SEATTLE, Jun 18, 2009 — Washington Women's Foundation has awarded grants to five local nonprofit organizations totaling $475,000. Grant winners include Northwest African American Museum, College Access Now, Cascade Land Conservancy, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, and The Mockingbird Society.
A partnership of governments, businesses and nonprofits is pledging today to redouble its efforts to help the growing number of homeless families in Washington state. The pledge includes up to $60 million over 10 years by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Despite beginning and ending during serious economic recessions, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in state history soared past its $600-million goal to raise $853,120,266, more than three-quarters of a billion dollars, University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer announced today.