Past Grantees

 Fall 2012

Ivestigate West: $15,000 over two years

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

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

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

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.


Fall 2010

Center for Environmental Law & Policy: $45,000

The Center for Environmental Law & Policy (C.E.L.P.) works to protect and restore the freshwater resources, that is, the rivers and drinking water aquifers, of Washington State. The Goal is to keep water flowing instream to improve water quality, wildlife habitat, recreational use, and aesthetic enjoyment of Washington's precious but at-risk waterways. This work is accomplished through public education, agency monitoring, policy reform, media outreach, and public litigation. Satterberg Foundation funds will be used to support C.E.L.P.'s Water Rights 9-1-1 program. This project provides assistance to individuals, small groups and Native American Tribes as they work to protect local water resources. Funds will pay for staff time, travel, public outreach materials, and website development.

Environmental Volunteers: final payment of $20,000

For description of this work, see Fall 2009 listing.

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed: final payment of $15,000

For description of this work, see Fall 2009 listing.

Northwest Natural Resources Group: $45,000

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. Satterberg Foundation funding will support the integration of conservation forestry tools such as NW Neutral into the Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative Effort.

PCC Farmland Trust: $20,000

For description of this work, see Fall 2008 listing.

Fall 2009

Environmental Volunteers, Inc.: $60,000 over 2 years

Environmental Volunteers promotes understanding of, and responsibility for, the environment through hands-on science education. This grant funds two core programs: Science By Nature, a web-based system to enable large numbers of teachers to avail themselves of science programs delivered by multiple independent organizations; and Educate For Depth, a collaborative model to serve schools that commit to environmental science programs for multiple consecutive grades over consecutive years.

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed: $60,000 over 2 years

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed is a grassroots organization that engages volunteers in habitat restoration and environmental education activities that support the health of the watershed; and builds collaborative relationships within the regional conservation community. This grant funds The Report program, which provides students with real-life scenarios in which to exercise their role as citizen stewards. The Report is an innovative learning partnership between local governments, schools, nonprofit groups and local media outlets. Through the Report, high school student leaders form Green Teams that engage in year-long experiential learning projects.

Fall 2008

PCC Farmland Trust: $60,000 over 3 years

PCC Farmland Trust secures, preserves,and stewards threatened farmland in the Northwest, to ensure that generations of local farmers productively farm it using sustainable, organic growing methods. The goal of this program is to develop collaborative and scientifically-relevant stewardship plans for each of their properties. While many farmers have already implemented various stewardship practices, the Farmland Stewardship Program (FSP) will create a broad-based, systems approach to stewardship which will range from research and monitoring to shepherding new farmers onto properties. 

San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society: $30,000 over 2 years

The missionof the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society (SFBWS) is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the San Francisco Bay and its natural history, and to conserve and preserve the remaining bay lands as essential wildlife habitat. This grant will support development of a salt marsh transition zone and a riparian zone at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center: Where San Jose Meets the Bay - High Marsh-Terrestrial Ecotone Revegetation Education Project. Students, teachers, and residents of Alviso, CA will participate in various activities and be supported in connecting with eachother and their environment.