Organizations in Organization Type:
ACT for Congo (Formerly HEAL Africa)
African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest
Ashesi University Foundation
Ashesi’s mission is to educate a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa; to cultivate within our students the values of life-long learning, concern for others and the courage to think in a bold and enterprising way. Further, we aim to expand without losing focus on quality and, through strategic planning and fiscal discipline, to set the bar for educational standards on the African Continent.
Ayni Education International
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving peoples health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all peopleespecially those with the fewest resourceshave access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.
Bo M. Karlsson Foundation (BMKF)
The Bo M. Karlsson Foundation (BMKF), is a non-profit organization which awards scholarships to universities and trade schools to underprivileged young women in Nepal.
Our Mission: Fund higher education for underprivileged Nepali women so that they may become self-reliant, confident, and productive citizens in their own country
Our Belief: The women we support awaken us to our global connectivity and the universal desire for peace and goodwill.
Our Vision: Lifting the barriers that prevent women worldwide from achieving their highest potential
The Borgen Project is the innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.
BOSIA (Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Island Association):
Breakthrough Partners operates in strategic regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America to identify and build indigenous leaders who will lead an “Inside-Out” change process to pursue transformational, sustainable solutions to profound ruin, devastation and brokenness.
Burkitt’s Lymphoma Kenya Fund
Clear Path International
Clear Path International provides medical, socio-psychological and economic assistance to landmine accident survivors, their families and their communities in Asia.
Committee for Children
Committee for Children is a Seattle-based, internationally focused nonprofit organization whose vision is Safe children thriving in a peaceful world. The organization conducts research, develops educational materials, and trains educators in the use of evidence-based, teacher- and parent-friendly curricula for the prevention of child abuse and youth violence. The organization disseminates these toolkits to schools, districts, youth programs, parent educators, and other child-serving settings. Committee for Children programs are awarded the highest exemplary and model program ratings by the US Departments of Education, Health, and Justice, and given Select Program status by researchers at the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. Committee for Children’s flagship program, Second Step: A Violence Prevention Curriculum, is taught to over 9 million children in North America and translated versions are presented to millions more children through program dissemination partners in countries around the world.
Construction for Change
Construction for Change partners with rural communities to build schools, medical facilities and other critical infrastructure where it is needed most. By providing infrastructure, we empower local non-profit organizations to create opportunity and break the cycle of poverty in their communities.
We provide the following services for our non-profit partners: 1. Construction financing grants up to $50,000; 2. Design concepts and blueprints; 3. Volunteer project management to oversee the construction phase; and 4. Capacity building among local residents in construction-related trades and skills.
World Concern provides life, opportunity and hope to suffering people around the world, through disaster response and development programs. Motivated by our love of Christ, we bring hope and reconciliation to those we serve, so they may in turn share with others. World Concern will provide opportunities to the poor which focus on basic needs, sustainable livelihoods and family stability. We will serve through a worldwide staff of professionals who are committed to forging partnerships with the people and communities we serve, as well as local governments, churches, like-minded agencies and donors. Our work is an extension of our love of Christ, which we share in word and deed.
Days for Girls International
Days for Girls International networks volunteers around the globe to craft and provides washable feminine hygiene kits, and empowers impoverished communities and governments to do likewise, giving girls back EVERY day of their lives. What if not having feminine supplies kept you isolated for days? No study, no income, no going out, no access to hygiene… for days? It happens for millions of women worldwide. We work to raise awareness and access to solutions. We are a program of ClayforEarth
EarthCorps offers a 6-month service learning program in Seattle, Washington, USA that brings together emerging environmental leaders from around the world to learn the fundamentals of: Environmental Service, Community Building, Leadership.
East African Community Services
East-West Management Institute
Engineers Without Borders Puget Sound Professional Chapter
Engineers Without Borders – Puget Sound Professional Chapter is one of the largest and most active chapters of EWB-USA; a network of over 300 student and professional chapters.
Our vision is a world in which all communities have the capacity to meet their basic human needs. Our Mission is to support community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership.
EWB-PSPC is a volunteer-run professional organization.
Esperanza International Foundation
The mission of Esperanza International Foundation is to free children and their families from poverty through initiatives that generate income, education, and health; restoring self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope. This is accomplished through a program that focuses on Microenterprise Development, Education and Training, Health Care and Health Education.
