Current Capacity Building Award Recipients

 Summer 2014 Capacity Building Awards


A Reason to Survive, Inc. (ARTS): $52,000 (over 3 years)

ARTS is dedicated to healing, inspiring and empowering children facing life challenges by providing innovative arts-based programs, education and job opportunities.  Funds will support infrastructure improvements. 

BirdNote: $30,000 (over 3 years)

BirdNote, educates and inspires people to care about the future of the natural world. We do this by producing and distributing BirdNote - remarkable stories about the lives of birds. We focus on birds as the harbingers of environmental change and how, if we (the listeners) understand, feel connected to, and help them, we contribute to our own environmental health. Funding will support staff training and hiring of consultants. 

Boyer Children's Clinic: $75,000 (over 3 years)

Boyer Children's Clinic's goal is to improve the quality of life of children with neuromuscular disorders or other developmental delays by providing the best solutions for each child and family. To achieve this, the agency provides comprehensive medical, therapeutic and educational programs for children with cerebral palsy and other delays in development. Funding will support building their technology infrastructure.

Chief Seattle Club: $10,000

The mission of the Chief Seattle Club is to provide a sacred space to nurture, affirm and renew the spirit of urban native peoples. Funding will help strengthen organizational capacity by supporting an organizational assessment and climate survey, staff training and board retreat.

ChildStrive: $75,000 (over 3 years)

ChildStrive partners with families to support young children's success in daily life and in the community. Funding will support leadership development and planning.

Communities In Schools of Washington: $75,000 (over 3 years)

The mission of Communities in Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Funding will support the staffing to implement a research-proven model.

Community & Parents for Public Schools: $15,00 (over 2 years)

Community and Parents for Public Schools is an organization born of the recognition that a community's members, and particularly its parents, must invest in, advocate for and engage with its schools in order for them to succeed and thrive. Funding will support the development of a program evaluation system.

Earth Law Center: $15,000

ELC works to advance laws and governance systems that recognize the inherent rights of nature to exists, thrive and evolve. Funding will support fundraising and board development.

EarthCorps: $69,840.00 (over 3 years)

EarthCorps' mission is to build a global community of leaders through local environmental service.  Funding will support evaluation staff and programs. 

Eastside Friends of Seniors: $16,000 (over 2 years)

Eastside Friends of Seniors' provide volunteer-based services to seniors facing the challenges of aging. Funding will support staff training.

Farmer Frog: $30,000 (over 3 years)

Farmer Frog is an intercultural and intergenerational hands-on site management system and educational resource formed with the goals of promoting, teaching, creating and cultivating technologies and applied solutions for sustainable, environmentally responsible, socially conscious community based small scale farming in the urban, suburban and urban-rural interface areas. Funding will support costs for staff to attend annual conference.

Jumping Mouse Children's Center: $10,000

Jumping Mouse Children's Center (JMCC) is a nonprofit organization that provides a creative therapy environment for children.  Funding will support organizational planning and strategy.

Literacy Source: $30,000 (over 3 years)

Literary Source’s mission is to build a literate community and promote self-sufficiency by providing learner-centered instruction for adults in English literacy and basic life skills.  Funding will support organization strategy and planning.

North Cascades Institute: $30,000 (over 3 years)

North Cascades Institute's mission is to conserve and restore Northwest environments through education. We believe that people value what they experience and care for what they love. Funding will support program evaluation and assesment. 

Powerful Voices: $25,000 (over 3 years)

Powerful Voices invites girls to realize their dreams, engage their communities and shape a more just world. Funding will support fundraising program development.

Recreation Northwest: $10,000

Recreaction Northwest promotes outdoor recreation and bring people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. Funding will support training and fundraising program development.

The Funhouse Commons: $8,000

The mission of The Funhouse is to serve the urgent needs of young people by strengthening community bonds by providing a safe, stimulating environment where all can learn, discover, create, socialize and be heard.  Funding will support professional development and training for staff.

University Beyond Bars: $27,100 (over 3 years)

University Beyond Bars exists to address the societal problems of violence, poverty, and wasted human potential by providing post-secondary education to incarcerated people in Washington State. Funding will support board and staff professional development. 

Washington's National Park Fund: $30,000 (over 3 years)

Washington's National Park Fund raises private support to deepen the public's love for, understanding of, and experiences in Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Park.  Funding will support board development project.

Youth Science Institute: $14,000

The mission of YSI is to inspire enthusiasm for science and a love of learning in preschool through 8th-grade students in Santa Clara County, CA.  Funding will support board and staff retreat.