Washington Dream Coalition

Amount awarded: $115,000
​​​​​​​Washington Dream Coalition will collaborate with youth, college students and educators to address key barriers to the success of undocumented youth working and studying in our region. This includes developing a Task Force aimed at building systemic support for students.

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Kent Community Development Collaborative 

Kent Community Development Collaborative is a partnership of community-based organizations working to ensure everyone can participate and benefit from decisions that shape their neighborhood and greater community. The partnership will convene community forums focused on creating affordable, safe housing for Kent residents, as well as opportunities for living-wage jobs and access to healthy, affordable foods.

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Puget Sound Sage

Amount awarded: $215,000
​​​​​​​Puget Sound Sage and Transportation Choices Coalition aim to ensure communities of color, immigrants and refugees share in and prosper from the benefits of transit, specifically Sound Transit 3. This includes representation of marginalized communities in decisions such as station location and accessibility, equitable development and affordable housing along transit lines.

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Chief Seattle Club

Amount awarded: $114,507
Chief Seattle Club will strengthen and coordinate a coalition of organizations to address urban Native homelessness. The Coalition will ensure the voices and perspectives of American Indian/Alaskan Native communities are central to homelessness prevention efforts and policies.

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White Center

In White Center, a key priority driven by residents and grassroots organizations is anchoring multi-cultural businesses and partnerships in the community to prevent displacement. Paramount to this work is increasing community leadership, with an emphasis on engaging young people. 

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Community Justice Project

Amount awarded: $40,000
​​​​​​​This effort aims to transform the criminal legal system and promote policies that support the people and communities of color most impacted by violence, including increased rehabilitation rather than incarceration. It seeks to amplify the voices of crime survivors whose experiences have reinforced that punitive measures often worsen the conditions that lead to crime in the first place.

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FEEST

Amount awarded: $115,000
​​​​​​​FEEST is dedicated to developing youth leadership for health and food justice. Youth leaders will extend their impact in South King County schools by working on policies to increase access and affordability of healthy and culturally-relevant foods.

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Ingersoll Gender Center

Amount awarded: $40,000
​​​​​​​This project will create a gender affirming health care policy agenda after engaging stakeholders in discussions and surveys on challenges that transgender community members have in accessing gender affirming care and that medical providers have in connecting them to it.

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Comunidad Latina de Vashon Organizamos

Communidad Latina de Vashon Organizamos is working to dramatically enhance community connections and mobilize LatinX residents on Vashon Island to activate their leadership in community decisions and advance greater health and well-being. Partners in this effort include Latino-based organizations in Seattle that will share their expertise in civic engagement with the Vashon Latino community.

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Rainier Valley

Since the launch of the initiative, Rainier Valley has made progress in planning for an urban village near light rail stops in the Valley. Community partners and coalitions are focusing on shared ownership models to prevent displacement of historic cultural communities and to increase economic security.

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Somali Health Board

Amount awarded: $215,000
​​​​​​​Nine racial/ethnic health boards will come together to establish the Community Health Board Coalition (CHBC) to strengthen social cohesion across groups by creating a joint policy agenda and ultimately positioning the CHBC as a powerful voice for health.

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