Facing the Future
Facing the Future engages students in learning by making academics relevant to their lives. We empower students to think critically, develop a global perspective, and participate in positive solutions for a sustainable future. We do this by providing curriculum resources and professional development for educators to integrate global issues and sustainability into their classrooms. We serve tens of thousands of K-16 educators in all 50 US states and in 135 countries and nearly 2 million school children per year. Facing the Future is growing and seeks to reach over 12.5 million students each year by 2020.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
The mission of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is the elimination of cancer as a cause of human suffering and death. The Center conducts research of the highest standards to improve prevention and treatment of cancer and related diseases.
Friends of the Orphans
Friends of the Orphans is dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children through the support of the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) network of orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean. Every day, Friends of the Orphans supports more than 3,700 children in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. Since its founding in 1954, NPH has assisted nearly 16,000 children. In 2010, NPH outreach programs assisted over one million children and adults in Haiti alone.
Gambia Health Education Liaison Project (Gambia HELP)
Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas
Global Business Center at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington
As home to UW’s federally-funded Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), the Global Business Center also works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education to contribute to the international competitiveness of American business by developing and supporting international business programs for students, faculty, and the business community. We are the only CIBER in the Pacific Northwest, and one of thirty-one CIBERs housed in universities throughout the United States. Our mission is to develop global business expertise by hosting and sponsoring outstanding international education initiatives. The Global Business Center manages GSEC, the leading-edge program at the Michael G. Foster School of Business that aims to alleviate global poverty through small enterprise.
Founded in 1994, Global Partnerships’ mission is to expand opportunity for people living in poverty and provide leadership in the fight against global poverty. Microfinance is an innovative, market-based solution that helps people living in poverty to help themselves. For example, loans as small as $100 can give microentrepreneurs the boost they need to start or expand their own businesses and generate income to provide nutritious food, healthcare, education and adequate shelter for their families. Of the estimated 560 million impoverished people who would benefit from access to microfinance, only a fraction is currently being reached. Global Partnerships supports the expansion of microfinance throughout Latin America by investing capital and management expertise in high-performing, poverty-focused, sustainable microfinance institutions (MFIs), which in turn expand access to poverty-alleviating financial services to more people.
It is Global Visionaries’ mission to educate and empower youth to become active community leaders and global citizens who promote social and environmental justice through community service at home and abroad. This is accomplished through local high school student participation in the yearlong Global Visionaries Youth Leadership Program. The program engages youth of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, 40% of current participants are students of color, in cross-cultural understanding workshops, anti-oppression training, local service-learning work teams, and an international cultural immersion and service-learning trip to Guatemala.
Global Women: Partners in Philanthropy
Their mission is to enable the poor, especially the poorest, to create a world without poverty.
Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Guatemala Village Health
Habitat for Humanity Seattle/South King County
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere to develop community with people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which people can live and grow.
Hands for Peacemaking
Healing the Children
Our mission as a non-profit volunteer organization is to provide high quality donated medical, surgical and dental care in the United States and around the world, to improve the health of needy children who would otherwise suffer and die.
Health Leadership International
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Highline Community College
Highline is a comprehensive community college, providing open access to adults for education and training opportunities. The College has a strong emphasis on global/international activities, including serving a large number of international students, offering study abroad programs, faculty exchanges and development work. The College also houses the Center of Excellence for International Trade.
iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service
iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service is a 501c3, tax-exempt nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate and inspire a new generation of social leaders who are motivated by a commitment to service and have the practical skills, rigorous critical thinking, and global community of support to create positive social and systemic change in the world. In the pursuit of this mission, iLEAP designs and delivers a variety of experiential educational programs that serve as the catalyst for this new generation, and, work to nurture meaningful collaborations between people, organizations, and community. All of our programs emphasize social enterprise, collaboration, conversation and dialogue, and rigorous engagement with ideas and theory. We develop these unique programs in close partnerships with colleges and universities, civil society groups, and for-profit businesses, and programs range in length from one day to nine months.
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.
Imago Organizational Design, LLC
Infectious Disease Research Institute
IDRI is a nonprofit biotechnology research institute. IDRI’s mission is to identify early scientific leads for vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics and to develop these leads into products that can ultimately be produced at affordable prices for use in developing countries or among low-income populations in the developed world. The primary purpose of IDRI is to conduct research related to human health. IDRI primarily targest disease that place a high burden of disease upon individuals and countries in the developing world. Recently, IDRI has directed its research efforts towards the following diseases: leishmaniasis, tuberculosis, leprosy, Chagas disease, chlamydia, and Buruli ulcer. Together, these diseases kill more than six million people each year, primarily in the developing world. IDRI works closely with hospitals, industry, universities, and governments (both domestically and abroad), as well as with private foundations and the World Health Organization.
