A Year of Clarity: Changes to Our Community Grants Program

Last November when I started this role, I had no idea what would be ahead for us. During my first year, I had hoped to take the time to dive deep into our program areas—learning more about our community grants and other programs, and meeting with grantees and community partners across our region. I, like

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Crisis Community Care Grantee Spotlight!

From the very beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve heard from grantees and community partners that they were going to need a lot of support–and that need has only continued to grow over the past few months.  We launched the Crisis Community Care Fund as part of our efforts to support community groups and organizations

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3 Cool Things: A Crisis Community Care Fund Update

So much has changed in the world in the four months since we launched our Crisis Community Care (CCC) Fund as part of our efforts to support community groups responding to COVID-19, and whose work is being impacted by the factors surrounding the pandemic.   Through the CCC Fund, we have been able to support organizations on

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Juneteenth in Action

Tomorrow is Juneteenth, a day to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States—and it is also an opportunity to remember and acknowledge our history. That this country was built on the stolen labor, knowledge, and skills of Black people. That the systemic anti-Black racism that made the institution of slavery possible in the

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A Signal of a Sea Change

As we have learned so often in the past few months: what a difference a day can make. I am still sitting with yesterday’s historic ruling from the Supreme Court that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ+ people from being fired by our employers based on our sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Our Community Grants Application is Open!

I first wanted to thank you all of our incredible community partner organizations for all of the amazing work your organizations do to support our communities across the Northwest. I wanted to let you know we have opened our Community Grants application and to highlight a few significant changes we have made. The application will

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A Joint Open Letter from Seattle LGBTQ Organizational Leaders to Mayor Jenny Durkan

Mayor Durkan, As you know, June 1st marked the beginning of Pride month, a time to recognize the Stonewall uprising against police brutality and harassment that launched our modern LGBTQ movement. The actions at Stonewall, led by Black and brown trans people like Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, are the reason we can stand

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Our Open Letter to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan

Dear Mayor Durkan, We are angry and appalled at the actions of your office and the Seattle Police Department during the protests that have taken place downtown, in Capitol Hill, and across the city this past week. These protests are calling out the brutality of both our local police and police departments across the country

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Postponing Our Virtual Scholarship Celebration—and Why

We are so grateful to everyone that was planning to attend our Virtual Scholarship Celebration this Thursday. I’m writing today to share that we have decided to postpone this virtual event. I also wanted to share why we decided to postpone this event. As uprisings against the brutal violence of the police against Black people

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