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2003
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A beacon in the smog
Grist is the nation's favorite independent source of green news and views. Grist has been dishing out environmental news and commentary with a wry twist since 1999 -- which, to be frank, was way before most people cared about such things. Now that green is in every headline and on every store shelf, Grist is the one site you can count on to help you make sense of it all. Grist provides incisive and irreverent information that connects readers to the environmental issues that are part of everyday life, like food, energy, climate, politics, consumption, and pop culture.
Founded
1992
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Reconnecting nature in North America
Since our founding in 1991, the Wildlands Network has been fostering a new kind of conservation movement that fills people with hope. Wildlands Network represents networks of people protecting networks of land. Our focus is to restore, protect, and connect North America's best wild places. Our international network of conservation partners and individuals work to make sure nature has enough room to roam, to survive for the long-term.
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2005
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With Justice For All
OneAmerica's works to advance the fundamental principles of democracy and justice through building power in immigrant communities, in collaboration with key allies. Initially named Hate Free Zone, the organization was founded immediately after September 11, 2001 to address the backlash in a post 9/11 world against immigrant communities of color, primarily Muslims, Arab Americans, East Africans, and South Asians. OneAmerica has expanded into the largest immigrant advocacy organization in Washington State and also plays a leading role in national coalitions within the immigrant rights and due process arenas.
Founded
2006
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Better systems. Better lives.
At the Center for Children & Youth Justice (CCYJ), we're changing the way young people experience the child welfare and juvenile justice systems-for the better. By listening to young people and working with partners across Washington State, we're helping to redesign our child welfare and juvenile justice systems to meet children and youth's unique needs. Every year we help improve the lives of 50,000 system-involved youth. By convening and partnering with parents, advocates, service providers and policymakers, CCYJ develops and advances innovative approaches to systemic change to support kids, stabilize families, and strengthen communities. We work to achieve research-based, data-driven, tangible outcomes for generations of youth.
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2006
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No child should die from a mosquite bite
At Malaria No More, we envision a world where no child dies from a mosquito bite. We use our innovative partnerships and focused advocacy to elevate malaria on the global health agenda, create political will and mobilize the global resources required to achieve malaria eradication within a generation.
Founded
1970
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Delivering a direct experience of the art of our time
Founded in 1927, The Henry Art Gallery was the first public art museum in the state of Washington. The Henry engages diverse audiences in the powerful experience of artistic invention and serves as a catalyst for the creation of new work that inspires and challenges. Exhibitions, collections, and public programs stimulate research and teaching at the University of Washington, provide a creative wellspring for artists, and reveal a record of modern artistic inquiry from the advent of photography in the mid-19th century to the multidisciplinary art and design of the 21st.
Founded
1973
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Intiman Theatre produces theatre that is relevant to our time and as diverse as the community in which we live.
Intiman Theatre produces theatre that is relevant to our time and as diverse as the community in which we live. Intiman creates theatre. Extraordinary theatre. Working here encourages us to be a part of something greater than ourselves. In our pursuit for excellence, each of us draws upon certain strengths and characteristics nurtured within this diverse community.
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1994
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Supporting a creative America
Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) strives to better inform philanthropic practice to effectively address the urgent needs facing artists, arts organizations, and arts educators in communities across America. They are the only national association of private and public funders making grants to artists and arts organizations. GIA provides conferences, workshops, and webinars; publications including the GIA Reader; research and policy work across the field of philanthropy; and communication tools on their website.
Founded
1990
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Providing children of all ages access to professional theatre
Founded in 1975, Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) is the second largest resident theatre for young audiences in North America. Our programs empower young people to make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them while building a lifelong interest in the arts. The mission of Seattle Children's Theatre is to provide children of all ages access to professional theatre, with a focus on new works, and theatre education. Since its inception, Seattle Children's Theatre has strived to provide innovative artistic programming and professional theatre for the young people and families of the Puget Sound region. SCT reaches approximately 250,000 children, parents and teachers annually through its programs.
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1998
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Smart Solutions for a Sustainable Northwest
Sightline Institute is an independent, nonprofit research and communications center working to make the Northwest a global model of sustainability-strong communities, a green economy, and a healthy environment. Since 1993, we have equipped policymakers, and citizens with the information and tools they need to advance solutions to the most significant challenges facing the Northwest. Our innovative research and practical ideas connect the dots across a range of issues, giving leaders the resources they need to create change. In the nearly two decades of our existence, we have come to fill a crucial niche in the sustainability movement: the convergence of science-based research and communications. We show social change-makers how to put sustainability theory into practice; how to convert scientific findings into language and policy that resonates with social values.
Founded
2007
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Helping African people create a future of sustainable prosperity and health
Pilgrim Africa was founded in 2001 as an indigenous Christian response to the plight of more than 1.5 million refugees living in IDP camps in the war torn regions of Northern Uganda. Today, Pilgrim has grown to be an international organization with catalytic regional and national interventions in public health and education. Pilgrim works to challenge despair, love boldly, and help African people create a future of sustainable prosperity and health.
Founded
1940
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A community leader, statewide advocate, and national model to treat and prevent the cycle of abuse and neglect.
Founded in 1909, Childhaven is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides healing care to abused, neglected and chemically affected babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Today, our trailblazing childhood trauma treatment program enrolls more than 300 children a year, preparing them for success in school and in life.In our unique early learning environment, we focus on strengthening child relationships and improving parenting skills, laying the foundation for generations of safe and nurturing families.
Founded
1942
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We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Mission: Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.Our Cause: Strengthening community is our cause. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people to learn, grow and thrive - and we've done this since 1876.Our neighbors in King and south Snohomish counties work with us to deliver positive change to over 200,000 people each year. With your help we make sure that people in need have access to opportunities at our 13 branches and two residential camps.The Y is dedicated to responsible stewardship of your generous donations. We are efficient and effective. With your help, we provide measurable impact.
Founded
1936
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Eliminating racism, empowering women
YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. With programs that serve more than 15,000 people in the region each year, YWCA works where we're needed most to create real change every day. Through services, education, and advocacy, we eliminate disparities for women, girls, and marginalized communities, build stable homes and economic advancement, reduce violence against women and improve health, and increase racial equity and social justice for all people. YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.
