Freedom Church of Seattle: $10,000
The Youth Violence Prevention Network is a
ministry of Freedom Church of Seattle organized on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sunday, January 20, 2008. They were formed in direct response to the
murders of young people in hopes of diffusing the violent tension surrounding
the slayings as well as intervening to provide prevention methods to at-risk
youth and young adults. Funding will support the YVPN Mentoring Outreach
Fall 2013 Invitational Grant Recipients
Sustainable Community Gardens: $8,000
Sustainable Community Gardens is a community-based 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to the renewal of local, sustainable food systems througout Silicon Valley. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support garden expansion by helping add 25-30 beds to the Food Forest and preimeter, increasing bed count from 96 to 126 and allowing more greenhouse and garden space.
Fremont High School Band Boosters: $15,000
The specific purpose of the Fremont Band Boosters
are to provide financial support for the Fremont High School Bands and
Auxiliary Units. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will help expand
the size of the band/orchestra instrument inventory and expand
financial ability to repair/maintain current inventory.
produces artistic events so fiercely compelling that they require
conversation, improve the imagination, and promote cultural vibrancy as a
core value for the communities of Seattle. ArtsWest is a community
based organization whose purpose is to enhance, encourage and develop
the arts in West Seattle and the surrounding communities. Funding from
the Satterberg Foundation will support ArtsWest's operations budget,
supporting their efforts to reach a broader, more diverse audience with
information about our education and gallery programs.
Northwest Natural Resource Group: $25,000
The Northwest Natural Resources Group
(NNRG) is a non-profit conservation organization that promotes
innovative forest management strategies that improve the health of
forest and freshwater ecosystems while increasing economic development
in rural communities. NNRG exists because healthy working forests are
essential to our world. Our mission is to use the marketplace to restore
forests and local economies. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation
will support the Forest Certification project. This project will conduct
forest restoration, certification, and market development to enable
economic and environmental results for landowners.
Seattle Aquarium Society: $35,000
The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society
is a non profit corporation, organized under the laws of the State of
Washington. The primary purposes of the society are to promote interest
in the aquarium hobby, and to provide a forum for the exchange of
information among aquarium hobbyists. Support from the Satterberg
Foundation will promote conservation in the Puget Sound.
St. Vincent de Paul Village: $12,500
The mission of St. Vincent de Paul Village is to help neighbors in need break the cycle of homelessness and poverty by promoting self-sufficiency through an innovative continuum of care, multi-disciplinary programs, and partnerships that come together in the spirit of our CREED (Compassion, Respect, Empathy, Empowerment, Dignity) to teach, learn from, and challenge our neighbors and one another. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support their Transitional Housing Program for homeless families and individuals as it addresses a most basic need of our clients: shelter.
826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages 6 to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Why, because in our culture the inability to write is a devastating handicap, because in our culture the ability to express oneself effectively in writing opens large doors. Support from the Satterberg Foundation will support professional development for their Executive Director.
Jefferson Teen Center: $5,000
The Jefferson Teen Center is an after-school program offering safety, mentoring, tutoring, recreation, and social service referrals to Tri-Area youth ages 12-18. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support general operating expenses.
Port Townsend Marine Science Center: $7,500
The mission of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) is to engage and inspire people of all ages in understanding and protecting our coastal and marine environment. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support the development of their new initiative, "Orca-Friendly Communities".
Seattle Children's Theatre: $15,000
Seattle Children's Theatre's mission is to produce and provide access to professional theatre and theatre education, with a focus on new works, for young people of all ages. Support from the Satterberg Foundation will support the production Danny, King of the Basement.
WestSide Baby: $ 4,000
WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, toys and equipment. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support The Community Collection and Distribution Program which collects clothes, bedding and hygiene items for children and distributes them in partnership with social service providers.
Community Christian Service Agency: $12,500
For 39 years the Community Christian Service Agency has worked to meet the basic emergency needs of families experiencing financial distress and the homeless by providing food, clothing and some monetary assistance as well as counseling to enable clients to obtain benefits from governmental agency and other non-profits. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support general opearting expenses.
Express Advantage: $5,000
Express Advantage's mission is to help empower people to build assets and achieve financial stability through education, outreach, collaboration and advocacy. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support general operating expenses.
Friends of the Sunnyvale Library: $6,000
The purpose of the Friends of the Sunnyvale Library shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in books and libraries, to focus public attention on library services, facilities, and need, and to stimulate gifts of books, magazines, desirable collections, endowments and bequests. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support the eReaders for Loan program.
