Winter 2014 Capacity Building Awards
Arlington Kids' Kloset: $2,500
Arlington Kids’ Kloset is a 100% volunteer operated 501(c)(3)
organization that provides new and quality used clothing, shoes, and
hygiene products, free of charge, twice yearly
to children ages preschool through grade 12. Funding will support a retreat for the Board of Directors.
ArtsEd Washington: $9,987.50
creates enduring system-wide change to ensure that the arts play an
integral role in the education of every child in every school. Learning
the arts keeps students engaged in school, improves their academic
success and ignites the creativity that develops them into leaders in
work and in life. Funding will support the hiring of Development
Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA): $1,000
Since 1956, BPA
has served as the artistic heart of Bainbridge Island and is a
community theater in the very best sense of the phrase. The talented and
creative collaborations of actors, musicians, singers, writers, poets,
dancers, and designers produce spectacular sights and sounds that fill
the stage each month. Funding will support board training.
Bellevue Arts Museum: $10,000
Bellevue Arts Museum is a place that ignites the mind and fuels
creativity. With its unique focus on art, craft and design, BAM connects
people of all ages with extraordinary works by Northwest artists while
bringing national and international exhibitions to our community.
Funding will support Strategic Planning efforts.
Community Schools Collaboration: $24,675
Community Schools Collaboration
exists to provide children and youth with opportunities to succeed in
school, to develop high aspirations, and to create a better world.
Funding will support the staff time, travel costs, and resources for a
stakeholder engagement summit to ensure the plan to each all children in
our area will be successful.
Elizabeth Gregory Home: $10,000
Elizabeth Gregory Home
provides transitional housing, case management, and drop-in services to
adult women who are homeless in the Seattle and surrounding areas,
including King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. EGH officially opened
its doors to homeless women in 2006. Funding will support Strategic
Feet First: $9,000
works to ensure all communities across Washington are walkable. We help
people take steps that create better places to live, learn, shop work
and play—a world that cares about health, community and design. Funding
will support an assessment of current fundraising strategy and provide
board and staff training, and implemention of a tool to effectively
manage revenue sources.
Feiro Marine Life Center: $5,000
The Feiro Marine Life Center
(Feiro) is an educational and scientific organization promoting marine
education and conservation and is located on the City Pier in Port
Angeles. Feiro has been in operation since 1981. In 2008, Feiro became
established as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation. Funding will support
branding, including name, for a shared ocean education center in Port
Global Visionaries: $7,500
is a youth-led organization that challenges and transforms young people
into socially and environmentally conscious global leaders. Through
Global Visionaries' unique three part learn-participate-lead approach,
its participants are empowered to maximize their potential. Funding
will support the hiring of a Board Development Consultant to help
recruit and retain effective board members, develop board policies and
procedures and create a more cohesive board.
Hilltop Artists in Residence: $75,000 over three years
Established in 1994 with the help of Dale Chihuly, Hilltop Artists
is a 501(c)3 non-profit glass arts program that provides classes and
individualized instruction for over 500 students each year. Funding
will support the creation of new sustainable systems for assessment,
planning, implementation, and evaluation and a one, three and 5-year
strategic plan to guide the efforts.
Hilltop Urban Gardens: $10,000
Founded in late 2010, by long-time organizer Dean Jackson, Hilltop Urban Gardens
is a community-based urban agriculture, justice, and equity
organization in Tacoma, WA. HUG partners with the community to grow
healthy food, young people and neighbors. Funding will support building
core capacities through non-profit leadership and indigenous and
traditional farming practice trainings for member organizers.
Hope in Christ Ministries dba Coffee Oasis: $5,000
The Coffee Oasis
is a faith-based, non-profit organization that consists of two things:
coffee shop businesses, and programs for homeless, street-oriented
youth. Funding will support professional development training for our
leadership team and employees to promote excellence in delivery of
services and organizational stability.
NW Furniture Bank: $11,200 over two years
NW Furniture Bank
helps restore hope, dignity and stability in our
community by recycling donated furniture to people in need. Willing
furniture store partners and local donations provide a steady source of
furniture which would otherwise end up in the dump or sold at a loss.
Funding will support training in donor management and inventory
management, along with leadersip training for key staff members.
Port Townsend Marine Science Center: $10,000
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center
is an educational and
scientific organization devoted to understanding and conserving our
marine and shoreline environment. Funding will support the development
of comprehensive long-range planning including vision, strategic,
business and implementation plans.
Reel Grrls: $30,000 over three years
Reel Grrls is the premier year-round media-training program for girls.
At Reel Grrls, girls ages 9 - 21 learn production skills through
hands-on workshops and classes taught by female media professionals and
educators. Funding will support a three- year Fundraising Capacity Building project.
