Neighborhoods & Communities 

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
Support organizations or programs that build relationships and trust within and across communities (geographic and non-geographic)
George Pocock Rowing Foundation »Through outreach to underrepresented communities, advocacy for construction of rowing facilities, coaching education, and support of elite athletes, the GPRF supports the health, education, and pursuit of excellence by our community - from beginners to Olympic athletes.
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Historic Seattle Preservation Foundation »Historic Seattle preserves, owns and manages buildings. It also presents tours, lectures, fairs and workshops. Historic Seattle takes a leadership role in educating policy makers on the effects of proposals and the need for preservation alternatives.
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Phinney Neighborhood Association »The PNA is dedicated to building community with programs and services that emphasize families, education, arts and culture. We have programming in six sites but are best known for the community center we have created in a former grade school.
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Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) recently held a funders briefing in Seattle regarding citizenship and civic engagement among the rapidly growing immigrant and refugee population locally. The event was moderated by Michael Brown, Vice President–Community Leadership.
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Turning an Empty Lot into a Place for Celebration
Pomegranate Center works with rural and urban communities to create common spaces and develop a stronger sense of identity. These projects reach beyond beautification to promote interaction and cohesion among residents. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department hired Pomegranate to work with the South Park community to develop a plan for turning a lot on top of a landmark hill into a place for celebration and play. Pomegranate also worked with the city of Duvall on its Main Street design.
Houses with the above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 to $34,000 over houses with just average levels in typical metropolitan areas.
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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.
Seattle ranks third in nation on vitality index
Creative Cities International has released its Vitality Index rankings for the top U.S. cities. Seattle stands strong at number 3, preceded by New York and Chicago and followed by San Francisco and Boston.
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.
Building Communities of Opportunity
PolicyLink released this report highlighting someof the innovative programs in President Obama's 2012 budget that "will help build a brighter future for all Americans."
Greater Seattle Civic Health Index
This first-annual study by Seattle CityClub uses census data to assess six civic health markers: volunteering, neighborliness, belonging to groups, philanthropy, political voice and voting in Greater Seattle.

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