Grant recipients

Grant recipients


Comunidades organizes with White Salmon residents against evictions.

Comunidades organizes with White Salmon residents against evictions. Photo: Comunidades.

GHF funds community-based organizations, fiscally sponsored projects, and tribal entities leading transformative work to improve equity and advance racial justice. We share these lists of grant recipients to lift up the organizations leading powerful work across the state, as well as to show the types of organizations we fund and encourage others to invest in them.

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Systems, Power, and Action

System, Power, and Action grants support organizations that are working to ensure public policy, public institutions, and public funding are accountable to communities throughout Washington State. The work of grant recipients is diverse, but the organizations share a common goal of creating a just and equitable future.

2022 Systems, Power, and Action Grants

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Organization Name Description Geography Served
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) of Washington brings together Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders from across the state to build power and fight for the rights, needs, and justice of their communities. Washington state
Central Washington Disability Resources Central Washington Disability Resources advances the empowerment, inclusion, and wellness of all persons with disabilities through advocacy, community education, peer mentoring, and skill development so that they may realize independence and full participation in all areas of life. Kittitas, Yakima, Grant, Douglas counties
Communities for the Advancement of Family Education CAFÉ is a non-profit organization that advances family and community growth through education. They serve the culturally diverse community of Wenatchee and surrounding counties by providing opportunities in leadership, civic and social engagement, literacy development, and academic advancement. Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, Benton and Yakima counties
Gender Odyssey Alliance Trans Families (TF) is working to create a world of support for transgender/gender diverse (trans) youth by providing a virtual hub for caregivers, connections for trans youth, and best practices for professionals so trans youth grow up feeling loved and fully supported as their whole selves. Washington state
Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center KIAC was founded by immigrants who saw a need for referrals and direct services for their communities – a majority of whom are undocumented – to navigate local systems. Their primary work focuses on legal and family services, and they also serve as a hub for referrals to other partners. Kitsap County
La Resistencia La Resistencia is a grassroots, undocumented-led movement that works to end the detention of immigrants and stop all deportations in Washington state. La Resistencia supports, works, and follows the leadership of those that have been directly affected by the immigration detention and deportation system. Pierce County and across Washington
Lavender Rights Project Lavender Rights Project is a Black trans-led organization advancing the civil rights of Black gender diverse communities across Washington through client-centered advocacy and legal and social services. King and Pierce County, Statewide
Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition (HOST) serves homeless LGBTQ2A+, BIPOC, and rural youth experiencing homelessness in Mason County. In addition to providing housing and educational support, they are working to eliminate intergenerational poverty by creating new systems that address the needs of youth and their families. Mason County
Native Action Network Native Action Network is a Native elder-led power building organization promoting Native women’s full representation, participation, and leadership in local, state, tribal, and national affairs. Regionally across Washington state
Native Vote Washington Native Vote Washington is an Indigenous-led collaborative working to increase the political empowerment, education, and engagement of Indigenous peoples in the state of Washington by amplifying the Native American voice through increased voter registration and participation and organizing for progressive policies that strengthen tribal sovereignty. King, Pierce, Whatcom, and Yakima counties
Nuestra Casa Nuestra Casa removes some of the immediate barriers faced by immigrants and provides services to address inequities. The organization’s core programs are adult English classes (ESL) and citizenship classes, in addition to courses and workshops on financial literacy, leadership, justice, Spanish literacy, and health literacy. They also promote immigrant civic engagement through a variety of special programs. Nuestra Cassa believes that the complete integration of all community members is essential to the Yakima Valley’s ability to thrive. Lower Yakima Valley
Open Doors for Multicultural Families Open Doors for Multicultural Families is a BIPOC-led grassroots organization serving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families from immigrant, refugee, and BIPOC communities in King, Pierce, and Thurston counties. King, Pierce, and Thurston counties
Pacific County Voices Uniting PCVU is uniting cross-cultural and multi-generational demographics to participate in collaborative social movements that increase civic engagement through education, create more reflective representation, and build political power for those often forgotten or silenced in our communities. Pacific County
Quality Behavioral Health Quality Behavioral Health is a behavioral health organization serving Garfield and Asotin counties. They provide a summer youth program, alcohol and drug classes, and domestic violence services. Garfield and Asotin counties
Room One Room One provides social services in Okanogan County, including one-on-one support, educational programs in schools, support groups, and advocacy support. Okanogan County
Rural People’s Voice Rural People’s Voice is a multi-racial, immigrant, and working and middle class-led power building 501c4 organization working towards a true people’s government that reclaims the rural narrative and provides real wins and a strong economy for residents of North Central Washington. Chelan, Douglas, & Okanagan counties
Spectrum Center Spokane Spectrum is a LGBTQIA2S+-led organization working to address inequities in the Spokane region. To live out their mission, they lead DEI educational workshops, engage in community activism, and provide programs focused on health and connection. Spokane
Tri-Cities LULAC Council 47014 Tri-Cities LULAC is an all volunteer organization focused on civic engagement, coalition building, and advocacy. Tri-Cities region
Washington Gorge Action Programs Washington Gorge Action Programs provides basic needs assistance to their community in Klickitat and Skamania counties. Their programs include nutrition assistance, emergency housing, domestic violence prevention, care coordination, and home energy assistance. Klickitat and Skamania counties

2021 Systems, Power, and Action Grants

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Organization Legal Name Description Geography Served
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians ATNI represents nearly 50 Northwest tribal governments and advocates for their interests to national Indian and non-Indian organizations and governments through a representative system of committees led by community leaders and elders. Pacific Northwest
API Chaya API Chaya, founded by and for immigrant communities to develop culturally relevant paths to safety, serves survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking. They provide direct services while building a powerful base that addresses a wide range of needs in the API community and beyond. King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties
Asia Pacific Cultural Center Asia Pacific Cultural Center serves as an interactive cultural crossroads between local and international communities, as well as a social justice organization committed to civic education and policy making that will build racial equity, raise the voices of people, and strengthen communities. South Puget Sound
Carl Maxey Center The Carl Maxey Center is a Black-led organization with the goal of uplifting, empowering, and transforming Spokane’s African American community from the inside out. Spokane County
Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors serves low income immigrant and refugee communities in Central and Eastern Washington. They provide free immigration legal services while engaging in advocacy work to create systemic change through pro-immigrant policy change. Central and Eastern Washington with a focus on Kittitas, Grant, Yakima, Benton, Franklin, and Walla Walla counties
Chief Seattle Club Chief Seattle Club is dedicated to physically and spiritually supporting American Indian and Alaska Native people. They provide food, primary health care, housing assistance, an urban Indian legal clinic, a Native art job training program, as well as frequent cultural and community-building outings for members. In fall 2021, they will begin to open 80 affordable permanent housing units at ʔálʔal in Pioneer Square. King County
CIELO Project Radio Ranch CIELO promotes community, self-sufficiency, and leadership among Latinx and other immigrant and refugee people in the South Puget Sound area through educational support for children and adults, mental health counseling, advocacy services for victims of crime, and other direct services. Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties
Communities of Color Coalition C3 was founded by/for communities of color to create sustainable and radical change that fosters liberation and healing from oppressive systems for BIPOC communities. To achieve their vision of a community free of racial intolerance, they focus on advocacy, education, and direct service. Snohomish County
Community Action Center Community Action Center works for the day when all Whitman County residents live in safe affordable housing and have access to healthy food. Whitman County
Confederated Lower Chinook Tribes and Bands The Chinook Indian Nation confederates the five westernmost Chinookan speaking tribes. Their decades-old constitution codifies who they are and identifies their constituent tribes and their aboriginal territories in the broad lower Columbia River region. Pacific and Wahkaikum counties and neighboring communities in Oregon
Firelands Workers Action Firelands Workers Action builds multiracial working-class power among rural, low-wage workers in southwest Washington and Olympic Peninsula timber counties to organize for a just economy that centers the health and wellbeing of people and the land for generations to come. Grays Harbor and Pacific counties
Foundation for Youth Resiliency and Engagement FYRE is a youth-serving nonprofit located in rural Okanogan County that increases accessibility to whole-person wellness services for traditionally underserved youth ages 12-24. They are dedicated to addressing systems change, social inequities, and promoting joy and resilience for young people. Okanogan County
Freedom Project Freedom Project works alongside the community to dismantle the institution of mass incarceration and heal its traumatic effects. They create space for collective healing and liberation by seeing each other for our humanity, meeting needs as defined by individuals and by the community, and amplifying the power that already exists among us. King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Spokane counties
MIA Mujeres in Action Mujeres in Action provides culturally responsive intervention services primarily to Latinx survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Spokane area. Spokane County
Northwest Cooperative Development Center NWCDC assists workers, residents, and others to build cooperatives to meet their basic needs, secure community ownership, and practice democratic governance. They work with co-ops to deliver technical assistance, overcome organizing hurdles, and support each other in building the cooperative economy. Pacific Northwest
Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington PICA-WA lives out the indigenous values of Pasifika communities through speaking truth to systems of power while providing social supports and cultural spaces for the community to thrive. Their mission is threefold: establish a cultural home, center community power, and further Pasifika NH/PI wellness. Western, Southwest, and Eastern Washington
Pride Foundation TRANSform Culture is a program of Pride Foundation that looks to support communication, organizing, and advocacy that contribute to cultural transformation that is essential to creating safety, equity, and wellbeing for the breadth of transgender and gender diverse communities in the Pacific Northwest. Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon
Progreso: Latino Progress Progreso focuses on civic engagement, coalition building, and advocacy of intersectional issues affecting Latinos and communities of color in Washington. Led by the community, they advocate with a focus on education, immigration, health equity, environmental justice, criminal justice, and voting rights. Yakima, Benton, Franklin, and King counties
Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest RISNW is led by and serves refugees, immigrants, and migrants, including COFA nationals in Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties. They provide a continuum of culturally/linguistically appropriate services so their communities are healthy and economically secure, with voice to affect policy change. Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom counties
Sage Leaders Sage Leaders cultivates deep democracy in Washington state by developing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community leaders for civic and elected leadership. They envision a living economy where Black, Indigenous, and People of Color workers, families, and communities thrive and where we live in sustainable relationship with the land. Statewide, with a focus in Pierce County, South Seattle, and South King County
Seattle Indian Health Board SIHB is led by and serves urban Native people from Seattle and across the state. Their approach centers Indigenous knowledge and spans health care, behavioral health, oral health, social services, public health, and policy & advocacy efforts. King County
Stonewall Youth Stonewall Youth is a social justice organization by and for LGBTQ+ youth. They support youth through an integrated model of direct services, leadership and professional development, mutual aid, activism and community organizing, and by intentionally counteracting oppression in all their work. Thurston, Lewis, and Mason counties
Surge Reproductive Justice Surge Reproductive Justice is a Black queer led organization based in South Seattle that uses the reproductive justice framework to shift power and develop community directed policy. They work on reproductive justice aligned issues ranging from birth justice, community directed policy, and bodily autonomy. King County
United Territories Of Pacific Islanders Alliance – Washington (UTOPIA WA) UTOPIA Washington is a queer and trans people of color-led grassroots organization born out of the struggles, challenges, strength, and resilience of the Queer and Trans Pacific Islander (QTPI) community in South King County. Statewide
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence WSCADV is a network of over 70 domestic violence programs across Washington. Their work includes visionary leadership, supporting member programs, and engaging the public to play a role in ending domestic and sexual violence. Statewide

