Satterberg Foundation Story Archive

Vermont Works for Women Branches Out: Funded Spring 2013

Vermont Works For Women's programs are designed with one central aim in mind:  to assist women and girls in thinking about their lives in the broadest terms—and to help them develop skills and capacities that are critical to long-term economic independence.

Seattle Aquarium Seals the Deal: Funded Winter 2013

The Seattle Aquarium is dedicated to inspiring conservation of our marine environment. Located on the Seattle waterfront, the Seattle Aquarium is an emerging leader in marine education, conservation and research. The Aquarium offers hands-on marine experiences and inspires visitors about the world’s oceans and their wondrous inhabitants.

St. Vincent de Paul Village Paves the Way to Permanent Housing: Funded Fall 2012

Saint Vincent de Paul Village helps 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 spirit of their CREED (Compassion, Respect, Empathy, Empowerment, Dignity) to te

San Diego River Park Foundation Crafts a New Web Presence: Funded Summer 2012

The San Diego River Park Foundation (SDRPF) is dedicated to fostering stewardship and appreciation of the region's namesake waterway.

Plymouth Housing Group Rebuilds Lives: Funded Spring 2012

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.

Seattle JazzED Hits a High Note: Funded Winter 2012

Seattle JazzED provides exceptional jazz education and performance opportunities to Seattle area youth, regardless of their prior music instruction or ability to pay.

A Satterberg Foundation Capacity Building Grant funded curriculum evaluation and planning for JazzED.

SHARE Grows Bigger and Stronger: Fall 2011

The mission of Seattle Housing and Resource Effort (SHARE)  is to shelter themselves in a safe, communal, self-managed environment; and, with the larger community's support, to empower one another to secure a better future and work toward ending homelessness.

San Diego Food Bank Produces Results: Summer 2011

The San Diego Food Bank provides food to people in need, advocates for the hungry and educates the public about hunger issues.

Rolling Readers Goes Full Speed Ahead: Funded Spring 2011

San Diego-based Rolling Readers inspires children, with less opportunity, to love reading through read-aloud volunteers and new book ownership. By instilling excitement about books and a love of reading, Rolling Readers creates the foundation for early literacy.

Vida Verde is Victorious: Funded Winter 2011

Vida Verde Nature Education is a non-profit organization that promotes educational equity by providing free, overnight, environmental learning experiences for students who don't otherwise get the opportunity.

CELP Provides H20 Help: Funded Fall 2010

The mission of Center for Environmental Law & Policy (CELP) is to protect and restore the freshwater resources, that is, the rivers and drinking water aquifers, of Washington State.  

The Clemente Course Gives Hope to Their Community: Funded Summer 2010

Somali Family Service Steps Up Their Game: Funded Spring 2010

The Somali Family Service (SFS) used Satterberg Foundation funds to strengthen its operational capacity by educating its development manager, developing a fundraising plan, holding a board retreat and developing a new website.

Sustainable Community Gardens Receive Sustenance: Funded Winter 2010

Sustainable Community Gardens (SCG) employed the services of Essex and Drake Funding Council in San Jose, California, which helped the SCG Board grow in its knowledge of fund raising practices and principals.

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed Has Great News: Funded Fall 2009

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed
(FCRW) is a grassroots organization that engages volunteers in habitat restoration and environmental education activities that support the health of the watershed, and builds colaborative relationships within the regional conservation community.

Solid Ground's Apple Corps Gives Students Food For Thought: Funded Summer 2009

ARTS Focuses its Long-Term Vision: Funded Fall 2008

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. Using the arts as a vehicle, trained and dedicated volunteers will provide a supportive atmosphere fostering healing and hope.

GWHFC Truck Receives a Much-Needed Overhaul: Funded Fall 2007

Puget Sound Explorers Hold Class on the Water: Funded Fall 2008

The Puget Sound Explorers (PSE) programs address the lack of opportunities by youth to directly experience the maritime world of Puget Sound and Admiralty Inlet.

One Voice Sends Kids to Summer Camp: Funded Spring 2008


As one 2008 camper said: "Thank you for choosen me as one of the people to go to camp it was such a good opportunity to just be in the wilderness w/ no electronics and learn more about camp.

Friendly Horse Acres brings joy to their community: Funded Fall 2007

Friendly Horse Acres
$20,000 (Invitational Grant for capital needs November 2007)

Friendly Horse Acres, bringing together horses and humans healing each other physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Jefferson Teen Center provides a home away from home: Funded Summer 2007

The Jefferson Teen Center (Jefferson County, Washington: Invitational Grant of $2,000, granted 7/07) provides drop-in preventive services and recreational opportunities to the youth.

Helping Link grows and thrives: Funded Spring 2007

Helping Link: Seattle, Washington: Capacity Building Award of $3,000, awarded 4/07

Mission: “To empower Vietnamese American’s self-sufficiency, family stability, and social adjustment while nurturing community and youth leaders”

Satterberg Foundation Sponsors a Canine Companion for Independence: funded winter 2007

Dogs are man's best friend and sometimes a bridge to independence. People with disabilities often experience a great deal of functional and social limitation. It can be difficult to imagine being unable to perform daily tasks that most of us take for granted, such as picking up a dropped item, opening the refrigerator door or hearing the alarm clock. For many in our community this is a reality.

Northwest Natural Resource Group Plans for a Greener Future: Funded Fall 2006

After a three day retreat in Ashford, Washington, The Northwest Natural Resource Group (NNRG) is ready to implement their five year strategic plan. The retreat allowed the board members to focus on education, fundraising and developing their partnership with the Nisqually Land Trust.

PMR and Native Americans Team Up to Help Puget Sound: Funded summer 2006

Fostering concern for our environment Pacific Marine Research (PMR) and children from the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes teamed up for an environmental education fieldtrip on Puget Sound, made possible by a grant from the Satterberg Foundation.

South Park Library Builds Upon and Enhances Community: funded spring 2006