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.

Issue Area
Grantee

Issue Area(s):

Early learning
Alliance for Early Success

We’re supporting Alliance with a grant for state-based advocacy, re-granting and technical assistance.

Issue Area(s):

Early learning
Children’s Alliance

We are supporting the Early Learning Action Alliance and their work to ensure all children in Washington State have the support they need to be prepared for school and a bright future.

Issue Area(s):

Early learning,
Education
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.

Issue Area(s):

Early learning,
Education
University of Washington Foundation

We partner with the University of Washington Foundation on a variety of initiatives to improve the collection and use of data to support student outcomes.

Issue Area(s):

Early learning
Washington State Department of Early Learning

We’re partnering with the Washington State Department of Early Learning (now the Department of Children, Youth & Families) to support preschool quality improvement.