Resounding Joy: $5,000
mission is to promote social, emotional, physical, and spiritual
well-being through music. In our efforts to create a strong community,
we enrich the lives of individuals through the implementation of
recreational and supportive music. Funding will support national
expansion and replication of our Joy Giver programs.
The San Diego River Park Foundation: $5,000
Founded in 2001, The San Diego River Park Foundation is a
community-based grassroots non-profit organization. We rely upon
donations and support from the community for our general operations as
well as grants, both public and private. Funding will support
the development of an interactive online map for our new website,
featuring an inventory of places to explore the River to encourage
Skagit Preschool and Resource Center: $14,000 over two years
(Skagit Preschool and Resource Center) provides educational,
therapeutic and behavioral programs for children with special needs from
birth to six. SPARC offers opportunities for family education,
participation and support so that families may become more knowledgeable
about their child's needs and goals and are better able to participate
in enhancing their child's development. Funding will support a two-year
program of planning and training staff and board succession and
SouthEast Effective Development (SEED): $75,000 over three years
Founded in 1975, SouthEast Effective Development
(SEED) is a not-for-profit community development corporation. Through
our Housing and Economic Development Programs, our mission is to improve
the quality of life in Southeast Seattle by creating partnerships and
inspiring community investments. We believe that making a difference in
our community is a lifelong commitment. Funding will support the hiring
of conslutants for fundraising, marketing and economic development over
Every day, thousands of youth face profound legal and social barriers
that increase their chances of dropping out of school, being homeless or
ending up in the juvenile justice system.TeamChild uses
its legal expertise and community partnerships to break down barriers
to community services in order to overcome the root causes of a youth’s
involvement in the juvenile justice system. Funding will support an
Anti-Bias capacity building project that involves developing and
implementing an in-depth 18-month anti-bias curriculum to help our staff
recognize and overcome inherent and overt bias.
Washington Bus Education Fund: $30,000 over three years
The Washington Bus
engages tomorrow's leaders on their own terms, and empowers them
through education, civic and cultural engagement, and hands-on
democracy. Funding will support a human resources capacity building
project to improve: staff retention, organizational diversity and
equity, and human resources systems and structures over three years.
Washington State Mentors: $15,000 over two years
The mission of Washington State Mentors
(WSM) is to promote and support quality mentoring that fosters positive
youth development and academic success. We estimate there are more than
240,000 children in Washington State who could benefit from having a
mentor and only 30,000 who have one. This leaves a gap of more than
200,000. Funding will support the cultivation of a fundraising board.
WestSide Baby: $45,000 over three years
partners with our community to collect and distribute essential items
for local children in need. We work with more than 80 social service
agencies working directly with clients. They assess the needs of a
family, place orders with us and then deliver them to families. Funding
will support a Program Impact Review and Training, New Communities
Presence and Long-term Location Planning to enable us to serve more
children throughout King County over three years.
is a non-profit organization with a mission to build a sustainable math
culture in elementary school communities. Zeno's games and programs
re-frame math as fun and relevant so that all
kids, teachers and families can build math confidence and lifetime
skills. Funding will support key informant interviews for our
assessment refinement project.
Summer 2013 Capacity Building Awards
Bike Works: $5,000
Bike Works is
an innovative organization centered around bicycles that combines youth
development, community engagement, bicycle recycling and a social
enterprise bike shop to help build a sustainable and healthy community.
Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support staff leadership
Communities in Schools of Washington State: $5,000
Communities in Schools of Washington State
mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering
them to stay in school and achieve in life. Funding from the Satterberg
Foundation will support their program measurement efforts.
Eastside Baby Corner: $5,000
Eastside Baby Corner's
mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and
families in need by collecting and purchasing children's items and
distributing them, free of charge, through agencies who are providing
services for families in east King County. Funding from the Satterberg
Foundation will support staff leadership training.
Girls Incorporated of San Diego: $4,000
The mission of Girls Incorporated of San Diego County
is to inspire all girls to become strong, smart and bold. Funding from
the Satterberg Foundation will support their strategic plan and
fundraising training efforts.
Seattle JazzED: $5,000
provides Seattle area youth with access to world-class jazz music
education. By achieving excellence in musical performance, they acquire
valuable personal skills that will help them achieve excellence in other
areas of life. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will assist
their efforts in identifying strategies that will maximize enrollment
Open Arms Perinatal Services: $5,000
Open Arms Perinatal Services
is an innovative nonprofit dedicated to providing strong
community-based support for women through pregnancy, birth and
postpartum. We have provided services to pregnant women and their
families in the Puget Sound area since 1997. Funding from the Satterberg
Foundation will support their fundraising assessment and development
Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington: $5,000
Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington encourages
struggling families to acknowledge their strengths, move
forward in confidence that they can provide better lives for
themselves and their children, and contribute to making the
community stronger. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support
their efforts to develop a business plan.
