All lives have equal value.

All lives have equal value.

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OUR VISION

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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FEATURED GRANT

Washington Census Equity Fund

The foundation is providing $500,000 to support 77 grantees across 83 grants, working in 36 of Washington’s 39 counties to reach historically hard-to-count communities.

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Funders Together

The foundation is proud to support Funders Together in their mission to mobilize members with lasting solutions in ending homelessness.

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UPDATES

COVID-19:
What we’re doing and what you can do

Director David Bley shares what the foundation is doing to support our community during this challenging time, and what you can do to help.

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Supporting Our Local COVID-19 Response

The foundation is committing an additional $5 million to help public health agencies in the greater Seattle region enhance their capacity to detect novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in King County, Snohomish County and other surrounding communities.

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