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:
  • Craig Williams
  • 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
Frederick Anex-Schnauss University of Washington Tacoma Business Administration
Quinn Angelou-Lysaker Boston University Political Science
Venus Aoki Cornish School of Art Interdisciplinary Arts
Tranisha Arzah Seattle Central College Community Health & Eduation
Shane Bauer Washington State University Electrical Engineering
Nikki Bennington Macalester College Biology; Chemistry; Pre-Med
Michael Blankenship Lewis and Clark College Education in School Counseling
Kody Bosch Western Washington University Engineering
Ro Boyce Edmonds Community College Nursing
Jim Brittain Washington State University Computer Science
Cory Bromley Boise State University Social Work
Anne Bryson Doyle University of Washington Interdisciplinary Visual Art
Gracie Bucklew The Evergreen State College Education
Andy Burt Academy of Interactive Entertainment 3D Animation & Visual Effects
Mara Bush University of Washington Music Education
Miki Cabell Brandman University Education, Transformational Leadership
Karin Carillo University of Washington Nursing
KC Copfer Spokane Community College AA Transfer Degree
Elmer Coria-Islas Pacific Lutheran University Business Administration and Hispanic Studies
Elmer Coria-Islas Pacific Lutheran University Elementary School Education; Hispanic Studies
Athena Dai University of California Los Angeles Fine Arts, Game Design
Dawson Dang University of Washington Nursing
Jonathan Davidson Western Washington University Art Education
Jonathan Davidson Western Washington University Religious Studies; Studio Art
Cynthia DeVille Walla Walla Community College Energy Systems Technology, Plant Operations
Bryan Dunncan University of Washington Social Work
Melissa Ebben University of Washington Family Nurse Practitioner
Joshua Elliott Skagit Valley College Business Administration
Harri-Ann Ellis California Southern University Forensic Psychology
Daniel Ensley University of Washington Tacoma Psychology
Luz Estrada Washington State University Sociology
Diana Estefania Estrada Alamo Yale University Public Health; Social Work
Ivan Fernandez Victoria Seattle Central College Microbiology; Biochemistry
Abbee Finn Everett community college Photography
Angela Flores-Marcus Seattle University Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering
Emily Forrette Western Washington University Technical Theatre
Emily Forrette Western Washington University Technical Theatre
Corri Foster Western Washington University Business
Juan Franco University of Washington Art History
Alejandro Frederickson TBD Modern Dance
Alexia Garcia Central Washington University Science
Tiffany-Ashton Gatsby Seattle Central College Psychology; Fine Arts
Julia Haralson Webster University Art
Vern Harner University of Washington Social Welfare
Rachel Harwood University of Washington Oncology
Shijuan Haynes University of Washington Sustainable Urban Development; Urban Studies
Monique Herrera Perry Technical Institute Instrumentation and Industrial Automation
Anthony Hill Reed College Psychology
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
Raech Kundert University of Washington Foreign Linguistics (Japanese)
Fialaui’a Lamositele Westen Washington University Healing, Leadership, and Group Dynamics for Change
Fialaui’a Lamositele Whatcom Community College Human Services; Communication Studies; Education; Social Justice
Tobin Langford Antioch University Seattle Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Jonathan Leggette Evergreen State College Marine Biology and Sociology
Alejandro Leon Seattle Central College Computer Science
Amber Letchworth Eastern Washington University Social Work
Christopher Leyva Vera University of Washington Social Work
Christopher Leyva Vera University of Washington Social Work
Emery Lohrasbi Heritage University Teaching
Adan Longoria Jr Washington State University Spokane Campus Nursing
Alessandro Lou University of Washington Informatics; Human Computer Interaction
William Lu Cornish College of the Arts Visual and Performing Arts
Max Mackenzie The Evergreen State College Political Science; Linguistics
Evon Mahesh University of Rochester Education
Zaquel Major University of Washington Political Science; Technical Writing
Kristi Maldonado Washington State University Integrated Strategic Communicaton
Lara Grace Massey Olympic College Human Services
Asher Matthews University of Washington Social Work
Asher Matthews University of Washington Social Work
Zander McRae Western Washington University Outdoor Education
Yohanes Mezenghie Washington State University Nursing
Dharma Mirza Oregon State University Public Health and WGSS
Kim Nguyen Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Medicine
Nam Nguyen Washington State University Marketing & International Business
Aeron Novotny Seattle Central College Biology
Fennec Oak Goddard College Clinical Mental Health
Isaac Pennoyer Pierce Community College Medical Examination
Giovanni Perez University of Washington Medicine
Darwin Phu Seattle University Civil Engineering
Darwin Phu Seattle University Psychology
Astro Pittman Seattle Central College Chemical Dependency
