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):

Homelessness
Building Changes

We’re supporting Building Changes to address student and family homelessness in Washington State.

Issue Area(s):

Homelessness
King County

We’re providing assistance to King County for the annual Point in Time Count of people experiencing homelessness, and continuing efforts to implement a family homelessness strategic plan.

Issue Area(s):

Homelessness
King County Housing Authority

We’re supporting continuing partnerships between the King County Housing Authority and the Bellevue, Highline, and Kent school districts to improve outcomes for students from low-income families.

Issue Area(s):

Homelessness
Pierce County

We're supporting the implementation of Pierce County's family homelessness strategy and an initiative to determine how services can be delivered more effectively to communities of color.

Issue Area(s):

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.

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):

Homelessness
Seattle Public Library Foundation

We partnered with the Seattle Public Library Foundation on a photographic exhibit focused on homelessness, called "Streetwise Revisited."

Issue Area(s):

Homelessness
Snohomish County

We’re partnering with Snohomish County to support the implementation of their family homelessness strategic plan.

Issue Area(s):

Homelessness
Tacoma Housing Authority

We’re supporting a collaboration between the Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) and the Tacoma School District to improve outcomes for students living in THA housing.

Issue Area(s):

Homelessness
United Way of King County

We're providing a grant to United Way of King County to support their work to address the full range of health and human services needs in King County.

Issue Area(s):

Homelessness
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

We're supporting the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence in their effort to expand housing options for domestic violence survivors.

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.