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):

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.

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):

Community
FareStart

We're supporting efforts to double the number of people served each year by FareStart.

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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):

Community
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

We're supporting legal aid and education assistance for immigrant and refugee communities in Washington State.