All lives have equal value.

All lives have equal value.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a global organization, but our roots are here in the Pacific Northwest, where the Gates family has lived for generations. Here at home, we invest in improving education from preschool through college, preventing family homelessness, and strengthening community engagement, in order to ensure that every child has a chance to reach their full potential, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or family income.

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We supported Partnership4Learning to assist them in their mission to provide resources and expanding opportunities for education and training.

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Seattle Public Schools

We’ve provided several grants to Seattle Public Schools for a variety of initiatives, including support for professional development and the Seattle Preschool Special Education Program.

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May 2019 Newsletter

Another school year is coming to a close, and in every classroom, students are looking forward to the next step in their learning journey—from preschool to college and career. Our latest newsletter focuses on the value of higher education and honors the teachers who help students reach their dreams.

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David Bley speaks with Marilyn Strickland

In this 40-minute podcast interview, our Director David Bley talks with Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce CEO Marilyn Strickland about the work of the Gates Foundation generally and the Pacific Northwest team specifically, and shares his thoughts on equity and inclusion, his personal career path, and words to live by.

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