2020 Systems, Power, and Action Grants

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Organization Description Service area
American Indian Health Commission for Washington State A tribally driven nonprofit organization with a mission of improving health outcomes for the 29 federally recognized tribes and two Urban Indian Health Organizations it supports and provides capacity for in Washington State. Statewide
Asian Counseling and Referral Service ACRS is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization working for social justice and leading a broad array of behavioral health programs, human services, and civic engagement activities for Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and other communities in King County and beyond. King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties
Byrd Barr Place Culturally specific Black organization serving families and community in Seattle’s Central District since 1964. Currently reaching more than 15,000 residents with basic human services while advocating for structural changes to combat racism. King County
CAIR Washington As the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the state, the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Washington works to protect and empower the local Muslim community through legal services, policy, and advocacy training and youth enrichment activities. Clark and Cowlitz counties
Chaplains on the Harbor Chaplains on the Harbor has long-term aspirations for their community: to end homelessness and poverty; heal from violence, trauma, and addiction; restore poor people’s access to land, space, and housing; build power among poor, homeless, and incarcerated people; and build a sustainable economy. Grays Harbor County
Communities in Schools of Benton Franklin Counties CISBF is a fierce advocate for K-12 students and families in 25 schools across four school districts in the Tri-Cities area. CISBF works within and beyond schools to ensure families of all backgrounds are increasingly represented in decision making about school policies, funding, services, and support for students and families. Benton and Franklin counties
Community to Community Fiscally sponsored, Latinx, grassroots base-building effort focused on food sovereignty as a key principle of migrant farmworker organizing. Skagit and Whatcom counties
Comunidades Fiscally sponsored Latino/a/x-led environmental and social justice organization in the Columbia River Gorge. Comunidades works to amplify voices for environmental and social justice, while increasing Latino/a/x engagement and leadership. Klickitat and Skamania 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
Disability Rights Washington Disability Rights Washington pursues justice on matters related to human and legal rights and envisions an equitable society in which all people have meaningful opportunities to participate and are treated with equality, dignity, and respect. Statewide
El Centro de la Raza El Centro provides 43 culturally and linguistically integrative programs and services including emergency and human services, child and youth programs, financial education and asset building programs, housing and economic development programs, community organizing, and advocacy. King County
Family Crisis Network Family Crisis Network provides services and resources to victims of crime (including domestic violence and sexual assault) and individuals facing homelessness. They advocate with and alongside survivors and people experiencing homelessness for social change and accountable public policy that makes for a more welcoming community. Pend Oreille County
Ingersoll Gender Center Multiracial 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
La Casa Hogar La Casa Hogar partners with Latina immigrant families to offer three core education programs as tools to support the community to reconnect with their individual and collective power, build self-confidence, celebrate resilience, and center those most impacted. Yakima, Benton, and Franklin counties
Mariposa House / Forks Abuse Center Western Olympic Peninsula organization supporting people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and other serious crimes by finding and providing them resources while engaging community to look at the root causes of harms through strong tribal partnerships and reflective leadership. Jefferson County
Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center The center’s mission is to improve the quality of life of children, youth, and families in Spokane through an array of culturally responsive social and educational services—all within the framework of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of equal respect, treatment, and accessibility for all people. Spokane
NAYA Action Fund The NAYA Action Fund 501(c)(4) works to expand political advocacy and build electoral power in partnership with the Native community in Vancouver and Clark counties. This work is an extension of ongoing social, political, and community wide work. Clark County
NATIVE Project Native-led and Native-focused comprehensive urban Indian clinic in Spokane with a focus on both spiritual and physical well-being for its diverse (urban and local reservation) clientele. Spokane
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Northwest Immigrant Rights Project’s mission is to defend and advance the right of immigrants through direct legal services, community education, and systemic advocacy. Statewide
Tacoma Urban League The Tacoma Urban League advocates for social equality and economic independence. Their programs are designed to empower Black youth and their families to ensure that they get access to resources that will enable them to be successful as it relates to achieving their goals. Pierce County
Tenants Union Statewide organization working toward housing justice through empowerment-based education, outreach, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy. Statewide, with focus in the Puget Sound region
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle ULMS empowers African Americans, as well as other diverse underserved communities to thrive. They provide advocacy, direct programming, community outreach, and coalition building across five focus areas: housing, education, workforce development, health, and policy. Seattle and King County
Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) A grassroots coalition made up of over 250 immigrant and refugee rights organizations, individuals, service providers, labor unions, and faith communities in over 26 counties to protect and advance the power of immigrant and refugee communities. Statewide
Washington Community Action Network Multiracial organizing, advocacy, and economic justice organization primarily operating in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. Building independent political power alongside its 44,000 members with roots in every county in Washington State. King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties
YES of Pend Oreille YES serves homeless and at-risk youth through case management, food assistance, and clothing assistance. The organization conducts advocacy and leadership development programs that support young people, with a special focus on serving youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming. Pend Oreille County

Community Learning Grants

Community Learning Grants are one way we support organizations who reflect and work closely with their communities. Through these grants, we learn what justice and equity look like for people throughout the state and how we can support the solutions that different organizations are creating and the approaches they are taking to advance this work.

So far, we have made Community Learning Grants to more than 200 community organizations and tribal nations across Washington.