Initiative for Global Development
The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) is an alliance of business leaders working to end global poverty. IGD addresses poverty by promoting government policies that create an environment where private enterprise can thrive and by working with business leaders to increase growth and investment in developing countries.
Institute for Self-Reliant Agriculture
Our core mission is to provide computers to underserved people and communities around the world. From our Seattle-based computer recycling and reuse programs to schools and organizations far and wide, we make a connection that makes a difference. We create opportunity through technology.
International Development Exchange
IDEX identifies, evaluates, and grows the best ideas from local leaders and organizations to alleviate poverty and injustice around the world. IDEX connects a passionate and engaged network of supporters to the visionary leaders and organizations creating lasting solutions to their communities’ most pressing challenges.
Since its founding in 1985, IDEX has supported more than 500 grassroots, community-led projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Annually, IDEX’s partners serve approximately 1.2 million people in impoverished communities, including marginalized women, small farmers, indigenous communities, low-income urban residents, sexual and ethnic minorities, and youth. For more information, www.idex.org
International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia (ILAE):
International Programs, Washington State University
Jet City Stove Works
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kids Without Borders
Kirlin Charitable Foundation
Laird Norton Family Foundation
The mission of the Laird Norton Family Foundation is to fund programs that honor, support, and reflect the philanthropic values of the Laird Norton family. We do this through a number of fund advisory committees, each focused on a specific area of interest. Those areas currently are clean water and sanitation in developing countries; arts in education; climate change; watershed stewardship.
Mission: Grounded in the knowledge that having legal rights to land is a foundation for prosperity and opportunity, Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that the world’s poorest families have secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute in 1967, Landesa has helped more than 100 million poor families gain legal control over their land. With secure land rights, these families can eat better, earn more, educate their children, practice conservation, and achieve dignity for generations.
Vision: We envision a world free of poverty. We see a future in which all who depend on land for their well-being have secure land rights – one of the most basic, powerful resources for lifting oneself and one’s family out of poverty.
Lift Up Africa
Lift Up Africa (LUA) works to create community-led sustainable development projects that are intended to help bridge the gap between abundance and need. Our projects address problems such as disease, hunger, employment, and lack of education; use local labor and materials whenever possible; and concentrate on basic needs such as clean water, health care, reliable and sustainable food and energy sources, education, and employment.
We are a consortium of international NGOs such as Save the Children, Mercy Corps, World Vision, Care, Oxfam, Habitat and many others that is organized around the simple premise that these agencies should be sharing their learning resources and experiences to improve the impact of their programming and propagate best practices while simultaneously reducing their costs.
Our mission is to empower children and adults with tools for knowledge sharing and literacy learning, as an effective means towards advancing education, health, economic development, democracy, and human rights.
Living Earth Institute
Empowering communities to protect their health and environment through the sustainable use of water resources.
The Living Earth Institute (LEI) is a Seattle-based non-profit 501(3)(c) organization founded in 1999 to aid international communities in developing sustainable water resources. Our primary focus is the development of water supply and sanitation projects; however, through experience, we know that in order to make these projects sustainable, we must take a holistic approach. This means that we work with the community to implement income generation training, micro-lending programs, literacy classes, hygiene education, and other programs to meet community-defined needs.
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.
Maasai Children’s Initiative
Mangrove Action Project
The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is dedicated to reversing the degradation and loss of mangrove forest ecosystems worldwide. Its main goal is to promote the rights of traditional and indigenous coastal peoples, including fishers and farmers, to sustainably manage their coastal environs.Through its global network and offices in the U.S. (International Office), Thailand (Asia Regional Office), Indonesia, and Latin America, MAP is stimulating the exchange of ideas and information on the conservation and restoration of mangrove forests, while promoting sustainable livelihoods for coastal communities.
Marine Stewardship Council
MEDRIX is saving lives and improving the quality of life for countless children and families in Southeast Asia by providing Medical Resources, Health, Hygiene, and Medical Education, English Language Education, and Safe Water Development.
Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps helps people in the world’s toughest places turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress. Driven by local needs and market conditions, our programs provide communities with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Our worldwide team of 3,700 professionals is improving the lives of 16.7 million people in more than 40 countries.
Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1.7 billion in assistance to people in 107 nations. Our global programs are supported by headquarters in North America and Europe and field offices in some of the world’s most troubled and challenging regions. Last year, we helped 16.7 million people in more than 40 countries turn crisis into opportunity.
