Grant recipients

Grant recipients

Comunidades organizes with White Salmon residents against evictions.

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

Group Health Foundation funds community-based organizations, fiscally sponsored projects, and tribal entities leading transformative work to improve health equity and advance community aspirations for a vibrant, healthy future.

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.

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 health equity means for people throughout the state and how we can support the solutions that different organizations are creating to dismantle systemic barriers and foster community well-being.

So far, we have made Community Learning Grants to more than 210 community organizations and tribal nations across Washington. Get to know the 2021, 2020, and 2019 grant recipients and their community-powered work to dismantle systemic barriers and foster well-being.

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

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


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 health equity across Washington.

2019 - 2020 Sponsorships

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Grantee Name Event Description Geography
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