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):

Education,
Homelessness
Black Education Strategy Roundtable

We’re supporting organizational capacity building and implementation of a new strategic plan.

Issue Area(s):

Education
Community Center for Education Results

We are supporting the Community Center for Education Results to lead the Road Map Project in South King County.

Issue Area(s):

Education
OneAmerica

We’re supporting grassroots advocacy around education issues that impact immigrant and refugee students.

Issue Area(s):

Education
Partnership4Learning
We supported Partnership4Learning to assist them in their mission to provide resources and expanding opportunities for education and training.

Issue Area(s):

Education
Puget Sound Education Service District

We have provided a variety of grants to Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) to support Educare Seattle, the Road Map Project, and other public education efforts.

Issue Area(s):

Education
School’s Out Washington

We’re providing grants to School’s Out Washington to improve understanding of social-emotional learning and support quality after-school care

Issue Area(s):

Education,
Homelessness
Seattle Housing Authority

We’re supporting the Seattle Housing Authority's partnership with Seattle Public Schools to improve outcomes for low-income students.

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):

Education
Spokane School District

We’re partnering with the Spokane School District to support collaboration among all types of public schools.

Issue Area(s):

Education
University of Washington

We partner with the University of Washington to support scholarship programs and professional development opportunities for Pre-K and K-12 educators in Washington state.

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.