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2005
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The positive place for kids
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County inspires and enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. We give kids a place to call their own, where they can have fun, get a hot meal, be creative, be a part of a team, get help with homework, or just hang out with friends. We offer safe, fun, inclusive, and inspiring places that kids and their families count on every day. Thirteen locations with open doors throughout King County create space for children and teens to learn, create, and attain their best in academics, athletics, and more.
Founded
1942
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Support people in times of need.
Jewish Family Service of Seattle (JFS) delivers essential human services to alleviate suffering, sustain healthy relationships and support people in times of need. Founded in 1892, we help people from a variety of background; last year alone, JFS served nearly 13,500 clients. Guided by our Jewish tradition of repairing the world, we are committed to treating people with dignity and compassion, providing culturally relevant services, and collaborating with others to broaden our reach.
Founded
1953
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Live united
Founded in 1921, United Way of King County mobilizes our community in ways that no single agency, individual, or government can to enhance the ability of people to care for one another. We do this by bringing the community together to address critical issues such as early learning and homelessness; investing in programs that provide the education, jobs, shelter, food and health people need to be successful; and by encouraging people to contribute money and time to improve the community. Early learning and ending homelessness are two of our community's most pressing issues. We are also focused on older adults; children, youth and families; domestic violence and sexual assault; health; job training and employment; and system support.
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1923
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Taking on the root causes of homelessness and instability
Since 1892, Wellspring Family Services has been helping area families achieve self-sufficiency. Our services have changed over the years, but our commitment to a stronger, healthier community has never wavered. Wellspring Family Services builds emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families and a non-violent community in which they can thrive. Last year we served more than 7,000 children, adults and families in King County. By addressing the overlapping issues of mental health challenges, domestic violence, and homelessness we help strengthen our community by providing families with the solutions they need to build healthy relationships and stable lives.
Founded
1942
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Connecting Jewish lives. Strengthening community.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle was established in 1926. Our mission is to ensure Jewish survival and enhance the quality of Jewish life locally, in Israel and worldwide. The Federation accomplishes its mission through an integrated planning, fund-raising and allocating process which is the most effective means of meeting the needs in the Jewish community, and offers a central coordination and support of Jewish projects. The Federation has a commitment to leadership development for the Seattle area Jewish community and Federation, supports educational programs for the entire community, and builds strong relationships both inside and outside the Jewish community.
Founded
1953
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Linking Greater Seattle to the world
The World Affairs Council links Greater Seattle to the world. World Affairs Council programs provide opportunities for everyone in Greater Seattle to be a global citizen by advancing a deep understanding of international events and culture. As a hub for all things international, the World Affairs Council creates programs and opportunities for local people to interact directly with leaders, educators, and professionals from around the world.
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1944
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Rebuilding lives, one job at a time.
Since 1921, the Millionair Club Charity has helped rebuild the lives of thousands of men and women in greater Seattle with support programs that connect people who are unemployed or homeless with job opportunities, training, certifications, hot meals, free eyeglasses, transitional housing and housing assistance, shower & laundry services and referrals to support services. These essential wrap-around services encourage self-reliance in our workers and a sense of dignity. We support our men and women every step of the way to ensure they can become job ready. 60% of our participants are homeless, 16% are veterans, 59% are people of color, 18% are supporting children and 20% are women. In 2014 the Millionair Club Charity launched a Temporary Staffing program to connect workers to local businesses on a temp-to-hire basis. The organization acts as a staffing agency while our workers enjoy the benefits of gaining valuable work experience with prominent businesses in the area.
Founded
1937
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Preserving a Northwest treasure
The Arboretum Foundation has provided stewardship for Washington Park Arboretum since 1935. The Foundation raises and provides funds for essential Arboretum operations and activities including arboriculture, maintenance, seasonal gardeners, education and collection restoration. The Arboretum Foundation's mission is to create and strengthen an engaged community of donors, volunteers, and advocates who will promote, protect, and enhance the Washington Park Arboretum for current and future generations. Washington Park Arboretum is a 230-acre living museum of woody plants, with internationally renowned collections of oaks, conifers, camellias, Japanese maples, hollies and other plants from the Pacific Northwest and nearly every temperate region of the world.
Founded
1934
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Connecting art to life
Seattle Art Museum (SAM) provides a welcoming place for people to connect with art and to consider its relationship to their lives. SAM is one museum in three locations: Seattle Art Museum downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park. The Museum collects and exhibits objects from across time and across cultures, exploring the dynamic connections between past and present. The collections of the Seattle Art Museum number approximately 23,000 objects. In May 2007, the Museum celebrated the grand reopening of SAM Downtown, allowing the Museum to accommodate its growing collections, exhibition programs and audiences with 300,000 square feet of new gallery and public space adjacent to the museum's existing 150,000 square feet.
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1928
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Presenting symphonic music of the highest quality
Founded in 1903, the Seattle Symphony is internationally recognized for its adventurous programming of contemporary works, its devotion to the classics, and its extensive recording history. The Symphony's mission is to present symphonic music of the highest quality in a distinctive way for the cultural enrichment, education, engagement and enjoyment of the people of our community. Seattle Symphony has made more than 125 recordings, garnered 12 Grammy nominations and received 2 Emmy Awards. From September through July, the Symphony is heard live in Benaroya Hall and in the community by more than 315,000 people. Seattle Symphony engages people of all ages in a wide variety of program offerings - in Benaroya Hall, in Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discovery Center, and in the community.
Founded
1959
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Inspire a Child to Dream Big
Founded in 1957, Big Brothers Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound partners with actively involved community members to match caring adults with children, both of whom benefit from our one-to-one mentoring programs. We match children ages 7-16 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. The mentors (called Bigs), children (called Littles), and families we serve come from all walks of life. Big Brothers Big Sisters matches these children and adults, supports their relationship, and strives to present them with opportunities to learn, grow, and explore the world together.
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1948
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Providing high-quality, affordable reproductive health care for women, men and teens
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) was formed in November, 2008 with the merger of Planned Parenthood's of Alaska, Idaho, and Western Washington, creating the largest geographic affiliate in Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Today, PPGNW is the region's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. We believe everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. PPGNW operates health centers in Alaska, Idaho, and western Washington, providing medical services and sexuality education for thousands of women, men, and teenagers each year.
