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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.

Seattle's Rainier Scholars: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

Seattle-based Rainier Scholars is proving that when you empower and believe in young people, they can do extraordinary things.

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From Sub-Saharan Africa to Seattle: Opportunities to Improve Health

What excited me most about the foundation was not polio or malaria — but rather the burgeoning emphasis on social determinants and health in Washington State.

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From Healthcare to Health: A Unique Opportunity for Washington State

Social determinants -- where we live, learn, work and play -- affect both health and educational outcomes.

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Data Science for Social Good: Improving Services for Homeless Families

Harnessing the lessons learned in analyzing data to driving public policy for social good. The University of Washington's eScience Institute brings their data skills and expertise to addressing the challenge of family homelessness.

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Designing Equitable Parent-School Collaboration

Parents are experts on their own interests, needs and priorities – and schools can be leaders in achieving more effective parent engagement and partnerships by recognizing parents’ strengths, accounting for cultural context, and changing policies or practices to remove barriers.

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