Community Learning Grants recipients

Community Learning Grants recipients


Comunidades organizes with White Salmon residents against evictions.

Comunidades organizes with White Salmon residents against evictions. Photo courtesy of Comunidades.

So far, we have made Community Learning Grants to more than 140 community organizations and tribal nations across Washington. Get to know the 2020 and 2019 grant recipients and their community-powered work to dismantle systemic barriers and foster well-being.

2020 Community Learning Grants

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Grantee Description Service
Area
African Community Housing & Development (ACHD) Culturally specific organization that serves African immigrant and refugee families in South King County through health, housing, economic development, and legal services. Families from Kent, SeaTac, Tukwila, Des Moines, Federal Way, Renton, Skyway, Delridge, and White Center
Aging in PACE Washington Community-led model for Asian elders with low incomes who are nursing-home eligible that provides culturally relevant wraparound services to age in place. Seattle
Asia Pacific Cultural Center Network building organization that provides arts, language, and educational programs for Asian and Pacific Islander families representing over 45 cultural communities in Pierce County and across Washington State. South Puget Sound, communities across Washington State
Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment (APACE) Statewide civic engagement and action organization that works to transform democracy by politically engaging and empowering the diverse Asian Pacific Islander community, in addition to holding leaders accountable to progressive values of social, economic, and political justice. Seattle/King County, Washington State
Black Education Strategy Roundtable A coalition of community members, educators, and partner organizations advocating for equitable outcomes for Black students in the state of Washington. Statewide
Byrd Barr Place Longtime Seattle organization engaging the community while providing energy assistance, food bank services, housing and personal finance assistance in the Central District. Central District of Seattle and other historically-Black neighborhoods
Central Washington Disability Resources Disability-led organization advancing the empowerment, inclusion, and wellness of all persons with disabilities through advocacy, community education, peer mentoring, and skill development. Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Yakima counties
Colectiva Legal del Pueblo Non-hierarchical organization founded for and by undocumented immigrants working to build community leadership and power for migrant justice through legal advocacy and education. King, Thurston, Chelan, Okanogan, Snohomish, and Pierce counties
Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin Serves K-12 students and families in 25 schools across Benton and Franklin counties within four school districts, working with youth and families to ensure academic and non-academic success through empowerment and advocacy efforts. The organization’s leadership is increasingly reflective of the families it serves. Benton and Franklin counties
Community Action Center Resource center that provides direct support and access to healthy foods in addition to safe, secure housing for families with low incomes living in Whitman County. Whitman County
Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees An organization dedicated to the education, promotion, empowerment, leadership development, and integration of community health workers into the healthcare system to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees. Statewide
Creative Justice Creative Justice builds community with youth most impacted by the school-to-prison-(to-deportation) pipeline. Participants and mentor artists work together to examine the root causes of incarceration, like systemic racism and other forms of oppression, and creating art that articulates the power and potential of our communities. King County
Crisis Support Network Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault organization providing advocacy services to survivors and others in Pacific County. Pacific County (both north and south county)
Duwamish Tribal Services Nonprofit entity established to promote the social, cultural, and economic survival of the Duwamish Tribe, whose aboriginal territory includes Seattle, Burien, Tukwila, Renton, and Redmond. King County
Eastside for All Racial and social justice organization that serves East King County through its mission to institutionalize equity by mobilizing communities to transform local policies, practices, relationships, and investments. East King County cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, and Sammamish
Emmanuel Family Life Center Resource center that partners with education programs, nonprofit organizations, and social service agencies to meet the needs of families in Spokane’s East Central and South Perry neighborhoods. East Central Spokane and south Perry District neighborhoods
Entre Hermanos Promotes the health and well-being of the Latino LGBTQ community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy, and community building. King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties
Farmworker Center of Mount Vernon The Farmworker Center empowers Indigenous Latino farmworkers to identify their own needs, access resources, and use their voices to speak out for their community’s concerns. It is a distinct program of Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, and is co-led by women who grew up in farmworker families in the local community. Skagit and Whatcom counties
