Our most recent Invitational Grantees

Spring 2015 Invitational Grant Recipients

Alliance San Diego: $35,000

Alliance San Diego is a non-partisan, non-profit community empowerment organization working with families of color, immigrant and refugee families, and working-class families to change marginalizing policies to enable ALL people to achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice. Funding will support the Immigrant Integration and Outreach Program.

KCRW Foundation, Inc.: $15,000 

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 KCRW news programming.

Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation of Southern California: $15,000

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 general operations.

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation: $25,000

The mission of the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation is to improve the quality of life for brain injured survivors and their families living in San Diego County. Funding will support general operations.

St. Vincent de Paul Village/Father Joe's Village: $30,000

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. Funding will support the Public Policy and Advocacy Program.

Southern California Public Radio: $15,000

The mission of Southern California Public Radio is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California's diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service through radio and other interactive media. Funding will support general operations.

Vermont Works for Women: $50,000

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 2015 Invitational Grant Recipients

Crosscut Public Media: $10,000

Crosscut Public Media's foundational belief is that an informed public is essential if we are to find good solutions to the civic and political challenges of our time. As the Pacific Northwest's reader-supported, independent, nonprofit electronic journal, Crosscut strives to provide its readers with the facts and analysis they need to intelligently participate in civic discourse on politics, culture and technology. Funding will support general operations. 

Photographic Center Northwest: $10,000

Photographic Center Northwest facilitates creation, conversations, and sharing of significant photography. Funding will support the exhibit Terminal: On Mortality and Beauty.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest: $100,000

As the region's leading reproductive healthcare provider, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest's mission is to provide high quality low-cost reproductive healthcare services, comprehensive sex education programs to promote responsible behavior, and advocacy for underrepresented communities around issues such as family planning funding. Funding will support a redesign of content management and business intelligence systems.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project: $10,000

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. Funding will support outreach and legal services to help Washington State community members apply for new immigration protections. 

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building: $5,000

The mission of the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building is to build a stronger community by intergenerational maritime education. They give youth a sense of place by connecting them to the environment, the economy, and especially the people of Puget Sound. Funding will support the Community Boat Project's Sailor Scientist program. 

Rainier Valley Corps: $25,000

Rainier Valley Corps cultivates leaders from communities of color to strengthen the capacity of ethnic-led nonprofits. They create space for collaboration between diverse communities of color to affect systemic change. Funding will support general operations. 

Spring to the Tap: $5,000

Spring to the Tap's mission is to raise awareness, create alternatives, and sustain action in advocacy for using tap water rather than bottled water. Funding will support the Enumclaw Drinking Water Fountain project. 


Fall 2014 Invitational Grant Recipients 

Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition: $14,000

The mission of the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition 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 bak 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 will support general operations.

Native Youth Leadership Alliance: $7,000

The Native Youth Leadership Alliance invests in young Native American leaders to create culturally based community change. Funding will support building fundraising capacity, and the infrastructure of the Washington NYLA program. 


Summer 2014 Invitational Grant Recipients


Auburn Youth Resources: $25,000

The mission of Auburn Youth Resources is to assist youth, families, and individuals in the Plateau region with counseling and support services to help them on the road to becoming healthy, effective, loving members of our community. Funding will support Enumclaw Youth and Family Services' drug and alcohol treatment center in addition to youth summer programming. 

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts: $25,000

Founded in 1968, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts' mission is to engage youth and young adults in imagining and creating new worlds for themselves and new visions for their communities through the inspiration and discipline of rigorous training in world performance traditions. Funding will help provide mentoring, violence prevention, and academic enhancement for middle and high school students through ongoing multicultural, multidisciplinary perfoming arts training. 

Pride Foundation: $10,000

Pride Foundation is a regional community foundation inspiring giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest. Funding will support general operations. 

Young & Healthy: $7,000

Young & Healthy's mission is to provide access to high-quality healthcare for uninsured and underinsured children, and to improve the quality of life for all children in the greater Pasadena area through prevention, education, and enhanced healthcare services. Funding will support core programming and operations.