2022 Community Learning Grants

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Organization Description Service area
ALA Garifuna Women ALA Garifuna Women is a culturally specific organization focused on serving the Garifuna community in King County. The organization plays a critical role in bringing women together, sharing resources, and mobilizing for policy action. King County
Alphabet Alliance of Color AAoC is an organizing alliance of queer and trans Black, Indigenous, and people of color (QTBIPOC) working on every level of change, from individual to institutional in the Puget Sound region. Their pupose is to strengthen interconnectedness through skill sharing, leadership development, and power building by learning about local political landscapes and policy change opportunities. Puget Sound region
Autism Empowerment Autism Empowerment is a small but powerful autism empowerment organization in Clark County. They are reflective of their community and serving youth, teens, and adults while changing narratives about their community. They are poised for significant impact with their print and online presence. Clark County and worldwide with magazines
Blue Mountain Heart to Heart Blue Mountain Heart to Heart, based in Walla Walla, supports people living with HIV/AIDS and the intersection of substance use disorder in rural Souteast Washington. They strive to build trust and meet clients where they are and work along a shared decision-making model to identify which supports would best help individuals facing stigmatization by their substance use and the various intersections of systemic racism, sexism, and anti-LGBTQ sentiment. Based in Walla Walla and supporting rural Southeast Washington
Center for Rest & Restoration The Center for Rest & Restoration is a newly formed organization of BIPOC leaders in South Whidbey. They are working to bring the community together to educate and train on anti-racism, to center the joy, safety, and liberation of BIPOC, and to continue mobilizing and building social capital over the long term. South Whidbey community of Island County
Chardi Kala Project The Chardi Kala Project (CKP) bridges Whatcom County Sikhs with non-Sikhs to end hate crimes through education. CKP staff and volunteers have a handful of outreach programs they use, such as Interfaith Galas, homeless programs, and school presentations, among other events held throughout the year. Whatcom County
Chelan Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services Led by a diverse group of attorneys and community leaders, CDCVAS is a group of volunteer attorneys who work to bridge the justice gap by facilitating high-quality, equitable, civil legal services on a pro bono basis to low-income and Latinx people in rural Central Washington. Chelan and Douglas counties
Chimacum Center The Chimacum Center collaborates with partners and people to create more communities that thrive in Jefferson County. They want people to be able to live sustainably, with food, housing, art, and wellness. They particularly focus on serving Black and brown people in the community. Jefferson County
Color Our Community on Awareness COCOA seeks to amplify melanated voices through joy, art, and literature in the Walla Walla Valley. They hope to build awareness in their community of the diversity that already exists. They are working to build a community that welcomes diversity as part of the intricate and beautiful design of Southeast Washington. Walla Walla Valley
Columbia Basin Health Association CBHA is a Federally Qualified Health Center comprised of three clinics located in Central Washington state. Led by and serving the Latinx community, they work to improve the health and wellness of rural communities by promoting health equity to underserved populations and expanding access to healthcare. Adams, Franklin, and Grant counties
Community Equity Initiative The Community Equity Initiative works for racial justice for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, especially youth and families, in a predominantly white, rural community. They draw on their intersectional wisdom to promote the systematic eradication of inequities and create a culture of belonging. Jefferson County
Comunidades sin Fronteras Washington Comunidades Sin Fronteras Washington promotes holistic health, including media and linguistically or culturally specific communication campaigns for people living in rural areas. The organization serves migrants, indigenous, and people of color living in rural areas marginalized without transportation service. Central and South Central Washington
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation Yakama Nation is a federally recognized tribe in Central Washington state. They serve their community of more than 10,000 enrolled members. Yakama Reservation
Deaf Spotlight Deaf Spotlight is a Seattle disability-led organization that wants to bring voice and support to deaf, deaf-blind, deaf disabled, and hard of hearing artists (DDBDDHH). They support, engage, and showcase artists and audiences in cinema, theatre, art, and design inspired by Deaf Culture and the expressive power of Sign Languages through the arts. Seattle
Dispute Resolution Center of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties Reflective, smaller, and continuing to evolve, the Dispute Resolution Center maintains powerful leadership and a broad focus on peacemaking, tenant-landlord assistance, restorative justice, and other important work. They have a strong community base and are founding members of the Grays Harbor RISE coalition that brings together the local Latinx community. Grays Harbor, Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties
Ellensburg Bail Fund Ellensburg Bail Fund provides individuals with the opportunity to have equal justice and due process. They view the role of providing bail to individuals as an equal opportunity for legal representation, allowing them to address their charges from a place of freedom and security, rather than pleading guilty simply to avoid further incarceration and homelessness. Kittitas County
Emergency Support Shelter Emergency Support Shelter provides domestic violence services and support in Cowlitz County. Their services are available whether or not the crime has been reported to law enforcement. They identify barriers in the legal system in regard to access to safety and justice and articulate their involvement with state coalitions for advocacy. Cowlitz County
Empower Family Focused Services Empower Family Focused Services is a small, reflective, and new immigrant-family and youth empowerment organization. Led by a community elder, they are primarily supporting Ethiopian youth living in Clark County and neighboring Portland. Clark and neighboring counties in Oregon
Ethnic Support Council Ehtnic Support Council is a small, reflective, and engaged organization supporting marginalized languages and providing navigation assistance for immigrants and refugees. They undertake an important analysis of community needs and are helping build power in Cowlitz and neighboring communities in both Oregon and Washington. Cowlitz and neighboring counties in Washington and Oregon
Feast Collective Feast Collective is founded, led, and operated by immigrants and former refugees, and addresses the barriers they face in Spokane. Feast provides resources for self-identified needs including job-training, start-up tools, and a place to sell food and represent their cultures. They are from 35 countries and counting! Spokane County
First Step Family Support Center First Step works to promote the healthy development of families on the North Olympic Peninsula. Committed to centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work, and lifting the voices of disadvantaged families, they provide a suite of strengths-based and trauma-informed programs to build protective factors into the lives of children and families in their community. Clallam and Jefferson counties
FlyStart Foundation FlyStart is an intervention and prevention organization that steers individuals away from institutionalized models. They work in Pierce County and are expanding throughout the state, connecting with juvenile and adult prisons, youth and families, and communities of color. Pierce County and counties where prisons are located
FOFO’ANGA SEATTLE COMMUNITY FOFO’ANGA is a small 501 (c)3 organization serving young U.S. Tongans with language, culture, and dance to combat mental health conditions and reduce the suicide rates among its youth in King, Pierce, and Thurston counties. They use Tongan traditional teaching approaches to reverse the trend. King, Pierce, and Thurston counties
Foundation for Academic Endeavors Foundation for Academic Endeavors is a Latinx-formed and led organization focused on education and academic justice for Skagit County Latinx youth with deep ties to community and families. Skagit County
God’s Broken Home University Gods Broken Home University is a Pacific Islander-led group in Bremerton who are supporting youth in their community by providing mentorship and re-entry support among other services. They articulate many needs for youth that they seek to address to continue to uplift and empower their communities. Kitsap County
Hand in Hand Immigration Services Hand in Hand Immigration Services provides citizenship support in the Wenatchee community. Hand in Hand seeks to understand and assist in overcoming the barriers for each individual on their journey to U.S. citizenship. Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan counties
Helping Link Helping Link is a small social change and support-focused organization serving the immigrant and refugee Vietnamese community in Seattle with reach to Snohomish and Pierce counties. Compelled by their analysis of community sensibilities and needs, they are well positioned for growth and influence in the state and the Vietnamese community. Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties
Hilltop Action Coalition HAC is a Black-led, community-based coalition serving the racially diverse Hilltop District of Tacoma. Through community conversations, political education, and advocacy, they mobilize and empower diverse individuals, families, businesses, and other public and community organizations to create vibrant social capital and build a safe, clean, healthy, resilient, and united community. Pierce County
Hope Street Hope Street is a women-led recovery residence in Walla Walla that serves women recovering from substance use disorder. Their low barrier services support people in active addiction as well as medically assisted treatment. Walla Walla County and Southeast Washington
Immigrant Resources & Immediate Support Immigrant Resources and Immediate Support (IRIS) provides low-barrier help for urgent basic needs of recently immigrated community members in Whatcom County. IRIS serves members of their community who often fall through the cracks of existing social service structures and support networks. Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish counties
Indigenous Performance Productions, a nonprofit corporation Indigenous Performance Production (IPP) is an Indigenous-led arts and culture organization based in Olympia, WA. They work to decolonize the prevailing narrative about Indigenous people by creating opportunities for Indigenous artists to share their stories through the performing arts. Thurston County
Indigenous Roots & Reparation Foundation The Indigenous Roots & Reparation Foundation is an Indigenous-led nonprofit formed in 2021 on the homeland of the P’Squosa (Wenatchi) People to preserve indigenous history, culture, traditions, and language through education and advocacy. They aim to provide a welcoming space to people returning to their ancestral lands in present-day Wenatchee. Chelan County
Instituto de Cultura y Arte In Xochitl In Cuicatl Instituto de Cultura y Arte In Xochitl In Cuicatl serves indigenous Latinos and Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. They serve this community by conserving, teaching, and promoting Indigenous Mexica ceremonies, dance, and art. The vast majority of the work happens in Battle Ground and Olympia, Washington. Clark and Thurston counties
Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates JCIRA is a smaller and newer immigrant rights organization doing important work primarily in Jefferson County. Although historically white-led, with the clear founding goals of not asking undocumented folks to be on the front lines of actions, they are building the necessary infrastructure to achieve more reflective leadership. Jefferson, Clallam, and Pierce counties
Just & Healthy Food System Community of Interest JHFS is a BIPOC-led and serving organization that works to increase racial equity and address anti-racism within and beyond the food system in Tacoma and the Puyallup Watershed. JHFS focuses on addressing hunger in communities of color and low-income areas through projects and people working on environmental injustice, land and housing, access to critical services, and group sustainability support. Pierce County
Khmer Community of Seattle King County KCSKC is a Khmer-led community-based organization focused on direct service and wellness-centered programming, with an emphasis on cultural arts and youth and elder empowerment in King County. King County
Kittitas County Recovery Community Organization The Kittitas County Recovery Community Organization is a support for people in recovery from substance use disorders in the county. They are looking to expand recovery resources in their rural county. Kittitas County
Lewis County Dignity Guild Lewis County Dignity Guild is a one-of-a-kind and brand new C4 social justice organization that is supporting marginalized communities through camaraderie, solidarity, and power building in Lewis County. They are doing true narrative change work and have mutual aid goals as well. Lewis County
Lewis County Seniors Lewis County Seniors is a power building and service providing organization in Lewis County that is working to cultivate inclusion for all seniors. They also address systemic and geographic disparities for seniors living remotely in a larger rural county. Lewis County
Manzanita House Manzanita House is devoted to creating space where all immigrants have a place at the table to freely and fully participate in community and to embrace, equip, and empower immigrants through access to culturally informed essential services, and facilitate connections to grow deeper roots and thrive in Spokane. Spokane County
Mari’s Place for the Arts Mari’s Place for the Arts is a smaller, reflective, low-income BIPOC youth empowerment organization building power and joy through the arts in Snohomish County. Well beyond arts focus, their system change analysis and practical work have them developing young organizers as well directly improving the health and well-being of their participants. Snohomish County
Mason County Climate Justice Mason County Climate Justice is a small and new BIPOC-led environmental justice organization that is accountable to communities across rural Mason County. They are working with specific micro-goals for systemic changes that need to happen in the region for their mission to be fulfilled, but with broader alignment with national and international organizations. rural Mason County
Media Island International Media Island International is a cultural, educational, and networking center, whose focus is to support women of color in their leadership while working with other like-minded individuals and groups who do conscious social justice activism. Thurston County
Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center is a Black-led and BIPOC serving organization that offers a wide array of programs and support services for children and families in Tacoma’s Hilltop community. They provide affordable housing, resource navigation assistance, food distribution, and early learning/childhood education programs. King, Pierce, and Thurston counties
Muslimahs Against Abuse Center Muslimahs Against Abuse Center (MAAC) is a by and for East African women and girls organization focused on addressing the abuse and shame culture perpetuated within their community. MAAC is working to shift cultural norms around abuse and violence. King County
NAMI Thurston-Mason NAMI Thurston-Mason is a small, reflective, affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in a priority GHF county. They focus on reducing the stigma of mental health struggles and provide highly important (and often otherwise unavailable) services to rural individuals, and their family members, who are experiencing mental illness. Thurston and Mason counties
Northwest Youth Services Northwest Youth Services provides services for at-risk, runaway, and homeless youth and young adults in Whatcom County. They seek to affirm youth experience and autonomy, as they work together to foster collective healing and justice. Whatcom County
Odyssey Youth Center Odyssey Youth Center is a small, safety and power building organization for LGBTQ youth in Spokane and the broader Inland NW. They offer an important system change analysis and are meeting and validating youth where they are in their own lives with the goal of getting more youth at decision-making tables. Spokane County and Inland Northwest
Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Inc. PFLAG is an all-volunteer, queer-led and serving organization who works to unite LGBTQ people with families, friends, and allies through youth and family support nights, safe social gatherings, and parent/child play dates. Serving Benton and Franklin counties, they are committed to advancing equity and equality through support, education, and advocacy. Benton and Franklin counties
Participatory Justice Participatory Justice is a small and newer restorative and transformative justice organization with important representation among leadership working in Snohomish County and beyond. They have created a record of successes, a strong analysis of process, and have goals of expanding their capacity and reach to reform the carceral system. Snohomish County and surrounding areas
Pizza Klatch Pizza Klatch is a LGBTQ-led and serving organization in Thurston County. They have been operating more than four years and share that they are engaging in providing a safe space for LGBTQ youth in 14 high schools and one middle school during lunchtime as a response to suicides of youth holding these identities that occurred in the area previously. They seek to foster resilience in LGBTQ youth and create a safe and positive school experience through support, education, and empowerment. Thurston County
Pueblo Unido PDX Pueblo Unido is a Latinx-led and serving organization that creates hope for and amplifies the voices of individuals with vulnerable immigration status in the Pacific Northwest, and who have experienced long-standing inequities and lack of access to essential human rights. Serving immigrants in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, they connect individuals and families to legal, social, and Indigenous language interpretation resources. Pierce County and neighboring communities in Idaho and Oregon
Rainbow Center Rainbow Center is a queer-led and serving organization that encourages queer and trans people of color to find their voices, discover shared history, heal, celebrate with one another, and connect in innovative and engaging ways. They also advocate for policy and legislation meant to materially improve the wellbeing of every LGBTQ individual and family. King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, and Thurston counties
Running Waters Equity Fund RWEF is a newly established, BIPOC-led and serving fund that provides support to people of color affected by systemic inequities in marginalized communities. They work collaboratively with community-based organizations across Eastern Washington to identify and develop action plans to address community needs and gaps in critical services. Columbia, Garfield, and Walla Walla counties
Salsa De La Vida Salsa De La Vida is a Latinx Promotora-led and serving farming and economic development project at Marra Farm in Seattle’s South Park area. The project is a social enterprise food cooperative for growing vegetables and herbs. With access to low-cost, organic produce, members operate cooperative food businesses while increasing their knowledge of the local food system, organic growing practices, and nutrition. South King County
Second Chance Outreach Second Chance Outreach supports youth and families who are, have formerly been, or at risk of gang-affiliation in Snohomish County. They provide access to affordable child care and reliable transportation. They also provide mentoring and support for incarcerated and recently released youth. Snohomish County
Southwest Washington LULAC Foundation LULAC is a Latinx-led and serving organization that seeks to empower a new generation of land stewards and disrupt cycles of intergenerational poverty. They work with and among immigrant communities on land access, food sovereignty, and agricultural education in mostly rural areas of Southwest Washington. Clark County and Southwest Washington
Whidbey Homeless Coalition Whidbey Homeless Coalition is a smaller homeless-focused organization meeting needs across Whidbey Island where services require significant additional work and consideration. They have an analysis of systems that is beyond a typical service-only organization and are building a system to eliminate the significant barriers experienced by homeless folks in rural areas. Whidbey Island
Spokane Eastside Reunion Association Spokane Eastside Reunion Association supports the East Central Spokane Community by centering and celebrating Black joy. They operate Fresh Soul, a soul food restaurant doubling as a youth job training program; a summer basketball camp; and an annual reunion celebration. Spokane County
Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance SIMBA is a small, BIPOC-led project serving consumers and businesses in the Inland Northwest area of Eastern Washington and the central Idaho Panhandle for the purpose of developing a more just and equitable economy. Inland Northwest and central Idaho Panhandle
Squaxin Island Museum Library and Research Center The Museum Library and Research Center serves the Squaxin Island tribe and the broader community in the South Puget Sound to honor and preserve the tribe’s unique culture. They function as the cultural hub for their community, leading education on language, art, history, music, and community health. The Squaxin Island Reservation between Shelton and Olympia
Super Familia Super Familia seeks to organize and build collective power through a web of support through mutual aid, healing, skill-building, skill-sharing, and relationship building in response to systems of oppression and policing. Based in King County, they are a mutual aid group founded by unaccompanied youth to help each other. King County
Tacoma City Association of Colored Women’s Clubs The Tacoma CWC is a Colored Woman’s voluntary organization serving Tacoma’s community by promoting and improving health, education, economic, and cultural awareness. They are leading efforts to redevelop the historic homesite of civil rights pioneer, Nettie Asberry, in Tacoma’s Hilltop community which will become an epicenter for black history and culture. Pierce County and South Puget Sound region
Tahoma Indian Center Tahoma Indian Center is a day shelter serving Tacoma’s Urban Native population by providing for their physical, mental, spiritual, and cultural well-being through social and cultural activities and programming. They embrace Indigenous methodologies to dismantle systems that create harm and provide community space for youth and families to heal. Pierce County
The Black Healing Fund The Black Healing Fund is a Black-founded and Black-led organization based in Lake Stevens, Washington. They provide human services to build and support community members in need who identify as Black, African, and African American, and who are residents of Snohomish County. Snohomish County
The Way to Justice The Way to Justice provides direct legal representation and advocates for policy changes. Located in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood, their target population is local, regional, and statewide low-income justice-involved individuals with a focus on reaching the BIPOC community. Spokane County and statewide
Toledo Neighbors Program Toledo Neighbors Club supports their rural community by gathering and redistributing resources such as food and basic necessities, as well as education and information. They want to fill a gap in their community that does not have a working food bank or resource center. Lewis County
Toppenish Community Chest Toppenish Community Chest combats food insecurity and empowers BIPOC women on the rural lands of the Yakama Nation by reconnecting to food as medicine through culturally appropriate healthy recipes. They provide a wide range of necessary and valued services including food distribution, a clothing bank, COVID-19 testing, and health-related events. Yakama Nation and Yakima County
Tri-Cities WA Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Tri-cities LINKS is part of national organization established in 1946. The Links, Incorporated is an international nonprofit of more than 16,000 African American professional women committed to ensuring the culture and economic survival of the African American community. Benton and Franklin counties
Tulalip Tribes TERO Vocational Training Center TVTC is an enterprise of the federally recognized Tulalip Tribe. Led by and serving American Indian/Alaska Native peoples, they work to build a vibrant community by providing a pre-apprenticeship training program that assists Native Americans in overcoming barriers to entering construction trades and gaining employment in family wage careers. Tulalip Indian Reservation
UNIDOS, Uniting Law Enforcement & Communities UNIDOS is a small and strongly reflective organization working to build trust between law enforcement and BIPOC folks in Snohomish County. They have experience and a strong analysis of what needs to change systemically to lead to stronger police accountability and safer communities. Snohomish County
Urban Native Youth Organization Urban Native Youth is determined to create a space for Indigenous joy and well-being for Spokane Indigenous youth and families. They provide leadership workshops, sports programs, horsemanship courses, and sharing ceremonies. Spokane County
WA-BLOC WA-BLOC is a majority Black-led grassroots organization in Southeast Seattle that primarily serves youth (K-24 years) from across the African Diaspora, Black and Black-mixed. Their work is to create spaces of healing and joy for Black youth while undoing systems that perpetuate trauma and harm. Southeast King County
Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition WWIRC connects Walla Walla Valley community members with culturally appropriate resources such as legal counsel, health services, food aid, emergency aid, and state programs that can offer them support regardless of their immigration status. Walla Walla Valley
Washington African American Chamber of Commerce Tri-Cities WAACOC Tri-Cities promotes equity and educates Black, BIPOC, and African American business owners and new entrepreneurs about sustainable growth, expansion through financial literacy, professional development training, business development resources, and technical assistance. Benton and Franklin counties
Washington Ethnic Studies Now Washington Ethnic Studies Now is a nonprofit formed in 2019 to support the implementation of Ethnic Studies statewide. They hope to ensure that the tenets of ethnic studies are taught in every classroom in Washington by antiracist educators centering the experiences of BIPOC individuals. King County
Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault As an officially recognized Tribal Coalition funded by the Office on Violence against Women (OVW) and Department of Justice the OVW Tribal Coalition is one of 18 tribal coalitions across the U.S. and Alaska, and has been operating since 2006. They serve the 29 federally recognized tribes in Washington through technical assistance, consultation, and by raising awareness on issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault. Clallam County
Whatcom Coalition for Anti-Racist Education The Whatcom Coalition for Anti-Racist Education advocates and implements support for anti-racist school practices, policies, and culture in Whatcom County K-12 schools. They work to establish student-centered needs in schools by advocating for culturally relevant and trauma-informed practices that are based in opportunities for reflection and innovation toward liberatory and abolitionist educational experiences. Whatcom County
Youth and Family Link Youth and Family Link primarily serves families in Cowiitz County, Washington. They support families in accessing the services and supports needed to thrive and promote positive change in a child and family’s life by engaging with them and connecting them to programs and services. Cowlitz County