Eastside Friends of Seniors provides volunteer-based services to seniors facing the challenges of aging. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will provide support for a professional fundraising coach.
Hope in Christ Ministries: Coffee Oasis exists to bring real life change to the street and homeless youth of Kitsap County, compassionately guiding them out of hopelessness and into lives of dignity, integrity, benevolence, and responsible stewardship. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will provide professional development for staff members in the area of grant writing.
Lopez Island Family Resource Center's (LIFRC) mission is to foster healthy families, and in turn a healthy community, by supporting and enhancing the security, well-being, education and life success of children, families and community members. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support the process of updating their strategic plan.
Our Forgotten Warriors helps struggling soldiers and veterans reintegrate into their communities, through the coordination of vital services and direct financial assistance. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will provide three volunteers the opportunity to attend a conference to develop the knowledge, competencies, and contacts for forging substantive business partnerships.
The Washington Bus makes politics engaging, effective and fun. The Bus puts young Washingtonians in the driver's seat and give them the tools they need to be organizers, legislators and leaders. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support building the senior management's strength as a team to lead, make hard decisions, and intentionally set organizational tone.
Zeno is dedicated to building a sustainable math culture in elementary school communities. We work directly where elementary kids live, learn and plan because its here that our attitudes about math and about ourselves are formed. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support professional development for staff.
Bethel Community Services: $5,000
Jumping Mouse Children's Center: $5,000
Leading from the Heart: $5,000
Lydia Place: $2,000
San Diego River Park Foundation: $5,000
Stone Soup Theatre: $5,000
Voice of Vashon: $5,000
Got Green: $5,000
Hilltop Urban Gardens: $5,000
Seattle JazzED: $4,500
Sojourner Place: $5,000
Teen Feed: $5,000
Vietnamese Friendship Association: $5,000
Zero Waste Washington: $5,000
Summer 2011 Capacity Building Awards
Arts In Motion: $5,000
Global Visionaries: $5,000
Prospect Enrichment Preschool: $4,000
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance: $5,000
Winter 2011 Capacity Building Awards
Helping Link: $5,000
Jefferson Land Trust: $5,000
Rolling Readers: $4,000
Vida Verde: $5,000
Whatcom Literacy Council: $5,000
Summer 2010 Capacity Building Awards
Bike Works: $3,000
The mission of Bike Works is to build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. The Satterberg award will allow Bike Works to dedicate staff and consultant resources to the improvement efforts in financial management.
Bird Note: $3,000
Bird Note educates and inspires people to care about the future of the natural world, by producing and distributing BirdNote - remarkable stories about the lives of birds. (They) 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. This award will help fund formal board and fundraising raining for new and existing members to integrate and plan for future board recruitment, and to advance the strategic plan.
Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas (CD Forum): $3,000
The CD Forum presents and produces African-American cultural programs that encourage thought and debate for the greater Seattle area. (The) vision is to inspire new thoughts and to challenge assumptions about African-American culture. This award will enable CD Forum to contract the services of an experienced marketing consultant to guide them through the analysis and planning activities and deliver a comprehensive media plan.
Longhouse Media: $3,000
The mission of Longhouse Media is to catalyze Indigenous people and communities to use media as a tool for self-expression, cultural preservation, and social change. Our primary youth program, Native Lens, supports the growth and expression of Native youth through digital media making. This award will help fund a qualified facilitator for board training, focused in the areas of finance, governance, and marketing.
Youth Media Institute (YMI): $3,000
Youth Media Institute is an organization that strives to empower youth to become powerful leaders and artists by using media technologies to transform images about their communities, cultures, and themselves. The Satterberg award will provide YMI with the funds to work with an experienced consultant to strategize continued growth and development.
Spring 2010 Capacity Building Awards
Coalition for Charitable Choice: $3,000
Coalition for Charitable Choice(CCC)'s mission is to encourage and facilitate broader charitable workplace giving and unite donors with the charities of their choice. This award would help the CCC make progress toward three major initiatives (Strategic Planning, Technology Development, and Partner Development)
Dress for Success Seattle: $3,000
The mission of Dress for Success Seattle (DFSS) is to promote self-confidence and financial independence for low-income women transitioning into the workplace by outfitting them with interview-appropriate attire and working apparel and providing ongoing career support. The purpose of this award for volunteer training/ Americorps Member/ Client tracking & Evaluation. The goal is to track our impact by creating a tool and procedure for tracking a client's long-term success after she leaves our program.
Freedom Project: $3,000
Freedom Project helps prisoners, those returning from prison, and community members transform themselves by learning essential communication skills: nonviolence, self-awareness, and how to build and maintain positive human relationships. This award is for the training of a minumum of 100 case managers, who work with prison reentry, in nonviolent communication.
