A strong economy is the engine that fuels all other elements of a healthy community. A strong regional economy requires support for people and businesses, and access to education, training and resources.
|Hopelink »Hopelink provides a full array of critical social services through dozens of different programs, including housing, transportation, case management, financial assistance, employment programs, adult education and literacy training. Washington Community Action Network Education & Research Fnd »Washington CAN! is a statewide, grassroots lobbying organization. With over 35,000 members, we are the largest consumer advocacy group in the state. We work on a range of issues with the broad aim of bringing about greater economic and social justice. South King Council of Human Services »For over 25 years, SKCHS has worked to ensure that the people of South King County continue to have access to the basic building blocks of a strong society: health care, housing and human services.
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Recent Foundation Activities
Mission Investing and Lessons Learned
The Seattle Foundation's Vice President of Community Programs, Michael Brown, discusses lessons learned from mission investing.
Building Businesses, Income and Self-confidence
Washington CASH helps hundreds of individuals build businesses, income and self-confidence each year through a constellation of services including business development courses, microloans, technical assistance, mentoring and access to computer labs. These services enable low-income women, people with disabilities, new immigrants and refugees to start or expand on their self-employment ventures.
Those with some college but no degree earned 18 percent more than their peers with just a high school degree. Those with an associate’s degree earned 29 percent more and those with a bachelor’s degree earned 62 percent more.
|Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
Charting a Path
Linking low-income, low-skilled adults to education and training leads to family-supporting jobs.
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington state.
Building Security in America's Cities
Research released by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) highlights local governments as new and powerful players in creating opportunities for financial stability for individuals and families.