Founded
1964
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Igniting curiosity and fueling a passion for discovery.
Pacific Science Center ignites curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Donors to the Science Center make hands-on science experiences accessible for nearly one million people each year. With your generosity and partnership, we will continue inspiring the next generation of science enthusiasts.
Founded
1965
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Creating extraordinary productions and programs
Founded in 1963, Seattle Repertory Theatre (SRT) is led by Producing Artistic Director Jerry Manning and Managing Director Benjamin Moore. One of America's premier non-profit resident theatres, SRT has achieved international renown for its consistently high production and artistic standards, and was awarded the 1990 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. SRT is committed to producing the world's finest dramatic works, engaging our audiences in a shared exploration of the most pressing issues of our time in a season of nine plays, innovative arts education programs, and a series of new play development programs. SRT's mission is to create extraordinary productions and programs that excite, entertain and engage our community and nourish a lifelong passion for the theatre.
Founded
1964
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Producing grand operas
Seattle Opera strives to produce musically extraordinary, theatrically compelling operas, employing uniformly high quality casts, dramatically aware conductors, and innovative yet textually concerned directors and designers. By continuing our emphasis on the work of Richard Wagner and by achieving national and international recognition for the quality of all our programming, Seattle Opera commits itself to advancing the cultural life of the Pacific Northwest through education and performance.
Founded
1965
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Dream, discover, soar
With roots dating back to 1965, the Museum of Flight exists to acquire, preserve, and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a foundation for scholarly research, and lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and understanding of science, technology, and the humanities. The Museum's vision is to be the foremost educational air and space museum in the world. In addition to acquiring and conserving a valuable collection of artifacts relating to air and space history and technology, the Museum is dedicated to educating the public in the history of air and space development. The central focus of the Museum's educational programs is to broaden science literacy within an historical context, relating the evolution of technology to the human needs that drive it, and the resulting changes that technology brings to humanity.
Founded
1965
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In your life. In our name. And on our stage.
A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) brings the best in contemporary theatre to Seattle's most discerning and daring audiences. It is what we do. Since 1965, ACT has probed cultural boundaries, tackled social issues and penetrated hearts. ACT made history as the first theatre in Seattle dedicated to producing contemporary plays, and we're still making history as the most welcoming development house for new plays around. With our multiple stages and diversity of work, ACT keeps you intimately involved with new theatre. From its original base of 300 subscribers, ACT has grown into a nationally recognized theatre serving nearly 8,000 subscribers. Since 1998, six of ACT's world premiere plays have gone on to New York as ACT productions.
Founded
1975
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Hunger Stops Here
Northwest Harvest, founded in 1967, is Washington's only statewide non-profit food bank distributor. Our mission: Leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Our vision: Ending hunger in Washington. Currently, 1 of every 8 people in Washington (1 of every 5 children) lives with the risk of hunger. We believe that good food bank nutrition creates a bridge from temporary crisis to stability, allowing people in need to use cash for housing, fuel, utilities, health care or child care. Last year Northwest Harvest distributed more than 32 million pounds of food - over 2 million meals every month - to a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools throughout Washington.
Founded
1986
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Protecting our land, air and water
Washington Environmental Council is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that has been driving positive change to solve Washington's most critical environmental challenges since 1967. Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain Washington's environment for all. Currently our work is focused in three areas: addressing climate change and advancing clean energy solutions, protecting and restoring Puget Sound, and pursuing new models of sustainable forestry. We are also leading members of the Stand Up To Oil and Power Past Coal campaigns which are fighting to stop new oil and coal infrastructure in Washington State.
Founded
1969
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Supporting the King and Pierce County performing arts community
ArtsFund strengthens arts in the Puget Sound region by raising and responsibly allocating funds to promote artistic and organizational excellence and by advocating for all the arts. Through ArtsFund, everybody can take part in art. ArtsFund donors support nearly 70 local arts groups, large and small, so they can provide stimulating and enlightening arts for our community. ArtsFund also helps arts groups run themselves even better through systematic feedback on their operations, based on our finely crafted allocations process. ArtsFund also serves as an advocate for the arts through TakePartInArt.org, through programs like Building for the Arts and our Board Leadership Training program. The bottom line is that ArtsFund's cash grants, capacity building, and other services make arts groups stronger so they can serve this region and make it a great place to live, work, raise a family and run a business.
Founded
1973
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Excellence in the performing arts
Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States, was founded in 1972. The company of 51 dancers presents more than 100 performances each year of full-length and mixed repertory ballets at Marion Oliver McGraw Hall and on tour. Founded in 1974, the PNB School is nationally recognized as setting the standard for ballet training and offers a complete professional curriculum to over 950 students. The PNB's mission is to set new standards for artistic excellence, innovation and creativity; attract the most talented dancers, choreographers, musicians, collaborative artists, staff and volunteers; educate and develop dance artists as well as enthusiasts; and captivate a devoted, supportive, continually growing, and diverse audience.
Founded
1980
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Protecting and maintaining our hiking trails
Washington Trails Association (WTA) is the voice for hikers in Washington state. WTA protects hiking trails and wild lands, takes thousands of volunteers out to maintain trails, and promotes hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore Washington. WTA's volunteer trail maintenance program is among the largest in the nation, with 4,400 volunteers (25% of them youth) giving back more than 140,000 hours of service annually to the trails they love--and getting a good dose of personal reward in return. Washington Trails Association protects trails through lobbying and grassroots advocacy on issues that impact hikers, like trail funding and wilderness protection. We work closely with federal and state policymakers to advance hiker's interests in forest planning and new recreation projects.
Founded
1976
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People. Science. Hope.
From humble beginnings as a small laboratory in Issaquah, Washington with an initial staff of five, the Center for Infectious Disease Research (formerly Seattle Biomedical Research Institute) has become the world's largest center focused solely on infectious disease research. Our mission is to make transformative scientific advancements that lead to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Throughout our 40-year history, the work performed at the Center has contributed to numerous breakthroughs advancing the science of vaccine, drug, and diagnostic discovery. Yet challenges still exist in developing effective, accessible, and reliable interventions. Success will require high-impact collaboration, innovative approaches, and cutting-edge technology, all of which are components of systems biology. Our singular focus on infectious diseases and integration of systems biology uniquely positions us as a leader in the fight against these pathogens. With your support, we can create a healthier more hopeful world.
