Current Capacity Building Award Recipients

Summer 2015 Capacity Building Grants

ArtsFund: $75,000 (over 3 years)

ArtsFund strengthens the community by supporing the arts through leadership, advocacy and grant making. Funding will support strategic planning.

Association of Fundraising Professionals Advancement Northwest Chapter: $30,000 (over 3 years)

AFP Advancement Northwest's mission is to build leaders who fundraise to transform communities locally and across the world. Funding will support business modeling, board development, and strategic planning.

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association: $30,000 (over 3 years)

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association's mission is to activate growth in the Delridge corridor by providing vital resources for its neighborhoods including access to affordable housing, green space, healthy food, education, and arts and culture. Funding will support improving fundraising capacity, board development, internal process improvement, and strategic planning.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network: $20,000 (over 2 years)

The mission of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network is to unite student climate justice organizers and develop leadership for the long haul to defeat the fossil fuel industry and build a just society. Funding will support strategic planning and grassroots fundraising efforts.

Freedom Church of Seattle: $30,000 (over 3 years)

The Freedom Church's Youth Violence Prevention Network is a church-based, community action organization that promotes nonviolence through the network of young people and adults who address the systemic and practical issues related to violence in the community. Funding will support strategic planning.

Hope Heart Institute: $25,000

The Hope Heart Institute, a Northwest based non-profit, delivers research, education and hope to those who are at risk or have been impacted by cardiovascular disease, the #1 cause of death in America. Funding will support fundraising planning, board development, and succession planning.

Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington: $10,000

Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington is addressing the needs of families experiencing homelessness through the united commitment of different faith groups and community members. Funding will support fundraising planning.

Issaquah Schools Foundation: $74,655 (over 3 years)

The Issaquah Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization that drives resources to help all students achieve the promise of their academic potential. Funding will support fundraising planning.

LEV Foundation: $75,000 (over 3 years)

The LEV Foundation provides strategic, accurate, and timely information to citizens, educators, policymakers, and the media; highlights research-driven educational practices that prepare all students to reach their full potential; and advocates for reforms and revenue to implement the research-based practices in Washington. Funding will support strategic planning, board development, and staff leadership development.

The Market Foundation: $25,000 (over 2 years)

The Pike Place Market Foundation is the heart of the Market. By helping our low-income neighbors who work, learn and live in and around the Market, the Foundation helps the Market you love remain a thriving, caring community. Funding will support strategic planning.

MetaFoundation dba Post Carbon Institute: $10,000

The mission of the Post Carbon Institute is leading the transition to a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable world. Funding will support community resilience capacity building.

Northwest Film Forum: $30,000 (over 3 years)

Northwest Film Forum is Seattle's premier film arts organization, screening over 200 independently made and classic films annually, offering a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supporting filmmakers at all stages of their careers. Funding will support a grantwriter staff position.

Pomegranate Center: $30,000 (over 3 years)

The Pomegranate Center brings people together to build better communities. Funding will support succession planning, strategic planning, and board and staff development.

Potlatch Fund: $60,000 (over 3 years)

The mission of Potlatch Fund is inspiring and building upon the Native tradition of giving and expanding philanthropy within Tribal Nations and Native communities in the Northwest. Funding will support board development and strategic planning.

Recreation Northwest:$30,000 (over 3 years)

Recreation Northwest promotes outdoor recreation and brings people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. Funding will support fundraising planning and systems support.

Salish Sea Expeditions: $15,000 (over 3 years)

Salish Sea Expeditions inspires students to develop critical thinking and creativity through student-led scientific research on Puget Sound. Funding will support strategic planning and capital campaign planning.

Sawhorse Revolution: $23,130 (over 3 years)

Sawhorse Revolution's mission is to foster confident, community-oriented youth the the power of carpentry and craft. Funding will support staff training and internal systems development.

SeaTac United: $10,000

The mission of SeaTac United is provide affordable top quality educational and soccer programs to the children of SeaTac. They foster cooperation between families, cultures and local organizations from SeaTac and surrounding communities. Funding will support web development and design work.

Totem Star: $30,000 (over 3 years)

Totem Star empowers youth with life skills through artistic development, live performance, and business experience to increase leadership, civic engagement, and community building. Funding will support board, financial, and fundraising development.

Transportation Choices Coalition: $20,000 (over 2 years)

Transportation Choices is a statewide organization working to bring Washingtonians more opportunities to take a bus, catch a train, walk and bike. Funding will support strategic planning and fund development.

Wallingford Community Senior Center: $30,000 (over 3 years)

Wallingford Community Senior Center builds community across generations and fosters healthy, secure, positive aging. They aim to create an inclusive, vibrant, age-friendly organization that helps people connect, engage, and expand their horizons. Funding will support fundraising planning.

Washington Association of Land Trusts: $30,000 (over 3 years)

The Washington Association of Land Trusts works collaboratively to strengthen land trusts' ability to conserve land and water for future generations across the diverse landscapes of Washington State. Funding will support strategic planning.

Washington Healthcare Access Alliance: $30,000 (over 3 years)

The Washington Healthcare Access Alliance's mission is to strengthen and support the free and charitable clinics of Washington through professional networking, advocacy, and education. Funding will support fundraising development and staff training.


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.