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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Grantee

Issue Area(s):

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.

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.

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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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Education,
Homelessness
Black Education Strategy Roundtable

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

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Homelessness
Building Changes

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Homelessness
Funders Together
The foundation is proud to support Funders Together in their mission to mobilize members with lasting solutions in ending homelessness.