As an industry leader and the world’s largest software company, Microsoft has a responsibility to act as a good corporate citizen all around the world. Whether it is complying with local laws and regulations, demonstrating ethical business standards, mitigating risks to the environment, or protecting human rights, Microsoft is committed to being a global leader in corporate social responsibility. Corporate citizenship is also core to the Microsoft business strategy and the way that we interact with customers, partners, governments, and employees. It is a way of doing business that recognizes the effect that Microsoft has on society and the effect that society has on our business. The Microsoft corporate citizenship mission is simple: to serve the public good through innovative technologies and partnerships and to deliver on our business responsibilities of growth and value to our customers, shareholders, and employees. This mission not only guides our work as a corporate citizen, but also provides a framework through which our business addresses new markets, technologies, and business models.
Mona Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports grassroots educational initiatives around the globe. Its main objectives are to provide quality education to all children, to raise the status of women and girls, and to build community capacity in areas where its partner projects are located. The Mona Foundation achieves these objectives by giving 100% of designated funds, and 97% of general funds, directly to its projects, to-date impacting the lives of more than 30,000 children, women and their families. The foundation provides logistical and material resources, as well as technical training and strategic consulting for its projects. Some of the projects supported include a school for children of immigrant farm workers in California, a secondary school in Tanzania that now provides a dormitory making it safe for girls to attend, a school in Haiti for street children, and a training institute in India that teaches women practical income-generating life skills. The Foundation is based in the Seattle area and was voted the “Best Favorite Local Charity of Western Washington‟ for 2010 by KING5 and Evening Magazine.
Office of the Superindent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) International Education Office seeks to integrate global perspectives in a variety of academic disciplines that include Social Studies (civics, history, geography, and economics) Environmental and Sustainability Education and World Languages. The International Education Office also coordinates multiple exchange and visiting teacher programs and provides resources and information for student exchange.
One By One
One By One was founded in 2005 with the singular mission of contributing to the elimination of fistula worldwide. We work to increase awareness and understanding of this deeply troubling condition that affects so many women. Additionally, we partner with in-country organizations to create programs and mobilize the resources needed to support both life-transforming treatment programs and essential prevention work.
One Equal Heart Foundation
One Equal Heart Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that supports locally-led community-based programs in Chiapas, Mexico. One Equal Heart works with our Chiapas-based partners to help the Tseltal Maya create healthy families, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.
In Seattle, One Equal Heart raises funds and awareness for sustainable development programs that emerge from the wisdom and experience of the Tseltal Maya. One Equal Heart offers experiential and educational opportunities for the local community to explore the Tseltal indigenous vision as we work together to build a sustainable future.
One World Now! A Project of the Tides Center
Organizational Research Services
Pacific Lutheran University
PLU’s global education programs are designed to promote understanding among peoples through learning, research and outreach.
Pangea is an association of individuals dedicated to increasing the philanthropic resources flowing to international projects that help people in economically disadvantaged countries lead healthy, productive lives. In addition to supporting worthy projects with grants, we provide an educational program to inform ourselves and others about global issues and about the process of effective grant making.
Partnering for Progress
The mission of Partnering for Progress is to help provide access to health care, education, sanitation, and clean water to residents in developing countries.
Through a process of integration between Partnering for Progress volunteers and the leaders of the communities we serve, we are able to recruit, train, and support local involvement until our programs are self-sustaining.
The global need for access to health care, clean water and education is massive. Tackling this issue alone is unfathomable. Through meaningful collaboration with local, regional, and international individuals, organizations, and government agencies, Partnering for Progress is able to realize effective change.
Partnering for Progress operates with a passionate commitment to our cause, to the communities in which we work, and to our devoted volunteers.
Our donors trust us to make the most effective decisions that will ultimately lead to successful initiatives in third world countries. We take that trust very seriously. Partnering for Progress is dutifully earning a reputation for being a trusted, financially accountable, and effective organization by providing measured success and thoughtful analysis of programs.
Partnering for Progress aims to be a catalyst for change, rather than a crutch. Our goal is to enable communities to break the long-standing cycle of poverty and poor health. Through the advancement of local technology and implementing culturally relevant, locally supported projects, we aim to create a sustainable future for the people of each community we serve.
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. By collaborating with diverse public- and private-sector partners, PATH helps provide appropriate health technologies and vital strategies that change the way people think and act. PATH’s work improves global health and well-being.
