Jerry and Germaine Korum founded the nonprofit Korum For Kids Foundation in 1994.

The Korum For Kids Foundation gives a substantial amount of funds each year to a variety of causes that impact children, families, and communities in Pierce and King counties. The foundation is funded by proceeds from the Korum Automotive Group, as well as from investments in northwest real estate holdings.

“It all started because of our daughter Sonja, she had learning disabilities, “She had dyslexia and spatial difficulties growing up so she had a very difficult time learning in school.” We realized that there are many children facing difficulties and if we can use our resources to help them, then we should do that.

Over the years, the Korum For Kids Foundation has been able to provide financial support to numerous non-profit organizations that are meeting needs and improving the quality of life for kids and families. The foundations has also played a major role in investing in education, medical care and leadership development.


The Korum for Kids Foundation is a private foundation established to promote and improve the health, welfare, and spiritual development for children, youth and families in our communities, by making contributions to qualified Mission/Charitable organizations.