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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July 2019 Newsletter: Listen more, talk less

As World Cup Champion and Seattle Reign superstar Megan Rapinoe reminds us, “listen more and talk less.” It’s only after listening that philanthropy can step into the role of seeding and supporting promising community efforts, and bringing together community-based organizations to share ideas, learn from each other, and reach their own solutions.

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All Voices Need To Be Heard

When people with different perspectives and backgrounds come together, new alliances can create change across institutions and communities. Former Civic and Community Engagement Director David Wertheimer recently joined MIT Professor Cesar McDowell and graduate student Ayushi Roy for a wide-ranging discussion about building relationships that create lasting impact.

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