List of nominated non-profits

 

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Arc of King County

We are a nonprofit organization run by knowledgeable professionals in the field of developmental disabilities, including, family members and people with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD), who together advocate and serve people with I/DD and their families. We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X to various other developmental disabilities.

Passionate for inclusion, independence and education, we are the first resource for I/DD matters in King County. The Arc of King County is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of Washington and The Arc of the United States.

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Ashley House

Ashley House is home to children and their families who are coping with the challenges of a catastrophic injury, serious illness, or a congenital birth defect. Ashley House is an innovative alternative for children who would otherwise have to stay in a hospital or nursing home because of serious medical problems. Ashley House provides comprehensive, cost-effective, quality care to medically fragile children, teens and young adults in home-like settings.

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Assistance League of Seattle

Assistance League of Seattle removes the barriers to education for at-risk, disadvantaged students, giving them hope and inspiration for a brighter tomorrow. This organizations has three programs. 1. Clothe needy K-5 and adding middle school kids next fall. Goal is to clothe 3,000. Number clothed in 2018/2019 was over 2,000. 2. Provide community college/vocational school scholarships to needy young adults , many of whom are immigrants, and 3. Provide summer camp scholarships to middle school students of up to $500. 57 kids funded for summer of 2019.

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The Austen Everett Foundation

The Austen Everett Foundation works to inspire, empower, and embolden the lives of kids battling cancer by Uniting the Fight of these extraordinary individuals with professional and collegiate athletic teams. Children’s hospitals nationwide have partnered with AEF to provide this powerful experience to kids fighting cancer with teams in their communities. Honorary Team Captains attend pre-game practice, receive a personalized team jersey, visit the locker-room, attend coaches pregame talks, walk on the field or court with the team, watch warmups from the players bench. They also have their name featured on the jumbotron, call the captains coin-toss, receive autographed team gear, an event photo recap, and their family receives VIP game day treatment.

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Babies of Homelessness

Babies Of Homelessness mobilizes the community to deliver essential items to babies, toddlers and young children living in homeless encampments, in their cars/RVs and shelters. These invisible children are the most vulnerable victims of homelessness. Our goal is to shed light on an issue that is too often hidden from view of public and to get life saving essential items directly to these babies within hours!

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Citrine Health

Citrine Health was formed in 1996 by a small group of social and healthcare professionals under the name Positive Women's Network. These individuals understood and realized the need for an organization that could provide specialized services for women living with life-challenging illness. Over the years the organization has grown to support a broader range of clients by offering direct care and connections to other health and human services.

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Coalition for Refugees from Burma

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College Access Now

Our mission is to empower students from low-income families to access, enroll and graduate from college at rates equal to their more advantaged peers. In High School, we meet students where they're at and help them transform the college process into manageable steps. In College, we continue to support students as they persist through college, up until they graduate with their degree.

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Country Doctor Community Health Centers

The mission of Country Doctor Community Health Centers is to improve the health of our community by providing high quality, caring, culturally appropriate primary health care that addresses the needs of people, regardless of their ability to pay. Today, it operates two primary care clinics and one after-hours clinic designed to reduce inappropriate use of the emergency department.

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Facing Homelessness

Facing Homelessness honors a simple purpose: To invite all of us to come closer, and to contribute our unique passions and skills toward the effort of ending homelessness. Through an invitation to see the beauty in each person, we encourage the community to bring connection and relationship to the center of their lives. This nurtures the empathy and compassion needed to catalyze a grassroots movement toward ending homelessness.

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FareStart

FareStart is a real solution to some of our society's most pressing challenges—homelessness, joblessness, poverty and hunger. Our model works because we are both an effective social service provider, and a thriving social enterprise. We help people transform their lives, create value for our community, and offer a way for everyone to play a role doing something that matters.

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Friendship Adventures

Friendship Adventures is an all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities by providing social, recreational and educational activities in a safe, engaging environment—building interpersonal skills, confidence and lifelong friendships ... one smile at a time!

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Food Lifeline

Every year, nearly 40% of our country’s food ends up in landfills, while millions go hungry. Food Lifeline has a solution for both problems. We rescue millions of pounds of this surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, grocery stores, and restaurants. We then deliver this healthy and nutritious food to 275 food banks, shelters and meal programs across Western Washington.

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Havens Community Connections

Havens Community Connections is an organization that exists to help women in domestic abuse situations build a safe exit strategy out of the abuse cycle. Recognizing the social stigma and unique financial complexities when abuse occurs in affluent relationships, Havens specializes in breaking the silence of hidden abuse in these situations. But Havens’ overall goal is to help every woman needing assistance to build a ‘life raft’ to a safe and healthy future regardless of financial situation.