Founded
1976
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Be a fan
Incorporated in 1975, Special Olympics Washington (SOWA) provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Washington provides athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community. The vision of Special Olympics is to help bring all persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. Four sports seasons are offered each year in 19 different Olympic-type sports.
Founded
1976
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Pilchuck Glass School inspires creativity, transforms individuals and builds community
Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. From May through September every year, Pilchuck's summer program offers a series of courses as well as residencies for established artists in all media. Summer sessions vary in length and offer five concurrent courses in a variety of glassworking processes for artists of all skill levels. Small classes taught by world-renowned artists and instructors emphasize experimentation and teamwork while fostering individual initiative and expression. Pilchuck also offers residencies for both emerging and established artists during the fall and spring.
Founded
2006
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Reducing the impact of poverty and homelessness
Operation Nightwatch reduces the impact of poverty and homelessness, in keeping with Jesus' teaching to love our neighbors. There are not enough shelters in Seattle. Many nights each month, Nightwatch must turn people away after filling up all the area shelters. Responding to this need, Nightwatch funds overnight shelter for 100 men and 40 women on the floors of other daytime programs and a downtown church. When all the shelters are filled to capacity, clients are offered a blanket, a Metro bus ticket and a prayer.
Founded
1977
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A Voice for Washington's Children, Youth & Families
Children's Alliance works to improve the well being of children by effecting positive changes in public policies, priorities, and programs. Our vision is that all of Washington's children will have what they need to grow up to be the people they dream of becoming. At the Children's Alliance, we're advocates for kids. We ensure that laws, policies and programs work for kids, and we hold our leaders accountable until they secure the resources required to make all children safe and healthy.
Founded
1981
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More than a place to stay
At Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska (RMHC), we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle Ronald McDonald House, we provide a "home-away-from-home" to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care.
Founded
1979
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Changing lives one boat at a time.
The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) is a hands-on maritime museum serving residents and visitors to the Northwest's Puget Sound region. The CWB mission is "to provide a gathering place where maritime history comes alive through direct experience and our small craft heritage is enjoyed, preserved, and passed along to future generations". - CWB envisions a future where lives are enriched with the knowledge of where we fit into the continuum of history and human experience by collecting, preserving and telling the story of wooden small craft and maritime culture. - CWB envisions a future where every child has the confidence to pursue their full potential by providing challenging physical and mental experiences in wooden small craft.- CWB envisions a future where people of all ages use their hands and minds to connect to their culture and their physical world by making maritime craft and skills education a lifelong experience.- CWB builds community and creates access to the water
Founded
1979
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Introducing audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater and music
Founded by artists in 1978, On the Boards introduces audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater and music while developing and presenting new works by Northwest performing artists. Our primary activities are: the Inter/National Series, presenting artists from around the world; the Northwest Series, commissioning, producing and presenting works by artists and companies from our region; OntheBoards.tv, a video-on-demand platform presenting filmic versions of contemporary performances; the NW New Works Festival, an annual 2-week festival; and 12 Minutes Max, a monthly showcase of local artists.
Founded
1980
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Feeding Western Washington, feeding hope
Food Lifeline has been working to end hunger in communities in Western Washington for more than 30 years and is the largest hunger-relief organization in Washington State. By using 96% of our revenue to feed hungry people, we are efficient, effective, and make the most of every donation. Last year, Food Lifeline helped feed more than 745,000 hungry people through our network of nearly 300 local food banks, meal programs, and shelters.Food Lifeline partners with large-scale food producers, retailers, and distributors to ensure that unmarketable but still edible and nutritious food ends up in the hands of hungry people rather than going to waste. Last year Food Lifeline distributed more than 35 million pounds of food to hungry people-- the equivalent of 27 million meals.
Founded
1980
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Building hope, transforming lives
Plymouth Housing Group (PHG) works to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very low-income people in housing by preserving, developing and operating safe, decent, affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for homeless and very low-income people to improve their lives. Founded in 1980, PHG has grown to be one of the largest providers of very low-income housing in downtown Seattle. With nearly 1,000 apartment units and 17 retail tenants in 11 buildings, PHG's comprehensive approach to providing affordable housing and supportive services has been overwhelmingly successful, earning our organization local and national recognition as a leader in the effort to end homelessness.
Founded
1981
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Accelerating clean energy solutions to the climate crisis
Climate Solutions' mission is to accelerate clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. Our vision is a thriving, equitable Northwest, powered by clean energy, inspiring the transition to sustainable prosperity across the nation and beyond. As a Northwest clean energy economy nonprofit, Climate Solutions champions transformational policies and market-based innovations; catalyzes powerful partnerships and a diverse movement for action and accountability; and communicates a bold vision for solutions at the scale required by climate science.
Founded
1981
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Supporting the Seattle Public Library
The Seattle Public Library Foundation was established in 1980 by a group of far-sighted citizens who understood that a great Library wouldn't be possible through public funding alone. The Foundation has continued its original vision of generating private-sector support to supplement tax-based funding. The result has been improved collections, expanded programs, and enhanced services. The Foundation's fund-raising efforts focus on three key areas: collections, programs, and facilities. With funding from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Library can offer a wide range of innovative programs and resources.
Founded
1981
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Saving snow leopards for over 35 years
Founded in 1981, Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) is the world's leading authority on the study and protection of the endangered snow leopard. The snow leopard's range encompasses twelve mountainous Central Asian Countries. Snow Leopard Trust currently has programs in China, India, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, and Pakistan. With programs and staff in five snow leopard range countries, and connections with researchers and conservation organizations around the world, Snow Leopard Trust is a leader in the effort to secure the future of the wild snow leopard.
Founded
1982
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A catalyst for global health
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, PATH operates offices in 33 cities in 22 countries. PATH currently works in the areas of health technologies, maternal and child health, reproductive health, vaccines and immunization, and emerging and epidemic diseases.For more information, please visit www.path.org.
Founded
2002
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Rural Development Institute
Landesa champions and works to secure land rights for millions of the world's poorest men and women to provide opportunity and promote social justice.
