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June 15, 2021
9:30am to 11:30am

Philanthropy Northwest hosts the Pierce County Funders Group, a network comprised of our members and other grantmakers who fund in Pierce County, Washington. During these quarterly meetings, the group comes together to expand their knowledge about the Pierce County community, network with fellow...

May 17, 2021 to May 21, 2021
8:00am to 4:00pm

At the 2021 Washington State Nonprofit Conference (May 17 to 21, 2021), participants will explore concepts of place, space and time - inviting in different perspectives, uplifting innovative and adaptive stories from the field, and pushing our collective thinking and creativity.

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February 2021 |

As 2020 presented extraordinary challenges to communities around the world, we witnessed incredible resilience and ingenuity across nonprofit organizations here in the Northwest as they bravely served their communities. At Bank of America, we focus on fostering economic mobility in the...

The young women discuss what other food to put into the paper bag at the food drive.
December 2020 |

Bolstering ongoing efforts to distribute COVID relief funds equitably to the communities hardest hit by the pandemic, the Washington State Department of Commerce partnered with Philanthropy Northwest to award $12 million in grants from the Washington Equity Relief Fund for Nonprofits to 358 organizations statewide led by and serving Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities. Nonprofits provide the primary link to many crucial lifeline services in all communities, and many have been financially devastated by the pandemic.

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December 2020 |

This case study report identifies untapped areas for co-investment in regional food economies in Oregon and Washington, then outlines a combination of grantmaking and investment strategies for transformational impact. A final chapter published in 2020, describes how CFFP’s founding members joined forces in 2018 to make a substantial grant that allowed Craft3, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving Washington and Oregon, to establish a lending source for sustainable food and farm businesses.

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October 2020 |


Media Contact: Penny Thomas, Washington State Department of Commerce Communications, 206-256-6106

$2 Million in COVID...

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October 2020 |


Media Contact: Sean Wherley, 858-357-1609

More Corporations and ...

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