Get a Life Childcare LLC: $3,000
Get a LIfe (GAL) Childcare's misson is simple: we are dedicated to caring for children whose parent or sibling is living with chronic illness, termal illness or disability. This award is for a fundraising consultant who will help move us in the direction of self-sustaining growth.
Somali Family Services of San Diego: $3,000
The goal of SFS is to ensure a better quality of life of Somali and other East African populations of San Diego through educational programs in addition to promoting equal opportunities and establishing geater understanding and communication among Somali and other East African communities. This award is to assist in the hiring of a professional consultant to help with a long-term fundraising plan. In addition, the award would finance workshops and additional education for the SFS Development Director.
Vashon Allied Arts Inc.: $2,450
VAA's mission is to serve as a center or ther arts on Vashon-Maury Island, with programs and acivities that are presented in a community context that homors and supports artists, audiences, patrons, learners of all ages and families. We strive to offer programs that meet the highest profesional standards and encourage a broad range of experimentation by all artistic disciplines. Founded in 1966, VAA is one of the oldest community arts centers in the state of Washington. This award is for a board retreat in October. The intent is to provide a much need education in major gifts fundraising and a hands-on practicum in the process of soliciting gifts in advance of our capital campaign.
Westside Baby: $2,500
Westside Baby, in partnership with our community , provides essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, toys and equipment. This award is to assist in a volunteer HUB subscription and development consulting with Susan Howlett.
Winter 2010 Capacity Building Awards
ArtsED Washington (Washington Alliance for Arts Education): $3,000
ArtsEd Washington's mission is to advance arts education through leadership,partnership, and communication and to see that every child in Washington State has access to the best possible education, one in which the arts are fully intergrated into the regular curriculum. This award is to engage Executive Service Corp (ESC) as a consultant to help transition into the Carver Policy Model of Governance.
Capital Hill Housing (CH Development Association): $3000
Capital Hill Housing meets the need for affordable housing and preserves neighborhood character by operating and developing affordable housing in a community context sensitive to neighborhood needs such as historic preservation, walkability and supporting local busniesses. This award is to assist with a long term strategic planning process that will provide the agency with a thoughful long-term and concise reoadmap for on-going opeartions.
CoTa (Collaborations Teachers and Artists): $3000
Cota is a professional development program designed to make the arts an essential and ongoing aspect of elementary school education. This award is to assist with evaluation and analysis by taking the completed Rubric tools that artists and teachers have completed weekly in order to extract and compile the data to gain a precise understanding of how Cota works, with an eye towards improving artist's training of teachers.
Northwest Parkinson's Foundation: $2,750
Northwest Parkinson's Foundation (NWPF) mission is to establish optimal quality of life for the Northwest Parkinson's community through awareness, education, advocacy, and care. This award will assist with a strategic planning session with the board and staff to implement a succession plan for the executive director.
Nutrition First (formerly WALWICA): $1000
Nutrition First's mission is ensuring that young children of families with limited resources have opportunities for better nutrition to improve overall health. We achieve our mission through advocacy,education, and training for those who work on hehalh of children in Washington State. This award will assist in a multi-session interactive webinar for board development.
Sustainable Community Gardens: $3000
Sustainable Community Gardens is dedicated to promoting and being an example of sustainable food systems in Silicon Valley. Our farm gardens and integrative educational programs empower youth and adults o grow a community dedicated to healthy living and environmental responsibility. This award will assist by providing the expertise necessary to train the board and staff in successful fundraising techniques over a period of two half and one full day sessions.
Washington CASH (Washington Community Alliance for Self Help): $3000
Washington CASH provides the business training, supportive community, and capital to help enterprising individuals with limited financial resources gain self-sufficiency through small business ownership. Our goals are to help low-income people, especially women, develop economic self-reliance and financial independence through asset based economic development activities. This award will assist with increasing the capacity of the board of directors to become more involved in raising both individual and corporate grants to support long term growth.
Fall 2009 Capacity Building Awards
Explorations in Math: $3,000
Explorations in Math is an organization dedicated to helping elementery students succeed in math with a clear focus on students in economically challenged and racially diverse comunities. This award is for the investment in human resources infrastructure and staff development with the goal of improving employee communication, collaboration and satisfaction through tools, technology, and training.
Freehold Studio Lab Theatre: $3,000
As a center for the practice of theatre, Freehold engages artists of all levels in training and experimentation so that they may become more innovative and heartfelt in generating theatre that has a lasting impact on the community we serve. This award is for strengthening fundraising capacity in order to grow and provide sustained support for the wholly subsidized Engaged Theatre progam by formalizing the role of a part-time grant writer.
