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Neighborhoods and Communities 

There is no singular King County. We are a region made of an array of neighborhoods and wonderfully diverse communities.

 

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Support organizations or programs that increase civic engagement, develop local leadership, or encourage community organizing and advocacy
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Puget Sound Sage »Puget Sound Sage is a strategic partnership of local community, faith, immigrant and other organizations working for a more livable community.
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Museum of History and Industry »Since opening in 1952, MOHAI has established itself as the preeminent institution in the region for engaging people in the exploration and understanding of the history, character and development of our community.
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Pomegranate Center »Pomegranate Center began in 1986 as a laboratory for connecting community betterment with art/design, environmental sustainability and intelligent, creative volunteer involvement.
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SEED Grows Commercial Activity and Maintains Affordable Housing
SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) has improved community conditions in Rainier Valley by working to maintain affordable housing and growing commercial activity. SEED spearheaded housing developments for low- and moderate-income residents, seniors and disabled people through a combination of acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction projects. The projects, including the award-winning Rainier Court housing complex, also feature cultural and retail spaces.
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Greater Seattle Civic Health Index
Seattle CityClub's Greater Seattle Civic Health Index uses census data and analysis provided by the National Conference on Citizenship (and supplemented with local data), with analysis provided by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.
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.
Soul of the Community Report
This John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Gallup report highlights research in 26 cities across the country to find out what emotionally attaches people to a community.
The Geography of Opportunity
This report explores how low-income groups and racial and ethnic populations are situated within King County’s geography of opportunity.
Many Hands, More Impact: Philanthropy's Role in Supporting Movements
This Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) publication provides a framework for understanding the array of roles that funders can play in supporting movements and networks.

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