Greater Hollywood Food Coalition: $7,500
The mission of the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition is to feed the homeless and hungry of our community a hot, fresh, and nutritious meal every night, seven nights a week, throughout the year; to do it in such a way as to give back to the people we serve a sense of their own dignity, and to restore their confidence in being able to resume their place in society. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support their volunteer program development efforts.
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building: $2,500
The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building is committed to providing men and women of all ages a quality education in traditional wooden boatbuilding and fine woodworking. We strive to impart sound, practical knowledge in traditional maritime skills, using wooden boats as the training medium. We hope to immerse our students in the pride and satisfaction that comes from skillful work joyfully executed. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support the Sailor Scientist on-the-water program for middle and high school students. Weekly students collect water samples for the "Citizen Science" program, do water testing, and experience their local waters in an intimate way.
One Voice: $7,500
The mission of One Voice is to provide goods, services and opportunities to the underprivileged, including everything from crisis intervention to long-term programming designed to lift them out of poverty, while providing avenues for those more fortunate to become involved in helping those families in need. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support the Family Assistance Program provides immediate aid to poverty level families, helping to prevent temporary crises from having a long-term impact.
Plymouth Housing Group: $10,000
Plymouth Housing Group works to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very low-income people in housing by preserving, developing and operating safe, decent, affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for homeless and very low-income people to improve their lives. Support from the Satterberg Foundation will support the Sustaining Hope Capital Campaign which will provide 81 new homes and remodel 157 present homes for formerly-homeless people in Seattle.
Recovery Cafe: $10,000
Recovery Cafe is a community in which men and women traumatized by homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges can come to know themselves as loved and as instruments of love in the lives of others with gifts to share and receive the support needed to become stable in housing, relationships, health and employment. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support data program capacity building efforts.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church: $10,000
We believe everyone deserves compassion. We know compassion changes lives, especially those in great need. We commit ourselves to reaching out with acceptance, care, and respect to provide much needed health and social services which our brothers and sisters require to reclaim their lives and allow them to make their own contributions to the community. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support the Our Daily Bread program.
Young and Healthy: $7,500
The mission of Young and Healthy is to provide access to high-quality health care for uninsured and under insured children, and to improve the quality of life for all children in the greater Pasadena are through prevention, education and enhanced health care services. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will underwrite a portion the organizational and programmatic expenses over a 12-month period.
Winter 2012 Invitational Grant Recipients
ArtsWest produces artistic events so fiercely compelling that they require conversation, improve the imagination, and promote cultural vibrancy as a core value for the communities of Seattle. ArtsWest is a community based organization whose purpose is to enhance, encourage and develop the arts in West Seattle and the surrounding communities. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support ArtsWest capital campaign, Building on Success, in particular by helping fund the campaign's first priority of sound equipment.
Northwest Maritime Center: $10,000
The Northwest Maritime Center is a center for maritime education dedicated to the preservation and celebration of traditional maritime skills, culture and heritage. The Northwest Maritime Center's mission is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life in a spirit of adventure and discover. The sea connects us all. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support their Boatshop Apprenticeship Program pairing at-risk youth with skilled shipwrights in boat building and boat restoration projects, giving them practical skills and enhanced life competence.
Sunnyvale Community Services: $10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) prevents homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors facing temporary crisis. SCS is an emergency assistance agency. Support from the Satterberg Foundation will support Produce Mondays, expanding distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables to 400+ low income families and seniors from once per month to four times per month.
Gardens In Friendship Together (GIFT): $6,000
GIFT provides support and development of gardens for the benefit of San Francisco Bay Area Communities. They enrich the health and well-being of people of all ages through organic gardens, water conservation, and deepening their understanding of healthy foods and environments through educational and hands-one experiences. Satterberg Foundation funding will help establish GIFT as a 501(c)3 and expand and train the Board of Directors in governance, fund-raising and strategic planning.
International Relief Teams: $12,500
International Relief Teams (IRT) alleviates human suffering by providing health services and humanitarian assistance to victims of disaster, neglect and profound poverty worldwide. The Satterberg Foundation funding will support their Hurricane Katrina Community Reconstruction volunteer efforts.
Enumclaw Public Library: $5,725
The current Enunmclaw Public Library was opened in September of 1991. The Library houses over 50,000 items, circulates over 185,000 items annually and has a patron base of 8,000. This grant will provide the Enunmclaw Public Library with 15 E-Readers and a dedicated downloading computer for patrons' use.