Founded
1982
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OUR VISION A world that accepts and values its gay and lesbian citizens.
MISSIONSeattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus entertain, enlighten, unify and heal our audience and members, using the power of words and music to recognize the value of gay and straight people and their relationships.ABOUT USFlying House Productions is home to two of the largest community choruses in America: Seattle Men's Chorus, founded in 1979, which is also the largest gay men's chorus in the world with over 300 singing members; and Seattle Women's Chorus, which made its premier on stage in 2002 and has quickly grown to over 250 singers. Each Chorus has a small ensemble of 9 to 11 members each (Captain Smartypants & Sensible Shoes), which further the mission of the organization by performing as ambassadors for the larger Choruses. We have a base of over 50 volunteer associate members who support both Choruses.Our full-scale productions expand the possibility of choral performances and have enormous appeal. More than 30,000 people attend the 5-concert season annually.
Founded
1983
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Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment
The mission of the Seattle Aquarium is Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. To do so we must help citizens learn about the interconnectedness of human behavior, the ocean, and climate change. As our local population grows, we must all work to restore and preserve the spectacular beauty and health of Puget Sound. The Seattle Aquarium is uniquely positioned to help over 850,000 annual visitors, including over 40,000 students, each year understand and become aware of the impact they have on our marine environment.
Founded
1983
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We care for the Pike Place Market community
The Pike Place Market Foundation was established in 1982 to support the Pike Place Market's services for low-income people, including its Clinic, Senior Center, Food Bank and Child Care and Preschool. The Pike Place Market Foundation also supports the Market's heritage programs, public improvements and repairs to the Market's historic buildings, development of new low-income housing in the Market, and programs that assist the Market's farmers. The Pike Place Market Foundation serves the Market and downtown Seattle communities in many ways such as providing Market Fresh Coupons to low-income Market residents so they have access to fresh produce year-round, and connecting Seattle food banks and meal programs through FoodLink, a volunteer program that distributes the Market's unsold produce.
Founded
1984
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Protecting public health and the environment
Founded in 1981, Washington Toxics Coalition (WTC) protects public health and the environment by eliminating toxic pollution. WTC promotes alternatives, advocates policies, empowers communities, and educates people to create a healthy environment. We believe that all people and other species have the right to a healthy environment, free from pollution. We believe in the right to know about toxic chemicals used, released, or disposed of in communities. We advocate precedent-setting policies based on the precautionary principle and pollution prevention. Our positions are developed from a careful review of science and grounded in public policy that promotes a toxic free environment.
Founded
1983
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Large
Quality programs that inform, involve, and inspire
Since 1954, KCTS has continuously served Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. We have grown to be an independent, thriving station, annually broadcasting over 26,000 hours of programs that inspire viewers to expand their points of view, that inform citizens of the state of our nation, and that involve individuals in their community. KCTS Television operates KCTS 9 and KYVE 47, providing three, 24/7 digital channels in Western and Central Washington, plus KCTS 9 HD through Shaw Cable in British Columbia. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing meaningful programming on air, online and in the community that informs, involves and inspires.
Founded
1984
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Small
Providing individuals and families with food and access to community resources to help them achieve self-sufficiency.
For 32 years, University District Food Bank has helped prevent hunger in Northeast Seattle neighborhoods. Each week, families receive the groceries they need to prepare nutritionally balanced meals at home. We are consistently one of the busiest food banks in the City of Seattle. Our home delivery program reaches homebound seniors and our backpack program provides kids with healthy meals and snacks for the weekend when school meals aren't available.
Founded
1985
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Medium
Land. Hope. Life.
Founded in 1982, Agros International enables rural poor families in Central America and Mexico to escape the cycle of poverty by purchasing their own land. Agros extends land loans to purchase farmland and partners with families in applying sustainable agricultural practices. Agros has helped more than 8,500 people build new lives for themselves by facilitating land ownership and providing technical assistance, training, capital loans, village infrastructure and volunteer service teams to support the work and vision of community members. Agros' holistic development strategy includes: community organization, land ownership, housing and infrastructure, sustainable economic growth, and community education and training.
Founded
1986
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Tiny
Creating opportunities for all people to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving traditions of the Pacific Northwest
Founded in 1984, Northwest Folklife creates opportunities for all to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest. We present the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle Center on Memorial Day Weekend. The Pacific Northwest is home to an extraordinary group of communities - ethnic, familial, occupational, religious, and regional - and we believe it is important to celebrate and help sustain the traditions of all of those groups. Doing so revitalizes people and communities and helps preserve cultural heritage for years to come.
Founded
1986
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Tiny
Ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect
The mission of NW Children's Fund is to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect by investing in programs for at-risk children and their families, and inspiring informed philanthropy devoted to improving child welfare. We know that breaking this complicated cycle requires a multi-point strategy. Not only must we intervene when abuse or neglect has already occurred and help the fragile victims heal, we also must work to keep it from happening at all. That's why NW Children's Fund impacts several critical points in the complex cycle of abuse and neglect. By supporting therapeutic foster care, youth mentoring, family stability and so much more, we're providing the support systems children need to be in a safe, nurturing environment, and working with families to alleviate the stresses and deficiencies that can lead to abuse and neglect.
Founded
1986
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Giant
Building a Foundation for All
Pride Foundation was founded in late 1985 by four committed individuals, who believed that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community needed its own philanthropic organization. The foundation inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest. It envisions a world in which all LGBTQ youth, adults, and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and genuinely.
Founded
1986
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Small
Share the power of a wish
Since 1986, Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 6,200 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Currently, more than 500 children are awaiting their wishes and that's just the beginning. One in five kids are not being referred to our program because they don't know about us. We need your help. You can help wish kids rise above their illnesses. A life-threatening diagnosis is devastating for wish kids and their families. Wishes are a way to combat that. The benefits of a wish are tangible. For some, a wish is incentive to comply with their treatments so they can get healthy enough to experience their wish. For others, it's a distraction and something positive to look forward to. You are the key to Make-A-Wish meeting the opportunities that lie ahead. If you stand with us, every eligible child can receive the renewal of a wish experience.