2021 Community Learning Grants

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Organization Description Service area
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services ADWAS is a Deaf and survivor-centered organization, providing fully accessible supportive housing with on-site support services for Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic violence. ADWAS provides comprehensive services to individuals and families, community education, and advocacy on systems and policy issues. Services are available to survivors in the Deaf community. Statewide, primarily in Clark, King, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Whatcom, and Yakima counties
Access To Our Community Access To Our Community works to protect safe, affordable housing for East African immigrant and refugee communities in South King County. Affiliated with Abubakr Islamic Center, ATOC provides myriad support services and is dedicated to building human, social, and physical capital in our community. King (Kent, Federal Way, SeaTac, and Tukwila) and Pierce counties
American Indian Community Center In the devasting aftermath of termination and relocation, the American Indian Community Center formed in 1967 as a gathering place for urban Indians. It soon began to serve Spokane’s growing Indigenous community with workforce development, food distribution, and other services. Adams, Asotin, Lincoln, Spokane, and Stevens counties
Allied People Offering Year-round Outreach APOYO is a food pantry by and for Latin American immigrants and migrants in Central Washington. It is supported by the work of clients, community members, and Central Washington University. Currently housed at the college’s campus, it offers education about im/migrant experiences, culture, and language. Kittitas, Grant, and Yakima counties
ASHHO ASHHO’s vision is to unite people of all cultures through food, education, and gatherings. The ASHHO Cultural Community and Job Training Center provides a space, particularly for communities of color, to connect, share resources, develop skills, and network. Thurston County
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Spokane APIC-Spokane is a multi-generational group of progressive APIs who represent the vast diversity of the APIs who live and serve in the Spokane area. It works in coalition with other BIPOC leaders to build a more equitable city, as it fights white supremacist systems that keep APIs in the margins. Spokane and Stevens counties
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Yakima Valley Chapter APIC-Yakima promotes diversity, racial equality, immigrant rights, and BIPOC coalition building. Advocacy on the path to naturalization, voter registration, and voting are the primary coalition building blocks for civic empowerment and new leadership. Benton, Kittitas, and Yakima counties
Black Perinatal Project BPP is a peer-led collective that supports and sustains Black birth workers, creates a pipeline for new Black birth workers, and serves as an organizing network to address the systemic issues impacting both Black birthing people, their families, and the birth workers who serve them. King and Snohomish counties
Brothers United In Leadership Development BUILD focuses on issues that impact Black men and boys. BUILD’s focus is on Black communities in Seattle, South King County, and beyond. Its work is where the Black community lives, works, studies, plays, and grows. King and Pierce counties
Center for Independence CFI is a grassroots, mission-driven organization that serves people with all disabilities and is led and run by people with disabilities. Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island, San Juan Island, South King, Pierce, and Thurston counties
Center for Indigenous Midwifery Center for Indigenous Midwifery is an Indigenous-led educational organization. It is committed to supporting the health and well-being of pregnant and parenting families through culturally-centered resources and family support. Statewide and other communities in the Pacific Northwest
Change the Narrative CTN is a BlPOC-led organization that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility work through education on antiracism, youth mentoring, networking with community organizations, advocacy for equitable policy, procedures, and more for underserved populations. Rural areas of Snohomish County
Comunidad Latina de Vashon CLV is radically led by its community leaders and centers youth leaders. Youth create, lead trainings, programs, and practices that are rooted in cultural pride and relational support systems, modeling ways to build powerful leadership. King and Pierce counties
Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid CWLA seeks to assure justice for low-income people in civil courts. It provides legal help for those whose livelihoods, families, and wellness are threatened, and helps people restore rights, vacate criminal records, eliminate legal fines, and stay housed and connected to family. Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties
Disability Action Center NW Inc Disability Action Center NW is a disability-run nonprofit that serves disabled people. It provides peer-based individual empowerment services and community education on disability issues. Eastern Washington and North Idaho
Downtown Pasco Development Authority DPDA’s mission is to strengthen and develop Downtown Pasco as a center for culture, business, and community spirit. Its vision is to continue enhancing Downtown Pasco as an economically vibrant, culturally diverse destination for a family-friendly experience. Benton, Franklin, Spokane, Walla Walla, and Yakima counties, and neighboring communities in Oregon
Empowering Latina Leadership & Action ELLA is a Latina-led social justice organization focused on advocacy and leadership development to increase Latina representation as key decision-makers across all sectors of community, working toward economic, educational, political, and social equity. Yakima County
Ethiopian Community in Seattle Located in Southeast Sattle, ECS serves immigrants and their families from Ethiopia and East Africa. It provides social services as well as long-term programs that address root causes of problems in health, education and housing systems to empower communities to thrive. King County, specially Southeast Seattle, Des Moines, Tukwila, Renton, and SeaTac
Fabian’s Fund Fabian’s Fund supports the sustainability of healthy, vibrant, and thriving Black and Brown communities to address the destructive impacts of mass incarceration, the school-to-prison pipeline, and gentrification. Clallam, Clark, Franklin, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, King, Mason, Pierce, Spokane, Thurston, and Walla Walla counties
Filipino Community Health Board The Filipino Community Health Board offers community-based health programs and services to Filipinos in King County. It supports community through research and education, health services, policy and advocacy to address health disparities, and resource mobilization. King County
Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together F.I.G.H.T is an organization founded and led by Asian American and Pacific Islander men formerly incarcerated in the Washington State prison system. It supports current and formerly incarcerated AAPIs through holistic mentorship, outreach, and advocacy. Statewide
Gambian Talents Promotion GTP provides COVID-19 education and prevention for West Africans in Washington. It offers grocery and cash assistance, English and Islamic studies, afterschool programs, traditional marriage counseling, transportation, access to technology, and more. King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties and neighboring communities in Oregon and British Columbia
Gather Together Grow Together Gather Together Grow Together designs creative solutions to age-old problems faced by low-income residents. Taking a holistic approach, it aims to remove barriers to self-sufficiency while paying acute attention to the African American community. King, Kitsap, and Pierce counties
Greater Spokane Progress GSP brings the combined power of over 40 organizations to support campaigns and organizing efforts of aligned organizations, coalitions, and impacted communities throughout the Spokane region. Spokane County
Healing of the Canoe Training Center The Healing of the Canoe Training Center provides training and technical support to Tribes and Tribal Organizations that are adapting or implementing the Healing of the Canoe curriculum. Clallam, Jefferson, King County, Kitsap, and Pierce counties, and neighboring communities in Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon.
Health and Justice Recovery Alliance Health and Justice Recovery Alliance addresses the disproportionate impact of mass incarceration on BIPOC. They take a client-centered approach to provide crisis management, address root causes of addition, and address the root causes of addiction and cycles of violence. Spokane County
Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative IHTC is an Indigenous and survivor-led social justice organization dedicated to providing a lifeline of support, resources, and guidance for human trafficking survivors throughout the Puget Sound region. IHTC provides crisis response, community education, and advocacy. King, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, and Thurston counties
Institute for Black Justice The Institute for Black Justice centers Black people in its vision for true justice: no exceptions. IBJ narrates the complexities of Black life, cultivates the power of collective action and allyship, and illuminates the path to justice system transformation. Pierce County
LANGSTON LANGSTON is a nonprofit arts organization guided by its founding vision of Cultivating Black Brilliance. From its home base in the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle’s Central District, it serve Black artists and community throughout Washington State. King County
Latino Educational Training Institute For more than 24 years, LETI has served as an anchor for local immigrants and low-income households, providing the bridge between this underserved community and the resources available to them to facilitate their resiliency and social equity. Skagit and Snohomish counties
Latinos Unidos Grant County Latinos Unidos Grant County is a local grassroots organization and member of Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network. It educates, protects, and promotes the rights of immigrant communities. Adams and Grant counties
Lewis County Autism Coalition Lewis County Autism Coalition promotes inclusion, acceptance, and success for neurodiverse people and their families. Since 2010 it has piloted and sustained programs that are recognized and replicated statewide. It centers autistic voices in their leadership and organizational culture. Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties
Lopez Island Family Resource Center LIFRC serves a rural community addressing social issues and geographic isolation. LIFRC works alongside the community, with bottom-up cooperation, horizontal networks of solidarity, and mutual support. San Juan County
Modest Family Solutions Inc Modest Family Solutions builds capacity for the BIPOC community in agroecology education, career development, and a youth entrepreneur empowerment network with incorporation of Afro-centric education to protect ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest. Columbia, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish counties, and neighboring communities in Oregon
Native American Reentry Services NARS’ mission is to address barriers faced by Native peoples who find themselves struggling to transition from a life of incarceration to freedom. Its goal is to reduce recidivism through traditional means. Clallam, Clark, Franklin, Grays Harbor, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, and Walla Walla counties
NCW Equity Alliance The NCW Equity Alliance focuses on community-based education, advocacy, and reconciliation in the diverse, predominantly rural communities of North Central Washington. Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties
Northwest Credible Messenger NWCM serves and provides capacity building services for Black and Brown new and emerging youth leaders and previously incarcerated leaders to have access and opportunity interventions, services, and programs. King, Kitsap, Pierce, Spokane, and Yakima counties
Odyssey World International Education Services Odyssey World International Services is a Black-led, all-volunteer organization advocating for social justice and educational equity, serving immigrants and refugees of African descent, as well as other marginalized communities. Southwest Washington
Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington OIC is a nonprofit community action agency serving low-income individuals and households. Its focus is to strengthen program supports through a shared vision and common goals. Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Okanogan, Skagit, Walla Walla, and Yakima counties
Our Place/Nuestra Casa Multicultural Center Our Place Nuestra Casa provides support to BIPOC and all vulnerable community members living in Clark and Cowlitz County. It is rooted in services, support, and empowering community. Southwest Washington
Our Sisters’ House Our Sisters’ House provides services and programs specifically for the Black and African American community. It offers domestic violence legal and family advocacy, support groups, and mental health counseling. OSH also works with youth on teen dating violence awareness and intervention, and provides services to victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Pierce County
Pacific County Voices Uniting Pacific County Voices Uniting works to improve civic engagement, build opportunities, and provide community space for BIPOC folks. Pacific County
Pacific Islander Health Board of WA The Pacific Islander Health Board of Washington serves Pacific Islander communities throughout Washington State. Statewide
Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane PJALS believes everyday people can accomplish extraordinary things together. The group organizes to challenge elitist power and win racial equity, economic justice, peace, and human rights. Spokane and other areas in Eastern Washington
Racial Equity Commission A cross-racial, women of color-led project, the REC is a multi-racial, quasi-governmental entity centering marginalized voices, prioritizing equity, and building the civic capacity to address systemic racism and end racial disparities. Whatcom County
Rainbow Advocacy Inclusion & Networking Services RAINS is a rural, grassroots nonprofit organization that is devoted to advocating for, creating visibility, educating, and serving the Rainbow (LGBTQ+) population in Cowlitz County. RAINS works to eliminate the stigma and discrimination its community faces. Cowlitz County
Renton Innovation Zone Partnership RIZP supports students and families at four elementary schools in two racially diverse neighborhoods. The schools are Bryn Mawr, Lakeridge, Campbell Hill, and Highlands. Renton School District, specifically Renton Highlands and Skyway-West Hill in unincorporated King County
Rural Resources Community Action snx̌əstwilxtn supports Indigenous victims of crime, violence, and abuse in Northeastern Washington through an anti-oppressive and culturally responsive lens. Colville Indian Reservation and in Ferry, Lincoln, and Stevens counties
Ryan’s House for Youth RHFY serves homeless at-risk youth and young adults on Whidbey Island. It provides diversion, outreach, and supportive services to all young people through drop-in centers, street-based outreach, as well as emergency and transitional housing for young adults. Whidbey Island
Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee SCBHC was created to enhance and educate the community about the heritage and contributions made by African Americans. SCBHC is developing a more inclusive society by promoting unity and fellowship while showcasing the beautiful richness of African American culture. Snohomish County
Somali Family Safety Task Force The Task Force serves Somali community members wherever they reside. The majority of families that participate in its programs are located in South Seattle and the New Holly neighborhood. King County
Somali Youth and Family Club SYFC is a refugee-led, ethnic minority organization that has served King County residents for over a decade. SYFC was founded by a group of immigrant and refugee families that felt their needs were not being met through mainstream programs and organizations. King County
Spokane Tribal Network The Spokane Tribal Network provides prevention and support services to the Spokane Tribal Community through collaborative programming that lifts up traditional indigenous values and systems, helping to heal a people wounded by historical trauma. Ferry, Lincoln, Spokane, and Stevens counties
Student Health Options doing business as The Health Center The Health Center advances the success of students by addressing their physical, emotional, and social needs. School-based clinics allow students to access care without having to worry about transportation, stigmas, or pressures from home. Walla Walla
Sông2Sea S2S is a multi-ethnic organizing collective with ancestral roots in Vietnam. The word sông means river. Just as rivers are a source of life, movement, and human connection, S2S extends the spirit through education, community outreach, and mobilizing aid for marginalized people in the Puget Sound Coast Salish region. King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties
Taala Fund Taala Fund is a Native community development financial institution that serves the Quinault Nation reservation residents and employees, and Quinault Tribal citizens wherever they live. Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties
Teenagers Plus Teenagers Plus amplifies the voice of immigrants, asylees, and refugees from African countries by advocating for inclusion, elimination of economic and psycho-social barriers, and creating programs that promote visibility, equity, and cultural relevance. King, Pierce, and Spokane counties
Terrain Programs Terrain is a community-building organization using the social power of art and creativity to transform Spokane. It amplifies voices that typically don’t get a seat at life’s many tables. Spokane County
The Brave Warrior Project The Brave Warrior Project serves the social, therapeutic, and play needs of all children living with chronic health conditions, developmental disabilities, autism, and cancer alongside families. Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, and Grant counties
The Hawk Foundation for Research and Education in African Culture The Hawk Foundation for Research and Education in African Culture is an African American-led organization. It addresses racial disparities in education and mental health services with innovative curriculum and healing modalities rooted in Afrocentric music, drumming, and culture. King, Pierce, and Thurston counties
The Hispanic Business Professional Association HBPA of Spokane offers direct services in four areas: human and social services, business/economic development, community and student engagement, and foundation. Adams and Spokane counties
The Young Warrior Society first foods and family The Young Warrior society-first foods and family is an Indigenous-led initiative on the Colville Indian Reservation. It provides education and resources from cultural traditions and food security practices to promote health, healing, happiness, and humanity. Chelan, Ferry, Grant, Okanogan, and Spokane counties
Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council TCD&IC’s primary focus is supporting those with marginalized identities (BIPOC, youth, victims, LGBTQ+, etc.), in addition to educating those with dominant identities on DEI best practices. The Tri-Cites and greater Mid-Columbia area
Unity Center The Unity Center serves the community’s most vulnerable youth through mentoring, afterschool programming, and summer and holiday camps. Its goal is to help youth find the path to their light and to provide a safe place where they can learn and grow while being seen and loved. Clark County
Up From Slavery Initiative UFSI is a grassroots organization focusing on education in the following subjects: racial justice, financial literacy, and Wellness. Programs are built for people of color and for institutions that service them. Kitsap County
UTSAV UTSAV is a culturally specific, community-powered service organization founded, led, governed by, and serving South Asians in Washington. UTSAV leads powerful work to advance health, economic, and social equity in marginalized and underrepresented communities. Statewide and neighboring communities in British Columbia
Washington Family Engagement Washington Family Engagement equips parents and children of color to become actively engaged leaders in their communities, and to dismantle systems of oppression that have led to longstanding inequities. King, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Snohomish, Whatcom, and Yakima counties
Washington Multicultural Services Link WMSL is a grassroots, family-driven organization. Its work is to empower and ensure quality of support services to Africa diaspora/African American families, especially individuals with disabilities and those with healthcare needs. King County
Whiteswan Environmental Whiteswan Environmental is a Native-led nonprofit addressing root causes of trauma for Indigenous Peoples and Nature in the Salish Sea. It works toward systems change through partnerships with bioregional land managers, academic institutions, and NGOs who share the mission of community healing. San Juan, Whatcom counties, and neighboring communities in British Columbia
WOW Women of Wisdom Tri-Cities WOW TriCities equips the underserved with valuable resources, funding, and coaching. It supports women and Black and marginalized communities with leadership, business skills, technical skills, and financial literacy, with equity as their aim. Benton and Franklin counties

