Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Topics / Pacific Northwest Community
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.

Building Community through Food at Family Day

At Family Day: Food for Good kids and adults connected around the simple idea of food. How can you can you continue to stay involved and give back both locally and globally? Here are a few simple ideas.

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Making College Aspirations a Reality: Through Hope and Cold, Hard Cash

One program in Washington state is helping more students get to college.

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Discover How Food Unites Us at Family Day: Food for Good

Discover how to grow, prepare, and enjoy healthy foods from around the world through fun activities, music and storytelling. Join us for the free Family Day: Food for Good on Saturday, April 5 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Visitor Center.

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Seattle Seahawks: An Opportunity to Become Super Bowl Champions

Reflecting on the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl victory and on the meaning of “opportunity.”

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One Night Count: Why I Appreciate Being Tired on January 24

In the early hours of the morning, I will join with hundreds of other volunteers here in King County to count the number of people who are homeless in our communities.

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