All lives have equal value.

All lives have equal value.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a global philanthropy, but our roots are 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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COVID-19 Response Funds Statewide

To help meet the needs of those disproportionately impacted, the foundation is supporting the COVID-19 response funds statewide.

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Washington Census Equity Fund

The foundation is providing $750,000 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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COVID-19: Globally and Locally

Perspectives and interviews on everything the Gates Foundation is doing to address the challenges of the novel coronavirus, both globally and locally.

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Public Health Information

Our state government has a one-stop website with the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) information, including how to get tested and resources to support your business and your family.

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