Founded
1991
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Giant
Advancing and supporting healthcare and research
The purpose of the Virginia Mason Health System is to advance and support the healthcare and research missions of the Virginia Mason Medical Center and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason. The Health System achieves this purpose through governance oversight of both organizations and development support provided by its division the Virginia Mason Foundation. In 2007, the activities of the Health System helped to support 73,989 patient stays in the Medical Center, 813,142 out-patient visits to the Medical Center and the Research Institute's conduct of $18.2 million of sponsored research for the purpose of advancing the health of the Medical Center patients.
Founded
1987
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Small
Dedicated to supporting Washington State artists working in all creative disciplines
Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1986 whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. To accomplish its mission, Artist Trust raises funds from an array of sources in order to give financial grants, through a peer review process, to individual artists working in the visual, performing, media, literary, and interdisciplinary arts; serve as a professional information resource for artists and encourage artists to support each other; and, provide recognition and support for the contributions artists make to the lives of people of Washington State and for the merit and integrity of artists' work.
Founded
1992
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Medium
Immigrant Rights are Human Rights
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NIRP) promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. Each year, NWIRP provides direct legal assistance in immigration matters to over 10,000 low-income people from over 150 countries, speaking over 60 different languages and dialects. NWIRP also strives to achieve systemic change to policies and practices affecting immigrants through impact litigation, public policy work, and community education. NWIRP serves the community from four offices in Washington State in Seattle, Granger, Tacoma, and Wenatchee.
Founded
1993
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Large
Everyone has a home and the opportunity for a healthy, fulfilling life
Building Changes believes everyone in Washington can be stably housed. We strengthen the leaders, organizations and systems that make it possible. We pull together government, philanthropy and nonprofits in a collective effort to impact family and youth homelessness in Washington state. Building Changes unleashes the power and unlocks the potential of our partners to advance emerging strategies for impacting homelessness. We support the following models: Diversion, Employment, Rapid Re-Housing, Coordinated Entry and Supportive Housing.
Founded
1989
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Large
Giving foster kids a childhood and a future
Treehouse is Washington's leading nonprofit organization addressing the essential education and enrichment needs of kids in foster care. The youth Treehouse serves struggle against tremendous odds: backgrounds of abuse and neglect, parental substance abuse, low incomes, and moves from foster home to foster home while in the care of the state. Treehouse helps 8,000 kids in foster care each year through programs that help them succeed in school, fulfill key material needs, and provide important childhood experiences every child deserves. Treehouse is dedicated to closing the achievement gap between foster children and their peers, and has set an ambitious goal that foster youth in King County will graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers with a plan for their future by 2017. Treehouse gives foster kids a childhood and a future.
Founded
1989
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Medium
Neighbors helping neighbors
Founded in 1988, Ballard Food Bank exists to assist individuals and families maintain self-sufficiency by providing assistance for basic needs. Ballard Food Bank encompasses a food pantry, home delivery, sack lunch distribution, and weekend food for kids during the school year. Other services include: distributing personal hygiene items, basic emergency financial assistance with eviction notices, utility shut-offs or lost IDs, mail services to homeless clients and referral services to help those in emergency situations find the proper help they need.
Founded
1994
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Medium
Advancing independent research on issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia.
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) conducts advanced independent research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. Drawing upon an extensive network of the world's leading specialists and leveraging the latest technology, NBR bridges the academic, business, and policy arenas. NBR disseminates its research through briefings, publications, conferences, Congressional testimony, and email forums, and by collaborating with leading institutions worldwide. NBR also provides exceptional internship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students for the purposes of attracting and training the next generation of Asia specialists.
Founded
1990
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Small
Providing food security and community connections to our neighbors in need.
Founded in 1988, West Seattle Food Bank's (WSFB) mission is to provide food security and community connections to our neighbors in need. WSFB distributes food, baby food, baby supplies, books and other items to low-income residents of West Seattle. The WSFB has many partners assisting to secure food that will meet the special dietary needs and cultural preferences of the diverse population we serve. WSFB also collaborates to offer food distributions at other non-profit agencies in the area.
Founded
1991
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Tiny
Cinema, Festival, Education
SIFF's mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive. Founded in 1976, SIFF is Seattle's leading year-round film organization that brings the best in international and independent film to the Seattle area with the Seattle International Film Festival (now in its 39th year), SIFF Cinema and Futurewave Education. At SIFF, we pride ourselves in offering audiences the opportunity to discover original stories, explore diverse cultures, and take new emotional journeys.
Founded
1996
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Large
Helping every child in Seattle Public Schools achieve academic success
Founded in 1995, Alliance for Education works to help every child in Seattle Public Schools achieve academic success. We pursue this mission by securing seed capital for innovations in learning and by fostering city-wide support for excellence in schools. We act as a constructive partner to Seattle Public Schools. We champion change and help drive effective strategies that will increase student achievement. Like a venture capital firm that invests in start-up companies, we are focused on innovations that will help students learn and grow. By engaging the greater community in a thoughtful process, we create opportunities to inspire, inform, listen to, and learn from the collective wisdom of Seattle residents.
Founded
1995
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Tiny
Literature, Meet Theatre.
Founded in 1990, Book-It Repertory Theatre is dedicated to transforming great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive production and to inspiring its audiences to read. Book-It creates world-premiere adaptations of classic and contemporary literature for the stage, preserving the narrative text as it is spoken, not by a single "narrator" but as dialogue by the characters in the production. Performing books instead of plays allows the Book-It theatre experience to spark the audience's interest in reading and to challenge the audience to participate by using their imaginations.
Founded
1996
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Medium
Advancing a culture of purpose, creativity and innovation.
Discovery Institute is an inter-disciplinary community of scholars and policy advocates dedicated to the reinvigoration of traditional Western principles and institutions and the worldview from which they issued. Discovery Institute has a special concern for the role that science and technology play in our culture and how they can advance free markets, illuminate public policy and support the theistic foundations of the West.
Founded
1996
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Small
Linking forests, trails, wildlife, and history along I-90
Created in 1991, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust protects and enhances a 100-mile corridor of permanent open space lands along Interstate 90 from Seattle to Central Washington. The Greenway embraces city parks and trails, wildlife habitat, working and protected forests, recreational opportunities in nature, local history, scenic beauty, tourism, and educational activities that promote a balance between population growth and a healthy environment.