Peace Winds America
Peace Winds America is a disaster preparedness, response and recovery organization. Peace Winds America (PWA) advocates for increased collaboration between governments, militaries, NGOs, and the private sector to prepare for and respond to natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific, with the Japan – U.S. relationship as the cornerstone of humanitarian assistance in the region. While Japanese and U.S. government agencies, militaries, NGOs, and businesses all possess strong humanitarian capabilities, improved collaboration is necessary to provide effective natural disaster readiness, relief, and recovery in the region. Supported by an outstanding board of directors from the political, academic, military, NGO, and business communities in the U.S. and Japan, PWA is a catalyst that combines these elements into a well-coordinated team that is up to the challenge posed by the disaster-prone Pacific “Ring of Fire.”
PeaceTrees Vietnam is a Seattle-based humanitarian organization working in Central Vietnam to assist those whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the explosive remnants of war.
We sponsor demining and mine risk education, survivor assistance,
community building projects, microcredit lending, and citizen
diplomacy tree planting trips in partnership with the people of Vietnam.
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest
Post Harvest Project
Prosthetics Outreach Foundation
POF seeks to ensure that children and adults with limb loss or limb deformities in developing countries have access to high-quality orthopedic and physical rehabilitation services, so that they can enjoy lifelong mobility. To this end, we work to strengthen the local capacity of developing countries to provide prosthetic care, orthopedic surgeries and the treatment of children with clubfoot through hands-on teaching and training. This includes assisting developing countries with the in-country fabrication of prosthetic and orthotic components (artificial feet, knee joints, shoe braces, etc.) to break dependence on costly component imports
For over 20 years, POF has helped more than 18,000 children and adults to walk. Currently, POF has programs in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, and Haiti.
Relief and Education for Afghan Children
We finance schools for girls in rural Afghanistan. We help the Villagers by providing funding and guidance on negotiating with the Afghan Ministry of Education to register the school as construction nears completion. Started by Afghan ex-patriots, the Board now has a predominance of Afghan ex-patriots, rounded out by US-born members (both Afghan and non-Afghan heritage).
To help these schools become “owned” by the Village, we require the villages to donate the land and at least 50% of the required labor. This makes the school truly theirs, and helps ensure continued operation of the school.
RenegAID Innovative Disaster Relief™
By producing innovative relief projects and programs, RenegAID(tm) is dedicated to improving people’s ability to reestablish themselves in catastrophic disaster.
RESULTS Seattle is the Seattle grassroots group of RESULTS, a non-partisan grassroots lobby.The purpose of RESULTS Seattle is to create and empower strong voices in the community and in Congress to create the political will to end hunger and poverty and make the children of the world the highest priority of governments. RESULTS supports anti-poverty activists all over the world including a very active chapter in Seattle. For more information about us please contact Bob at email@example.com.
Richter International Consulting
Rose International Fund for Children
The mission of The Rose International Fund for Children (TRIFC) is to improve the lives of children in developing countries who have a disability, are orphaned or are disadvantaged. TRIFC raises funds through donations, grants and hands-on fundraising activities. With the funds raised we provide financial support to existing non-profit organizations in Nepal that share our goals and vision. Our focus is on providing support in the areas of education, medical needs, nutrition, facilities and environment improvements. We participate in project planning, coordination and implementation. In addition, we raise awareness of the living conditions of these children by documenting and publishing our project work. TRIFC believes in sharing resources with those less fortunate.
Rwanda Girls Initiative
To create a world where all children, regardless of country of origin, will be socially, emotionally and intellectually prepared to succeed in school, life and in their community.
To create long term systemic change and opportunity for all children and communities in developing countries through access to high quality education that creates lasting empowerment and sustained independence.
We believe access to education is the fundamental right for all and not just a privilege for those who can afford it. We aim to provide a high quality secondary school education for girls in Rwanda, supporting the ‘whole girl’ through a boarding school environment. We intend to develop a community of learners, which includes students, teachers and parents.
We support an environment of academic excellence, ensuring that graduates will become inspired young leaders filled with confidence, a love of learning and a sense of economic empowerment to strengthen their communities and foster Rwanda’s growth.
We will develop a new model for investing in the education of girls in Rwanda which will be rooted in connections to the local community, strengthened by national and international partnerships, and supported by diverse and sustainable sources of income.
Save the Children
Schools for Salone
Schools for Salone helps Sierra Leoneans rebuild rural schools destroyed during their country’s ten year civil war that ended in 2002. Because we believe self-initiated solutions are most effective, Schools for Salone seeks partnerships to build schools, to create healthy learning environments and to support students and teachers in Sierra Leone. We work to revitalize communities, empower children and ultimately improve socioeconomic conditions for families, communities, and future generations.