Humanities Washington: $5,000
Humanties Washington, established in 1973, is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing experiences within the humanities - and making them accessible to all people. Satterberg Foundation funding will go towards general support, to refine and elevate programming, and to reach a broader audience.
Jefferson County Library: $2,500
The Jefferson County Library is essential to the health of its community. Jefferson County has few public resources and the library is a critical provider of education, training, materials and technology. This grant will contribute to the Jefferson County Library Renovation and Expansion Project.
San Diego Food Bank: $12,500
The San Diego Food Bank's mission is to provide food to people in need, advocate for the hungry and educate the public about hunger-related issues. Satterberg funding will contribute to the San Diego Food Bank's Fresh Produce Initiative, to purchase fresh produce for distribution to the hungry of San Diego.
YWCA Silicon Valley: $15,000
The mission of the YWCA Silicon Valley is to empower women, children and their families, and to eliminate racism, hatred and prejudice. This grant supports their Capital Campaign to construct new Domestic Violence Department offices and counseling rooms and to renovate their confidential emergency shelter.
Community Alliance with Family Farmers: $6,000
Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) advocates for California family farmers and sustainable agriculture. This grant will allow CAFF to introduce the Know Your Farmer Program to one additional Sunnyvale Elementary School.
National Parks Conservation Association: $5,000
The mission of the National Parks Conservation Association is to protect and enhance America's national parks for present and future generations. This grant will help fund the Greater North Cascades Ecosystem Initiative.
Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation: $10,000
The Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation is a center for maritime education dedicated to the preservation and celebration of traditional maritime skills, culture and heritage. The Center's mission is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life in a spirit of adventure and discovery. This grant was to support their Puget Sound Explorers Bravo Team.
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building: $5,000
The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building is commited to providing men and women of all ages a quality education in traditional wooden boatbuilding and fine woodworking. This grant is for the Workshop/Education Center Campaign.
Port Townsend Marine Science Center: $2,500
The mission of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) is to engage and inspire people of all ages in understanding and protecting our coastal and marine environment. This funding will go towards the creation of a video, which will help PTMSC leverage support for the Orca Project Campaign.
Port Townsend Public Library Foundation: $2,500
The Port Townsend Public Library Foundation supports the Public Library's mission, to encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning, and support the quest for knowledge, creativity, and adventure by providing free and open access to information and ideas. Support from the Satterberg Foundation will help broaden the Port Townsend Library Foundation's base of support as the Library Capital Campaign enters the public phase of its fundraising.
Recovery Cafe: $10,000
Recovery Cafe is a community in which men and women traumatized by homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges can come to know themselves as loved and as instruments of love in the lives of others with gifts to share and receive the support needed to become stable in housing, relationships, health and employment. Satterberg Foundation funding is for the development and implementation of a customized tracking system to better serve Recovery Cafe's clients and increase the possibility of government funding.
Young & Healthy: $8,000
Young & Healthy's mission is to provide access to high-quality health care for uninsured and under insured children, and to improve the quality of life for all children in the greater Pasadena area through prevention, education and enhanced health care services. Satterberg Foundation funding is for operational support.
Summer 2010 Invitational Grant Recipients
Covenant House California $8,000
Covenant House works to assist homeless and at-risk youth in resolving their crisis situations, particularly for those for whom no other services exist. Through their Outreach & Crisis Shelter they work to provide shelter for homeless and at-risk youth through day and van outreach.
Friends of the Sunnyvale Library $9,500
Friends of the Sunnyvale Library maintains an association of persons interested in books and libraries, to focus public attention on library services, facilities and need, and to stimulate gifts of books, magazines, desirable collections, endowments and bequests. This grant funds the purchase of new Audio-Visual equipment for the library’s Program Room.
Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition: $8,000
The mission of the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition (GWHFC) is to feed the homeless and hungry of their community a hot, fresh, and nutritious meal every night, seven nights a week, throughout the year; to do it in such a way as to give back to the people they serve a sense of their own dignity, and to restore their confidence in being able to resume their place in society. Satterberg Foundation funding provides general operating support.
Jefferson County Education Foundation $2,000
Clemente Course Operating Support: The Clemente Course is a national program offering a free accredited college-level humanities course to adults living in poverty.
Jefferson Teen Center $2,000
The Coyote Foundation (dba the Jefferson Teen Center) seeks to provide drug and alcohol-free recreational activities for youth of all ages in Jefferson County. This grant supports staff salaries, supplies and space rental.
