Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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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 Child is a Work of Art: Let's Help Washington Students Create their Inner Masterpiece

New Deputy Director for the Washington State P-16 Strategy, Jean-Claude Brizard, shares his passion for education and why he's excited to join the Pacific Northwest team.

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A Good Year to Be a Washingtonian

Here’s what Gates Foundation Pacific Northwest partners had to say about 2017 and the year ahead.

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Using Our Voices, Being the Change, and New York City Drivers

What’s one step that you can take, today, that will help make your own family, neighborhood, or community more like the place you want it to be?

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How this Community Celebrates Back to School

White Center, in South Seattle is bustling with activity, working to connect families and community members to resources, services, and supports. Families, students, teachers and staff from nearby schools, and a team from the White Center Community Development Association (CDA) come together with one goal in mind: Build a vibrant community in White Center. With teachers and caregivers often stretched thin balancing daily demands; a rich community support system can make a world of difference.

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With Social Justice and Equity in Mind, Renton School District Raises the Bar for Its Students

Renton School District is truly committed to the education and well-being of its young people. A recent results report shows its efforts are paying off.

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