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. Bill and Melinda created the Gates Foundation with a desire to give back to the community that gave them and their families so much. With Bill Gates Sr. as a lifelong model of civic leadership, the foundation works with grantees to ensure all people in the region have the opportunity to live healthy, productive lives.

For nearly two decades, the foundation has partnered with local nonprofits and institutions to provide grants that expand opportunity through education, give everyone access to the internet at local public libraries, and ensure all families had safe, stable homes.

The grants below reflect only a few of the many grants made and 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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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
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,
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.