One Voice $8,000
One Voice provides goods, services and opportunities to the underprivileged, including everything from crisis intervention to long-term programming designed to lift them out of poverty, while providing avenues for those more fortunate to become involved in helping those in need. This grant provides general operating support.
Saint Thomas Episcopal Church/Our Daily Bread $16,000
Our Daily Bread is committed to reaching out with acceptance, care, and respect to provide much needed health and social services. This grant supports the salary of a professional social worker, who will assist diners at Our Daily Bread in finding and using the social services that are available to them.
San Diego Food Bank $25,000
The San Diego Food Bank's mission is to provide food to people in need, advocate for the hungry and educate the public about hunger-related issues. This grants supports the purchase of fresh produce for the food banks’ Farm to Family Program.
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles $5,000
The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles advocates on behalf of quilts and textiles as a distinctly accessible and inclusive visual, sculptural, and kinetic art form pioneered and practiced by people worldwide for 10,000+ years to create objects of beauty, use and meaning. This grant supports the Museum’s Quilts as a Women’s Shelter Program.
Southwest Youth & Family Services $5,000
Southwest Youth & Family Services (SWYFS) empowers youth and families through culturally relevant counseling, education and family support services in White Centerm South Park, Delridge and West Seattle. This grants supports SWYFS’s Teen Parent GED Program.
Sunnyvale Community Services $4,000
Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) prevents homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors facing temporary crisis. SCS is an emergency assistance agency. This grant supports SCS’s Feeding the Hungry Program.
Washington Green Schools $5,000
Washington Green Schools provides Washington schools with the tools and support needed to integrate a focus on environmental sustainability both inside and outside the classroom, and take action that results in environmentally responsible facilities. This grant provides operating support.
Woodland Park Zoo $15,000
Woodland Park Zoo is a conservation and education institution demonstrating the value, beauty and interdependence of all living things. The mission of the Zoo is to help create a sustainable future for wildlife. This grant supports the expansion of the Woodland Park Zoo Corps Program.
Boiler Room $2,000
The Boiler Room is a safe, drug and alcohol-free creative venue that supports the expression and activities of youth and the young at heart. This grant funds improvements on Boiler Room’s retail operations.
Community Alliance with Family Farmers $7,500
Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) advocates for California family farmers and sustainable agriculture. This grants funds the Santa Clara County Farm to School Program.
Community Boat Project/Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building $2,500
The mission of the Community Boat Project is to connect youth to their community, environment, and the economy of their region by participating in real maritime education. This projects supports the construction of a 28’ longdory by high school students and Community mentors.
Eritrean Association of Greater Seattle $10,000
The mission of the Eritrean Association of Greater Seattle is to draw together Eritrean families and individuals and to address the community’s need for vital services, education, socialization and self-support. This grant supports the expansion of the Eritrean Community Center.
Jefferson County Family YMCA $1,500
The Jefferson County Family YMCA seeks to enhance the lives of all people within the county through programs designed to develop spirit, mind and body. This grant funds the Building Futures Youth Mentoring Program, which pairs mentors with youth in a school-based setting to support students to avoid risk behaviors and achieve their highest potential.
Port Townsend Aero Museum $2,500
The Port Townsend Aero Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth and families by developing and operating a center for interpretation and education of historic aviation in the Pacific Northwest. This grant supports the construction of two shop buildings that will serve as maintenance and restoration facilities.
Youth in Focus $5,000
Youth in Focus (YIF) empowers urban teens, through photography, to experience their world in new ways and make positive changes in their lives. This grant funds a website update and computer upgrades.
21 Acres: $5000
Foundation for Animal Care and Control: $8000
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center: $10000
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center gives voice to victims, their families, and the community, creating changed beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about violence and instilling courage for people to speak out about sexual assault. This grant assisted with operating support and the establishment of Court Watch Program training.
Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation: $10000
The Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation is a center for maritime education dedicated to the preservation and celebration of traditional maritime skills, culture and heritage. The Center's mission is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life in a a spirit of adventure and discovery. This grant was to support their Puget Sound Explorers Bravo Team.
Schooner Martha Foundation: $2500
The mission of the Schooner Martha Foundation is to restore and maintain the 1907 historic schooner yacht Martha so she will continue to be used for youth sail training. We funded scholarships for six youths to spend time on board this historic vessel.
Western Lands Project:$30000
Western Lands Project's mission is to scrutinize public land trades, sales and giveaways, and their direct and indirect impacts on habitat and wildlife, natural resources, land use, and communities. The goal is to keep public lands public. This grant supports the ongoing monitoring efforts.