Jefferson County Community Foundation: $2,950
The missison if the Jefferson County Community Foundation (JCCF) is to inspire donors to invest in Jefferson County and to achieve their charitable goals from generation to generation through grant making, enlightened civic leadership, and strategic investments. This award is to assist JCCF in achieving organizational excellence through the national standards process and receive the National Standards Seal.
Refugee Support Network: $3,000
The mission of the Refugee Support Network is to increase services for refugees in King County through capacity and sustainability building in community based organizations. This award is to assist with development training of our Americorp and Vista members.
Seattle Center Foundation: $3,000
The mission of the Seattle Center Foundation is to support Seattle Center in funding quality facilities and experiences that educate, connect and entertain. This award is to assist in increasing the ability to recruit, engage and retain volunteers to support our ongoing programs and the 50th Anniversary celebration.
Team Read: $3,000
Team Read's mission is to deliver a proven, replicable K-12 model to ensure reading success for struggling readers through the use of peer tutors. Team Read helps Seattle's neediest public elementary school students achieve reading success. This award will provide funds for hiring a consultant to oversee and manage the board's strategic planning process over a six month period.
Theatre Off Jackson: $3,000
Theatre Off Jackson (TOJ) ensures that a vibrant arts culture thrives in Seattle by operating a sustainable venue dedicated to performance, art, and community. This award will assist in funding a full day board and staff retreat designed to reach a shared understanding of the core stragegic priorities and develop a clear path of implementation with action items to assign to board and staff members.
Summer 2009 Capacity Building Awards
Art Collective Issaquah dba ArtEAST: $3,000
ArtEAST is dedicated to making the arts an integral part of life in our community through teaching, exhibiting, and creating. This grant is for development (with the assistance of Shunpike's Sustainable Organizations Services) to continue board recruitment and development, develop a fundraising plan and begin development of a strategic plan.
Family Works: $2,500
Family Works is a family resource center and food bank that nourishes and strengthens families, by providing support and information in the areas of nutrition, parenting, employment, literacy, household management, and parent/child activities. This grant is to support a one day board and staff retreat with the services of a facilitator who will guide us in the development of a plan that we can use for the next two years to accomplish our goals.
Giddens School: $2,819
Giddens School provides an academically excellent curriculum enriched with a commitment to critical thinking and social responsibility. Staff and families create a community that nourishes diversity, sense of self, and love of learning. This grant shall support one early learning teacher to attend the NAEYC conference, and will support one 90 minute session for the early learning staff.
Issaquah Schools Foundation: $3,000
The mission of the Issaquah Schools Foundation, in partnership with the Issaquah School District, is to drive resources so that all students can achieve the promise of their academic potential. This award shall support improving board skills in fundraising, increase donor retention rates, and improve donor record tracking.
Little Bit Therapetic Riding Center: $1,600
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center's mission is to improve the bodies, minds and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through the use of the horse (of course) in therapy and to be an inspiration and educational resource to the therapeutic riding profession, both regionally and nationally. This award supports the hiring of an Executive Coach for four months of coaching of the executive director, leading to charting the transition course for Little Bit, while maintaing its current viability as an organization.
Restorative Justice Mediation Program: $3,000
The San Diego Resorative Justice Mediation Program (RJMP) seeks to prevent the spiral of crime by bringing healing to communities. This award will go toward the planning, implementation and follow-up associated with each of the two community forums scheduled for summer 2009, one in July and near Labor Day.
Salish Sea Expeditions: $3,000
Salish Sea Expediton's mission is to inspire a passion for exploring, understanding and respecting the marine environment through hands-on scientific inquiry on Puget Sound. We offer hands-on learning experiences that weave together boat-based scientific field research and classroom study. This grant shall support stragegic planning. Success will be measured by the production of a final 2010-2014 strategic plan document, and ratification of this plan by the board of directors.
Spring 2009 Capacity Building Awards
Center for Wooden Boats: $3,000
The mission of the Center for Wooden Boats is to provide a gathering place where maritime history comes alive through direct experience and our small craft heritage is enjoyed,preserved and passed along to future generations. This grant is for a fundraising consultant; our goals are to build long term financial stability, improve stewardship of donors, and increase fundraising efficiency.
CD Forum for Arts and Ideas: $3,000
Founded in 1999, the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas' (CD Forum) mission is to present and produce African-American cultural programs that encourage thought and debate for the greater Seattle area. Our vision is to inspire new thoughts and challenge assumptions about African-American culture. This grant is for (with the help of a consultant) analyzing and evaluating CD Forum's current development infrastructure, provide skill-building workshops for staff and board and help the organization build a calendar of fundraising activities for its next fiscal year.