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The Healing Center

The Healing Center offers a safe, loving place that honors grief and helps individuals move through it and heal. We serve adults, young adults and children who have experienced the death of a loved one. 

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Jubilee Women's Center

Jubilee Women’s Center supports women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time. Led by the guiding principle that women of all races and cultures are to be treated with respect and dignity, Jubilee provides programs and services that empower women to make positive life changes.

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LaBaTeYah Residential Transitional Youth Home

United Indians Youth Home seeks to provide a safe and nurturing environment for homeless youth, combining Native American wisdom and ceremony with modern educational, medical and social services.  United Indians of all Tribes Foundation (UIATF) has achieved exemplary results from its Transitional Housing Project.

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Millionair Club Charity

Since 1921 the Millionair Club Charity has operated a supportive employment program that specializes in helping people who are experiencing homelessness or other barriers to employment to become job ready.  The MCC's Temporary Staffing Solutions program connects men and women with employment opportunity at over 1,100 businesses and residences in the greater Seattle area. 

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North East Seattle Together aka NEST

NEST is a grass-roots community in Northeast Seattle that aims to give our senior neighbors choices for staying independent, active and connected. By providing a strong support network through volunteers and trusted business referrals, older residents can stay in their homes, and stay engaged in the neighborhoods they love for as long as possible. 

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Northshore Senior Center

Northshore Senior Center's mission is to bring  vital programs and services to those over 55, and adults of all ages with disabilities. Programs range from fitness to cards and games to lifelong learning and computer classes.  The center offers a variety of support groups and offers adult day health and respite care.  Transportation is a key service that transports seniors to the various facilities.

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Orca Network

Orca Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats. A community is emerging that is increasingly attuned to the orca population, that cares about and tries to understand the needs of the resident and transient orcas that inhabit the Salish Sea. 

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Outdoors for All

Outdoors for All mission is to deliver adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities.  Outdoors for All enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities and families and helps them to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. The programs includes snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, youth and adult day camps, yoga, military programs, weekend excursions and custom events.

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Parent Trust for Washington Children

“Our programs are designed to help parents and caregivers from when they’re preparing for their first newborn to when they’re dealing with the ongoing challenges of raising a family. We have learning and support programs for children and teens, too. We believe that families deserve support from ‘conception to college’.” Inga Paige, Executive Director

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Plymouth Housing Group

Plymouth Housing Group works to eliminate homelessness and address its causes by preserving, developing and operating safe, quality, supportive housing and by providing homeless adults with opportunities to stabilize and improve their lives.

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Pride Foundation

Pride Foundation inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest. We envision a world in which all LGBTQ youth, adults, and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and genuinely.

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Project Feast

Project Feast's mission is to transform the lives of refugees and immigrants by providing pathways to sustainable employment in the food industry, and to enrich communities through intercultural exchange.

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Puget Sound Honor Flight

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Since America felt it was important to build a memorial to honor the service and the ultimate sacrifice of her veterans, the Puget Sound Honor Flight believes it is equally important that they actually get to visit and experience their memorial.

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Recovery Cafe

Recovery Café was founded on the knowledge that every human being is precious and beloved regardless of past trauma, mental and emotional anguish, addictive behaviors or mistakes made. We provide a beautiful, safe, warm, drug and alcohol free space and loving community to anchor Members in the sustained recovery needed to gain and maintain access to housing, social and health services, healthy relationships, education and employment.

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ROOTS Young Adult Shelter

ROOTS (Rising Out Of the Shadows) Young Adult Shelter builds community and fosters dignity through access to essential services and a safe place to sleep for young adults experiencing homelessness. 

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Safe Crossings Foundation

Safe Crossings Program is for children who are facing or have experienced the loss of a loved one. They offer many different types of support including phone consultations, grief support groups, activities and workshops, and individual sessions in the office, home, or school setting. The program is made available to any child in King and South Snohomish Counties at no charge.

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Seattle Parks Foundation

Seattle Parks Foundation supports networks of community, philanthropic, and public-sector partners to create and sustain a thriving system of public spaces throughout the city, and advocates for public policies and investments that improve the health and happiness of all Seattle residents.