Fall 2009 Invitational Grant Recipients
FALL 2009 Invitational Grant Recipients
Washington Courage & Renewal $4,000
Summer 2009 Invitational Grant Recipients
Ballard Food Bank $8,000
The organization is moving to a new facility. This grant is to help purchase a new walk-in cooler to store perishable foods.
The Boiler Room $2,500
This grant helps with the costs of adding two full time Americorps positions starting in September, to expand the volunteer base, and do business and employment training for area youth.
Consejo Counseling & Referral Services $8,000
This grant provides for a partnership with Pacific Marine Research to take 120 high risk youth out to explore Puget Sound and learn about the environment.
Enumclaw Community Enhancement Foundation $10,000
This grant will support the purchase f a new rapid prototyping three-dimensional printing machine and materials to operate it for one school year.
Environmental Coalition of South Seattle $10,000
Through improved reporting and the development of reporting, ECOSS hopes to inspire greater donor giving. This grant will help build the capacity of ECOSS's fundraising efforts by supporting this improved reporting.
Friendly Horse Acres $20,000
This grant will help with construction of a new permanent arena.
Greater West Hollywood Food Coaltion $10,000
Satterberg Foundation funding will enable us to meet the rising demands on us. It will enable us to continue serving the poor and to keep improving the ways in which we do it.
Jefferson Teen Center $1,500
This grant is for operating expenses, to support staff salaries, necessary supplies and space rental.
Jumping Mouse Children's Center $2,000
Jumping Mouse provides therapy for children ages 2 to 12 who have experienced severe trauma from neglect, abuse, loss, or as a witness to domestic violence. This grant is for operating support.
Monarch School $12,000
This grant is to help with core program support. Monarch helps homesless children break the cycle of poverty through education by providing an accredited education and enrichment programs while caring for their basic needs.
Plymouth Housing Group $5,000
In 2009, Plymouth will be converting our 7,000 record donordatabase from Exceed, an outdated product, to a new Sage 50 Fundraising Database. The desired outcome of this software conversion is to increase our fundraising capacity and grow our donor base. Satterberg Foundation funding will help with the expenses of this project.
Solid Ground $20,000
This grant will help with funding Apple Corps: to fight malnutrition in underserved communities by educating children about nutrition and physical activity, connecting fammilies to resources, and increasing access to fresh food.
Sunnyvale Community Services $14,000
Technology Access Foundation $10,000
Washington Lawyers for the Arts $3,000
Global Deaf Connection $7,000
Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation $10,000
Northwest School of Wooden BoatBuilding $2,500
Jefferson County Family YMCA $2,500
This YMCA seeks to enhance the lives of all people within the county through programs designed to develop spirit, mind, and body. It is dedicated to the values of caring, responsibilty and honesty. Bank On Our Kids provides financial education for at-risk youth and their famiies via a matched savings program.
Jubilee Women's Center $10,000
Jubilee Women's Center provides homeless women a safe and supportive place to live and an opportunity to learn while becoming self-reliant in housing and employment. This grant is for operating support.
Music Center of the Northwest $10,000
The Music Center nurtures excellence, creativity, community, and personal growth through musical participation, and is dedicated to providing this to any and all who seek it. Instructors provide music instruction and performance opportunities to persons of all ages and all abiiltiy levels.The Music Ambassadors Project provides outreach focusing on both education and performance. Music Center faculty and students provide music making opportunities to young people in Seattle.
Port Townsend Marine Science Center $2,500
The PTMSC fosters respect for the natural world and encourages environmental stewardship, through interactive exhibits for the public, training and support of teachers and students, and cooperative partnerships with other agenicies to promote the scientifis study of Puget Sount and the Northwest Straits. This grant will help PTMSC implement an organizational structure review which is a foundational goal set forth in its 2008-2013 Srategic Plan.
Reinvesting in Youth $70,000
Reinvesting in Youth's goal is to contribute to the fulfillment of America's promise that every child will have the opportunity to succeed. This project seeks to reduce by half the dropout rates of King County Native-American, Hispanic, African American, English Language Learners (ELL), and foster care students by 2015.
Spring 2008 Invitational Grant Recipients
Jefferson County Community Foundation $5,000
The Jefferson County Community Foundation is interested in developing a program that will strengthen the nonprofit sector and better prepare people working in our local nonprofit agencies and organizations to fulfill their missions and serve the community.
Jefferson County Education Foundation: Clemente Course
Clemente Course Opperating Support: The Clemente Course is a national program offering a free accredited college-level humanities course to addults living in poverty.