SE Asia Children’s Foundation
SeaChar.Org is working to research, educate and promote the use of biochar and clean biochar production. Biochar has great potential to favorably impact climate change, soil productivity, food security and the production of carbon negative sustainable biomass energy. Our technology development is producing clean burning fuel efficient alternatives to open fire burning of wood or charcoal for cooking and commercial scale charcoal production. We prioritize crop and forestry waste products as new energy input sources. As such our work and the resource we represent supports all of the following areas :
• creation of new entrepreneurial fuel cycles
• decreased cost of cooking and heating inputs
• decreased cost of agricultural inputs
• creation of in country manufacturing
• potential carbon credit (offset and sequestration) funding
• increased agricultural productivity
• creation of clean energy and value added products sector, from green waste
• improved indoor air quality
• improved food security
• improved water quality
• improved green and animal waste handling
CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT, AGRICULTURE:
• improved soil tilth, water handling, nutrient cycling and productivity
• reduced fertilizer leaching
• reduced methane and NO2 emissions from ag. activities
• biochar is a long lasting carbon sink for carbon taken from the CO2 cycle, thus it is a major “wedge” strategy for the reduction of atmoshperic CO2 levels
• reduced deforestation, due to redirected and/or more efficient fuel cycles
• reduced desertification, through (anthropogenic) soil building
• brown field soil remediation
• biochar/stove program development support
• biochar plot testing
• training trainers on the use and potential of gassification
technology (stoves to village energy production)
With the support of the Global Washington community, we will work to make SeaChar.Org a resource for experienced partners seeking to build positive, sustainable infrastructure world wide. SeaChar is currently working with Agros International to evaluate the requirements for a successful biochar development project in rural Central America.
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
SBRI discoveries advance global health. Our infectious disease research is the foundation for new vaccines, drugs and diagnostics that benefit those who need our help most: the 14 million who will otherwise die each year from infectious diseases. A non-profit organization founded in 1976, SBRI has more than 250 staff members working in research labs in Seattle and Tanzania. By partnering with key collaborators around the globe, we ensure that our discoveries will save lives sooner. For more information, visit www.sbri.org.
Seattle International Foundation
The Seattle International Foundation (SIF) supports worldwide poverty alleviation efforts through grant-making and other activities, with a strategic focus on Central America. SIF was founded as a supporting organization to The Seattle Foundation for the purpose of increasing and enhancing international philanthropy efforts from the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University is a premier educational institution that offers students unique global opportunities in higher learning, including international academic and service programs that challenge students to test the theories and analytical approaches to understanding humanity in a dynamic intercultural setting.
Shoreline Community College
Shoreline Community College offers excellent academic, professional/technical workforce training, and global experience programs to meet the lifelong learning needs of its community. Its institutional goals include increasing understanding and awareness of issues related to, and consequences of, the growing global interdependence of diverse societies, and how social, cultural, political, and economic values and norms interact in the world around us.
SightLife transforms lives by unlocking life’s possiblities for corneal blind individuals around the globe.
Working with surgeons in over 30 countries, SightLife and our partner eye banks restore sight to more than 30 men, women, and children each day. This is accomplished through eye banking, which is the recovery and placement of eye tissue used in cornea transplants.
Sister Schools is dedicated to changing the lives of children around the world through education, personal involvement, and creative interaction.
Skagit Valley College
SVC has established a strong tradition of making a difference in people’s lives. We have achieved this, as reflected in our mission statement, by welcoming and valuing diverse learners, providing quality education and support, and contributing community leadership and service.
Society for International Development – Seattle Puget Sound Chapter
Solar Nexus International
Solar Nexus International is a value-adding distributor of solar electric systems and equipment to international markets. Our primary market focus is on small scale off-grid systems for institutional facilities such as schools, clinics and ICT centers in rural areas of the developing world.
Sou Digna / I Am Worthy
Sou Digna expands the rights of impoverished women and girls living in Salvador, Brazil, through job training, community development, and education. We also collaborate with other organizations working with communities around the world in work that fosters unity and equality. Sou Digna address critical issues identified by women in Salvador — inequality, discrimination, violence, and lack of access — through programs that expand knowledge, skills, and opportunities for collective action.
South Puget Sound Community College
Kids need water — as do all of us — to be healthy, grow, and thrive. But children living in urban poverty, globally, are typically left to drink water that can make them sick. Splash intervenes in the global water crisis, on behalf of children, knowing that unclean water in baby bottles, school drinking fountains, orphanage kitchens, and hospital rooms will limit a child’s potential and opportunity.