Foundation for Youth Resiliency and Engagement FYRE advocates for equitable opportunities with and, on behalf of, traditionally underserved young people in Okanogan County. Okanogan County
Geeking Out Kids of Color Multicultural organization focused on closing the digital learning gap through technology programs centered around racial and gender equity. King County
Gender Diversity Gender Diversity provides family support, community building, and education that serves to increase awareness and understanding of the wide range of gender diversity in children, adolescents, and adults through societal awareness and improving the well-being for people of all gender identities and expressions across Washington State. Statewide
GenPRIDE LGBTQ elders organization in Seattle supporting aging through training, education, connection, organizing, and more. Growing to provide housing through an affordable housing senior center. Successful advocacy at statewide and local levels in the past several years. King County with focus on Capitol Hill
Global Perinatal Services Community-based doula services that educate, respect, and empower refugee and immigrant women with lower incomes and their families during pregnancy, birth, and the first year of parenting. South King County
Hispanic Disability Support SWWA (“Pasitos Gigantes”) Culturally specific organization that supports, educates, empowers, and advocates for individuals with disabilities and their families in Southwest Washington. Southwest Washington
Hmong Association of Washington A cultural, advocacy, and education organization serving 2,400 Hmong folks in Puget Sound and greater Washington State. Puget Sound region
Hope Alliance (formerly The Human Response Network) Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault organization providing advocacy services to survivors and others in Lewis County. Lewis County
Inspire Development Centers Inspire Development Centers focuses on serving those in need and providing quality early childhood education services, grounded in the belief that every child has the ability to succeed. Yakima, Grant, Adams, Benton, Walla Walla, Skagit, Whatcom, and Franklin counties
Iraqi Community Center of Washington Culturally specific organization that empowers the Iraqi immigrant and refugee community in King County and throughout the state of Washington through culturally and linguistically competent programs and services. Washington State
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Federally recognized tribe with a vision to preserve and enhance the Jamestown S’Klallam Nation’s historical and cultural identity as a strong, proud, and self-reliant community, while protecting and sustaining tribal sovereignty, self-governing authority, homelands, and treaty rights. Olympic Peninsula
Latino Civic Alliance Base-building organization that collaborates with the community to improve the public good on the local, state, and national level by strengthening communities of color through education, civic engagement, and social responsibility. Yakima, statewide
Lavender Rights Project Provides low-cost civil legal services and programs centered in values of social justice for trans and queer people with low incomes and other marginalized communities. Statewide
Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center Family support organization focused on improving the quality of life for children, youth, seniors, and families through an array of culturally responsive education and support programs in Spokane’s East Central community. East Central Spokane
Mother Africa An important access point for resources for African immigrant and refugee women, providing unduplicated services and celebrating resiliency with an amazing leadership team. South King County
Mother Nation A Native women-led organization providing advocacy and cultural services to strengthen families and prevent homelessness while celebrating sisterhood. King, Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom counties
NAACP Bremerton NAACP Bremerton/Kitsap Unit 1134 is a Black-led civil rights organization ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and the elimination of race-based discrimination. Bremerton, Kitsap, Mason, and Jefferson counties
NAACP Spokane A much-recommended partner of other local organizations, NAACP Spokane works on a wide range of issues, including democracy, environmental justice, criminal justice, education, and youth engagement. Spokane
NAACP Vancouver The mission of NAACP Vancouver/Branch 1139 is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Vancouver, Clark County, Southwest Washington
NAMI Southwest Washington Disability- and community-led chapter of a mental health focused organization serving Southwest Washington by providing support groups, education classes, presentations, and advocacy—all free of charge. Clark, Cowlitz, Skamnia, and Wahkiakum counties
NAMI Yakima Disability- and community-led chapter of a mental health focused organization serving the Yakima area by providing support groups, education classes, presentations, and advocacy—all free of charge. Yakima County and Yakama Indian Reservation
Northwest Access Fund Organization providing low-interest loans to people with disabilities and affordable access to assistive technology. Statewide
Northwest Cooperative Development Center NWCDC assists new and existing cooperative businesses across sectors with a special emphasis on resident-owned communities and home care agencies, and helps convert existing businesses into worker-owned or community-owned cooperatives. Statewide