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The 'See Ya Later' Foundation

The "See Ya Later" Foundation is a non-profit organization in Oregon and Washington that began out of the inspiration of a 12-year-old boy who died of cancer.  Scott Banke had a zest for life and a courage that motivates the mission of the Foundation: "Inspiring Youth - Encouraging Families". Our focus is on children, or parents with children 18 years of age and under, that have been diagnosed with an acute life-threatening medical illness.

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Shepherd's Counseling Services

Shepherd’s Counseling Services is unique in providing long-term, affordable therapy for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. All of our experienced, licensed, Master’s-level therapists have specialized training and are skilled in helping survivors health from the complex trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

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Soulumination

Soulumination celebrates the lives of children and parents facing life-threatening conditions by providing professional photographs of these special individuals and their families, free of charge.
The life-affirming photographs of Soulumination are an enduring, positive record of the child's life, and provide a loving legacy for the children of parents lost to terminal illness.

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The Soup Ladies

Our Mission is to provide fresh cooked meals expeditiously to support first responders such as police and fire departments, search and rescue teams and military personnel in times of emergencies and disasters.

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Team Survivor Northwest

Empowering women cancer survivors (and those still under treatment) to survive and thrive through fitness, health and wellness services. TSNW offers a variety of fitness programs free of charge to any women in the Puget Sound Area who has received a cancer diagnosis sometime in her adult life. These include Active Women Healthy Women weekly classes, Pilates, Dragon Boating, Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Cycling and others. Through a common thread of fitness, TSNW's members bond, inform, and support each other through illness, recovery, and beyond.

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The Tears Foundation

The TEARS Foundation organization seeks to compassionately assist bereaved parents with the financial expenses they face in making final arrangements for their precious baby who has died. Many of the founders and volunteers at The TEARS Foundation have experienced the loss of their own baby, and want to reach out in this way to support newly bereaved parents in their time of devastating sorrow.

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Transitional Resources

At Transitional Resources, we believe that all people, including those living with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, deserve to have a safe place to call home, to feel needed and wanted, to engage in meaningful activities, and to be a part of community. We offer a full spectrum of optimistic and respectful mental health services to our clients. Our programs build better health, stability, and a community of support for people living with serious mental illness.

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Volunteer Park Trust

The mission of Volunteer Park Trust is to preserve and enhance this city and national landmark for today and for generations to come. Our beloved park is in need of immediate and long term stewardship beyond what the city can do. Its future is in jeopardy. In response to this challenge, the Trust is working in partnership with neighbors, Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Parks Foundation, Seattle Art Museum, and the Volunteer Park Conservatory.

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What's Next Washington

What's Next Washington's goal is to bring individuals with conviction histories into the main stream of society.   We work in three areas: 1) We collaborate with employers, housing providers, and government agencies to expand employment and housing opportunities for individuals with conviction histories, 2) We use media and communications to reduce the bias and demeaning treatment people with conviction histories face on a daily basis, and 3) We build leaders among the formerly incarcerated and directly impacted so that they can direct the work to bring about systems change.

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Whisker City

Whisker City is an advocacy and rescue organization that was established in 1991. Whisker City is dedicated to protecting the lives and interests of unwanted cats, and is committed to rescuing and rehabilitating abused, neglected and abandoned felines. This homey sanctuary located in Shoreline, WA offers a new beginning and safe place for cats and kittens that need temporary housing until they are adopted and permanent housing if they are never chosen.

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Women's Housing Equality and Enhancement League

WHEEL is a self-organized, democratic, grassroots organization of homeless and formally homeless individuals. WHEEL operates a Severe Weather Shelter for homeless women and the Women’s Empowerment Center, a self-managed day organizing, arts, and education center for homeless and formally homeless women. 

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Young Women Empowered

Young Women Empowered's mission is to empower young women from diverse backgrounds to step up as leaders in their schools, communities and the world. We do this through intergenerational mentorship, intercultural collaboration, and creative programs that equip girls with the confidence, resiliency, and leadership skills needed to achieve their goals and improve their communities.

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Friends of Seward Park

The all-volunteer Friends of Seward Park works to preserve the unique habitat and cultural legacy of this historic park and its one hundred acres of rare old-growth forest. For five years a group of citizens and volunteer scientists associated with Seward have struggled to understand the tragic die-off of sword ferns in Seward’s Magnificent Forest. The ferns are a dominant and crucial under-story plant whose loss poses a grave threat to the overall health of the forest. Countless volunteer hours of lab and field work have not identified the cause, but outreach throughout the Puget Sound has taught us that the die-off is now regional - and a spreading - phenomenon. 

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Athletes as Leaders