Pride Foundation is headquartered in the gorgeous Emerald City—Seattle, Washington. Our work extends throughout the entire state, with staff and board members on the ground in Seattle, Olympia, and Ellensburg.

Though Seattle may be seen by many as a haven for LGBTQ+ people and families, this is not the reality of many people living in the Evergreen State. From legislative attacks on the rights of trans and gender diverse folks, to devastatingly high rates of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, to inequities that disproportionately impact LGBTQ+ communities of color—the ongoing threats against our communities throughout Washington are real.

Despite these challenges, our community’s work to address these inequities is creative, determined, and filled with passion. We hope you take a moment to read about our efforts to build a better, safer, and more equitable Washington.

Region Contact

  • Western Washington:
  • Eden Shore
  • 206.323.3318
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  • Eastern & Central Washington:
  • Tylene Carnell
  • Regional Philanthropy Officer in Washington
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Washington Initiatives

TRANSform Washington

TRANSform Washington is a public education campaign at Pride Foundation celebrating the dignity, diversity, and humanity of transgender and gender diverse people.

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WA SAFE Alliance

WA SAFE Alliance is a statewide coalition to defend longstanding anti-discrimination laws, especially for the transgender community.

Current Washington Scholars

Name School Area of Study
Felix Aitchison Alderleaf Wilderness College Education
Jordan Alam Smith College Social Work
Quinn Angelou-Lysaker Boston University Political Science
Venus Aoki Cornish School of Art Interdisciplinary Arts
Michael Blankenship Lewis and Clark College Education in School Counseling
Ro Boyce Edmonds Community College Nursing
Jim Brittain Washington State University Computer Science
Mara Bush University of Washington Music Education
Karin Carillo University of Washington Nursing
Elmer Coria-Islas Pacific Lutheran University Business Administration and Hispanic Studies
Jonathan Davidson Western Washington University Art Education
Bryan Dunncan University of Washington Social Work
Luz Estrada Washington State University Sociology
Abbee Finn Everett community college Photography
Emily Forrette Western Washington University Technical Theatre
Corri Foster Western Washington University Business
Alejandro Frederickson TBD Modern Dance
Julia Haralson Webster University Art
Vern Harner University of Washington Social Welfare
Rachel Harwood University of Washington Oncology
Monique Herrera Perry Technical Institute Instrumentation and Industrial Automation
Chenglin Hong University of Washington Public Administration and Social Work
Danisha Jefferson-Abye South Seattle Community College Public Health
Nate Jo Western Washington University Queer Theory and Graphic Design
Micah Kehrein San Jose State University Library Science
Fialaui’a Lamositele Westen Washington University Healing, Leadership, and Group Dynamics for Change
Jonathan Leggette Evergreen State College Marine Biology and Sociology
Christopher Leyva Vera University of Washington Social Work
Emery Lohrasbi Heritage University Teaching
Adan Longoria Jr Washington State University Spokane Campus Nursing
Evon Mahesh University of Rochester Education
Lara Grace Massey Olympic College Human Services
Asher Matthews University of Washington Social Work
Dharma Mirza Oregon State University Public Health and WGSS
Kim Nguyen Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Medicine
Aeron Novotny Seattle Central College Biology
Isaac Pennoyer Pierce Community College Medical Examination
Giovanni Perez University of Washington Medicine
Darwin Phu Seattle University Civil Engineering
Astro Pittman Seattle Central College Chemical Dependency
Patrick Pollard University of Washington Business
Anelise Schruder University of Washington Psychology
Jay Sencion Seattle Central College Patient Care Navigation
Alejandra Silva Hernandez University of Washington Biology
Jonathan Trejo University of Washington Medicine
Douglas Wagoner University of Washington Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance Public Administration
Chandler Wheeler Whitworth University English
B. Williams Seattle U Law Law
Victoria Wynecoop-Abrahamson University of Chicago Social Work

Current Washington Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
Affordable Housing and Treatment (AHAT Homecare) Tacoma, Washington Visit
API Chaya Seattle, Washington Visit
Blue Mountain Heart to Heart Walla Walla, Washington Visit
Camp Ten Trees Seattle, Washington Visit
Children’s Home Society of Washington Seattle, Washington Visit
Communities In Schools of Federal Way Federal Way, Washington Visit
Diversity Pride Center Kennewick, Washington Visit
Elizabeth Gregory Home Seattle, Washington Visit
Entre Hermanos Seattle, Washington Visit
Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center Seattle, Washington Visit
Gender Diversity Seattle, Washington Visit
Gender Justice League Seattle, Washington Visit
Greater Spokane Progress Spokane, Washington Visit
Heartspark Press Olympia, Washington Visit
Ingersoll Gender Center Seattle, Washington Visit
Jefferson County Pride Port Townsend, Washington Visit
Lavender Rights Project Seattle, Washington Visit
Legal Voice Seattle, Washington Visit
LGBTQ Allyship Seattle, Washington Visit
Liberation Medicine School Seattle, Washington Visit
LifeWire Bellevue, Washington Visit
Martha’s Pantry Vancouver, Washington Visit
Minority Veterans of America Seattle, Washington Visit
New Horizons Ministries Seattle, Washington Visit
Northwest Youth Services Bellingham, Washington Visit
Oasis Youth Center Tacoma, Washington Visit
Odyssey Youth Movement Spokane, Washington Visit
Out in Front Seattle, Washington Visit
PCAF (Pierce County AIDS Foundation) Tacoma, Washington Visit
PFLAG Spokane Spokane, Washington Visit
Pizza Klatch Olympia, Washington Visit
Q Youth Resources Silverdale, Washington Visit
QLaw Foundation of Washington Seattle, Washington Visit
QTPOC Birthwerq Project Seattle, Washington Visit
Queer The Land Seattle, Washington Visit
Rainbow Advocacy Inclusion & Networking Services Kelso, Washington Visit
Rainbow Center Tacoma, Washington Visit
Recovery Cafe Seattle, Washington Visit
Rod’s House Yakima, Washington Visit
Scarecrow Video Seattle, Washington Visit
Seattle Counseling Service Seattle, Washington Visit
Seattle Storytellers Guild Seattle, Washington Visit
Shared Housing Services Tacoma, Washington Visit
Snohomish County Music Project Everett, Washington Visit
Somos Seattle Seattle, Washington Visit
Sound Experience Port Townsend, Washington Visit
Southwest Youth & Family Services Seattle, Washington Visit
Spokane County Human Rights Task Force Spokane, Washington Visit
Stonewall Youth Olympia, Washington Visit
The Center for Children & Youth Justice Seattle, Washington Visit
The Mockingbird Society Seattle, Washington Visit
Thin Air Community Radio Spokane, Washington Visit
UTOPIA (United Territories of Pacific Islanders’ Alliance) Kent, Washington Visit
Velocity Dance Center Seattle, Washington Visit
White Center Community Development Association Seattle, Washington Visit
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific Am Seattle, Washington Visit
Yakima Pride Yakima, Washington Visit
Youth Emergency Services of Pend Oreille County Newport, Washington Visit
YWCA Clark County Vancouver, Washington Visit

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