Oasis Youth Center Organization that serves queer youth with programs and services that empower youth, create healthy community, provide essential resources, promote cultural diversity, and advocate for civil rights. Pierce County
Open Doors for Multicultural Families Open Doors for Multicultural Families is a nonprofit, grassroots organization serving individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their families from immigrant, refugee, and BIPOC communities. King, Pierce, and Thurston counties
Operation Healthy Family Black-led organization rooted in the South Perry neighborhood and serving people experiencing poverty. Focus areas include oral health, youth mentorship, and developing employment opportunities for youth. Spokane
Opportunity Council Social service organization that helps people in Whatcom, Island, and San Juan counties improve their lives through education, support, and direct assistance while advocating for just and equitable communities. Whatcom, Island, and San Juan counties
Pan African Center for Empowerment (PACE) Activism inspired hub and co-working space using STEAM education to serve all demographics in underserved communities. Headquartered in Seattle with hope to be felt globally
Para Los Niños de Highline Community-based organization created and led by Latinos to serve Latino children and their families through culturally specific education and empowerment programs. South King County
Partners in Prevention Education Queer-led, multi-racial organization serving houseless, street-dependent, and marginalized survivors with intersectional identities to reduce harm, provide opportunities to heal, fight systemic oppression, and build lasting connections. Thurston County
Peace Community Center Black-led youth development and education focused organization with a mission to create transformational educational experiences for Hilltop youth and families to empower future success in college, career, and community leadership. Tacoma
Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Federally recognized tribe with a vision to achieve the full potential of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal sovereign nation to be self-sufficient, proud, strong, healthy, educated, and respected. Western Jefferson and Clallam counties
Progress Pushers Providing mentorship and skill development opportunities through the Credible Messengers model to Black, Latino, and other youth who are impacted by systemic inequities. Seattle, Renton, Federal Way, Lacey, and Chehalis
Quality Behavioral Health Behavioral health organization providing comprehensive services and fully integrated care for adults, children, and families in Southeast Washington’s rural communities. Asotin and Garfield counties
Revive Center for Returning Citizens Grassroots organization that focuses on empowering individuals impacted by the criminal legal system and providing opportunities to organize and advocate for criminal justice system reform. Spokane County and Eastern Washington
Room One Social service organization working on violence prevention and health disparities through education, direct service, prevention, and systems advocacy. Methow Valley and Okanogan County
Rural People’s Platform New organization focused on strengthening the political power of working-class people in Okanogan, Douglas, and Chelan counties to ensure economic stability across diverse communities. Okanogan, Douglas, and Chelan counties
Samish Indian Nation The Samish Indian Nation is the successor to the large and powerful Samish Nation, and works to ensure the health, wealth, education, and security of the Samish Indian Nation membership, thus preserving, protecting, and promoting its culture and traditions for generations to come. Guemes Island, Fidalgo Island, Anacortes, western Skagit County, and San Juan Islands
Somali Parents Education Board Parent-driven organization addressing systemic barriers to success for immigrant families, especially related to education through a fiscal sponsorship relationship with Rainier Valley Corps. Seven school districts in South King County
Spectrum Network-building, LGBTQ+-led effort to increase social connectedness and support, arts and culture programs, access to resources, educational workshops, mentorship, and leadership development for LGBTQIA2S+ communities. Spokane
Spokane Community Against Racism> A cross-racial coalition that identifies and addresses racial disparities through education, advocacy, research, community engagement, policy impact, and challenging existing organizational structures. Spokane and Spokane County
The Mockingbird Society Foster care and youth homelessness focused organization empowering direct advocacy for youth to present issues to governments. Statewide
TRACTION Aims to empower and uplift transgender and nonbinary people and create visibility through social engagement, outreach, and community service. Statewide
Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce The Hispanic Chamber connects and empowers community members and owners of small businesses in the Tri-Cities with technical assistance, educational resources, and peer learning. Benton and Franklin counties
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation Provides educational, cultural, and social services that reconnect Indigenous people in the Puget Sound region to their heritage by strengthening their sense of belonging and significance as Native people. King, Skagit, Pierce, Thurston, and Snohomish counties
