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Washington state is home to a growing number of families who struggle to get by. To address challenges our region’s families face, we support many dedicated and innovative community organizations in the Pacific Northwest. We focus on nonprofit organizations and tribes that can best identify and serve the needs of low-income children and families. We help these organizations serve more people, build organizational strength, and improve their programs.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Every kid deserves opportunity

It is time that our city, state and nation recognize that all kids are our kids.

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Schools Can’t Do It Alone: Afterschool & Summer Matter for Young People’s Success

Afterschool, youth development, and summer programs encourage skills that prepare students for the real world.

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Success in school starts at home

It's hard to do homework when you don't have a home. An innovative program based in Tacoma, Washington, is expanding statewide to support more schools in identifying and supporting the growing population of homeless students. Because success in school starts at home.

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Hear that? It’s your superpower calling

Lindsey is about to graduate from college with honors, but her path to a postsecondary degree wasn't an easy one.

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10 Examples of Progress in Washington State

2015 included its share of memorable moments for our Pacific Northwest partners and our community.

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