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Seattle Foundation

The Seattle Foundation is your local, definitive resource for giving. We provide the reliable insight and tools you need to make the most of your giving. Whatever your charitable budget, we can help you give wisely and have the impact you want.

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Lumana

Lumana provides financial services to rural Africans living in poverty with the mission of helping them reach their personal and financial goals.

Lumana partners with rural African women to create microfinance, business education and leadership development opportunities in their communities. Our program is run by a small staff and dozens of committed volunteers from all over the world to create better financial products(including savings opportunities) for rural African families.

Our organization was founded by a group of young leaders who had graduated from the UW business school and decided to use their skills to create world changing programs in the places that needed it most. In the past 2 1/2 years we have sent over 21 volunteers to Ghana to work for several months on projects to benefit our microfinance clients and through this program we have opened the door to many young people interested in experiencing Africa in a meaningful and productive way.

Imaging the World

Imaging the World (ITW) offers a revolutionary approach to diagnostic imaging. We provide the training protocols, technology, and network necessary for improving the health of individuals in under-resourced regions.

In just a few days, frontline healthcare workers can learn specialized ultrasound scanning techniques using basic body surface markers to generate images. These scans are sent via cell phone modems to a remote internet server, where ultrasound experts log on to analyze each scan. Life-saving diagnoses are then sent back to the rural health clinic via cell phone text messaging and email to help frontline healthcare workers manage patient care.

ITW’s low-cost, scalable, sustainable imaging model—which can help diagnose a wide range of maladies and conditions—offers hope for those who need it most.

Columbia Hospitality

At Columbia Hospitality, our mission is to inspire and empower our team to create exceptional experiences for our guests and phenomenal results for our property owners. Contact us today, and let us help you achieve success.

ChangeStream Media

ChangeStream Media’s mission is to educate, inspire and improve the social welfare of disadvantaged communities worldwide through digital media. We seek knowledge that can unlock brighter futures, and share it with a wide audience using multimedia storytelling. ChangeStream Media focuses on simple, affordable ideas offering immediate actions that can improve the standard of living for individuals and communities. In the process, we collaborate with digital media volunteers, and connect charitable organizations with the resources to help them flourish.

Global Brigades

Global Brigades (GB) is an international health and sustainable development organization empowered by student volunteers. Since 2004, GB has mobilized over 36,000 participants for skill-based programs that work in partnership with community members to improve quality of life in remote rural communities located in Ghana, Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras. GB makes impact through week-long volunteer trips where participants engage in intensive hands-on projects that provide access to water, public health, medical, business, micro-finance and many other sustainable solutions. For every volunteer GB mobilizes, the quality of life for more than thirty people is improved in targeted communities. Over the past nine years, GB’s civic-engagement initiatives have impacted more than 1,000,000 community members in Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Ghana.

VentureScale

Our purpose is to accelerate the sustainable growth of social ventures. We measure growth in both financial terms and social benefit impacts. Working with organizations across the for-profit and non-profit sectors, we do not advocate one structure over another, but instead, focus on the underlying principles that make any endeavor successful.

Northwest School

A culture of courtesy and common sense. A liberal arts education drawing connections among artistic, historical, literary, and scientific fields of knowledge. An outdoor and environmental program. Stellar athletics. These are some of the integral parts of The Northwest School. Set in an urban campus that is housed in an historic landmark cared for by our students, we provide a curriculum for grades 6–12 that offers an international perspective and encourages independent and creative thinking in every class. We educate and shape our students into global citizens who will one day shape our community, nation, and world.

HaloSource

The HaloSource story began in 1998, when Dr. Jeffrey F. Williams, professor of microbiology at Michigan State University, assembled a strategic alliance of scientists and industry experts to make water better. Their focus? Innovative, effective technologies that were environmentally conscious.

We have since built a world-class team of some of the most preeminent chemists, biochemists and microbiologists in the world, all working every day to make our world a better place through water, the most essential element for human life.

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