Vibrant Schools Tacoma Education collaboration focused on eliminating disparities for students and families of color, as well as those impacted by poverty, who are served by Tacoma Public Schools. Tacoma
Village of Hope The Village of Hope is rooted in a Black experience and committed to the well-being of the Black community while working with all people dedicated to ending racism and restoring humanity. King County
Wa Na Wari Feeding Black resilience and endurance in the historically Black Central District of Seattle via a fiscal sponsorship with the Northwest Film Forum. Central District of Seattle
Washington Gorge Action Programs Community action agency that provides human service supports to individuals and families living in rural communities across Klickitat and Skamania counties. Klickitat and Skamania counties
White Center Community Development Association Community-driven development association in unincorporated King County serving the broad range of needs within the diverse community of White Center. White Center and unincorporated King County

2019 Community Learning Grants

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Grantee Description Geography Served
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Native leadership organization representing nearly 50 tribal governments across the Pacific Northwest focused on networking and convening that supports development of regional policies and strategies, and builds collective voice among member tribes. Statewide
African American Community Cultural & Educational Society Culturally specific, Black organization in the Tri Cities and greater Mid-Columbia River region connecting community through education and advocacy rooted in the history, communities, and contributions of African American people and families in the region. Tri-Cities region
Africatown Community Land Trust Black-led community development organization with a mission to acquire, steward, and develop land assets necessary for the African diaspora community to grow and thrive in Seattle’s Central District. Seattle
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of South Puget Sound Grassroots advocacy coalition that promotes equitable access to culturally competent, linguistically accessible services for under-resourced Asian Pacific Islander communities. Local chapter of statewide network. Thurston, Mason, Lewis, and Grays Harbor counties
Beyond Survival Sexual assault resource center that provides advocacy and comprehensive services to a diverse population of survivors, along with other efforts, such as prevention education, housing, and cross-system partnerships. Grays Harbor County
CAFÉ (Project PACT) Latinx sponsored project founded and led by migrant workers in the agriculture industry. Offers education and literacy services, leading to self-advocacy. Growing area of work on civic engagement programs. Wenatchee
Canoe Journey Herbalists Community-centered healing space providing free care and plant medicines during Intertribal Canoe Journey, with a year-round engagement, education, and land reclamation mission. Thurston, Mason, and Pierce counties; broader Pacific Northwest during Tribal Journeys
Carl Maxey Center (DBA Friends of the Black Lens) Founded and led by a group of local leaders and located in the East Central neighborhood of Spokane, the Carl Maxey Center serves as a hub for educational, economic, and cultural programs that support and elevate the African American community. Spokane
Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors Legal aid, including pro bono services, for immigrants and asylum seekers in several Washington counties. Organize and advocate for pro-immigrant policies. Central and Eastern Washington, with offices in Ellensburg and Walla Walla
Chaplains on the Harbor Community, legal, and economic advocates for people experiencing poverty, homelessness, violence, incarceration, and addiction in Grays Harbor County. This effort takes an organizing and leadership development approach, and is rooted in the expertise of people who have been incarcerated and are experiencing poverty. Grays Harbor County
Chelan-Douglas Health District Health district that is developing Latinx-specific community services with Latinx community leaders. Grassroots models to increase access to care and decrease racial disparities in the region. North Central Washington
Children of The Setting Sun Productions Native arts and culture organization focused on cultural preservation. Produces content and programs aimed at telling the historical truth of Native peoples, while promoting community connection, healing, and self-advocacy. Bellingham and the surrounding aboriginal homeland of Lummi peoples
CIELO Project Radio Ranch Latinx-focused organization leading empowerment programs that include education, workshops, mental health, and job-skills development. Thurston and Mason counties
Clark County Latino Youth Conference Latinx focused organization supporting young people to succeed during and past their secondary education. Programs include school partnerships, parent leadership, youth leadership, and civic engagement. Clark and Cowlitz counties
COFA Alliance National Network of Washington Focused on the well-being of residents of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau who are living in Washington under a Compact of Free Association (COFA). Long-term goals are for COFA citizens to live healthy, sustainable lives and provide leadership and representation in the state’s cultural and governmental institutions. Statewide