Jefferson Teen Center
Jefferson Teen Center (formerly Tri Area Teen Resource Center) $2,500
Funding for Operating support to support staff salaries, necessary supplies, and space rental.
Funding of the "Extraordinary strides, transforming lives" campaign to purchase and renovate Simpatico Stables in order to significantly expand operations by doubling the capacity to serve riders with disabilities.
The Monarch School $30,000
Funding for the after school program which provides students a safe, fun environment where students can improve academically, explore personal interests and strengths, and connect to positve role models and peers.
Funding for "Messing about in Boats" and Puget Sound Explores: Engaging programs using on-the-water and classroom lessons to help youth develop maritime skills, confidence and environmental awareness.
Seattle Children's Theater $15,000
This funding was to suppport Connecting Stories: An international collarboration with artists for theaters for young people in the United States, the Netherlands, and the Middle East. The purpose of this collaboration is to use the arts to help us all know, appreciate and respect others' culture and perspective.
Funding the Iraqi Community Center, to help Iraqi families become comfortable and confident accessing the resources and services they need to become engaged, self sufficient community members.
This grant will be used to purchase equipment to digitally capture images of 3 dimensional artifacts and large documents such as land grant maps, paintings and posters and be able to display them to the public electronically.
Sustainable Community Gardens $30,000
This grant is to research and purchase a tractor and implements.
Jumping Mouse Children's Center 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 oganizational potential.
Organic Seed Alliance $2,500
The Organic Seed Alliance 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 our positive impact on World Seed Fund recipients.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of San Diego, The Tomorrow Project $30,000
The Tomorrow Project's vision is to become the recognized leader in providing individualized work readiness training programs that build personal competencies and marketable skills for homeless women and women living in poverty, so they may become self-reliant, self-sustaining members of society. This funding will support the friends of the Tomorrow Project.
One Voice/Summer Camp Program $14,000
The mission of One Voice is to provide goods, services and opportunities to the underprivileged, including everything from crisis intervention to long-term programming designed to lift them out of poverty, while providing avenues for those more fortunate to become involved in helping those families in need. The Summer Camp Program helps low-income children attend summer camp, paying all registration fees and purchasing necessary supplies and clothing.
Positive Futures Network $10,000
The Positive Futures Network supports people's active engagement inbuilding a just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Through the quarterly publication, YES! Magazine, the website (www.yesmagazine.org), an education outreach programs, participation n conferences, and outreach to media and grassroots groups around the country, Positive Futures Network helps deepen people's commitment to positive social change in their personal lives, their communiies, their nation, and the world. This grant will fund the posting of 44 YES! articles in Spanish, the role of Positive Futures Network in reaching thousands at the Seattle Green Festival, and support for a young person's editorial career.
Schooner Martha Foundation $10,000
The Schooner Martha Foundation has a mission to restore, and maintain the 1907 hhistoric schooner yacht, Martha, so she will continue to be used for youth sail training. The soul of the program resides in the understanding of the need for inspiration and engagement n any educational system, in this case to immerse the student into a hands-on-discipline, using sailing and seamanship as a teaching model. This grant will help fund the removal and replacement of the 100 year old planking, replacing any deficient framing.
Solid Ground/Farmers to Food Banks Project $25,000
Solid Ground is dedicated to achieving a just and caring community, free from poverty, abuse and neglect. The mission is to develop and provide creative, comprehensive and effective responses to community needs; to offer quality human services in a manner that promotes dignity; to advocate for policies and initiatives that give all people equal opportunities and resources; and to support the efforts of others who share this vision of community. This funding will support the project's goal of generating over one million pounds of fresh produce for children, seniors and other vulnerable people throughout Washington State.
Sustainable Community Gardens/Charles Street Garden $10,000
The purppose of Sustainable Community Gardens is to bring together a group of people to design, create, implement, and manage sustainable, organic comnmunity gardens wherever they are wanted. At the Charles Street Garden drip irrigation will be installed around the garden's perimeter and the remaining section of board fence will be replaced with a fence that will be ornamental and invite passers-by to see the garden.
White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA) $10,000
WCCDA's mission is to build community, improving the quality of life for White Center residents through commnity-based economic redevelopment, affordable housing and advocacy. This grant supports the Resident Engagement and Leadership program which will offer leadership training and development, civic engagement activities and the creation of a membership/social network based organization.
Fall 2007 Invitational Grant Recipients
Friendly Horse Acres $20,000
This grant provides for new fencing, including the area for a new arena that will be eventually covered.