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
Makah Indigenous Culture Preservation Society Makah led cultural preservation organization on the Makah Indian Reservation working to eliminate negative influences through living culture. Clallam County; Makah Indian Reservation
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
Peacekeeper Society Native led organization working to change lives on and around the Yakama Indian Reservation. Peacekeeper serve everyone regardless of age, race or enrollment status with a profound sense of traditional obligation.GHF Yakima County
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
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
Supporting Partnerships in Education and Beyond Supporting Partnerships in Education and Beyond (formerly Somali Parents Education Board) is working toward an education system that benefits all children through a culturally responsive and equitable lens. SPEB’s mission is to dismantle systemic inequities in education by engaging parents, educators, and community partners in systems change work on a local, state, and national level. Seven school districts in South King 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
Yakima Health District The Yakima Health District is the oldest health district in the nation and has a proud tradition of providing public health services to people living in, working in and visiting Yakima County for over 100 years. Yakima 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 Afghan 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

Sponsorships

Group Health Foundation grants sponsorships to support community and culturally specific gatherings, meetings, conferences, and fundraisers. We sponsor events that have short-term benefits of furthering community connection and collective action, and that also make long-term progress toward equity and justice across Washington.

2021 Sponsorships

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Grantee Name Event Description Geography
Served
A Legacy of Equality Leadership and Organizing An annual commemoration of LELO co-founders Silme Domingo, Gene Viernes, and Milton Jefferson. King and Snohomish counties
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services This annual event honors the experiences of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities, raises funds for ADWAS to support survivors, and provides a space for partners to build together towards creating safer communities. Statewide, with a focus on Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties
African American Community Cultural & Educational Society The event brings together the African-American community and other groups, and is an opportunity to outreach to new members, foster networking, and share learnings. Tri-Cities area of Benton and Franklin counties
African Immigrant Families Together A three-day event for building community and promoting services addressing the challenges African Immigrants are facing. Statewide
All Girl Everything Ultimate Program A youth-led celebration that honors young leaders in the community and includes interactive games, anti-oppression workshops, and food from family restaurants. South King County
API Chaya An event celebrating 10 years of unity, centering the voices of trauma survivors from marginalized communities. King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties
Arts Impact A virtual auction featuring unique experiences, hand-crafted products, original artworks, and special opportunities to support classrooms with high-quality art supplies. Statewide, with a Seattle base
Asia Pacific Cultural Center A week of live-streamed virtual programming showcasing dance, art, history, and traditions of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Cambodia, Japan, and many other countries. South Puget Sound and communities across Washington State
Asian Counseling and Referral Service This event will raise funds for ACRS’s services and bring together communities and partners to hear clients’ stories, listen to a keynote speech by a community leader, and celebrate the milestones from the year. King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties
Black Coffee Northwest The purpose of this event is to promote healing and reduce health disparities that disproportionately affect women of color by raising awareness about mental and physical health. King County, with a focus in Shoreline
Camano Senior Services Association This annual gala brings people together and raises funds to support elders in accessing resources, aging safely, and having a stable network of support. Camano Island and Stanwood in Island and Snohomish counties
Casa Latina An evening of inspiration and solidarity that raises awareness and funds to provide jobs, education, and justice to the Latino immigrant community in King County. Seattle and King County
Cascade AIDS Project A happy hour fundraiser where Cascade AIDS Project shares policy priorities, honors advocacy champions, and raises awareness to advance health equity for LGBTQ+ folks and people affected by HIV. Portland-Vancouver area and neighboring counties
Central Washington Nonprofit Network A convening of 300 nonprofit and philanthropic leaders from across Eastern Washington to learn, connect, and build a common purpose. Central Washington
Chardi Kala Project ONE Whatcom will gather BIPOC speakers, LGBTQ+ people, and those from different faith backgrounds to share in storytelling, build solidarity, and celebrate culture. Whatcom County with a growing regional and international online “interfaith circle”
Children of the Setting Sun Productions A gathering of six tribes, forming a Salmon People Alliance to strengthen tribal efforts and unity in restoring rivers and bringing salmon back to their people. Whatcom County and traditional Lummi territories
CIELO Project Radio Ranch A virtual fundraiser uplifting the marginalized voices of our Latinx community and allies through shared storytelling, bridging the cultural gap between Latinos and the rest of the community in a fun and light-hearted way. Lewis, Mason and Thurston counties
Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence A free event connecting the Coalition and the community, featuring speakers to testify to the Coalition’s impact on survivors and impacted communities. King County
Columbia Basin Health Association A fun, family-friendly event that activates the community in a celebration of childhood health and wellbeing to increase awareness of childhood obesity in the Columbia Basin. Adams, Franklin, and Grant counties
Columbia Legal Services This annual fundraiser honors community leaders and amplifies stories of people directly impacted by systemic injustices, specifically those affected by mass incarceration and the immigration system. Statewide
Columbia Valley Community Health An annual meeting bringing together 10 community health centers from around the country, with a focus on meeting the health and social needs of Migrant and Seasonal farmworkers. Chelan and Douglas counties
Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin Counties This event raises funds for in-school programming and features a student panel intended to allow guests to learn first-hand about their experiences, challenges, and triumphs in the school system. Benton and Franklin counties
Communities in Schools of Federal Way-Highline This event is CIS of Federal Way-Highline’s biggest mission-focused fundraiser of the year where community members gather to hear stories directly from students and learn more about how to support student success. King County School Districts of Federal Way and Highline
Communities Rise A virtual event to raise funds to sustain the work of Communities Rise and keep the cost of our services at zero to low-cost for clients. King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, and Yakima counties
Consejo Counseling and Referral Services A full day of long-term planning, reviewing performance and developing strategies for the next 10 years. King, Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and San Juan counties
Deaf Spotlight This virtual event includes a new film spotlighting Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled and Hard of Hearing artists and their works across the United States. Seattle and King County
Denise Louie Education Center A virtual fundraiser in support of providing early learning and family support services to 900 low-income children and their families in King County. King County
Densho A virtual gala that combines recollections of the past with inspiring social justice-oriented conversation, storytelling, and art. Seattle
Dia de Muertos Committee This event offers a space for Mexican immigrants to feel connected and honor family and friends through traditional music, dance, and communal rituals. Seattle, Washington State and beyond
Disability Rights Washington This fundraiser educates guests on DRW’s efforts towards building the self-determination of people with disabilities, highlights client experiences, and gives recognition to a disabled advocate. Washington State
Doing it Does it Doing It Does It’s first annual fundraiser will convene community members and leaders virtually, and provide an opportunity to raise funds to further access to education, networking, and basic care needs in Pierce County. Tacoma and Pierce County
Domestic & Sexual Violence Crisis Center of Chelan and Douglas County This fundraiser includes dinner, auctions, awards, and dancing, and contributions from the event will support SAGE in providing services to survivors in rural areas. Chelan and Douglas counties
Downtown Pasco Development Authority A free, culturally specific event open to the public, with food, games, and family-friendly activities. Pasco and Franklin County
El Centro de la Raza A hybrid virtual event with an online reception, Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Awards and Scholarship presentations, videos showing the impact of work during COVID-19, remarks from El Centro’s executive director and sponsors, an online auction, Fund-a-Need and more. King County
Emergency Food Network of Tacoma and Pierce County This event includes silent, live, and virtual auctions, and is a chance to connect with community, raise awareness about food insecurity, and hear from those with the lived experience of being food insecure. Tacoma and Pierce County
Entre Hermanos This fundraising event provides space to honor ancestors of heritage and chosen family, and also includes opportunities to hear from speakers and learn more about Entre Hermanos’ milestones from the year. King County
Equity in Education Coalition A multi-day gathering that convenes educators, parents, and students to examine intersections of racism in education and work towards building strategies towards an equitable system that supports students of color. Statewide with a focus on King County
Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle This community forum offers the wider Eritrean community the opportunity to give input on programming and helps the Eritrean Association assess emerging needs and create plans that are informed by constituents. Seattle and King County
Falis Community Services This campaign includes the distribution of messaging around free swim lessons for youth and a community discussion to build safety around the lakes of Seattle and ensure youth are safe in accessing swimming activities. King County
Family Law CASA of King County A virtual fundraiser to support CASA’s work to give children a voice in court in contentious and high-risk custody cases. King County
FamilyWorks This event celebrates the collective accomplishments of the FamilyWorks’ community and features a live cook-along demonstration and stories from program participants. Seattle and King County
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington A 24-hour virtual fundraiser featuring videos of what the Free Clinic has and is doing to help during the COVID pandemic. Clark County
Friends of Little Sài Gòn Friends of Little Sài Gòn 2022 (Lunar New Year 2022) is a celebration of culture that brings together family and community, and includes 3 parts: Banh Chung Community Cooking day, Tet Market, and an Art Exhibit Opening. Seattle’s Chinatown International District
Gambian Talents Promotion Families come together to build a support system, access free school materials, and celebrate culture and diversity. King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties
Garden-Raised Bounty Soiree is a fundraiser that celebrates GRuB’s work towards making healthy foods accessible, and shares voices of youth and community leaders who have made valuable contributions towards building food justice. Thurston, Mason, Pierce, and King counties
Global to Local A combined community engagement and fundraising event to secure the final 5% of Spice Bridge’s capital campaign and celebrate its first anniversary. Seattle and King County
Health Equity Circle A workshop that will give participants the tools to better navigate the healthcare system, and educate future generations of health professionals about patient advocacy. Spokane County
Helping Link – Một Dấu Nối This event celebrates Helping Link’s 28 years of service to the Vietnamese American community and features a keynote speaker, entertainment, and deeper look at the experiences of Vietnamese immigrants. Seattle and King County
Hilltop Artists in Residence Annual fundraiser that includes highlights and speeches from students enrolled in programs, an online auction, and a celebration of instructors. Tacoma and Pierce County
International Community Health Services Foundation An annual fundraiser to raise money for uncompensated care, with proceeds going back to supporting over 31,000 patients in the greater King County area. Seattle and King County
Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center This event includes activities and art, and raises funds to support immigrants integrating into new homes and building stability. Kitsap County
LANGSTON A 3-day festival to honor and celebrate Black brilliance and share resources among Black culture bearers in the Seattle region. King County
League of Education Voters A virtual event exploring the impact of the pandemic on students, caregivers, and educators. Statewide
Lewis County Autism Coalition A virtual event recognizing those who act to create a welcoming, inclusive community in Lewis County for residents with intellectual, behavioral, and physical and/or social differences. Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties
Look, Listen and Learn Look, Listen and Learn’s annual holiday fundraiser brings together partners, civic leaders, and families for an interactive four-day virtual event that will further commitment to the mission. King County and beyond (online)
Mission Africa This annual holiday celebration provides a space for families to connect and provides free clothing, toys, and heathy food to low-income folks. Seattle and South King County
Mission in Action A free event offering care packages with toiletries and other necessities, hair cuts, and resume support for those in the Bremerton area. Kitsap County
Multi-Service Center An annual event that gives businesses and individuals the opportunity to demonstrate their support for people in need within their community, as well as to learn and become engaged in creating change. Statewide