Founded
1992
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Tiny
Student success is at the heart of our work
Since 1994, the Partnership for Learning has focused on communicating and advocating for Washington's school improvement efforts. Our goal is to create a stronger public education system that prepares all graduates for college and the world of work. As a trusted source of information about Washington's school improvement efforts, Partnership for Learning makes complex issues accessible. Partnership for Learning believes all students deserve a high-quality education that provides them with opportunities to succeed in college, work and more importantly, life.
Founded
1993
Size
Tiny
Leading the movement to ensure that all our residents thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes.
The mission of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is to lead the movement to ensure that all our residents thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes. We do this through advocacy, education, and organizing. Our vision is that all Washington residents have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy, affordable homes in thriving communities.
Founded
1995
Size
Tiny
Restoring wild salmon, creating family-wage jobs, and developing clean energy
Founded in 1991, Save Our Wild Salmon (SOS) is a nationwide coalition of conservation organizations, commercial and sport fishing associations, businesses, river groups, and taxpayer and clean energy advocates working collectively to restore healthy, sustainable wild salmon to the rivers, streams and oceans of the Pacific Salmon states. We focus our efforts on the Columbia and Snake River Basin, where in the time of Lewis and Clark up to 16 million wild salmon returned each year. Today, as few as ten thousand salmon return home to the Snake River.
Founded
1996
Size
Tiny
Building businesses, changing lives.
Ventures empowers individuals with limited resources and unlimited potential to improve their lives through small business ownership. Founded in 1995, we have adapted the Grameen model-a microfinance model that makes small loans to groups of disadvantaged women-to the Puget Sound region and the business landscape in the United States, providing business training, financial support, and resources tailored to low-income entrepreneurs. We are a certified Community Development Financial Institution and a Small Business Administration Microloan Program Intermediary lender. Ventures is a national leader in microenterprise development, offering effective programming, sustainable operations, and innovative growth strategies to create an always-increasing impact on our community. Prior to the spring of 2015, Ventures was known as Washington Community Alliance for Self-Help (CASH).
Founded
1996
Size
Tiny
"Saving wild ocean places, for us and future generations"
Marine Conservation Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving our living oceans. We work with scientists, politicians, government officials and other organizations around the world to protect essential ocean places and the wild species in them.Marine Conservation Institute is a leader in the global movement to protect and recover the integrity of vast ocean areas. We use the latest science to identify important marine ecosystems around the world, and then advocate for their protection, for us and future generations.
Founded
1997
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Small
Improving lives through market solutions
Washington Policy Center (WPC) improves lives of Washington citizens by providing accurate, high-quality research for policymakers, the media and the general public. WPC is an independent, non-partisan, research and education organization located in Seattle, Washington, that publishes studies, sponsors events and conferences and educates citizens on public policy issues facing our region. We believe ideas, supported by sound research and promoted through publications, conferences and the media, over time, create an environment in which sound public policy decisions are made.
Founded
1997
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Tiny
Nourishing. Connecting. Empowering.
FamilyWorks, a food bank and family center, nourishes and strengthens individuals and families by connecting people with support, resources, and community. With the help of hundreds of volunteers and donors, we are helping individuals and families who might not otherwise have access to healthy, fresh food and parenting or life-skills resources, to improve their well-being and increase their resiliency through the support of a caring community.
Founded
2002
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Tiny
A global network of local partners aligning passion and purpose.
SVP builds powerful relationships among people and organizations that are out to make the world a better place. With a network of more than 3500+ engaged donors in 40 cities, we help individuals amplify their giving, fund and strengthen nonprofits and equip our communities to tackle our greatest social challenges – together. Partners in the SVP Network pool their funds and together they make multi-year, unrestricted gifts to carefully vetted nonprofit investees with proven potential for social change. Partners also contribute their business and professional expertise to the nonprofits, all with the goal of strengthening the nonprofit and increasing its impact. Central to this work is the opportunity for Partners to learn about strategic philanthropy so they can make the greatest impact possible with their time, talent and financial investment.
Founded
2000
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Large
Seattle's community cultural center
Town Hall is Seattle's community cultural center, offering a broad program of music, humanities, civic discourse, and world culture events. Local, national, and international programs and performances are scheduled year-round in the Great Hall, in the Public Room, and Downstairs at Town Hall. Many of Seattle's cultural and civic organizations use the facility for a busy schedule of concerts, lectures, meetings, and fundraising events. Town Hall's mission is to serve as a common home for dozens of Seattle's midsized nonprofit organizations.
Founded
1999
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Large
Connecting Seattle through Public Space.
Seattle Parks Foundation works with volunteers, donors, and community leaders to build and sustain a thriving, accessible, and connected system of public spaces for all people. We support community-led public space initiatives. We are a philanthropy-based organization, encouraging private sector donors at every level and from every zip code to help create and care for public spaces throughout Seattle. We cultivate a network of private, nonprofit and public sector partners to advocate for public policy and investment that improves the health and well-being of all residents. Our success depends upon our commitment to service, our capacity for collaboration, the trust we earn in neighborhoods where we work, and the gratitude we show to community leaders, donors, and volunteers.
Founded
2000
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Medium
Stretching minds...Launching futures.
Rainier Scholars is a community of energetic people who are passionate about the power of education and the immeasurable value of opportunity. Our scholars come from those groups most underrepresented on college campuses-including African Americans, Hispanic Latinos, Native Americans and first generation Asian Americans. We particularly recruit those students who have the greatest number of barriers to a college education. More than 80 percent of our scholars qualify as low-income. More than 85 percent come from households where they will be the first in their family to earn a college degree. Our scholars are distinguished as much by what they have as by what they don't have. All Rainier Scholars demonstrate innate cognitive ability, motivation and a strong work ethic. They share a desire to use education as a pathway to new possibilities.
Founded
2000
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Small
Building a world-class foster care system
Founded in 2000, The Mockingbird Society is dedicated to building a world-class foster care system that ensures the care, support, and resources necessary for children, youth, and families to thrive. Their mission is to advocate for systems reform based on the personal experiences of children, youth, and families impacted by the foster care system. The belief is that all children need the same things - love, care, support and resource - drives everything The Mockingbird Society does.