Community Alliance for Global Justice: $2,400
Community Alliance for Global Justice is an alliance of individuals and organizations working in Seattle and the region who believe the global economy should embody the core values of social justice, environmental sustainability, democracy and self-determination. This grant is for a consultant to help assess our fundraising strengths and needs, and then to conduct a training to provide us with the skills to lead fundraising.
Children's Discovery Foundation dba The Funhouse: $3,000
The mission of The Funhouse is to serve the urgent needs of young people by strengthening community bonds and providing a safe, stimulating environment where all can learn, discover, create, socialize and be heard. The grant is to fund a part-time consultant for grant research and writing.
Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB): $3,000
Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB) is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicted to nourishing a strong community by empowering people to grow good food. We grow inspired, self-confident and community minded youth through educational and employment opportunities. This grant is for funding a business coach to increae our organizational capacity.
Port Townsend Public Library Foundation: $3,000
The Port Townsend Public Library Foundation encourages a lifelong love of reading and learning and supports the quest for knowledge, creativity, and adventure by providing free and open access to information and ideas. This grant is for funding a consultant who will train and lead us through the process of developing a feasibility study and solicitation plan to successfully execute our fundraising goals.
Vashon Allied Arts: $3,000
Vashon Allied Arts' mission is to serve as a center for the arts on Vashon-Maury Island with programs and activities that are presented in a community context that honors and supports artists, audiences, patrons, learners of all ages and families. This grant is to fulfill our goal to put into place an operational grant writing program that relies on a written plan and calendar in order to increase our organizational health and capacity to deliver arts services.
Winter 2009 Capacity Building Awards
City Club: $3,000
Funding to support a comprehensive four-month impact study consisting of a refinement of sample metrics, data collection, and analysis to be reported to the city club board and other key constituents.
Learning Disabilities Association of Washington (LDA):$3,000
Funding to assist in the development of a Fundraising strategy in order to increase financial sustainability and organizational impact.
New Futures: $3,000
Funding for Cultural Compentency Training in order to focus on strengthening New Futures' leadership as a culturally competent organization - one of our core values and an area that touches all three of the primary strategies of our strategic plan.
Washington Alliance for Arts (ArtsEd Washington):$3,000
ArtsEd Washington's mission is to advance arts education through leadership, partnership and communication. Our goal is to see that every child has access to the best possible education, one in which the arts are fully integrated into the regular curriculum.
By combining a facilitated research process and and a strategic planning retreat, we plan to develop ways to collarboratively and strategically move the arts education agenda forward in partnership with the other major arts and education agencies in our state.
Way Back Inn: $700.00
Way Back Inn's mission is to return dignity to people by providing 90 day transitional housing for homeless families having at least one child under 15 years of age. This grant is to support one of two retreats in 2009 which will focus on strategic planning.
Fall 2008 Capacity Building Awards
Bike Works: $3,000
Bike Works' mission is to build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. Young people are taught how to fix bikes, rewarded with their own set of wheels, and in turn provide affordable bicycle services to the community. This grant will assist Bike Works in articulating a clear vision to guide its future growth and development through a comprehensive strategic planning process.
Lopez Island Family Resource Center: $3,000
Lopez Island Family Resource Center's (LIFRC) mission is to foster healthy families, and in turn a healthy community, by supporting and enhancing the security, well-being, educaiton and life success of children, families and community members. This award will allow the LIFRC staff to gather and compile information to allow staff the opportunity to identify emerging community needs. By identifying these needs early on, the LIFRC can be proactive in addressing them.
A Reason to Survive, Inc.: $3,000
A Reason to Survive (ARTS) is dedicated to healing, inspiring, and empowering children facing life challenges by providing innovative arts-based programs, education, and job opportunities. This funding will assist development of a 3 - 5 year Strategic Plan as part of comprehensive capacity building.
Seattle Youth Garden Works: $3,000
Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW) empowers homeless and underserved youth, ages 14 - 21, through garden-based education and employment. The goal of this capacity building effort is two-fold: to take the organization to the next level by developing a vision of where SYGW is aspiring to, and to develop a five-year strategic plan to provide a road map of how to get there.
Shunpike Arts Collective (Shunpike) strengthens the Seattle arts community by partnering with small and mid-size arts groups to develop the business tools they need to succeed. This capacity endeavor is to expand the range of services to include more IT/database assistance.
Team Read: $3,000
Team Read's mission is to deliver a proven, replicable K-12 model to ensure reading success for struggling readers through the use of peer tutors. Team Read helps Seattle's neediest public elementary school students achieve reading success in after-school programs. This grant will help Team Read work with a consultant to build the capacity of the Board of Directors.
