Through community-driven partnerships, we are creating greater racial, economic, and health equity that enables all people in King County to thrive and prosper.
Starting in 2014 as a partnership between King County and the Seattle Foundation, the initiative has grown to more than 150 organizations partnering together, with the voices of hundreds of community members guiding the way.
To measure progress on our four focus areas, community partners are working with our national and local evaluation team to identify the most salient evaluation questions, plan the evaluation design, select relevant and appropriate performance measures and data collection methods, and gather data and interpret findings.
When community members have voice and power in the decisions that impact their communities, and express it through civic engagement and leadership, it leads to broader community and policy changes that assure racial, health, and economic equity. Therefore, three reinforcing elements are at the heart of Communities of Opportunity.
Geographic & cultural community partnerships
Policy & systems change
Come meet and hear directly from diverse manufacturing professionals, manufacturing employers, and training programs about many training and career opportunities in manufacturing
Join us our Equitable Development Summit on November 14th and 15th!
The Equitable Development Summit will help us learn strategies for working to root communities in place and address risks of displacement. We will have the opportunity to learn from some of the top leaders working to fight displacement locally and nationally.
Perfect for those looking to understand results from a survey or other program data, little to no experience analyzing data, and those wanting tools to make sure they get the information they need out of their evaluation.
Save the date for this free kickoff event with the SeaTac-Tukwila Community Coalition (STCC) - Saturday, November 23rd from 3-6pm at the Tukwila Community Center!
Join with Ingersoll Gender Center for their yearly celebration of our trans and gender diverse communities and learn what Ingersoll has in store for 2020.
Saturday, December 7th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm @ City Hall
Save the Date! The Best Starts for Kids Summit will take place on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Seattle Center with the theme of Communities Building Impact. Stay tuned for more details to come!
Aiming to fund programs and activities that support families with middle school and high school age youth as they navigate their changing relationships, Positive Family Connections seeks to strengthen the family, particularly the relationship between the young person and their parents/adult caregivers.
The King County Department of Community and Human Services is now accepting applications to provide training, advice or other services to improve the financial literacy of seniors and vulnerable populations. Funding and guidance provided by the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) and the VSHSL Implementation Plan.
The Washington Census Equity Fund, managed by Philanthropy Northwest, maximizes the impact of philanthropic resources toward the goal of a robust and accurate 2020 Census count across the state. The overarching desired outcomes of this effort are to organize, inform and activate residents in historically underrepresented communities that are at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census.
GHF is launching two funding opportunities to support organizations and projects throughout Washington State and along our borders
Best Starts for Kids is investing in a number of capacity building efforts. This is a series to share what we mean by capacity building and why we think it is so important. Today we talk about our overall approach to capacity building. Future blog posts will go deeper into what this actually looks like.
What do you need to know to run a nonprofit?
Let’s Go Legal covers the five main topics board members need to know: State Law, Federal Law, Fundraising, Employment, and Intellectual Property.
Save the Date! There are 3 upcoming, community-focused workshops about county funding sources to create and enhance parks & open spaces. The goal of these workshops is to make communities aware of the public funding sources available to them for park and open space investments.
The King County Children and Youth Advisory Board (CYAB) is seeking individuals interested in serving on the CYAB for a three-year term beginning February 1, 2020. The CYAB serves as the oversight and advisory body to the King County executive, the council, and county staff for the Best Starts for Kids Initiative, the King County Youth Action Plan, and the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA).
We are excited to announce several opportunities for learning and skill building through Communities of Opportunity.
Support the Boys & Girls Club mission of enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The August 2019 SCOOP newsletter is now available. Read about the work of our partners, how community-driven approaches are taking hold, and new funding opportunities.
Read the latest SCOOP here.
You can sign up for future SCOOP newsletters here.
In 2018, COO launched a participatory evaluation to assess existing conditions and early partner efforts toward creating racial, economic and health equity. Over 46 partners shared their perspectives through surveys, focus groups, interviews and a community workshop. Read the findings here.
We are proud to share COO 2018 Accomplishments as part of the Best Starts for Kids Annual Report. Thanks to the SUNN partnership for sharing their story. Read the COO sections of the report here.
The Transgender Economic Empowerment Coalition is conducting this survey to identify the needs of the community, and to identify the gaps in resources so we may better serve and provide trans-inclusive services.