NAMI Southwest Washington NAMI Southwest Washington’s Annual Luncheon will bring together community members from different backgrounds and offer a space to connect, learn, and hear from speakers sharing stories around the importance of mental health. Southwest Washington including Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties
Native American Youth and Family Center This event is the largest celebration of National Native American Heritage Month in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together Native leaders, elected officials, business owners, and community members. Greater Portland area, including Southwest Washington
Northwest Access Fund This series includes a weeklong program where 1 video is released each day and highlights the experiences of people with disabilities and demonstrates how Northwest Access Fund is working to dismantle systemic barriers to accessibility. Statewide, including Oregon
Northwest African American Museum This event is a 3-day commemoration and call to action that includes a keynote speech by Martin Luther King, III, musical performances, art, and educational activities for youth. Puget Sound region
Northwest Youth Services Northwest Youth Services partnered with local chefs to create a community centered fundraiser that included broadcasts that encouraged audience members to learn more about their mission and work. Whatcom, Skagit, and Island counties
Oasis Youth Center A spectacular themed fundraising fête for Oasis Youth Center, which is Pierce County’s only drop-in resource and support center dedicated to queer and questioning youth. Tacoma and Pierce County
OneAmerica Votes This event celebrates 20 years of building immigrant power, offers a space for leaders to share their stories, and brings people together to raise funds in support of immigrant communities. King and Pierce counties
Onyx Fine Arts Collective An annual nonprofit, juried fine arts exhibit hosted by Onyx Fine Arts Collective in concert with the mission to showcase the artwork of artists of African descent from Pacific Northwest communities. Seattle and King County
Open Arms Perinatal Services Open Arms’ Labor of Love event features a conversation with local leader Rhonda Grantham, raises funds for community-based services, and promotes awareness around perinatal health. Greater Puget Sound
Open Doors for Multicultural Families This is ODMF’s triannual gala fundraiser that showcases the impact of ODMF’s work and highlights the voices of individuals and families of persons with developmental disabilities. South King County, including South and Southeast Seattle
Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington A time to ground staff in the mission, vision and pillars of our work, while going through strategic planning for the next 3-5 years of policy and programming. Western, Southwest, and Eastern Washington
Para Los Niños De Highline This event brings the community together to celebrate Para Los Niños’s continued growth and to fundraise to support PLN’s efforts to provide Latino families with emergency assistance. King County
People First of Washington This event brings together the board, the membership, and invited guests and offers a space to build belonging and momentum towards disability justice. Statewide
Philanthropy Northwest This annual convening offers workshops related to racial justice and health equity, and connects social change-makers who are strengthening communities to create positive, lasting impact across the Northwest. Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming
Pierce County AIDS Foundation This annual fundraiser is an accessible happy hour-style event where community members connect and hear from leaders from the LGBTQI+ and BIPOC communities. Pierce County
Pizza Klatch A livestreamed event with personal stories and performances by our very own PK students along with LGBTQ+ celebrities Be Steadwell, SassyBlack and Big Freedia. Thurston County
PMA Education Fund An annual gathering to review the past year, share updates, vote in new board members, and hold a community forum. Statewide, with a focus on Seattle and King County
Project Feast An annual fundraiser where Project Feast celebrates milestones, honors program alums, features testimonials, and brings diverse people together through food. South King County
Puckduction A 3-day burlesque festival that is the only all-BIPOC burlesque festival in the PNW and features 3 nights of performances and workshops. King County
Rainbow Advocacy Inclusion & Networking Services This retreat convenes Rainbow Center’s team for 2 to 3 days and includes: team-building activities, networking, strategic planning, equity training, and a year-end celebration. Cowlitz County
Rainbow Center A family-friendly festival to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and businesses who put equity at the forefront of their business model. Tacoma and South Sound
Refugee Choir Project A drive-in celebratory concert will feature a strong message of hope and unity while emphasizing continued vigilance to get through the final stages of the pandemic. Greater Tacoma
Sage Leaders An educational event for BIPOC community leaders who may be interested in running for office, to demystify the electoral process, and covering basic skills and community accountability. Statewide, with a focus in Seattle
Salish School of Spokane A gathering of indigenous language teachers and activists who are working to revitalize their languages and cultures. Greater Spokane and regional reservation communities
Sean Humphrey House, a non-profit corporation Sean Humphrey House’s staff and partners will be participating in a retreat to plan for a community campaign and the opening of an additional adult family home facility in 2022. Bellingham and beyond
Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium Three virtual events gathering the arts and culture community, the disability community, and other community members via Zoom to explore the theme of “Arts Accessibility and Inclusive Design in a Post-Pandemic World.” King County
Seattle Equity Summit Collaborative The SES 2021 Virtual Summit will support systemic social change through the use of artistic and cultural expression, identify ways that corporate and philanthropic organizations may participate in social change by engaging with artivists, and showcasing the work of artivists. The summit will bring together upwards of 400 Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), along with white allies/partners while centering the arts. Seattle
Senior Services of Island County A year-long program of Inclusion and Equity Professional Development training for 60 staff. Senior Services of Island County
Social Justice Fund Northwest This event includes a panel of speakers and poetry performances, and brings together grassroot organizers and community members to explore themes of interconnectedness and solidarity. Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming
Sound Theatre Company This visual narrative performance is in collaboration with Seattle Native Artist Group Productions and Seago Media and deepens Sound Theatre’s intersectional accessibility commitment. Seattle with expanding Puget Sound (Salish Sea) reach
Southwest Washington Equity Coalition A series of events bringing leaders and champions together to share knowledge of each other’s efforts, lessons learned, current challenges, and ambitions regarding racial equity in order to move particular bodies of work and provide the space to learn and spur action when it comes to racial equity, diversity. and inclusion. Southwest Washington
Spectrum This event educates the broader community on intersections of queerness and indigeneity through educational workshops and artistic expressions of Indigenous Queer identities through spoken word and art. Spokane and Eastern Washington
Stilly Valley Center A fundraiser event heralding a local champion for their lifetime of dedication. Snohomish County
Supporting Partnerships in Education and Beyond This program brings together youth and partners in a 3-part conference where there is storytelling around learning environments, strategizing towards a call for action, and a graduation ceremony. South King, Thurston, and Pierce counties
Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities A virtual fundraiser featuring interviews with long-term participants and their families. Tacoma and Pierce County
Tacoma Urban League An annual celebration where community leaders are honored and support is directed to equity-based solutions towards community health needs. Pierce County
Tacoma Women of Color Collective This event offers the opportunity for the community to learn about TWCC’S programs and board members. The second part of this event is a board retreat where board members plan together and access collective learning around civersity, equity, and inclusion. Tacoma and Pierce County
Tasveer A fundraiser to support Tasveer’s mission of bringing about social change through storytelling and the arts. King County
TeamChild A free, virtual, 3-part educational series on racial equity to provide a platform for young people and adults who have direct experience with the juvenile/criminal justice system to shed light on its effects. King, Pierce, Spokane, and Yakima counties
Tenants Union of Washington State This annual event is an opportunity for supporters to learn more about TU’s housing justice work and includes a panel of tenant leaders and elected officials that speak on equitable housing policy. Statewide
The Arc of Spokane An event spotlighting The Arc of Spokane’s clients, showcasing their joy and pride in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Spokane County
The Family Guide This event gathers families to build community, offers free sensory crafts and activities for children of all abilities and financial means, and connects low-income families with resources and services. Spokane area and North Idaho
The Memorial Foundation A dinner auction event to raise funding for Children’s Village, during which parents share powerful stories of their child receiving services. Yakima County
The Mockingbird Society This virtual gathering spotlights the stories of key changemakers in The Mockingbird Society community and includes interactive conversations on how to create a more just system for those in foster care. Statewide and beyond, including international reach
the Service Board This event is a celebration of BIPOC community and youth, and raises funds for programs that support youth leadership development, connection to the outdoors, and mentorship. Seattle and South King County
The Washington Bus An annual fundraiser in support of the Summer Fellowship, which equips 15 incredible BIPOC, queer and trans, disabled, immigrant, and working class young people together with the skills they need to participate and lead in the political process. King County
The Women of Color in Leadership Movement This series of regular meetings focuses on developing the social, emotional and mental health of women of color and creates a support network for women of color to heal together. Olympia region
Tibetan Association of Washington A free annual festival at Seattle Center, sharing Tibetan traditions, music, arts, and cuisine with the local community, and keeping the culture alive for future generations. King County
Toddler Learning Center A professionally facilitated convening of staff, board, and community members as part of the strategic planning process. Island County
Tri-Cities Chaplaincy A virtual community fundraiser with testimonies, a silent auction, and a raffle, featuring original artwork by Cork’s Place youth. Benton and Franklin counties
Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council An event for the entire family, highlighting food and entertainment that reflects the cultural diversity within the Tri-Cities. Tri-Cities region
Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce An annual awards ceremony that honors Latinx leaders that have made valuable contributions to the Tri-Cities community and the surrounding regions. Greater Tri Cities area including Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant and Walla Walla counties
Tri-Cities Juneteenth Community Council An inclusive day of reflection, renewal, and pride to appreciate the African American experience. Franklin County
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation Annual community celebration of the diversity and resiliency of Indigenous peoples’ heritage and culture, and includes traditional songs, dances, and art. Western Washington, with a focus on Seattle and King County
United Territories Of Pacific Islanders Alliance – Washington (UTOPIA WA) This retreat gathers the UTOPIA team and offers both cultural experiences and a spiritual reset so that those doing the ground work of advancing protections for QTPI’s (Queer and Trans Pacific Islanders) will be able to sustain themselves. Statewide, with a focus on cities in King, Pierce, Thurston, and Snohomish counties
UTSAV A community event featuring sport, dance, South Asian food, and cultural exhibits. King, Snohomish, Pierce, Skagit, and Whatcom counties
Washington Early Childhood Policy Fellowship This retreat includes workshops and trainings that will strengthen board members’ relationships, further BIPOC leadership development, and deepen WAECP Fellowship’s commitment to anti-racist values. Statewide
Washington Healthcare Access Alliance A virtual conference connecting free clinics with resources and networking opportunities to strengthen free clinic services for vulnerable communities. Statewide
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance An annual convening that gathers hundreds of advocates across the state to learn together, build relationships, and strategize towards growing the movement to end homelessness. Statewide
Washington Nonprofits Learning opportunities focused on management topics like fundraising, finance and strategy, affinity group gatherings, and how to navigate the unique challenges created by the pandemic. Statewide
Washington State Budget & Policy Center An annual educational event that features local speakers and discussion on how to move forward equitable budget policies that meet communities’ needs. Statewide
Washington State Women’s Commission A series of statewide meetings to learn more about the needs of specific communities to help inform health disparities at work, with the goal of using this information to both advocate for systems change from within government and to help train and mobilize communities to take collective action as advocates themselves. Statewide, with a Thurston County base
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation An evening of immersive storytelling celebrating APA culture and heritage with contemporary voices, including immigrant, refugee and LGBTQ+ perspectives, to support the museum’s role and legacy as a community anchor. King County
Youth Development Executives of King County Three half-day virtual events bringin together more than 400 educators, community leaders, and youth development professionals to elevate the voices of those cultivating racially equitable youth development programs and systems, with a focus on shifting adult practices to create organizations and programs where BIPOC youth thrive. King County