Columbia County Public Health Health department that extends across several rural southeast Washington counties. In addition to direct services and programs, the agency convenes a regional partnership of healthcare providers, community organizations, and other partners to improve health outcomes for their communities. Asotin, Garfield, and Columbia counties
Communities of Color Coalition Multi-racial collaborative conducting advocacy efforts and convening policymakers focused on eliminating personal and institutional racism. Snohomish County, with expanding work in Skagit and Whatcom counties
Community to Community Development Fiscally-sponsored, Latinx, grassroots base-building effort focused on food sovereignty as a key principle of migrant farmworker organizing. Strong systems-change approach organizing and conducting education programs. Skagit and Whatcom counties
Comunidades Latino-led environmental and social justice organization focused on base building and leadership development. Columbia River Gorge
Confederated Lower Chinook Tribes and Bands Nonprofit organizing structure for Chinook Indian Nation to ensure cultural, social, and economic well-being of all tribal members; protect natural resources; and facilitate political and legal relationships with external governments. Pacific and Wahkiakum counties, and neighboring communities
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Federally-recognized tribe focused on supporting positive health experiences and bridging generational learning opportunities through a new wellness center based in Omak, Washington. Colville Indian Reservation (Ferry and Okanogan counties)
Consejo Hispano Latinx community organization focused on the equitable integration of Latinx community members into the broader social and economic fabric of the Lower Columbia community, including counties in both Oregon and Washington. Pacific County and neighboring communities
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Southwest Washington tribe with long-term goals to increase access to healthcare, wellness, housing, and economic stability. Cowlitz and Clark counties
CultureSeed CultureSeed offers rural young people year-round outdoor immersion programs and mentorship with a focus on behavioral health and economic opportunity. Ninety percent of youth served are Latinx. White Salmon serving surrounding Columbia Gorge areas
Disability Rights Washington Disability-led organization with a mission to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. Advocates for the rights of all people with disabilities statewide using media, legal, and policy presence. Statewide
Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault (DVSA) services and advocacy for survivors in the Tri-Cities region, including the surrounding rural communities. Women-led organization delivering services to primarily Latinx and people of color. Tri-Cities and surrounding Benton and Franklin counties
Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle Community service organization led by and serving Eritrean and other African refugees and immigrants. Serves as a regional hub to maintain cultural heritage, provide linguistically appropriate programs, and encourage civic engagement through voter education, candidate forums, and participation in the 2020 Census count. Puget Sound
Family Crisis Network Advocacy agency in Pend Oreille County supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes through education, victim services, and social change. Led and staffed by people with lived experiences of trauma and inequities, who provide a wide range of services in rural communities. Pend Oreille County
Firelands Together Newer women-led, fiscally sponsored project dedicated to working-class empowerment through anti-racist civic engagement, organizing, and advocacy work. Grays Harbor County
Forks Abuse Program (DBA Mariposa House) Multi-racial western Olympic Peninsula DV/SA organization, based in Forks, Washington, with strong tribal partnerships, reflective leadership, and advocacy goals. Clallam and Jefferson counties
Got Green Grassroots power-building organization led by people of color and people with lived experience of lower income focused on organizing for environmental, racial, and economic justice and systems change work. South Seattle
Grays Harbor Public Health and Social Services Health department that serves a large rural geographic area on the central coast. In addition to direct services and systems change efforts, the agency supports a project founded and led by Latina women to expand services and reduce stigma that prevents people from reaching out for help. Grays Harbor County
Hilltop Urban Garden Black urban farm and queer-welcoming land reclamation organization with an intentional advocacy agenda. Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood
Hoh Indian Tribe Tribal community focused on preparing youth for higher education, protecting cultural sovereignty, and workforce issues on the west coast of Washington State. Hoh Reservation and western Olympic Peninsula
If You Could Save Just One Grassroots organization connecting young people living in the Hillyard neighborhood of Spokane with peer support, mentors, and role models. Goals are to strengthen life and leadership skills, as well as provide a safe space for young people. Spokane
I’LL LEAD Pasco-based, Latinx, fiscally-sponsored project of LULAC focused on power building within the Latinx community through leadership development programs that increase representation across business, nonprofit, and government sectors. Goals include diversifying elected leadership and board membership in the Tri-Cities area. Tri-Cities region