Splash actively ensures safe water for over 200,000 children daily, and by 2020 aims to do so for 1 million kids. The model is built on locally sustainable solutions, appropriate water purification technology, and strong collaborative partnerships with organizations (like schools, orphanages, and hospitals) that are already serving children well — but without clean water supply.
Technology & Social Change Group
Terra GIS Ltd
Terra GIS provides expertise in Geographical Information Systems, consulting for social and environmental issues, and subjects related to sustainable development. Services include environmental research, field work and reporting, spatial analysis, cartography, implementation of web mapping and information systems, and the creation of specialized tools related to conservation, natural resources management, and public and social engagement issues.
Trade Development Alliance
Trilogy International Partners
Uganda Program for Cancer & Infectious Diseases, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Unitus Seed Fund
Unitus Seed Fund (USF) makes seed-stage venture investments in “BoP startups” that serve low-income populations. Our portfolio companies create opportunities for economic self-reliance, education, and obtaining basic necessities for millions of people living at the base of the economic pyramid (BoP). We accelerate the growth of these early-stage businesses by providing funding, support, and strategic connections.
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington Bothell
University of Washington, The Ellison Center for Russian, East European & Central Asian Studies
We are a National Resource Center funded by the Title VI Program of the US Department of Education, promoting in-depth interdisciplinary study of all major postcommunist subregions – Eastern and Central Europe, the Baltic region, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and Russia – in order to understand the legacies of the imperial and communist past as well as to analyze the emerging institutions and identities that will shape Eurasia’s future. This mission, which flows naturally out of Professor Ellison’s longstanding commitment to building long-term, sustainable networks of cooperation with the diverse peoples of the region, is strongly and actively supported by the UW administration. We offer undergraduate degree tracks within the European Studies Major and International Studies Majors as well as a Master’s Degree in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies; we sponsor lectures, conferences and exchanges covering the entirety of East Europe and Central Eurasia; and we sustain a dynamic program of outreach to local schools, colleges and community organizations interested in our region. With over 60 participating UW faculty, the Ellison Center represents a unique intellectual resource for faculty, students and professionals living in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Upaya Social Ventures
Uplift International’s mission is to improve the well being of the worlds most vulnerable populations by promoting the universal human right to health through education, advocacy, and humanitarian efforts. Uplift International views health through a human rights lens and human rights through a health lens. All people, regardless of economic or social status, have the right to access health information and services to improve their individual, family, and community health. All people have the right to be free from the inequality, discrimination, or inadvertent neglect that adversely impacts health. Local implementation of international human rights norms promotes social justice Uplift International improves health and health equity through rights-based advocacy. We build relationships with professional associations, universities, and with health, law, and business professionals. Our work is carried out through collaborative partnerships that build bridges among diverse groups to respect, protect, and fulfill the right to health for vulnerable populations.
US Fund for UNICEF
Vatheuer Family Foundation
Viva North America
Viva is an international Christian development charity based in UK, US, Africa, Asia, & Latin America, with a focus on children at risk. Viva’s mission is enabling people to work together to keep children at risk safe and healthy, giving them opportunities to learn and allowing them to play an active part in shaping their own futures. Website: www.viva.org
Children at risk include street children, orphans, and those in danger because of poverty, war, human trafficking, abandonment, abuse, slavery and exploitation.
Since its founding in 1996, Viva has developed over 40 networks in 20 countries reaching more than 1 million children at risk.
The aims of Viva are to serve primarily the large grassroots, including faith-based, response to ‘children at risk’ through the creation and support of collaborative solutions, seeking to help them:
1. Improve quality
2. Increase action
3. Influence decision makers for ‘children at risk’ globally.
The objectives of Viva are:
1. To alleviate and mitigate child poverty worldwide by enabling Christians and others to work together effectively and appropriately
2. To improve quality of life for children at risk, through training and provision of quality services that enhance their protection, development, health, education, nutrition and welfare
3. To work with children at risk, enabling them to identify their talents, achieve their potential and participate in changing their communities for good.
Viva’s thematic programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America include: Education, Safety, Health and Advocacy.
Waldron is the consulting partner social enterprises choose to help attract, engage, and inspire effective leaders. We provide a unique combination of executive search, leadership development and career transition services across sectors and industries. Our passion is helping people and organizations realize their full potential and increase their impact.
Washington Global Health Alliance
WGHA’s mission is to strengthen the community of like-minded public and private organizations in Washington committed to developing a dynamic, diverse, global health workforce through research, education, training, mentoring, and developing and delivering cutting-edge global health solutions.