Founded
2001
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Large
Creating and serving an informed public
Established in 1999, KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio operates the radio station KUOW, serving communities in the Puget Sound region, Western Washington and Southern British Columbia. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed public, one challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. To accomplish our mission, KUOW: produces and acquires programming that meets the highest standards of journalism, cultural expression and entertainment; seeks advice and guidance from the community; provides a workplace that values professional growth, experimentation and cultural diversity; and utilizes state-of-the-art communication technologies.
Founded
2001
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Medium
Starting at the Last Mile.
Founded in 2000, VillageReach works to save lives and improve health by increasing healthcare access and quality for remote, underserved communities. We partner with governments, businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations to improve the performance and reliability of health systems in the most inaccessible and isolated last mile communities. VillageReach's model improves access to healthcare by providing a logistics platform to facilitate delivery of medical supplies and by starting and managing social businesses to improve local infrastructure.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
Working on behalf of students.
The League of Education Voters (LEV) was founded in 2001 by Washingtonians to support an education system that provides every student an equal opportunity for success from cradle to career. Working on behalf of students, LEV has successfully led the charge on many of the landmark funding and policy decisions helping improve the education landscape in Washington.
Founded
2002
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Small
Keep the Forest Singing
The Boreal Songbird Initiative (BSI) is dedicated to outreach and education about the importance of the boreal forest region to North America's birds, other wildlife, and the global environment. Why is a United States organization working to protect the Canadian boreal forest? Because it is one of the largest intact forest ecosystems left on earth and it is critical to North American birds. International attention is a key part of conserving the Canadian boreal because of the volume of trade between the U.S. and Canada.
Founded
1947
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Giant
the heart & science of philanthropy
Established in 1946, the mission of Seattle Foundation is to ignite powerful and rewarding philanthropy to make greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all. It is the oldest and largest community foundation in the region, with more than 1,100 family, corporate and individual funds and assets in excess of $800 million. Seattle Foundation awards more than $60 million in grants each year.
Founded
2005
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Small
Restoring dignity and hope
Bread of Life was founded in 1939. The Mission exists to overcome the cycle of homelessness in people's lives through a Christ-centered complete recovery model with God's help. Our core values are to: restore dignity and hope; share the gospel and encourage and respect all who come to the mission.
Founded
1965
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Large
Where girls grow strong
Girl Scouts of Western Washington (GSWW) serves more than 26,000 girls in grades K-12 in Western Washington. Girls participate in age-based programs as part of a troop or as individual Girl Scouts. GSWW offers girls camping and hands-on outdoor education opportunities at six camp properties located in Longview, Hoquiam, Belfair, Carnation and Lilliwaup on the Hood Canal. In addition to providing year-round program opportunities for girls, GSWW's camps are used by school groups and other youth-serving non-profits for environmental education and learning experiences. GSWW is the result of a merger between Girl Scouts of the Totem Council and Girl Scouts of the Pacific Peaks Council.
Founded
1966
Size
Tiny
Step into a uniquely American story
Founded in 1966, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience works to connect everyone to the rich history, dynamic cultures and art of the Asian Pacific Americans through vivid storytelling and inspiring experiences. Our facilities offers three floors to tell our communities' stories, with contemporary galleries showcasing both temporary and permanent exhibitions as well as preserved historic spaces. Beyond our walls, we like to tell the story of our neighborhood, Seattle's Chinatown-International District. The Wing offers guided neighborhood tours and events that will encourage you to discover stories and tastes both on- and off-the-beaten path.
Founded
1967
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Large
Inspiring people to learn, care and act
Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act. Among its distinctions, Woodland Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos on the West Coast. For more than 100 years, Woodland Park Zoo has been a cherished community resource and a unique urban oasis. Generations of Puget Sound families have come to the zoo to marvel at the animals and be inspired by the peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Woodland Park Zoo encompasses 92 acres and features more than 1,090 individual animals representing nearly 300 species. The grounds are divided into what are known as bioclimatic zones, the unique habitats around the world, from tropical rain forests to the frigid climes of the Far North.
Founded
1975
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Small
Optimizing the quality of life for all people living with cancer
Cancer Lifeline was founded in 1973 by Gloria Gutkowski, a cancer patient who could not find the support she needed to help her live with her diagnosis. Now, people all over Washington State use the toll-free 24-Hour Lifeline program for emotional support and information. Those in the Puget Sound region can also take advantage of classes, other programs and resources which are offered at Cancer Lifeline's main office in Seattle and at several hospital partner locations. Our programs are based on the needs of people living with cancer. We offer you choices and encourage you to take control. We provide information so that you can make better choices. We stress inclusion rather than isolation. Most of all, we provide the environment where you have the freedom to express feelings without being judged.
Founded
1975
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Small
Your gift, saving more lives
The quality of emergency medical care in our community has been the mission of the Medic One Foundation since 1974. The Foundation: guarantees rigorous paramedic training and continuing medical education that is experience-centered and under the guidance of University of Washington physicians; insures the quality of pre-hospital emergency care through independent medical review-continuously evaluating Medic One services, monitoring treatments and outcomes and developing new approaches to improve survival; sponsors targeted research on methods to improve patient outcomes and prevent sudden cardiac death; and equips emergency medical service providers by funding special equipment needs to help them in better serving their communities.
Founded
2014
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Large
Fighting for Air
The American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific's mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. We cover a seven state region including the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. The American Lung Association was founded in 1904 and organized to combat a single disease - tuberculosis. Today, our goals include reducing tobacco use, especially among young people; preventing and controlling indoor and outdoor air pollution; defeating lung cancer; and providing education and funding research to treat and cure lung disease. We work to assure lung health for the people of our region through research, education, and advocacy.
Founded
1996
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Large
Hope, home, and education
First Place serves families in crisis by providing excellent culturally competent education, housing and support services enabling families to achieve permanent stability.First Place seeks to empower low-income families and their children to achieve self-sufficiency.Since 1989, First Place has been a community leader, statewide advocate and national model for breaking the cycle of poverty.We create an empowering environment for families struggling to overcome poverty which inspires them to obtain and maintain permanent housing and achieve educational and career goals to bring stability to their lives.