2019 - 2020 Sponsorships

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Grantee Name Event Description Geography
Served
African Community Housing and Development* ACHD Dinner Fundraiser: Signature event led by a volunteer committee to ensure the event is grounded in community and is reflective of the African immigrant community’s values, voice, and strengths. South King County
Amigos de Seattle Virtual One-day Dia de Muertos Celebration: High-quality video of dance, music, poetry, and other cultural expressions, as well as presentations and resources related to the health and well-being of the Latinx community hit hardest by Covid-19 in our region. King County
ANSIL A New Start in Life HANSIL’s Halloween Exstrava-Scara-Ganza: Fundraiser allowing ANSIL to continue its important work in our community with ANSIL Hall and ANSIL Community Service Center in Kennewick. Kennewick, Tri-Cities, and surrounding area
API Chaya 25th Anniversary Gala: An evening event that highlights the voices of immigrant survivors of gender-based harm and human trafficking. Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties
Arlington Public Schools The First Annual Stronger Together: A multi-community event that explores the various cultures that each community brings to the region and that builds unity through community conversation, activities, education, entertainment, food, and fun. Snohomish County, Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, and local communities
Asia Pacific Cultural Center 23rd Annual Polynesian Luau: APCC’s signature fundraising event of the year. A can’t live without event that, like all their events, provides education awareness on issues important to the community. Statewide
Asian Counseling and Referral Service Annual Gala: Highlighting compelling testimonials by clients and a keynote speaker from the Asian American community to address current issues facing immigrants, refugees, and constituents we serve. King County
Byrd Barr Place BIPOC Executive Directors Gathering: A day-long gathering of 50 BIPOC executive directors from across Washington State where if interest exceeds available slots, they will randomly select participants for the first gathering, and seek to serve additional executive directors in future programs. King County, with this event focused statewide
Camano Senior Services Association 2020 Gala Auction Fundraiser: Yearly auction that is the organization’s main fundraiser of operational funds. With these funds, Camano Senior Services can offer community enrichment, health and wellness, and senior support. Island County, Camano Island
Casa Latina Virtual UN-gala: An evening of inspiration and solidarity that raises funds and awareness to provide jobs, education, and justice to the Latino immigrant community in King County. King County
Center for Children & Youth Justice The Becca Conference: Convenes 300+ leaders and service providers from courts, schools, and social services to share best practices for early intervention, community response, and coordinated support for youth and children and families in crisis. Statewide
Centro Latino La Gala – Mi Centro: Largest celebratory fundraiser of the year, celebrating the “rebirth of Centro Latino.” This gala features dignitaries that support community, honors community leadership, and brings together people with food, drinks, music, and an auction, while connecting with friends and familia. Pierce County
Channel A TV African Achievment Awards: Recognizes folks of African descent in their exemplary excellence in community leadership, technology, medicine, education, politics, and entertainment. Seattle with statewide (and beyond) goals
Chief Seattle Club Our Indian City: Primary annual fundraising luncheon for the Chief Seatle Club that strives to provide a sacred space to nurture, affirm, and renew the spirit of urban Native people. Seattle and King County
Children of the Setting Sun Productions Hysh’qe Dinner and Awards Banquet: Recognizes, thanks, and brings together a diverse cross-sector of supporters, collaborators, and culture keepers, who have all contributed generously to the development of the organization. Lummi Nation Indian Reservation and the original homeland of the Lummi People
Children’s International Health Relief Hilltop Healthy Kids & Family Carnival: An alternative service model to provide free dental care on site in the community with portable dental equipment to uninsured and under-insured families. Tacoma and surrounding area
Chinese Information and Service Center* Annual Friendship Dinner & Auction: “The Power of Unity” enables focus on the importance of civic engagement, community empowerment, and coalition work to advance CISC’s mission. King County
Chinook Indian Nation Holiday Art Auction and Oyster Fry: The community’s largest annual fundraiser, generating proceeds for direct community support, office operations, and efforts to clarify the Tribe’s federal status. Pacific and Wahkiakum counties
Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence* Celebration for Change 2020: The Coalition’s annual fundraising event critical to annual operating budget. This free-to-attend celebratory event offers a connection between the Coalition and the community, bringing people into the fold and widening the Coalition’s network. King County
Colectiva Legal Del Pueblo Bidi Bidi Bom Bash Arts Festival: Created by and for marginalized people, the festival provides a unique space with activities that validate who the community is and what they love: art, community, and music. King County with additional work statewide
Columbia Basin Health Association CHBA’s Run For A Cause: 5K Color is a fun, family-friendly event that activates community in a celebration of childhood health and well-being, and is designed to raise awareness of childhood obesity and wellness in the Columbia Basin. Adams, Franklin, and Grant counties
Columbia Legal Services Imagine Justice, Columbia Legal Services’ Annual Fundraiser: To support initiatives that are identified and led by communities that elevate and amplify their stories as people directly and dispropotionately impacted by systemic injustices. Statewide
Communities of Color Coalition North Puget Sound Conference on Race: “Environmental Crisis and its impact on Communities of Color” provides education on what is happening in the world, and what we can and must do to prevent further disparities of treatment. Snohomish County and North King County
Communities Rise Annual Fundraiser: An event focused on donors and funders, as well as community partners and clients, and a high point of the new Wayfind/Nonprofit Assistance Center merger. This event showcases clients’ work and facilitates opportunities to network with one another and create new connections. King County (Capacity Building)
Statewide (Legal Assistance)
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Virtual Tribal Health Walk: A virtual version of the Tribe’s annual Health Walk. Participants are invited to join an online platform where they will be challenged to walk 5K (the same distance as the lake where the event is held annually). Cowlitz, Lewis, Clark, and Skamania counties
Deaf Spotlight Deaf Spotlight Gala: Annual fundraising gala clebrating deaf arts and artists. King County
Densho* Annual Densho Dinner: Given the lasting impacts of the trauma of WWII incarceration, this event marks an important opportunity for Japanese American survivors and their descendants to heal in community. King County and the west coast of the United States more broadly
Disability Rights Washington 5th Annual Fundraiser, Breaking Barriers: DRW’s largest annual fundraiser, growing year over year, and raising critical funds that allow DRW to break barriers in Washington that impede equal opportunity for people with disabilities. Statewide
Domestic & Sexual Violence Crisis Center (dba SAGE) Enchanted Evening: Roaring 20’s: SAGE’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes dinner, silent and live auctions, awards, and dancing after the event. Chelan and Douglas counties
Downtown Pasco Development Authority Cinco de Mayo Festival: An event to celebrate and bring more people into Downtown Pasco to promote the surrounding businesses, as well as highlight an important cultural event. Support reflects Group Health Foundation’s commitment to its newest home! Benton, Franklin, and Walla Walla counties
Duwamish Tribal Services Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center Fundraiser: This fundraiser provides operating support for the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, offering citizens of greater Seattle and tourists the opportunity to learn about and even experience aspects of Duwamish culture. King County
Economic Opportunity Institute* Fundraiser Dinner: Health and well-being for all is the vision of this dinner, reminding us of our progress and the work that remains. Statewide
El Centro de la Raza Building the Beloved Community: Largest fundraising event of the year allowing El Centro to continue to empower youth to become our future leaders, who will one day become policymakers, business professionals, and teachers. King County
Embrace Washington Fall Fundraiser: This event has allowed Embrace to educate members in our community about the needs of foster children, the trauma they experience, and the courage children who are in the care system exemplify. Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman counties
Emergency Food Network of Tacoma and Pierce County Abundance Dinner & Auction: Largest fundraising event of the year to support general operations, and allowing for the distribution of more than 2 million meals. Pierce County
Entre Hermanos Dia De Muertos: Signature fundraising event rooted in the holiday of the same name which is a festival of Mexico’s Indigenous people dating back hundreds of years, and long before European occupation. Greater Seattle Area
Equity in Education Coalition The Decolonizing Education Conference: A gathering to advance the education community’s practices around anti-racism and equity, bringing together educators, parents, students, school leaders, advocates, legislators, and community-based organizations to examine the intersection of racism in education and intentionally center the experiences of people of color. King County
Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle Eritrean Independence Event: To celebrate the 29th anniversary of Eritrean Independence at a day-long, free, and open event highlighting cultural dance, music, poetry, drama, visual arts, and sports. King County
Falis Community Service Gathering: Bringing together community to discuss mental health, opioid use within the youth, and addiction within the adults. South King County
Firelands Workers United Trabajadores Unidos Festival de Familias Luchadoras / Virtual Country Fair: A bilingual, kid-friendly convening for the membership of low-wage working families, a majority of whom are immigrant and Latinx moms. Grays Harbor and Pacific counties
First Alaskans Institute Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation: Creating a space for truth-telling, healing, righting wrongs, and advancing solutions to transform this country’s historic and continued racial oppression against Indigenous peoples and other peoples of color. Alaska, Washington, Pacific Northwest region, and across the country and world
Foundation for Youth Resiliency and Engagement COVID Friendly Soft Opening: An office opening that will center member youth voices, while communicating service offerings to potential partners, donors, and clients, and strengthening community partnerships. Okanogan County
Free Clinics of Southwest Washington Dr. Sam Beall Annual Breakfast: This annual event provides sponsors and attendees the opportunity to learn more about the Free Clinic’s no-cost, compassionate, quality health care for children and adults who otherwise would be unable to obtain such services. Clark County
Friends of Little Saigon Grand Opening of Little Saigon Creative Space: A resource hub for small Vietnamese businesses and community groups, and a place to gather for special events. King County
Front and Centered Six Regional Environmental Justice Gatherings: Convene and mobilize communities of color to address the ways climate change and pollution has affected their health, well-being, and quality of life. Fiscally sponsored by the Latino Community Fund of Washington. Washington State with a vision well beyond its borders
Gambian Talents Promotion March & Symposium: An event featuring free food, refreshments, entertainment, and educational opportunities in support of the Gambian community and its struggles with health disparities. Snohomish and King counties, with a statewide mission
Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB) GRuB’s Annual Gala: Supporting GRuB’s free backyard gardens for and with individuals and families with low incomes. Families receive three raised-bed gardens, soil, seeds, and plant starts to make a successful food-producing, hunger-reducing, community-building garden for the season. Thurston County
Hispanics in Philanthropy Virtual Leadership Summit: The summit convenes national leaders from foundations, nonprofits, and government for discussions on how philanthropy can best support the well-being and health of the Latino community. Beyond Washington
Housing Hope* Stone Soup: Housing Hope’s largest fundraising event of the year, bringing together current and prospective donors for an annual update and review of the accomplishments from the previous year. Snohomish County and Camano Island
Interim CDA* Stand up for Justice: Interim CDA 51st Anniversary Gala Dinner & Auction. King County
Korean Community Service Center Youth Storytelling Project: An event bringing community youth together to address the most identified generational conflicts, intersectional racism and sexism, and stress and anxiety due to pressure in the home and at school. Seattle, Shoreline, Lynwood, Edmonds, Everett, and Mukilteo
La Casa Hogar Día de la Mujer: This free event is a safe space to celebrate the Yakima Valley’s Latinas via art, poetry, dance, song, and laughter. It shows community desire for safe spaces to share, celebrate, connect, and release stress. Yakima, Benton, Franklin and Kittitas counties
Lambert House Pink Prom: Lambert House’s largest event draws hundreds of youth from 70+ zip codes. Planning is done by committees of up to 10 youth, supported by a volunteer or staff member. Youth create community for their peers and gain valuable leadership and job skills experience. Statewide
Latino Education Training Institute (LETI)* The Dinner and Dance Fundraiser: The fundraiser is a gala-style cultural event where LETI gathers organizations and likeminded individuals to celebrate and support the success of both its programs and its participants alike. Skagit and Snohomish counties
Lewis County Autism Coalition Cultivating Inclusion Celebration: A county-wide education and awareness campaign launched in 2019 by the Autism Coalition and an array of community partners to promote acceptance and empowerment of Lewis County residents who have intellectual, behavioral, physical, and/or social differences. Lewis County and Southwest Washington more broadly
Lhaqtemish Foundation The Lummi Nation Blackhawk Singers Youth Trip: Honoring an invitation by the National Museum of American Indians to participate and perform at the Earth Optimism Event in Washington, D.C. Lummi Reservation and traditional homelands including San Juan Islands, Whatcom County, and beyond
Liberation Medicine School Community Gatherings: Bi-monthly events created, guided, and facilitated by a Black trans-queer healer to affirm the innate skills of Black trans* folx to craft community medicine that will allow us to heal from the violence of systemic oppression. Fiscally-sponsored by Allied Media Projects. Greater Seattle area
Living Well Kent Childcare Consultation Program: Technical assistance and training that bridges the linguistic and cultural divide between Somali in-home childcare providers and the state regulatory requirements for the benefit of children under their care. South King County
Multi-Service Center MSC Helps Luncheon: A highly anticipated community event and signature fundraiser, which provides funding to continue MSC’s mission to provide help, hope, and change for our neighbors. South King and Pierce counties
NAMI of Whatcom County* Monthly Community Game Nights: Providing food and activities once a month, inviting the participation of all affected by mental illness in Whatcom County. People bring instruments, eat, and play games to collaboratively support people living with mental illness. Whatcom County
NAMI Southwest Washington 5th Annual NAMI SW WA Luncheon: Fundraiser to support NAMI’s education and advocacy work for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties
Native American Youth and Family Center (Virtual) Annual NAYA Gala and Auction: The largest celebration of Native American Heritage Month in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together Native leaders, elected officials, business owners, community members, and all those dedicated to the lifetime success of our youth and families. Clark County
