We are very excited to share five, inspiring, community-based organizations that Impact 100 Seattle is supporting in its inaugural grant cycle. Our aim is to grant one, unrestricted grant of $100,000 each year with smaller donations to all finalists; however, in response to the pressures of COVID-19 we adjusted our initial process. In order to support the immediate needs of our community and distribute funds as quickly as possible, we granted 5 smaller, unrestricted grants, instead of a single large one. We continue to partner with these five organizations and hope to support their work beyond the check throughout 2020 and beyond.
Community Passageways (Grant award $25,000)
Community Passageways creates alternatives to incarceration for youth and young adults by rebuilding our communities through committed relationships centered on love, compassion, and consistency.
East African Community Services (Grant award $25,000)
East African Community Services inspires East African immigrant and refugee families to achieve cradle to career success.
Young Women Empowered (Grant award $25,000)
Young Women Empowered (Y-WE). cultivates the power of diverse young women to be creative leaders and courageous changemakers through transformative programs within a collaborative community of belonging.
Para Los Ninos (Grant award $12,500)
From birth and beyond, Para Los Niños (For the Children, or PLN) supports and empowers the entire Latino family through early learning and kindergarten readiness, literacy and academic skills development, summer enrichment, parent leadership and advocacy programs. PLN believes that all Latino children are capable of excellence and we achieve that goal by building culturally relevant programs upon a foundation of love and respect, supported by a community leadership model that recognizes the talents and skills of each person.
Somali Family Safety Task Force (Grant award $12,500)
The Somali Family Safety Task Force is a nonprofit community-based-organization (CBO) located in the NewHolly neighborhood in Seattle, WA that serves refugee and immigrant women and their families. Not only are we community-based but we are also community driven. Our founders as well as the majority of our staff and volunteers are Somali and/or East African. Our programs are created with input from our community and are often at their request. Programs range from computer literacy training to combating and preventing gender-based-violence. We pride ourselves in being an organization by-and-for our community.