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Summer GiveTogether Event Takes a Big View

$1.3 million goes out to local nonprofits addressing everything from homelessness to climate change in support of healthy communities

November 02, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that the checks have gone out for our GiveTogether summer event, which successfully raised $1.3 million. Those funds are being invested in the community via grants to a diverse selection of nonprofits working to address pressing issues across Greater Seattle.

SF Summer GiveTogether Infographic

Unlike previous GiveTogether efforts, which targeted a single interest area within our Healthy Community Framework, this summer we expanded the giving effort across six critical areas of community need (download the infographic to learn more about how each issue fits into our Healthy Community Framework)

  1. Addressing homelessness

  2. Fostering education for living-wage careers

  3. Expanding out-of-school learning opportunities

  4. Addressing climate change

  5. Prioritizing mental health

  6. Integrating immigrant and refugee communities

The GiveTogether Committee selected these issue areas after reviewing nearly 200 proposals from a strong pool of grant applicants. After a four-month process, we are excited to share the 96 organizations selected to receive funding.

This collective effort is a great example of how Seattle Foundation works in concert with local nonprofits to identify and address critical needs—and strengthen the community as a whole. A huge thank you to all who contributed and to all the nonprofits who are working to build a better Seattle.

Congratulations to each of the following organizations!

Organizations addressing homeless:

Bellwether Housing

Building Changes

Capitol Hill Housing

Chief Seattle Club

Church Council of Greater Seattle

Downtown Emergency Service Center

Elizabeth Gregory Home

Friends of Youth


Hospitality House

King County Bar Foundation


Low Income Housing Institute

Mary’s Place

Mercy Housing Northwest

Neighborhood House

Northwest Justice Project

Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets

Plymouth Healing Communities

Plymouth Housing Group

Puget Sound SAGE

ROOTS/Shalom Zone Nonprofit Association

Solid Ground

The Salvation Army

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Way Back Inn


YWCA of Seattle – King County – Snohomish County

Organizations fostering education for living-wage careers:

City University of Seattle

Seattle Education Access

The Prosperity Agenda

Seattle Goodwill

Seattle Jobs Initiative

Urban League


Year Up

Organizations expanding out-of-school learning opportunities:

America Scores Seattle

Boys and Girls Clubs of King County

Community Day School Association

Community for Youth


Mentoring Works WA

Pacific Science Center

Rainier Scholars

Reel Grrls

Schools Out Washington

Seattle Music Partners

Southwest Youth and Family Services

Team Read

The Service Board

Urban Family

Urban Impact

Vietnamese Friendship Association

Youth in Focus

Young Women Empowered

Organizations addressing climate change:

Climate Solutions

Communities of Color for Climate Justice (Latino Community Fund)


Got Green

Sightline Institute


Transportation Choices Coalition

Washington Environmental Council

Organizations integrating immigrant and refugee communities:

Asian Counseling and Referral Service

Denise Louie Education Center

Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle

Ethiopian Community in Seattle

Interim Community Development Association

Literacy Source

Mother Africa

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority

Somali Family Task Force

Somali Youth and Family Club

South Park Information and Resource Center

White Center Community Development Association

Organizations prioritizing mental health:

Bailey-Boushay House

Birth to Three Developmental Center

Circle of Friends for Mental Health

Consejo Counseling and Referral Service

Full Life Care

Kent Youth and Family Services

Kindering Center

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Neighborcare Health

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

Seattle Counseling Service

Sound Mental Health

The DoVE Project

Therapeutic Health Services

Transitional Resources

University of Washington Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress

Valley Cities Counseling

YMCA of Greater Seattle



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