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 will support The Mountaintop Production.
Canine Companions for Independence: $20,000
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Funding will sponsor two students who will be matched with an assistance dog.
The mission of CoolMom is to inspire and unite moms and families to take action on climate change through education, lifestyle change, and advocacy to build healthy communities. We fulfill our mission by organizing moms and dads in local neighborhood groups. Funding will support capacity building efforts.
Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank: $25,000
The mission of the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is to provide basic needs to our community members to promote self-sufficiency. The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank (formerly known as Issaquah Valley Community Services) has been serving our community since 1982. From the beginning, it has been about people helping people. Funding will support the Food Delivery Service program.
KCRW is a nonprofit, multi-platform, public media producer and presenter, which informs and enriches the lives of listeners in southern California and around the world. As a community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW strives to engage audiences in ongoing dialogue and to advance cultural conversations in Southern California, the nation, and the world. Funding will support ongoing programming.
Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation: $7,500
The Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation provides vision related surgery, medical devices, and services to the visually impaired and hard of hearing needy residents of Southern California. Funding will support the Hearing Program.
Monarch School: $15,000
The mission of the Monarch School is to educate students impacted by homelessness and help them develop hope for a future with the necessary skills and experiences for personal success. Funding will support core program operating support.
The mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of care. Funding will support the Art with Heart program helping youth express themselves and cope with trauma, behavioral disorders and mental illness.
Northwest Natural Resources Group: $20,000
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 will support Accelerating Forest Health and Community Prosperity efforts.
Northwest School of Woodent Boatbuilding: $5,000
The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building is committed to building a stronger community by intergenerational marine education. We give youth a 'sense of place' by connecting them to the environment, the economy, and the people of their region. We believe in empowerment through environmental stewardship, social justice, community supported education, and experiential learning. Funding will support the Sailor Scientist program.
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 will support the Family Assistance Program.
Schooner Martha Foundation: $5,000
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. Funding will support scholarships for Inshore and Offshore Sail Training programs.
Southern California Public Radio: $15,000
The mission of SCPR is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that untie Southern California's diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service through radio and other interactive media.
St. Vincent de Paul Village: $15,000
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.
Sammamish Family YMCA-Community Center: $25,000
The mission of the YMCA is in building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body. The YMCA is a membership organization open to all people. Our programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the people and needs of our communities. Funding will support Community Engagement to establish programs for the new Sammamish YMCA.
The SeaDoc Society: $20,000
The mission of The SeaDoc Society is to ensure the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education. Funding will support the Healing the Salish Sea project.
Vermont Works for Women: $20,000
Vermont Works for Women helps women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue, and excel in work that leads to economic independence. Funding will support general operations.
Winter 2014 Invitational Grant Recipients
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 Project.
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.