Washington Women’s Foundation
The Washington Women’s Foundation is an organization of 500+ women who pool their financial and intellectual resources to make large impact grants to improve the community. Through educational programs and a robust collective giving and grant making model, WWF members grant $1 million every year, including 5 awards of $100,000 each to Washington State nonprofits. WWF has cumulatively granted more than $10 million since its founding in 1995.
Water 1st International
We envision a world free of extreme poverty. Providing people with safe water systems, latrines, and hygiene education is the first step to ending the cycle of poverty, illness, and inequality. The lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitary latrines is the top public health problem in the world and one of the primary killers of children in the world. Lack of access to clean water has a devastating effect on women and girls who are traditionally responsible for water collection.Our mission is to unite people to fight the global water crisis. We believe this worldwide, silent catastrophe will be solved when we build a community of concerned individuals and motivate and mobilize them to take simple, effective actions.Water 1st educates people about the water supply and sanitation crisis in developing countries and the need for sustainable solutions, and provides an opportunity to respond in a way that makes a lasting impact on peoples lives. The funds we raise help the poorest communities in the world implement sustainable, community-managed projects that integrate water supply, sanitation, and health education. Our international work is conducted through our network of highly qualified, locally-based, locally-staffed non-governmental partner organizations.People living in extreme poverty have many needs, but we believe water comes first. Water projects are the foundation on which strong communities are built. Through provision of sustainable water, sanitation, and health projects, our goal is to address the most fundamental issues of childhood death, poverty and gender equality.
Water for Humans
Water for Humans is a nonprofit social venture enterprise working to bring sanitation and clean water to communities in need through partnerships with local communities, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, universities and governments. These partnerships ensure clean drinking water, create local jobs and protect local water assets.
Over 884 million people in the world do not have access to potable water and over 2.5 billion lack proper sanitation. Potable water shortages and contaminated water sources are some of the leading causes of illness and death worldwide, resulting in waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, typhoid and parasite infections.
West African Vocational Schools
West African Vocational Schools is a Christian, Seattle-based nonprofit that teaches job skills to people in Guinea-Bissau, one of the smallest and poorest countries in the world.
williamsworks is a pioneering strategic advisory firm infused with a unique combination of visionary thinking, subject matter expertise, a global network of valuable connections, and full-service, innovative make-it-happen support to help forward-looking individuals, non-profit organizations, public entities, foundations and corporations amplify their impact and achieve our shared goal—creating and sustaining positive change.
Women’s Enterprises International
Women’s Enterprises International (WEI) works to transform lives and communities by reaching across cultures, equipping women living in poverty to achieve their God-given potential.
Women’s Funding Alliance
Woodland Park Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care
World Affairs Council
The World Affairs Council is a membership-based nonprofit dedicated to providing everyone opportunities to practice global citizenship. As a hub for all things international in Greater Seattle, the Council enriches local civic and cultural conversations with world insights and perspectives.
World Bicycle Relief
World Bicycle Relief’s mission is to provide access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles.
Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education and economic development opportunities. The simple, sustainable nature of bicycles empowers individuals, their families and their communities.
To accomplish our mission, we:
*Work with suppliers to improve bicycle design while ensuring all changes are culturally appropriate
*Enhance distribution with local sourcing, manufacturing and assembly as much as possible
*Partner with existing NGO, government and community based organizations
*Train mechanics in maintenance and repair while strengthening the existing supply of spare parts
*Measure and evaluate the impact of bicycles; communicate the results to improve programs and increase awareness
World Justice Project
World Trade Center Seattle
WTCSE was completed in October of 1998 across from Pier 66. The fourth floor of World Trade Center West serves as a dynamic venue for international trade and business development opportunities in our region. It also houses various government and nonprofit trade organizations. These organizations, participating in a co-location concept, share common conference rooms and other business service amenities. In addition, the fourth floor features the Holland America Line Dining Room and four boardrooms available to WTCSE sponsors, members, and nonprofit tenants.
While WTCSE is known as a hub for international trade, economic activity and networking, it is also a state-of-the-art meeting and event facility, perfect for many types of functions, including corporate meetings, banquets, social events, and wedding receptions in Seattle Washington. Owned by the Port of Seattle and operated by Columbia Hospitality Inc., WTCSE has been architecturally designed to complement its surrounding environment and is enhanced by magnificent water and mountain views. As a natural extension of the adjacent Bell Harbor International Conference Center, WTCSE is within walking distance of Seattle’s commercial center and thriving waterfront where you can observe Puget Sound trade and commerce in action.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization whose US offices are based in Federal Way, Washington, and is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. In addition to a robust program here in the United States we work in close to 100 countries with a staff of over 45,000 employees.