YES is a lifeline for kids and families coping with challenges such as emotional distress, substance abuse and violence. Through intervention, outreach and prevention, YES builds confidence and personal responsibility, strengthens family relationships, and advocates for a safer community that cares for its youth.
Bridge of Promise is a local non-profit organization supported entirely by generous donors. We offer community based programs five days a week year- round, for adults with developmental disabilities who have transitioned out of high school. We also offer respite support to families so that individuals with special needs can reach their personal potential and engage socially in their community.
Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 380 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. We provide more than 2 million meals every month and 34 million pounds each year to this network of emergency food providers.
WAA was founded in 2007 by Arzu Forough with the vision of building a community of support around families and their loved ones living with autism spectrum disorders. It is the nation's only legal advocate for people with autism and other developmental disabilities that is increasing access to healthcare and education regardless of the ability to pay. Services include family resources, insurance navigation, and legal advocacy. Through family support, training, and legislative advocacy, WAA has opened access to service for nearly 10,000 clients directly and ensured rights to coverage for over 58,000 since 2007. WAA partners with families to solve service access problems today while advocating for system-wide improvements, policy reform, and increasing provider capacity.
The TEAM-WORKS Foundation is a local non-profit founded by Mack Strong, retired Seattle Seahawk, and his wife Dr. Zoë Higheagle Strong, a Nez Perce Tribal member and PhD in educational psychology. In collaboration with experts in youth education, they created the unique youth development program, StrongMind, StrongBody, and StrongCharacter©. TEAM-WORKS pairs this curriculum with regular in-school mentoring and specialized summer camps and workshops to empower disadvantaged youth to see their value in the community, think critically about their future and develop necessary skills to successfully pursue their potential in life.
The Bellevue College Foundation, through a unique blend of cutting-edge, innovative and exemplary programs, enables Bellevue College to attract, without financial barriers, the best and brightest students and faculty. They strive to provide opportunities for all students to change their lives and become exceptional. As the third largest institution of higher learning in Washington, BC opens the door of higher education to more than 32,000 students each year. Their collaborative effort solidifies the foundation needed for BC to continue to provide lifelong educational development of its students consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities while strengthening the economic, social, and cultural life of our diverse community.