Sustainable Path Foundation began in 2002 when Immunex was being acquired by Amgen. The founders were a group of people who had contributed to Immunex’s successes through their knowledge and skill in science, drug development, and business. Their goal was to carry on the unique, shared culture of scientific expertise and a collaborative work ethic, while combining it with philanthropy to create an organization based on scientifically informed giving and problem solving.
First called the Yet To Be Named or YTBN Foundation, then the Seattle Biotech Legacy Foundation, and finally renamed more aptly as the Sustainable Path Foundation, we have grown and learned by making grants and sponsoring education that focus on evidence-based solutions to the interconnected problems in our region. The organization’s philosophy recognizes that all things, beings, and systems are connected to each other, whether they relate to economics, health, environment, communities, or energy. We know that to be truly effective in the search for a healthy sustainable future, we must recognize the broader interconnected nature of our actions.
Many of the founders of the organization in 20002 remain committed to Sustainable Path Foundation and continue to serve as Board members, committee members, and donors.