Native Student Association (Eastern Washington University) Spirit of the Eagle Powwow: The 52nd annual event is a major recruitment activity for Native students, and helps to raise cultural awareness at Eastern Washington University, Cheney, and in the Spokane area. Spokane County and surrounding Native communities
North Central Washington Economic Development District Supernova: An celebratory event focusing on improved integration between traditional economic and business development professionals, and the health, wellness, and equity sectors in North Central Washington. Rural North Central Washington
Northwest Cooperative Development Center The Cascade ROC Conference: Bringing together resident leaders of resident-owned, limited-equity manufactured housing cooperatives across Washington and Oregon for a day of learning, networking, and problem-solving. Statewide with a broader regional reach
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project* Annual Gala: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project’s largest fundraiser of the year allowing no one on stage that isn’t a part of the immigrant community, besides the emcee because it is important that the event reflects the community it walks alongside. Statewide
Northwest Indian College Foundation* tl’aneq’ (Gathering for a Celebration) Native Art Auction and Gala: Annual fundraiser and one of the primary strategies to raise financial support for the college. Located on Lummi Nation and serving all Pacific Northwest tribal communities
Nuestra Casa Community Trainings: These trainings include ESL learning segments, self-care, and job search skills for people who are unemployed in the lower Yakima Valley, with a special focus on the stress associated with job loss. Lower Yakama Valley Communities
NW Children’s Foundation 2020 NWCF Forum “Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: A Deeper Dive into the Future of Healing”: Featuring Dr. Shawn Ginwright, professor of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University, alongside Dr. Ben Danielson. Western Washington
Oasis Youth Center Big Hat Brunch: A spectacular themed fundraising fête for Oasis Youth Center that supports changes in the lives of queer youth by creating a safe space to learn, connect, and thrive. Pierce County
OneAmerica* “Our Rising Tide” Annual Celebration: A time to lift the voices of immigrant and refugee leaders, ensuring immigrants and refugees have a seat at the table—or a microphone at a rally in the street—to help shape the policies that impact our communities. Statewide
Open Doors for Multicultural Families Open Hearts for Open Doors: A biannual gala fundraiser showcasing the impact ODMF has in our community, prominently featuring the voices of individuals and families of persons with developmental disabilities sharing their stories. King County
Orquesta Northwest Día de Muertos Celebration: To honor this important Latino tradition, Orquesta Northwest presents a concert and event (without charge), featuring Latinx guest artists and composers, creating an altar for remembrances of the dead, and offering traditional holiday dishes. This is the third year. King County
OutSpokane Spokane Fall Pride Events: “Spokane Virtual Pride” spans over a week and offers nightly live programming featuring video musical and artistic performances, speakers, and much more—all with the goal of giving community the opportunity to express their pride and connect with the groups and organizations that work with the LGBTQ+ community. Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho
Pacific County Immigrant Support* American Dream Monologues and Summer Salsa III: Regional performances of Dream Monologues before audiences of 75 to 100 persons each night. Summer Salsa III is the third annual premier fundraiser for PCIS, and centers voices of immigrants impacted by ICE. Pacific, Grays Harbor, and Wahkiakum counties
Pacific Islander Health Board of WA The PIHB Launch Party: Engaging as many Pacific Islander community stakeholders and members with the organization and especially its current projects. Fiscally sponsored by U.T.O.P.I.A. King County
Peace Community Center Learners to Leaders: An annual fundraising event gathering community to celebrate and support the growth of Hilltop Scholars. Hilltop Neighborhood, Tacoma
People First of Washington 42nd Annual People First of Washington Annual Convention: To provide both informational and training opportunities for our members with a focus on socializing and building and maintaining long-lasting friendships. Statewide
Pierce County AIDS Foundation (PCAF) World AIDS Day Events in Tacoma and Olympia: Events to engage more people living with HIV in care, improve health outcomes for those in care, and end the HIV epidemic in the South Sound. Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties
Pizza Klatch The Annual Pizza Klatch Gayla: A community celebration and the main fundraising event organized by and benefiting Pizza Klatch, an organization that facilitates lunchtime support groups for LGBTQ+ youth. Thurston County
Playthey The Wondaland Ball: A celebration through movement and creativity in a space that centers Black and People of Color for the essential purpose of healing. Fiscally sponsored by Gay City Health Project. Primarily Seattle
PMA Education Fund (DBA People’s Memorial Association)* Annual Meeting: As a cooperative, this is a time for members to get updates on the organization’s work. It is also a time for the community to have conversation with staff and partners to express their concerns or give suggestions for where their resources are allocated in the future. Statewide
PMA Education Fund (DBA People’s Memorial Association)* The After Party: A fundraiser incorporating education and advocacy work for the nation’s thought leader in progressive death care options. Statewide
Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project Real Change’s 26th Anniversary Breakfast: A special celebration that honors the work of community. The event is planned in collaboration with program participants who form an “event committee” to ensure their voices are centered, and Real Change presents several awards each year. King County
Salish School of Spokane 2020 Summer Immersion Symposium: The fifth gathering of Indigenous language teachers and activists who are working to revitalize their languages and cultures with a focus on curriculum and instruction for immersion, training new fluent teachers, and fundraising and management. Spokane County and surrounding Native communities
Skagit Preschool and Resource Foundation (SPARC) 18th Annual SPARC Dinner and Auction: SPARC provides specialized early intervention therapies for children with physical, emotional, and/or psychological developmental delays. All proceeds go directly toward providing resources for children and infants enrolled in their programs. Skagit County
Social Justice Fund Northwest Social Justice Fund’s Annual Dinner: A celebration with three distinct parts: a grantee “fair,” dinner program, and dance party. Although, tickets are moderately priced and on a sliding scale, the dance party is open to all and allows us to celebrate with individuals who are not able to pay the cover. Statewide
Somali Community Services of Seattle Somali Heritage Festival: An event featuring art, including folk dance, a poetry slam, live music; a souk with Somali food, crafts, etc.; community resource information about local services, voter registration, census engagement; and an award ceremony to recognize organizational and individual allies. King County
Somali Family Safety Taskforce Annual Event and Fundraiser: Somali and East African cultural performances, an East African fashion show, and keynote speeches from local refugee and East African community members. Southeast Seattle
Somali Health Board Annual Health Fair: Eighth annual event with a range and variety of services and resources provided, including free back-to-school backpacks, barbecue lunch, screenings, and health education. King County
Somali Parents Education Board 2020-21 Transforming Partnerships in Education Institute: A three-day community learning conference and a half-day graduation ceremony as part of the 2020-21 Transforming Partnerships in Education Institute. King County
Sound Learning Spring Spell-E-Bration: A signature fundraiser and the 26th annual event that includes a silent auction and opportunities to donate in small and large ways, with the centerpiece being a competitive spelling bee in which teams of three individuals who are seniors in high school or adults vie for places. Mason and Thurston counties
Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC) Virtual Leadership Summit: The summit convenes national leaders from foundations, nonprofits, and government for discussions on how philanthropy can best support the well-being and health of the Latino community. King County
Suburbia Rising/Stories of Self and Solidarity Beloved Community Morning Program, A Tribute to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in Dance, Song, and Spoken Word: A Martin Luther King Day community event. Fiscally sponsored by Edmonds Center for the Arts. Shohomish County
Supportive Housing Association Create Films Youth Conference: A two-day conference allowing summer film camp graduates to present their ideas for increasing the availability of film-making equipment, instruction, and hosting of a local film contests. Tacoma & Pierce County
Tacoma Community House Evening en Blanc: A fundraiser supporting Project Beauty Share that helps give women a fresh start as they are transitioning from addiction to recovery, or from welfare to school or work. Pierce, South King, Kitsap, Thurston, and Mason counties
Tacoma Urban League 8th Annual Luau Celebration: A fundraiser recognizing TUL’s many achievements and partnerships over the last five decades, and highlighting TUL’s work to empower African Americans and other disenfranchised groups to enter the economic and social mainstream. Tacoma and Pierce County
Tasveer Third Fundraising Gala: A major source of revenue that makes it possible for Tasveer to achieve its mission of bringing about social change through storytelling and the arts. King County
TeamChild Centering Youth, Advancing Justice Event: A fundraiser supporting TeamChild’s holistic approach to supporting our young clients, including funding training and advocacy work. King, Pierce, Yakima, and Spokane counties
The Children’s Village’s Memorial Foundation Passion for the Village: A fundraising event to directly support programs and the gap in funding for unreimbursed services that expresses passion and appreciation for the specialized healthcare services CV provides. 11 east side counties including Yakima, Kittitas, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, and Klickitat counties
The Mockingbird Society 2020 Annual Benefit Event: Highlighting achievements of the past 20 years, including bringing together alumni and current members who exemplify the process and impact of the work. Guests hear directly from youth and alumni, interwoven with depictions of the total reach of the changes realized. Statewide
The Mustard Seed Project of Key Peninsula* Annual Dinner and Auction: Members of the community, many of them retirees and elders themselves, gather in celebration of the seniors served and in support of ongoing programs and services. Key Peninsula in Western Pierce County
The STAR Project* “Second Chances” Fundraiser: Raising unrestricted donations for activities that cannot be supported by grants, including direct client support, stability in STAR’s housing program in between client tenancies, and general fundraising activities. Walla Walla County
Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Heart of Healing: A community event and fundraiser featuring original artwork by Cork’s Place youth, plus a gourmet dinner, social hour, live and silent auction, raffle, testimonials, live music, and more. All proceeds go specifically to support Cork’s Place and grief programs for children and teens. Benton and Franklin counties and surrounding areas
Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Una Noche de Exitos: An event recognizing individuals and organizations who have made a positive impact to the Latino community in the Tri-Cities. Benton, Franklin, and Walla Walla counties
U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle In-Lieu’Au: A four-part virtual fundraising series featuring live music, live poetry, storytelling, cooking, art, and cultural performances. King County and Puget Sound
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation Native Life in the City Gala: An event celebrating community achievements, the 50th year of operation, and the voices of Elders. Featuring an auction with items by renowned Native artists and offering culturally specific foods—all to offset dwindling public resources. King County
UTSAV UTSAV Mela: This event brings together South Asian immigrant, refugee, English language challenged, uninsured, and the elderly to celebrate and bring people’s voices to the mainstream. It also provides information booths and access to elected officials. Snohomish County
Valley Community Center Senior Meal Program: Three times per week, providing low-cost meals, frozen meals, home delivery meals, and free food and produce to area seniors, residents with low incomes, and veterans. Asotin County
ViệtQ Support Series: With an aim to promote healing and further self-awareness in relation to queerness and Vietnamese culture and history. Focused on two tracts: one offering community building with a large group and the other offering group therapy on a more personal level. Statewide
Wakenya Wanorth Jamhuri Summit: A Kenyan National Day that brings unity of purpose and cohesion amongst individuals of Kenyan Heritage by bridging gaps of social-cultural, economic, and educational, while establishing a presence of our heritage for generations to come. Wherever Kenyans live in Washington State
Washington Healthcare Access Alliance Washington Free and Charitable Care Conference: Brings together free clinic staff, leadership, partners, and volunteers from over 72 free health clinics in the region to connect with resources and networking opportunities to strengthen their operations. Statewide
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance The Conference on Ending Homelessness: An annual event bringing together over 700 people from across the state who are working to end homelessness for learning, networking, advocacy, and community building opportunities. Statewide
Washington Nonprofits The Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good: Creating a space in which nonprofit leaders and volunteers learn, connect, and get inspired. Statewide
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Team Up Washington: A new statewide initiative using high school sports as a platform to prevent dating violence and generate new social norms. Coaches engage athletes in abuse prevention and change school culture, through dialogue about gender equity, healthy relationships, and team values. Statewide
Washington State Coalition for Language Access (WASCLA) WASCLA Annual Language Access Summit: A gathering to address the impact of the disproportionate rates of infection and spread of COVID-19 in immigrant communities and the associated language barriers inherent in the structure of the pandemic response, as well as measures to reduce harms. Statewide
Washington State Public Health Association WSPHA Legislative Education Day: WSPHA Legislative Education is designed to bring the public health community together to learn about current policy issues and to take that information and meet with legislators to educate them. Statewide
We Act. Present. Perform. Fifth Annual Rising Voices Oratory Showcase: Throughout the school year, scholars develop a passion piece. By guiding students through this process of writing and speaking their “unapologetic and uncensored” truth, students build confidence, pride, and the ability to lead. Fiscally-sponsored by Shunpike. King County
Win|Win Action Network Meetings: Hosting over 20 organizations that come together to connect with each other and share learnings and workplans for deeper collaboration across the intersections of the work ahead. Statewide with a focus on Central Washington, the greater Puget Sound region, and Southwest Washington
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation The Wing’s Annual Dinner and Auction: Bringing together 500 community and business leaders, artists, and cultural practitioners to celebrate The Wing’s place in the heart of the Asian Pacific American community in Seattle. Seattle’s Chinatown-International District
Wonderfully Made Video Story Sharing: Sharing of board members video stories. The hope is to develop a day where each film can be shared at a local theater, with invited speakers and folks who want to learn more about the work of inclusion and our faith spaces. Spokane, and regionally
Young Women Empowered Fundraiser: An event to support Y-We’s wide range of programming. Greater Seattle area and region
YWCA Spokane Women of Achievement: An annual event to highlight extraordinary women from all backgrounds who make a real difference in Spokane. Spokane/City of Spokane Valley