Ingersoll Gender Center Multi-racial organization providing culturally competent wraparound services for transgender and gender diverse people in Washington. In addition to its education and community services, Ingersoll is a powerful advocacy force. Statewide
Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation Career Training Center providing classroom and hands-on training opportunities in the skilled trades focused on the needs of community members and the Kalispel Tribe. Center includes employment and wraparound physical, emotional, and spiritual support. Kalispel Reservation (south central Pend Oreille County)
Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center Immigrant-serving organization focused on the well-being and empowerment of immigrants through education, direct services, advocacy, referrals, and collaborations. Kitsap, Mason, Jefferson, and Clallam counties
La Casa Hogar Latinx-led, education-based organization partnering with families in South Central Washington. Grounded in community, celebration, and a collective vision to thrive. Yakima, Benton, Franklin, and Kittitas counties
Lhaq’temish Foundation Multi-faceted Native organization supporting the people of the Lummi Nation to achieve a better quality of life by promoting advocacy, providing social services through community-driven projects, and supporting tribal directives. Lummi Indian Reservation
Madres de Casino Road Multi-issue, Latinx project focused on empowering women by working to change narratives about Latina women. Grassroots-level organizing that is led entirely by community members living on Casino Road in Everett. Everett’s Casino Road community
Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition (“HOST”) Community-based housing program providing education and wraparound case management for homeless youth—many of whom identify as LGBTQ+—in Mason County. Mason County
Mujer al Volante Fiscally-sponsored project that helps Latina women obtain their driver’s license—a key to economic opportunity, independence, and safety. Started with Latinx women and has expanded to serve Afghani women in its advocacy and broader efforts. South Seattle and South King County
Mujeres in Action DV/SA organization offering culturally specific care, service, and support for the Latinx community. Particular focus on providing safe space, care, and support for undocumented immigrants experiencing violence and abuse. Spokane
NAACP Snohomish Branch Black-led organization with a mission to ensure equitable outcomes and the protection of civil rights for people of African descent. Volunteer-driven programs are focused on education, advocacy, and youth development. Snohomish County
Native Action Network Native women, leadership development, empowerment, and advocacy organization elevating women’s voices in civic and electoral arenas. Statewide
Nch’i Wana Housing New Native-led and Native-serving housing organization focused on the Indigenous communities living primarily at tribal fishing sites along the Columbia River. Organization has a goal of keeping people in their aboriginal place, while promoting economic development and addressing the lack of safe, decent, and affordable housing. Columbia River Gorge in-lieu sites
Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment Nez Perce members building a Native/non-Native network of land advocates to protect their lands. Focused on youth, advocating for traditional lifeways, and hosting several tribal environmental summits annually. Nez Perce aboriginal lands, including Asotin and Garfield counties
Not This Time! New organization founded to reduce police violence toward people of color in Seattle. Work includes organizing for police accountability, leadership development with young people, and community healing. Rooted in restorative justice approaches. Seattle
Nuestra Casa Social justice and support services empowering Latina women through education, citizenship, and literacy programs to advance equity and justice with immigrants living in Sunnyside and the surrounding areas of the Lower Yakima Valley. Sunnyside and the Lower Yakima Valley
Pacific County Immigrant Support Grassroots organization working with Latinx and other immigrant communities and families who have been impacted by ICE. Organizes advocacy events and Know-Your-Rights community education presentations. Provides legal defense and family support. Pacific and Grays Harbor counties, and neighboring communities
Pacific Islander Community Association New organization committed to establishing deep and accountable networks of Pacific Islander communities across the region and ensuring social, political, and physical well-being for families. Priorities include civic engagement, strengthening anti-racist organizing, and providing advocacy for Pacific Islander communities across all sectors and issues areas. Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties
People First of Washington Disability-led coalition with 30 chapters throughout Washington that develops priorities and advances its agenda through self-advocacy at local, state, and national levels. Statewide
Phenomenal She Black-led organization that empowers young women of color by building confidence around education, social awareness, and self-esteem through mentorship and community connection. South King County, with a focus on Federal Way and Des Moines
