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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.

 

 

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Support education and training for low-income adults
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Teens in Public Service »TIPS is dedicated to raising social awareness in teen leaders through valuable summer work while mutually benefiting nonprofit organizations.
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Jubilee Women's Center »Since 1983 Jubilee Women's Center has provided safe, affordable and supportive housing to homeless and low-income women in Seattle/King County.
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Shunpike »Founded in 2001, Shunpike is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small and mid-sized arts groups better manage the business of art.
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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.
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Promoting Self-sufficiency to Make a Permanent, Positive Change
Hopelink serves homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. With a wide range of services focused on promoting self-sufficiency, Hopelink can help with rent, emergency financial assistance, access to benefits, tax preparation and more. These services are aimed at helping individuals regain financial stability and make a permanent, positive change in their lives.
Predatory lending and check cashing practices cost Seattle families and communities almost $22 million annually.
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Jump$tart Washington
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington state.
The Financial Security of Households with Children
Corporation for Enterprise Development analyzes data on the net worth and asset poverty of households with children and finds that many families are on financially shaky ground.
Economic Impact of the Nonprofit Sector
Did you know that one in 10 U.S. employees works for a nonprofit, and that nonprofits in the U.S. generate $1.1 trillion each year?
Charting a Path
Linking low-income, low-skilled adults to education and training leads to family-supporting jobs.
Assets & Opportunity Scorecard
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

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