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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.

Positive Outcomes through Housing First

The Domestic Violence Housing First pilot is a great example of how collaboration across government, community-based providers and the private sector is essential in the response to family homelessness.

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Better Together: On Community Collaboration

How we work with partners in philanthropy to ensure that low-income communities and communities of color have leadership roles in defining their own destiny.

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Potlatch: The Native Spirit of Giving

Because sustainable change requires deep community support, the time is right for Potlatch Fund to take the lead on decision-making for grants that support Washington state and Portland, Oregon's Native American communities, so that our local tribes can take full ownership of creating their own solutions.

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3 Must-Haves for Every Child

Whether it's glopbal or local, there are a few things that every child needs to lead a healthy, productive life: A stable place to call home; Good schools, with highly qualified teachers; Strong communities that foster a sense of opportunity.

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2014 Recap: 10 Highlights of Progress in Washington State

This is our home, our headquarters and where the Gates family has lived for generations, and we will work tirelessly with our partners here in the Pacific Northwest to ensure that all children have the opportunity to thrive in in stable families, great schools, and strong communities.

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