Our Grantees

Our Grantees

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has deep roots in the Puget Sound and a long history of giving back to the region it calls home. With Bill Gates Sr. as a lifelong model of civic leadership, Bill and Melinda created the Pacific Northwest team at the Gates Foundation to give back to the community that gave them and their families so much–because every person deserves a chance to live a healthy and productive life.

The grants below are representative, but reflect only a few of the many grants we’ve made over time. These were selected to illustrate the range of partnerships formed in the last two decades. To explore a full database and see all of the Gates Foundation’s grants in Washington State and around the world, visit gatesfoundation.org.

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Community
All in WA & Community COVID-19 Response Funds
To help meet the needs of those disproportionately impacted, the foundation is supporting the COVID-19 response funds statewide.

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Community,
Homelessness
Bellwether Housing
The foundation is proud to support Bellwether's efforts to bring more affordable housing to our community.

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Community
Coalition of Communities of Color

We’re supporting six grassroots collaboratives serving low-income communities and communities of color.

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Community
FareStart

We're supporting efforts to double the number of people served each year by FareStart.

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Community,
Homelessness
Nexus Youth & Families
The foundation supports Nexus Youth and Families so they can continue providing essential, emergency shelter, clothing and supplies for youth experiencing homelessness.

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Community
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

We're supporting legal aid and education assistance for immigrant and refugee communities in Washington State.

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Community
Philanthropy Northwest

We're partnering with Philanthropy Northwest and community foundations on giving that responds to immediate local needs.

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Community
Potlatch Fund

We’re supporting the Potlatch Fund in their role as a capacity builder for tribes and Native nonprofits.

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Community
Rainier Valley Corps

We're providing general operating support to cultivate and train leaders of color in South Seattle.

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Community,
Homelessness
ROOTS Young Adult Shelter

We're providing general operating support for ROOTS to provide a safe place to sleep and access to services for young adults experiencing homelessness.

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Community
Sound Discipline
We supported Sound Discipline in the expansion of their community-oriented restorative justice model to K-12 schools in South Seattle and South King County.

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Community
Tacoma Community House

We're supporting a capital campaign for a social services agency to serve immigrants and refugees.

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Community
The Seattle Foundation

We’ve work with the Seattle Foundation on a variety of initiatives including the re-granting of our funds and initiatives focused on increasing health, social, economic, and racial equity.

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Community
United Way of Pierce County

We're supporting United Way of Pierce County's Centers for Strong Families, a network of organizations working to improve financial stability for families in need.

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Community
United Ways of the Pacific Northwest

We provide general operating support to bolster the work of the United Ways of the Pacific Northwest (UWPNW) to advance the common good by focusing on education, financial stability, and health.

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Community
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.

Issue Area(s):

Community,
Homelessness
Wellspring Family Services

We're providing general operating support for Wellspring Family Services to serve low-income and vulnerable individuals, children, and families in Seattle and King County.