POCSWOP (People of Color Sex Workers Outreach Project) Seattle-area organization working to end stigma and enhance safety for people of color sex workers. Provides services to sex workers, organizes legislative actions, and leads community-building efforts—all based on and informed by street-based sex workers. Seattle, with focus on North Seattle (Hwy 99)
Pride of Ellensburg Newer LGBTQ+, fiscally sponsored project serving queer and trans youth by providing a safe space to connect and establish community. Ellensburg
Quinault Indian Nation Tribal community on the west coast of Washington with a focus on education and student achievement throughout the community. Quinault Reservation, including portions of Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties
Reckoning Trade Project LGBTQ+-led, economic justice organization creating safer and more equitable workplaces, while increasing job retention for non-traditional LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and other nontraditional trade workers. South King County and South Sound region
Salish School of Spokane Grassroots language immersion school led by Native people in Spokane. Powerfully connecting students and families to one another, to history, and to place. Thoughtful analysis and engaged systems change work. Spokane and Greater Spokane metropolitan area
Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe Federally-recognized tribe located in Pacific County on the Washington Coast with a focus on food sovereignty and gathering of traditional foods as a pathway to self-sufficiency and health of tribal members. Tokeland
Somali Community Services of Seattle Somali-led community organization providing a range of services, including case management and referrals, parent education workshops, and social justice leadership training. Conducts voter registration, census organizing, and direct voter engagement. South Seattle and South King County
Southwest Washington Communities United for Change Anti-racist grassroots community group created to empower Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in political action. BIPOC communities are centered and lead the work. Kelso and Longview (Cowlitz County); Vancouver (Clark County)
Sunrise Outreach Center of Yakima Yakima organization formed to alleviate hunger and homelessness and interrupt intergenerational poverty. Primarily serving Latinx and Native people with six food pantries. Powerful and visionary leadership. Yakima County
Suquamish Foundation Nonprofit arm of the Suquamish Tribe, focused on enhancing the well-being of the community and its members. Short-term goals include building a clinic and hiring community health representatives. Port Madison Reservation, including a portion of Kitsap County
Surge Reproductive Justice Women of color and queer people of color-led, reproductive justice organization with a multi-pronged approach that includes policy advocacy, community organizing, and leadership development. Seeks to elevate voices of communities experiencing maternal health disparities, including women who have been incarcerated, queer women of color, and undocumented communities. Southeast Seattle
Tacoma Urban League Black-led organization devoted to empowering African Americans and other disenfranchised groups. Programs are focused on eliminating poverty gaps fueled by social injustice and historically oppressive institutions. Local chapter of the National Urban League. Tacoma and Pierce County
The NATIVE Project Comprehensive Indian Health Service clinic in Spokane led by Native people. Funding to provide support services for community members impacted by the justice system, as well as provide traditional Native healing resources and activities to urban Indian community members. Spokane County and surrounding reservations
The Support Center Comprehensive, multi-racial DV/SA organization providing shelter and mobile services over a large geographic area. Focused on equality in relationships and helping people assume power over their own lives. Okanogan County
Ttáwaxt Birth Justice Center New organization founded and led by Native women who are honoring their ancestors by supporting a healthy birthing community for generations to come. Yakama tribal community
United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance Queer, transgender, and gender diverse Pacific Islander organization providing supportive, safe, and sacred spaces for the community it serves. Anchors powerful coalition efforts among the Q/T/POC communities advocating for racial, social, and queer justice. Puget Sound
UnityWorks Foundation UnityWorks promotes cross-racial and cross-cultural understanding, inclusion, and social justice, with a focus on K-12 schools. Goals include increasing equity and reducing prejudice, promoting culturally responsive teaching, and building local capacity for positive multicultural change. Yakima County
Voices of Pacific Island Nations Culturally based organization providing high quality, culturally responsive services and resources for Pacific Islander students and their families in order to close educational opportunity gaps in Kitsap County. Kitsap County
White Swan Arts and Recreation Committee Offers comprehensive cultural and arts activities for community development and engagement in White Swan on the Yakama Reservation. Hosts annual community-wide events to connect people across a large area. White Swan
YES of Pend Oreille County Serves youth experiencing homelessness and other barriers to opportunity through case management, food, and clothing assistance. Conducts advocacy and leadership development programs for young people, with a special focus on LGBTQ+ young people. Pend Oreille County