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
Fatima Al-Rikabi University of Washington History, Sociology
Aaron August Whitworth University Biology B.S./ Queer Studies B.A.
Ro Boyce University of Washington Health Science
Amelia Delgado Seattle University Design
Marlon Do Couto Duke University Finance/Business Analytics
Ce Durfee Frontier Nursing University Nurse-Midwifery and Womxn's Health Nurse Practitioner
D. Edwards Eastern Washington University Biology
Rhiana Everest University of California, Berkeley, School of Law J.D.
Bee Fenner Western Washington University Psychology
Emily Forrette Western Washington University Technical Theatre
Cori Foster Western Washington University Business and Sustainability
Noahloni Garcia School Of Social Work, University of Washington Social Work, Counseling
Jesus Grajales Heritage University Nursing
Jace Grubbs University of Washington Tacoma Psychology
Elle Harwood University of Washington Biochemistry and Comparative Religion
M Haynes Evergreen State College Public Policy and Government
Jude Hoag Boston University Political science
Whit Jester Brandeis University Sustainable International Development and Conflict Resolution
Nate Jo Western Washington University Philosophy/Political Science/Economics
Amanda Kaufman Washington State University Microbiology, Pre-Physician Assistant
Katrina Knizek California Institute of Integral Studies Human Sexuality
Gambhir Kunwar Northeastern University Computer Science
Christopher Leyva Vera University of Washington, School of Social Work (MSW Program) Social Welfare
Parker Mills Whitworth University Masters
Orion Minard Wenatchee Valley College Associate of Applied Science
Ranulfo Molina Western Washington University English, Creative Writing
Virginia Moore Walden University Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Sie Myers George Washington University Law School J.D.
Nam Nguyen Johns Hopkins University School of Education Education
Omid Omid Bellevue College/Healthcare Informatics Healthcare Informatics
Astro Pittman Seattle Central College Applied Behavioral Science
Michelle Rockett Arizona State University Family & Human Development
Josette Ross The Evergreen State College Indigenous Studies
Alberto Saldana Central Washington University Public Health
Samuel Silvestro University of Washington, Tacoma - Master's of Social Work Social Work
Ellie Spencer University of Washington/College of Liberal Arts and Science Business
Maverick Tang Tulane University Master's in Social Work
Douglas Wagoner University of Washington Masters in Public Administration
Ryan Wagstaff University of Sydney Global Health-Public Health
Jalyn Walters Saint Martin's University Biology
Polly Wiltz Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Kai Winchester University of Arizona Education - American Sign Language, Education - Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Justin Wirth Independence University Teaching

Current Washington Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
AHAT Homecare Tacoma, Washington Visit
Blue Mountain Heart to Heart Walla Walla, Washington Visit
Camp Ten Trees Seattle, Washington Visit
Entre Hermanos Seattle, Washington Visit
FEEST Seattle, Washington Visit
Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center Seattle, Washington Visit
Greater Spokane Progress Spokane, Washington Visit
Ingersoll Gender Center Seattle, Washington Visit
Jefferson County Pride Port Townsend, Washington Visit
Lavender Rights Project Seattle, Washington Visit
Liberation Medicine School Seattle, Washington Visit
Medical HxStories Seattle, Washington Visit
Odyssey Youth Movement Spokane, Washington Visit
OUT IN FRONT Seattle, Washington Visit
PCAF Tacoma, Washington Visit
Pierce County AIDS Foundation DBA as Oasis Youth Center Tacoma, Washington Visit
Rainbow Advocacy Inclusion & Networking Services Longview, Washington Visit
Rainbow Center Tacoma, Washington Visit
Recovery Cafe Seattle, Washington Visit
Rod’s House Yakima, Washington Visit
Seattle Storytellers Guild Seattle, Washington Visit
Spectrum Spokane, Washington Visit
Spokane AIDS Network Spokane, Washington Visit
Stonewall Youth Olympia, Washington Visit
The Black Trans Prayer Book Seattle, Washington Visit
Totem Star Seattle, Washington Visit
U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle Kent, Washington Visit
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation Seattle, Washington Visit
VietQ Seattle, Washington Visit
Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network Burien, Washington Visit
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Seattle, Washington Visit
Wonderfully Made Deer Park, Washington Visit
Yakima Pride Yakima, Washington Visit
YWCA Clark County Vancouver, Washington Visit

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