Current Capacity Building Award Recipients

Spring 2015 Capacity Building Grants

Elizabeth Gregory Home: $20,000 (over 2 years)

The mission of the Elizabeth Gregory Home is to inspire homeless and at-risk women to transform their lives. The organization helps women meet immediate needs such and food, clothing, and shelter/day shelter, as well as long-range goals such as acquiring permanent housing, improving their life skills and earning sustainable income to break free from the cycle of homelessness. Funding will support the implementation of a detailed work plan, including a comprehensive fund development and marketing plan.

Families of Color Seattle: $30,000 (over 3 years)

The mission of Families of Color Seattle is to build a strong community by supporting families of color through parenting programs, resource sharing and fostering meaningful connections. Funding will support formalizing and stabilizing the core capacity of the organization.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle: $20,000 (over 2 years)

Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the not-for-profit organization established to ensure Waterfront Seattle's success as a civic asset. Funding will support database services and training sessions.

Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Service: $75,000 (over 3 years)

The mission of Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Service is to grow as a community-based organization to end homelessness and hunger in our community through prevention, assistance, and after-care support services to develop the lives of sustained economic independence. Funding will support refinement of a fund development plan.

The Nature Consortium: $22,250 (over 3 years)

Nature Consortium is a grassroots, community-based organization whose mission is to connect people, arts and nature. The organization began as a simple effort to engage neighbors through a sharing of the idea that everyone has the ability to create and explore the arts and improve the environment. Funding will support strategic planning as well as board and staff development.

OneAmerica: $75,000 (over 3 years)

OneAmerica's mission is to advance the fundamental principles of democracy and justice at the local, state and national levels by building power within immigrant communities in collaboration with key allies. Funding will support implementing an organizational productivity system and leadership and board development.

Path with Art: $30,000 (over 3 years)

Path with Art provides creative engagement and positive community for adults in recovery from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma who are working to rebuild their lives. Funding will support the design and implementation of a systems and operations database.

The Prosperity Agenda: $75,000 (over 3 years)

The mission of The Prosperity Agenda is to discover, validate and promote effective approaches that encourage people living in poverty to tap their capability, access financial resources, and build financial, social, cultural and political capital. Funding will support development of a standard evaluation methodology.

Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness: $20,000 (over 2 years)

The mission of the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness is to work collaboratively to ensure safety and survival for people while they are homeless, and to end the crisis of homelessness in our region. Funding will support database and website development.

School's Out Washington: $25,000

School's Out Washington's mission is to provide services and guidance to ensure that all young people have safe places to learn and grow when not in school. Funding will support data systems and collection as well as communication planning.

Washington Association for Infant Mental Health: $30,000 (over 3 years) 

Washington Association for Infant Mental Health supports a vital, interdisciplinary community of professionals and policymakers to promote the social and emotional well being of young children and their parents/caregivers in Washington. Funding will support the development of fundraising infrastructure.

Winter 2015 Capacity Building Grants 

Arlington Kids Kloset: $3,000

Founded in 2005, Arlington Kids' Kloset provides new and gently used clothing and personal hygiene products to students ages pre-k through 12th grade throughout the Arlington, Darrington, and Lakewood School Districts.  

Big-Brained Superheroes Club: $10,000

The mission of the Big-Brained Superheroes Club (BBSC) is to tap into the hidden strengths that all young people have through the interdisciplinary exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). 

Hanford Challenge: $30,000 (over 3 years)

Hanford Challenge strives to create a future for the Hanford Nuclear Site that secures human health and safety, advances justice and accountability, and restores and protects a sustainable environment. We are considered the leading force in fighting for just, effective and environmentally sound clean-up practices and in securing workplace protections at the nation's most contaminated site.

Seattle Young People's Project: $30,000 (over 3 years)

The Seattle Young People's Project (SYPP) is a youth-led, adult supported social-change organization that empowers youth to express themselves and take action on the issues that affect their lives. Through its efforts, SYPP is helping to develop independent, conscious-minded youth ready to step into positions of power and make some changes.

Tiny Trees Preschool: $30,000 (over 3 years)

The mission of Tiny Trees Preschool is to use outdoor classrooms to make quality education in reading, math and science affordable and accessible to all families, and to create a community where all children receive the education needed to have a fair and equal chance to thrive in school and life. 

Zeno: $10,000 

The mission of Zeno is to build a sustainable math culture in elementary school communities. Our culture has developed a negative, defeatist attitude towards math which prevents our students from developing the math skills they'll need in school, life, and 21st century careers. Zeno is committed to combating that negative attitude and building a positive, sustainable math culture.