Theatre Off Jackson: $3,000
The Theater Off Jackson (TOJ) ensures that a vibrant arts culture thrives in Seattle by operating a sustainable venue dedicated to performance, art, and community. This funding is to help development of a strategic plan for the management of TOJ
Spring 2008 Capacity Building Awards
Arts in Motion (AIM): $3,000
AIM, founded in 2004, is "an arts education program committed to bringing affordable,quality arts education to Seattle's diverse Rainier Valley and its surrounding area. In addition to providing a comprehensive curriculum to accommodate all skill levels and ages at our community art school, AIM offers unique arts education opportunities to schools and organizations." This award is for Planning & Fund Development to bridge the gap between current City of Seattle funding and future funding to be submitted to the City of Seattle.
Degenerate Art Ensemble (DAE): $3,000
Degenerate Art Ensemble (DAE) is a laboratory of sound and vision. "A perfomance company and a music ensemble; the multi-faceted performers and artists brew strong hallucinatory poisons:music, butoh inspired dance theater-exploding the boundries of art. DAE aims to push the limits of composition,improvisation,collaboration and multi-art experimentation with the goal of creating refined and powerful works of art." This award is for defining a solid financial system, recruit and train new board members, and develop a five year strategic plan to guide the growth of the organization.
Global Source Education (GSE): $3,000
Global Source Education (GSE) "serves K-12 education by cultivating teacher leadership, enhancing curriculum, and building learning communities. It addresses crucial issues facing humanity related to sustainability, human rights and global understanding." This award is for installing a new accounting system and preparing an annual report with the assistance of a consultant in order to apply for larger capacity building grants.
Noel House Programs/Rose of Lima House: $3,000
Noel House Programs "provide a safe and comfortable shelter for a diverse community of homeless women, particularly those most vulnerable. Rose of Lima House affords women the opportunity to regain dignity, restore relationships, and transition from homelessness to safe, stable and permanent housing." This award is for a muti-pronged effort to attract and retain new supporters.
Jumping Mouse Children's Center (JMCC): $2,500
Jumping Mouse Children's Center (JMCC) "provides a creative therapy environment for children. The primary purpose is to provide mental health services to children and their families, particularly to those who cannot otherwise access these services in our rural area. The goal is to emphazize the critical developmental phases of the younger child, in order to reclaim aspects of self and rebuild the courage each child requires to journey into his/her world with its fears, challenges, and mysteries." This award is for adopting new and upgraded tools and methods of evaluation that will help maximize organizational potential.
Organic Seed Alliance (OSA): $2,500
The Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) supports "the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. The mission of the World Seed Fund, a program of Organic Seed Alliance is the charitable distribution of seed to community groups and organizations that meed them most and also to those who cannot afford to purchase them. In addition to seeds, educational information is also provided." This award is to establish strategies to increase OSA positive impact on World Seed Fund recipients.
Winter 2008 Capacity Building Awards
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS): $3,000
ADWAS is the only organization in the Pacific Northwest that provides services to Deaf and Deaf-Blind victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, transitional housing for these victims, Deaf community education , and training of professionals. ADWAS believes that violence is a learned behavior and cannot be tolerated. This award will assist with expanding their private funding base to support operating costs and services.
Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club (BBTC): $3,000
BBTC creates and maintains sustainable mountain biking opportunities in Washington by advocating for the protection of existing trials and the development of new trails and mountain bike parks. This award will support hiring an interim director, conducting a strategic planning process, holding a weekend retreat for staff and board, developing and implementing work plans, and training and motivating board members.
Earth Share of Washington (ESW): $3,000
ESW inspires the people of Washington to care and to provide for livable communities and a healthy planet. This award will help guide ESW staff and four board members through the Good to Great series.
Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP): $2,250
EDVP works to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate it. This award will be used to provide eTapestry database training for the Resource Development Department.
Homestead Community Land Trust (Homestead): $3,000
Homestead is a grassroots, membership-based non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen Seattle area neighborhoods by creating permanently affordable homeownership for low and moderate income households. This award will help with creating a business plan.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest : $3,000
Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope. This award will aid with expanding services to birth families and their children in a Parent-Child Visitation Program. This will be done by providing staff training through professional parent-coaching trainings, in-service training and supervison.
Washington Association of Local WIC Agencies (WALWICA) $3,000
WALWICA supports the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Program. It's mission is to advocate for quality WIC services for eligible women, infants, and children and to provide trainning, leadership and educational resources for local WIC staff. This award will help fund strategic planning to develop a clear vision and direction.
Westside Baby: $3,000
Westside Baby, in partnership with their community, provides essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, toys and equipment. This award will aid with implementing their strategic plan.
Fall 2007 Capacity Building Awards
Twenty-One Acres, $3,000
This grant provides $3,000.00 for hiring a fundraising consultant and complete a fundraising plan in the first quarter of 2008 and begin implementation of the plan in April.
