This case study 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.
Our statewide nonprofit association partners in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming each produce valuable research about the nonprofit sector in their respective states. Here, we gather their "state of the sector" research into one page to present a regional perspective on our diverse and vibrant sector.
The Russell Family Foundation's presentation on Investing, Convening and Aligning at Philanthropy Northwest's 2015 Local Matters: Washington convening.
The Statewide Capacity Collaborative (SCC) is a group of 10 funders committed to supporting and strengthening the state’s nonprofit sector. To date, SCC has invested $180,000 in grants to support underrepresented leadership development in communities across the state. Its Leadership Scan of Washington's nonprofit sector was initiated to complement this work and support strategies for investing in the state’s leadership capacity.
Individuals, children, families, businesses, and communities all benefit from state investments in high-quality education, a clean environment, economic development, a healthy workforce, and a good quality of life.
This study examined capacity building resources available to nonprofit organizations in Washington State in 2009 and used an ecosystem framework to assess the strengths and gaps of a community's capacity. Full study.
This study was commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Seattle Foundation and United Way of King County to identify potential roles for philanthropy in strengthening the resilience of Washington communities when confronted wit