Posts in Systems & Policies
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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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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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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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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Para Los Niños de Highline

Amount awarded: $40,000
​​​​​​​This group will work to develop the skills of low income Latino residents in South King County to become emerging leaders who are advocating for the needs of the community. They will conduct a survey of existing leaders and convening on community priorities to help develop a change campaign in 2019.

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Communities in Action

Amount awarded: $37,000
This project will strengthen cross-sector collaborations between neighborhood organizations and the school district to promote healthy youth development in Southeast and Central Seattle and more effectively address mental health and violence issues in the community that hamper the futures of students.

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Civil Survival

Amount awarded: $40,000
Civil Survival provides civic education and mobilizes formerly incarcerated individuals and their network of family and friends to advocate for greater participation and advocacy that results in better quality of life and outcomes, including in housing and employment.

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Yesler Community Collaborative

Amount awarded: $165,000
​​​​​​​This collaborative of five organizations and connected partners will advance multiple anti-displacement strategies. This includes development of policy issue briefs and pilot projects to increased affordable housing, support small businesses and increase authentic community engagement and leadership.

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