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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.

Effective, Affordable Preschool: Expanding Early Learning

Because pre-K is so important to creating a lifelong benefits, we are passionate about expanding opportunities for young children to access high-quality, effective and affordable preschool education.

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Supporting STEM Teachers in South King County

Thanks to a partnership with DonorsChoose.org and the South King County STEM Network, 460 classroom projects in South King County were fully funded.

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Family Homelessness 2.0

Ending family homelessness is complex and difficult. But we can't give up.

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Celebrating 15 Years of Partnerships in the Pacific Northwest

Important examples of progress for kids and families in Washington state.

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Partnership in Action: Philanthropy Responds to the SR530 Mudslide

The systems, infrastructures, relationships and experiences of working collaboratively meant that multiple agencies and organizations were able to coordinate swift and effective response to the SR530 mudslide – and that made a real difference for the people and communities affected.

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