Patrick Pollard University of Washington Business
Jessyca Ramonette Washington State University Tri Cities Psychological & Brain Sciences; Feminist Studies; Black Studies; LGBT Studies; Philosophy
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
AHAT Homecare Tacoma, Washington Visit
Alliance of People With disAbilities Seattle, Washington Visit
Amara Seattle, Washington Visit
Amara Seattle, Washington Visit
API Chaya Seattle, Washington Visit
API Chaya Seattle, Washington Visit
Blue Mountain Heart to Heart Walla Walla, Washington Visit
Blue Mountain Heart to Heart Walla Walla, Washington Visit
Camp Ten Trees Seattle, Washington Visit
Cardea Seattle, Washington Visit
Cedar River Clinics Tacoma, Washington Visit
Center for Children & Youth Justice Seattle, Washington Visit
Center for Children and Youth Justice Seattle, Washington Visit
Children’s Home Society of Washington Seattle, Washington Visit
Children’s Home Society of Washington Seattle, Washington Visit
CIS-BF Richland, Washington Visit
Communities In Schools of Federal Way Federal Way, Washington Visit
Communities In Schools, Federal Way Federal Way, Washington Visit
Community Pride Walla Walla Walla Walla, Washington Visit
Disability Rights Washington Seattle, Washington Visit
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon HIV Services Portland, Washington Visit
Elizabeth Gregory Home Seattle, Washington Visit
Entre Hermanos Seattle, Washington Visit
Feminist Women’s Health Center dba Cedar River Clinics Yakima, Washington Visit
Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center Seattle, Washington Visit
Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center Seattle, Washington Visit
Gender Odyssey Seattle, Washington Visit
Greater Spokane Progress Spokane, Washington Visit
GSBA Seattle, Washington Visit
Ingersoll Gender Center Seattle, Washington Visit
Ingersoll Gender Center Seattle, Washington Visit
KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio Spokane, Washington Visit
Lavender Rights Project Seattle, Washington Visit
Lavender Rights Project Seattle, Washington Visit
Legal Voice Seattle, Washington Visit
Legal Voice Seattle, Washington Visit
LGBTQ Allyship Seattle, Washington Visit
Lifelong SEATTLE, Washington Visit
Lifelong Seattle, Washington Visit
LifeWire Bellevue, Washington Visit
LifeWire Bellevue, Washington Visit
Lutheran Community Services Northwest Spokane, Washington Visit
Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood Bellingham, Washington Visit
Northwest Youth Services Bellingham, Washington Visit
Northwest Youth Services Bellingham, Washington Visit
Oasis Youth Center Tacoma, Washington Visit
Oasis Youth Center Tacoma, Washington Visit
Odyssey Youth Movement Spokane, Washington Visit
Odyssey Youth Movement Spokane, Washington Visit
OUT There Adventures Bellingham, Washington Visit
PCAF (Pierce County AIDS Foundation) Tacoma, Washington Visit
Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane Spokane, Washington Visit
Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets Seattle, Washington Visit
Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets Seattle, Washington Visit
People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) Seattle, Washington Visit
PFLAG Skagit Sedro Woolley, Washington Visit
Pierce County AIDS Foundation Tacoma, Washington Visit
Pizza Klatch Lacey, Washington Visit
Pizza Klatch Lacey, Washington Visit
Pride of Ellensburg Ellensburg, Washington Visit
Pride of Ellensburg Ellensburg, Washington Visit
Q Youth Resources Silverdale, Washington Visit
QTPOC Birthwerq Project Seattle, Washington Visit
Queer the Land Seattle, Washington Visit
Rainbow Center Tacoma, Washington Visit
Rainbow Center Tacoma, Washington Visit
Recovery Cafe Seattle, Washington Visit
Seattle AIDS Legacy Memorial Seattle, Washington Visit
Seattle Area Support Groups Seattle, Washington Visit
Seattle Nonbinary Collective Seattle, Washington Visit
Seattle Storytellers Guild Seattle, Washington Visit
Shared Housing Services Tacoma, Washington Visit
Skagit Valley Family YMCA Oasis Teen Shelter Mount Vernon, Washington Visit
SnoHomo Pride Festival Marysville, Washington Visit
Somos Seattle Seattle, Washington Visit
Stonewall Youth Olympia, Washington Visit
Stonewall Youth Olympia, Washington Visit
The Mockingbird Society Seattle, Washington Visit
The Mockingbird Society Seattle, Washington Visit
Three Dollar Bill Cinema Seattle, Washington Visit
Totem Star Seattle, Washington Visit
United Territories Of Pacific Islanders Alliance, Seattle Seattle, Washington Visit
UTOPIA (United Territories of Pacific Islanders) Seattle, Washington Visit
Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association Vashon, Washington Visit
Velocity Dance Center Seattle, Washington Visit
Velocity Dance Center Seattle, Washington Visit
White Center Community Development Association Seattle, Washington Visit
Yakima Neighbborhood Health Services Yakima, Washington Visit
YWCA Clark County Vancouver, Washington Visit
YWCA North Central Washington Wenatchee, Washington Visit
YWCA USA Vancouver, Washington Visit

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