Posts in Systems & Policies
Yesler Community Collaborative

2019 Award: $112,500
​​​​​​​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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Somali Health Board

2019 Award: 150,000
​​​​​​​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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2019 Award: $75,000
​​​​​​​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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Seattle Indian Health Board

2019 Award: $100,000
​​​​​​​Seattle Indian Health Board aims to bring about concrete improvements in health care access and quality for Native people. SIHB will provide necessary data, policy analysis and input on proposed state legislation to reduce health disparities and ensure implementation of existing treaties.

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Got Green

2019 Award: $80,000
​​​​​​​Got Green will work to address disparities that often keep well-qualified people of color out of "green economy" internships and careers. This includes investing in fellowship programs to develop young leaders in the environmental​ ​justice​ ​movement and to advocate for measures to diversify the workforce in the environmental sector.

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Chief Seattle Club

2019 Award: $85,880
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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Alphabet Alliance of Color

2019 Award: $125,000
A collaborative project to increase the influence of two-spirit, gender diverse, queer, and transgender people of color to lead grassroots movements and demands for change by becoming meaningfully involved in the political process. Participants will work to address issues that are specific to these communities on a local and regional level and in the neighborhoods where they live and work.

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Open Doors of Multicultural Families

2019 Award: $100,000
​​​​​​​Open Doors for Multicultural Families will increase opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families--many from diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds--to engage in policy and advocacy. Identified focus areas include education, access to recreational opportunities, stable and affordable housing and reliable para-transit.

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Puget Sound Sage

2019 Award: $150,000
​​​​​​​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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