Bainbridge Performing Arts, $2,500
Country Doctor Community Health Centers, $3,000
Country Doctor Community Health Centers exist to improve the health of their community by providing high-quality, caring,culturally appropriate primary health care that addresses the needs of people regardlessof their ability to pay. This grant supports board development: the goal is, through training and education, to become an effective fundraising Board of Directors.
Washington Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, $3,000
The Washington Appleseed Center works "to build a just society through education, legal advocacy, community activism and policy expertise, addressing root causes and producing practical solutions. As one of the nation's largest legal pro bono networks, Appleseed Centers work both independently and collectively, bringing their own experiences to create local solutions that are nationally relevant."
This grant is to hire a part-time development associate which would help take fundraising efforts to the next level, strengthening long-term success and sustainablility.
Washington Homeownership Center, $3,000
This is "an unbiased, community-sponsored, non-profit agency that knows the programs, products and people throughout Washington State that can help make your dream of homeownership a reality." Washington Homeownership Center
Fund Development: The Satterberg Foundation grant provides funding for focusing on grants, events and individual giving through work with a consultant.
Summer 2007 Capacity Building Awards
East African Community Services: $3,000
EACS is an inclusive organization that is dedicated to improving the well-being and quality of life of refugees and their families, and to preserve their diverse cultural heritage. They seek to develop and strengthen the capacity of Somalis and East Africans in King County at individual, family and community levels. This grant provides $3,000.00 for hiring a financial services professional to assist in developing the appropriate internal financial systems necessary for EACS to operate efficiently and manage anticipated growth.
Seattle Youth Garden Works: $3,000
Seattle Youth Garden Works empowers homeless and underserved youth through garden-based education and employment. SYGW promotes personal, social and environmental awareness and responsibility by providing horticulture-based education, employment and entrepreneurial activities. This grant provides $3000.00 for anti-oppression training for SYGW staff and Advisory Board.
University District Service Providers Alliance:$3,000
USPD Alliance is a formal alliance of non-profit human service agencies working together to create a comprehensive continuum of care for homeless an street-involved youth. This grant provides $3,000.00 for strategic planning and board and staff training.
Washington Alliance for Arts Education dba ArtsEd Washington: $3,000
ArtsEd Washington’s mission is to advance arts education through leadership, partnership and communication. They want to see every child in Washington State has access to the best possible education, one in which the arts are fully integrated into the regular curriculum. This grant provides $3,000.00 for a resource development plan with the goal to increase total membership from 178 to 312 individuals and institutions within the next year.
Wing It Productions (WIP) is dedicated to producing theatrical events to enlighten and entertain audiences of all ages using all mediums of theater and multimedia. WIP’s primary goal is to create improvisational-based theatre and bring the art of improvisation into the mainstream of awareness in our culture. This grant provides $2,000.00 for board development and fund development work with a consultant.
Spring 2007 Capacity Building Awards
Aquatic Adventures Science Education Foundation $2,800.00
The mission of Aquatic Adventures is to educate urban youth science, the ocean and nature through tuition-free programs, creating the next generation of scientific and community leaders. This grant provides funds for Development of Internal Systems. Through developing technology and expertise, an internal system will be created so that Aquatic Adventures can dramatically improve their ability to obtain and organize relevant information on their clients, supporters, staff, donors and others involved in the work of the organization.
The mission of the ACLF is to build individual and community leadership which: promotes greater economic, social and political justice; develops and mentors ethical, highly skilled and caring Asian and Pacific Islander (API) leaders who are committed to the API community and; strengthens the unique and diverse voices of the united API community in the democratic process. This grant provides funds for Strategic and Operational Planning. ACLF will clarify and gain consensus about eh future direction the their organization and create a fundraising and operational plan that will guide them.
Elizabeth Gregory Home $3,000.00
The mission of Elizabeth Gregory Home is to serve women who are recovering from homelessness by providing transitional supportive housing and hospitality that will help them move towards an enriched life within the community. Hosting up to nine women at a time, they offer 24-hour care and support services for six months to two years to prepare their guests to live independently. This grant provides funds for Personnel and Policy Manuals provided by consultant Seth Rosenberg.
Helping Link $3,000.00
The mission of Helping Link is to empower Vietnamese-American refugees and immigrants to achieve personal and family acculturation and self-sufficiency while nurturing community service and youth leadership. This grant provides funds for Strategic and Fund Development Planning.
LATCH is a grass-roots coalition of Puget Sound area congregations dedicated to increasing the supply of affordable housing for low-income families and people with special needs. This grant provides funds for work with consultant Melora Hiller to frame and develop a Strategic Decision Making process.
Washington CASH is a micro-enterprise development organization that provides individuals with low incomes and those with disabilities access to capital and business development training. This grant provides funds for two staff members to attend the Association for Enterprise Opportunity Annual Conference.
Winter 2007 Capacity Building Awards
826 Seattle $2,635.00