Current Grantees

 Fall 2012

Ivestigate West: $15,000 over two years

InvestigateWest's mission is to strengthen communities, engage citizens in civic life, and help set the policy agenda in the Northwest by producing powerful, independent investigative and explanatory journalism. Satterberg Foundation funding will support their "Aging Out of Foster Care" series.

Legal Voice: $30,000 over two years

Legal Voice, founded in 1978 as the Northwest Women's Law Center, works to ensure that all women and girls have these fundamental rights: to equal treatment and to be free from discrimination; to decide when and how to form and maintain their families; to be safe wherever they are; to economic equality and independence; to be healthy and active. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support,  Advancing Justice for Women: At Work, at Home, at School and in the Courts. A comprehensive program aimed at dismantling major barriers to justice for women in Washington State.

Seattle Education Access: $30,000 over two years

Seattle Education Access (SEA) provides higher education advocacy and opportunity to people struggling to overcome poverty and adversity. Satterberg Foundation funding will support general operating expenses for their work in South King County and allow them to increase direct services staffing in 2013.

Stonewall Youth: $22,500 over two years

Stonewall Youth is an organization of youth, activists and allies that empowers LGBTQQ youth to speak for themselves, educate their communities and support each other. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support general operating expenses to deliver effective services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth in Thurston, Mason and Lewis Counties.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance: $30,000 over two years

The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance leads the movement to ensure that all our residents have the opportunity to thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes. We do this through advocacy, education and organizing. Satterberg Foundation funding will help them engage new voters and other low income and homeless individuals for the 2013 legislative session and beyond, to advocate for increases funding for low-income housing, better policy.


Fall 2011

American Friends Service Committee: $30,000 over three years

Founded by Quakers in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) confronts the root causes of conflict and injustice through our programs which center on youth development, economic justice, peace building, healing justice, immigration and conflict resolution. Satterberg Foundation funding will support and build the capacity of the inter-connected programs, their Freedom School and Youth Undoing Racism initiatives.

Eastern European Counseling Center: $10,000

The Eastern European Counseling Center empowers Eastern European immigrants and refugees in Washington to become active members of American society by helping integrate into their new life through culturally competent multi-language behavioral health services. Satterberg Foundation funding will support their Mental Health Treatment for Victims of Domestic Violence services.

New Life Community Development Center: $40,000

The mission of New Life Community Development is to build a vital, sustainable community in West Bremerton, WA by helping children families and businesses to achieve their highest capacities. They provide hope and justice through five program initiatives: Economic Development, Education, Social Programs, Health and Wellness, and Community Service. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support their After School Program.

Puget Sound Sage: $40,000 over three years

Puget Sound Sage brings together labor, faith and community to build an economy based on shared prosperity. They ensure all families benefit from economic growth, all workers are free from discrimination in the workplace, and all development meets the needs of their community. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support the Puget Sound Transit Equity Project.

Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project: $45,000 over three years

The Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project (RCHEP) is the non-profit affiliate of the Real Change homeless newspaper that was created to "raise the voices of the poor by supporting cultural, artistic, and literary expression to place a human face on homelessness and poverty". RCHEP programs confront stereotypes of the poor by providing forums for very low-income people to speak for themselves, and creating opportunities for our members to draw support from their community. Funding from the Satterberg Foundation will support their regional expansion and advocacy efforts.

Seattle Young People's Project: $60,000 over three years

The Seattle Young People's Project (SYPP) is a youth-led, adult supported social-change organization that empowers youth to express themselves and take action on the issues that affect their lives. Through its efforts, SYPP is helping to develop independent, conscious-minded youth ready to step into positions of power and make some changes. The Satterberg Foundation grant will support the development of a legal intergenerational coalition dedicated to dismantling the school to prison pipeline.

Seattle Housing and Resource Effort (SHARE): $60,000 over three years

Since 1990, SHARE has provided survival shelter and empowerment to thousands of individuals. As a community of people who are either currently or formerly homeless, SHARE's mission is to shelter ourselves in a safe, dignified, self-managed, communal environment. With the larger community's support they work to empower one another to secure a better future and end homelessness. The Satterberg Foundation grant will support capacity building efforts to strengthen partnerships/alliances, to build infrastructure and complete their entry into the 21st century, and to boost staff retention.

Washington State Court Appointed Special Advocates (WaCASA): $60,000 over three years

WaCASA trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the Washington state dependency system. Their mission is that every child who needs a CASA has one. The Satterberg Foundation grant will support the transition of WaCASA into a self-sustaining organization.