This grant provides funds for the renovation of two-ton truck, toinclude tune-up, exterior paint job and signage, new tires, andreplacement of windshield, driver's seat and interior shelving. Andalso the acquistion of a used van.
Mavin Foundation $25,000
This grant is for operating support to ensure the current and long-termsustainability of MAVIN Foundation in providing a vital communityresource and serving it's needs.
Phinney Neighborhood Association $17,500
This grant is an investment in a capital campaign to purchase thePhinney Neighborhood Center sited from the Seattle School District andmake major site accessibility improvements.
San Juan Preservation Trust $8,000
Aquatic Adventures Science Education Foundation $15,000
The mission of Aquatic Adventuresis to educate urban youth about science, the ocean and nature throughtuition-free programs, creating the next generation of scientific andcommunity leaders. This grant provides operating support.
City of Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale Public Library $10,000
The purpose of the Sunnyvale Public Libraryis to meet the informational, recreational and educational needs ofcommunity members, young children through senior citizens, by providingaccess to Library materials, information and educational programs. Thisgrant supports the Tales for Tots program which includes librarianvisits to day care centers / homes in Sunnyvale to promote reading,read stories and model literature experience for teachers and day careproviders.
Concord Elementary School, Concord Attic Student Theatre Program (CAST) $5,000
CASTbelieves the arts are integral to education in improving languageskills, cultural understanding, communication skills, self-esteem andcooperation. Through use of the Attic’s many performance spaces andtechnologies, they can create personal growth experiences for theirstudents and the surrounding community. This grant provides fortechnology use manuals, maps and site specific step-by-step visual andverbal tech use information to increase teacher, student and communityaccess.
Jefferson County Community Foundation $2,500
The mission of the Jefferson County Community Foundation isto inspire donors to invest in Jefferson County and to achieve theircharitable goals from generation to generation through grant making,enlightened civic leadership and strategic investments. This grantprovides operating support.
Jefferson County Clemente Course $2,000
The mission of the Jefferson County Clemente Course isto support increased involvement and civic participation of low-incomeadults in the communities by offering a free, fully accredited collegehumanities course and to remove access barriers by providing freebooks, childcare, transportation and resource referral services. Thisgrant provides operating support.
Jefferson County Family YMCA $2,500
The Jefferson County Family YMCAseeks to enhance the lives of all people within the county throughprograms designed to develop spirit mind and body. They are dedicatedto the values of caring respect responsibility and honesty. This grantprovides funds for back to school supplies for the graduates of theKids are First Workshop. The workshops intend to prepare 28 childrenidentified as at-risk academically and socially for the transition fromelementary to middle school.
Jumping Mouse Children’s Center $2,500
Jumping Mouse Children’s Centerfrees children to flourish. Through long-term, intensive play therapyand social advocacy, Jumping Mouse resolves barriers to children’shealthy development. Jumping Mouse provides therapy for children ages 1to 12 who have experienced severe trauma from neglect, abuse, loss oras a witness to domestic violence. This grant provides operatingsupport.
Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) $20,000
MOHAI’sprimary purpose is to collect, preserve and interpret the history ofSeattle, King County, Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest for thebenefit of present and future generations. This grant provides fundsfor the collections initiative. First, MOHAI will inventory itsartifact collections, helping staff better share it with the public.Second, MOHAI will create a collecting plan, which will guidecontinuing collection efforts.
One Voice $10,000
The mission of One Voiceis to provide goods, services and opportunities to the underprivileged, including everything from crisis intervention to long-termprogramming designed to lift them out of poverty, while providingavenues for those more fortunate to become involved in helping thosefamilies in need. This grant provides support for their EmergencyRelief Program. This program provides low-income families in LosAngeles with emergency assistance to prevent crises including hunger,homelessness and more.
Pride Foundation $5,000
The Pride Foundationconnects, inspires and strengthens the Pacific Northwest Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in pursuits of equality. Theyaccomplish this in rural and urban areas by awarding grants andscholarships and cultivating leaders. This grant will fund a LGBT YouthLeadership Convening, bringing together leaders of LGBT youth groupsfro trainings and networking, in order to stabilize and grow them as awhole.
The mission of Sharehouseis to serve people who have been homeless by providing them with theirchoice of donated furniture and household goods, turning houses intohomes. This grant provides operating support.
