The Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation seeks to help educate the citizens of Northern California and Southern Oregon through gifts to higher education and to contribute to their health through gifts to service providers of food, housing, and other health related needs.

In its grantmaking the Foundation gives priority to non-profits in the counties of Humboldt, Del Norte, Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Tehama, Lassen, Butte, Modoc; Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Deschutes, Crook, and Wallowa.

The Foundation also supports Smullin Scholarship Funds at Humboldt State University, Willamette University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon University, and Southwestern Oregon Community College.