Lots of buzz today about the one-day online-fundraising drive for hundreds of nonprofits around the region, through the Seattle Foundation. Their online list of who’s eligible is overwhelmingly long, but we reviewed it to cull the West Seattle/White Center-based names we recognized, in case you haven’t already found your favorite nonprofit to donate to. And yes, we know many, many, many more groups operate IN this area as part of regional operations – wherever you choose to donate, just donate, regional or local or wherever! Once you see a name, find it on this Seattle Foundation page to get the direct link for their page. List ahead:
The descriptions below are those included on that SF page with links for donating to each:
Arts Corps is the largest, nonprofit arts education organization in Seattle. We partner with schools and community centers to bring high quality, arts education classes to youth with little or no access to hands-on arts opportunities.
ArtsWest is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts organization located in West Seattle with programs in theater, visual art and education.
Concord Elementary Playground Improvement Project
Concord Elementary School is located in the diverse neighborhood of South Park. The purpose of this project is to convert an underutilized outdoor area and create within it a multi-purpose space that provides enhanced outdoor recreation and education.
CoolMom organizes moms and families in local neighborhood groups to educate one another and make sustainable lifestyle choices to affect climate change.
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association
The mission of Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association is an integrated community agency whose mission is to engage residents, businesses, and institutions in building a thriving Delridge.
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition – Technical Advisory Group
The Duwamish River has been treated as a waste dump for more than 100 years. The river runs through Seattle’s poorest communities, comprised of immigrant families, low-income residents and workers.
Duwamish Tribal Services
The Duwamish Tribe maintains a cultural center and traditional longhouse along the Duwamish River in West Seattle that offers historical educational tours, cultural events, cultural preservation and outreach thru local community partnership.
GOT GREEN leads community organizing efforts, public policy advocacy, and job training programs to ensure that the benefits of the new, green economy are widely available to low income communities of color.
Holy Rosary Parish
We are a Roman Catholic Parish and School. We serve the community through worship, education and service to the greater community.
Kol HaNeshamah is a progressive synagogue rejoicing in Torah, Avodah (Worship/Prayer), Tzedek and Tikkun (Justice and Healing), but specializing in K’hillah (Community).
Log House Museum/Southwest Seattle Historical Society
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society (SWSHS) was founded in 1984. Founding members chose to dedicate this organization to historic preservation, heritage education and community service for the Southwest Seattle area.
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance (includes West Seattle Farmers’ Market)
The markets exist for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the neighborhoods in which the markets take place. Over 100 family farmers are supported and over 4,000 acres of local farmland is in sustainable operation because of these neighborhood markets.
Neighborhood House (includes High Point Neighborhood Center)
Neighborhood House is one of the oldest human services organizations in the Seattle area. Our centers are located in many of the region’s public housing communities.
Our mission is to break the inter-generational cycle of alcohol/drug addiction by providing treatment that reconnects women with themselves, their families and their community.
Northwest Hope & Healing
NWHH partners with Swedish Medical Center in an effort to provide financial assistance to patients who are in need. It is estimated that more than 30% of the 900 women diagnosed are in need of financial assistance.
SafeFutures Youth Center
SafeFutures Youth Center operates under its innovative Comprehensive Family Model – a culturally competent support system for moderate to high risk youth that is inclusive of their entire environment – families, schools, judicial courts, employers.
Sanislo PTA Seattle Council
The Sanislo PTA serves an economically & culturally diverse school (more than eight different home languages). We celebrate our diversity with a variety of family engagement nights which regularly draw over 200 people from all parts of our community.
South Seattle Community College Foundation
Located on an 87-acre hilltop overlooking Seattle’s Elliott Bay, our educational institution serves as an ‘opportunity’ portal for more than 14,000 students.
Southwest Youth and Family Services
SWYFS makes a difference in the lives of children, youth, parents and family members, individually and communitywide.
The Anunnaki Project
The Anunnaki Project integrates aerial and modern dance, storytelling, stilt walking, and other unique movement and creative arts to create theatrical presentations that are unique to the Puget Sound region.
The Nature Consortium
Nature Consortium engages community members of all ages and backgrounds in educational activities that connect people to nature, the arts and each other.
The Service Board
The Service Board fosters the need for strong and connected communities by instilling in high school-age youth a deep sense of life purpose, an ethic of public service, and a conviction in their abilities to shape the future.
Transitional Resources is a licensed mental health center and residential treatment program serving individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders.
West Seattle Food Bank
The West Seattle Food Bank has been serving this community since 1981 when local volunteers started distributing food to families in need. In 1989 the agency was incorporated and in 1999 changed its name to the West Seattle Food Bank.
West Seattle Junction Association
The Junction Association is an organization of Junction businesses that aims to develop, promote and participate in activities that enhance a healthy social, economic and environmental climate for the West Seattle Junction community.
Through partnerships with more than 100 established social service agencies in King County, WestSide Baby provides the material items many families desperately need.
White Center Community Development Association
The White Center Community Development Association (CDA) is a catalyst for a healthy community and new prosperity in White Center.
White Center Emergency Food Association
White Center Emergency Food Association, doing business as White Center Food Bank, (WCFB) serves low-income residents of the greater White Center community.
Again, any of the ones listed above – AND hundreds more! – have links on this Seattle Foundation page that you MUST use for today’s donation drive, so they’ll be eligible for the SF’s extras. Please comment if there is a nonprofit *on that Seattle Foundation list* and based in WS/WC that we have missed. The one-day donation drive continues till midnight tonight, but of course these organizations also will happily accept your direct donations the rest of the year too!
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