Sustainable Community Gardens $12,000
The purpose of Sustainable Community Gardensis to bring together a group of people to design, create, implement andmanage sustainable, organic, community gardens and farms wherever theyare wanted. This grant will provide funds to connect Full Circle Farmsto the Sunnyvale city sewer system.
Tri-Area Teen Resource Center / Jefferson Teen Center $2,000
The mission of the Jefferson Teen Centeris to provide a safe place where youth can learn healthy life lessonsand gain respect for themselves and others. This grant providesoperating support.
Spring 2007 Invitational Grant Recipients
The Northwest Maritime Center& Wooden Boat Foundation is a center for maritime educationdedicated to the preservation and celebration of traditional maritimeskills, culture and heritage. This grant provides funds for the PugetSound Explorers program. The Puget Sound Explorers program is a set ofeducational programs using on-the-water activities and classroomlessons to help students gain personal confidence, develop teamwork andleadership skills, connect with their environment and cultivate newskills.
San Diego State Research Foundation/Exceptional Family Resource Center $15,000.00
The mission of the Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC) is toprovide support, information and education to families of children withdisabilities and the professionals who assist these families. Byoffering emotional support and factual information, the Center enablesfamilies to help their children reach their fullest potential. Thisgrant provides funds for EFRC’s Fund Development Program.
Schooner Martha Foundation $7,500.00
The mission of the Schooner Martha Foundationis to restore and maintain the 1907 historic schooner yacht Martha soshe will continue to be used for youth sail training. This grantprovides funds for the Ballast Keel Replacement project. They willremove and replace the 100 year old ballast keel, keel bolts, garboardand broad strake planking and to replace any deficient framing. Theywill integrate local students as an introduction to the maritime trades.
Seattle Aquarium Society $40,000.00
The mission of the Seattle Aquarium Societyis to inspire conservation of the local marine environment. This grantprovides funds for the New Currents Campaign, providing structuralsafety and expanded operation of Seattle’s leading marine conservationplatform- The Seattle Aquarium.
Single 2 Mother $9,500.00
Single 2 Mother is dedicated to enabling singlemothers to empower one another to succeed in positive parenting,personal success and life balance. Single 2 Motherfacilitates parent connections for networking and resource sharing,while also acting as an agency to access other needed resources /organizations such as West Side Baby. This grant provides funds forOperating Support.
Sunnyvale Community Services $10,000.00
Sunnyvale Community Servicesis an emergency assistance agency whose mission is to preventhomelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors facingtemporary crisis. This grant funds Emergency Assistance, providingfinancial aid and food to prevent eviction, utility disconnections,untreated medical problems, malnutrition and hunger.
Sunnyvale Public Safety Department $15,000.00
This grant provides funds for the Purchase of Surveillance Equipment to assist Sunnyvale’s Crime Prevention Unit and Neighborhood Watch Association in ending crime and vandalism in local neighborhoods.
Sustainable Community Gardens $15,000
The purpose of Sustainable Community Gardensis to bring together a group of people to design, create, implement andmanage sustainable, organic, educational community gardens and farmswherever they are wanted. This grant provides funds to Establish WaterSystem and Community Pathways at Full Circle Farm, an 11-acresustainable and educational farm.
WestSide Baby $10,000.00
The mission of WestSide Babyis to collect and redistribute baby gear, clothes and diapers to lowincome families in South King County. This grant provides funds forProgram Support, specifically for partial Executive Director salary,newsletters, fundraising and other specified activities.
Winter 2007 Invitational Grant Recipients
Canine Companions for Independence $10,000.00.
(CCI) Canine Companions for Independence enhances the lives of people withdisabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoingsupport to ensure quality partnerships. This grant provides funds tohelp offset the costs of breeding, raising, and training one skilledcompanion assistance dog through time of placement.
Passages Northwest $20,000.00
Passages Northwest inspires courage and leadership in girls through the integratedexploration of the arts and the natural environment. This grantprovides funds for strengthening of their internal capacity, includingstrengthening of their infrastructure, preparing programs for expansionand reaching new constituents.
Sound Experience $4,000.00
Sound Experience sails the historic schooner Adventuress to help people discover PugetSound and learn from its majesty and vulnerability. As they voyagethrough the Puget Sound basin, Sound Experience participants areencouraged to realize their interdependence with the ship, the naturalenvironment and each other. This grant provides funds for hiring avolunteer resource developer. This position will aim to significantlyintegrate Sound Experience’s onboard environmental message with otherprograms that are shore-based, provide links to further opportunitiesfor stewardship in communities throughout Puget Sound, and attract new“people resources” to help strengthen and expand the organizations.