Grant recipients for 2018 included:
College Access Now (now College Possible Washington). Seattle, WA.
An in-school program that works with talented, low-income, first-generation-to-college students who are navigating the college application and financial aid process. Currently operating at seven Seattle public high schools and many colleges and universities. Now merged with College Possible. http://www.collegepossible.org/washington/
El Centro de la Raza. Seattle, WA. Plaza Roberto Maestas After-School Program.
An academic support program for middle-school students living in Plaza Roberto Maestas housing and the surrounding neighborhood. http://www.elcentrodelaraza.org/what-we-do/
Friends of the Children. Seattle, WA.
A long-term mentoring program that pairs qualified adult counselors with selected at-risk kindergarten students from Seattle’s Central District. The mentors and students meet every week until the student graduates from high school. http://friendsseattle.org/
Garden Raised Bounty. Olympia, WA. Cultivating Youth.
An education, empowerment, and employment program for at-risk high school students that is centered on producing, marketing, and selling organic produce. This grant supports expansion of the program. https://www.goodgrub.org/
Peace Community Center. Tacoma, WA. Hilltop Scholars.
An after-school academic and college-readiness program serving youth in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. https://peacecommunitycenter.org/about_us/
Safe Futures Youth Center. Seattle, WA. Motivating Youth to Succeed in Academics.
An after-school program in southwest Seattle that offers tutoring, mentoring, and individualized academic planning to at-risk elementary, middle and high school students. https://www.sfyc.net/
Sawhorse Revolution. Seattle, WA. Women’s Design/Build Program.
An innovative program that combines job-relevant experience and community service for young women. Over the course of a year they designed and built a tiny home that provides shelter, security, and privacy to a person or small family transitioning away from homelessness. http://sawhorserevolution.org/
Seattle Aquarium Society. Seattle, WA. Citizen Science Program.
An inquiry-based marine science education program in the classroom and on local beaches throughout the Puget Sound region. The program serves approximately 400 high school students and 14 teachers from 13 schools across the region. https://www.seattleaquarium.org/blog/citizen-science
Seattle Arts & Lectures. Seattle, WA. Writers in the Schools.
A K-12 writing program that features long-term classroom residencies by professional writers. The program serves more than 5,500 students at 28 sites in the Puget Sound region. https://lectures.org/youth-programs/#wits
Seattle Education Access. Seattle, WA. College Success Program.
A King County program that connects non-traditional students with the information, resources, and support needed to achieve higher education. http://www.seattleeducationaccess.org/
Seattle Public Library Foundation. Seattle, WA. Endowment for Children and Teens.
This endowment will continue proven, high-impact programs that reach thousands of children; ensure funding for staff specialists; and provide funds for developing new programs. https://supportspl.org/
Trinity Presbyterian Church. Tacoma, WA.
After-school tutoring and mentoring programs for elementary, middle, and high school students in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. http://www.tpctacoma.org/our-programs
Vietnamese Friendship Association. Seattle, WA. Project RISE.
A year-round program after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer that seeks to close the graduation gap for refugee and immigrant students who attend the Seattle World School. https://www.vfaseattle.org/what-we-do/supporting-students/