Past Grant Recipients

2021

Black Power Unlimited

Powered by a collective of Black artists and organizers, Cypher Cafe/Black Power Unlimited (BPU) has dedicated the last decade to building a home at Washington Hall for community-grounded liberation work to take place through music, media, art, food and culture. We exist to disrupt the detrimental impact of gentrification and displacement in our neighborhood by holding accessible space for the historically marginalized, prioritizing Black people, Black arts, Black events, and centering Black womxn. 

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Nurturing Roots is a thriving urban farm and community farming program that values community, self-sufficiency, food empowerment, social justice, and education. Since its establishment, Nurturing Roots has brought the community together by providing volunteering opportunities, hosting various events, and partnering with local restaurants. 

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Founded by two sisters, Alma and Alba Davenport, in July 2016, Brown Soul Productions is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the development and production of new work by female writers of color. We will diversify the canon of American Theatre with story and perspective while providing meaningful, engaging and inspiring roles for performers of color and their audience.

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Founded in October 2018 by Jake Prendez & Judy Avitia-Gonzalez, The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery is a multi-use multi-cultural accessible arts gallery grounded in the Chicana/o Latinx arts traditions. We are located on the border of West Seattle and the White Center neighborhood.  We host monthly art exhibitions focused on marginalized communities and communities of color.

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2020

Deaf Spotlight inspires and showcases Deaf Culture and Sign Languages through the arts.

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Wellness in community encompasses artistic expression, all spiritualities, sustainable land stewardship for food sovereignty, and space to witness and heal. We value cultural connection to each other and the land. All those in the Black community deserve a space where they can BE all of their intersectional selves while in respite.

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Key to Change offers a proven pathway to educational excellence for public school students through rigorous, personalized programming. When we succeed, racially and economically diverse students in King County and beyond have access to world-class music education, mentorship and leadership skills that propel them to lifetime success.

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Children’s program that unites early learning research, community engagement, and racial equity to foster learning for all families.

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Our mission is to support BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ creators, with a focus on neo-burlesque, cabaret and film. We aim to educate the general public about these art forms while providing space and financial compensation for marginalized performing artists.

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SIS Productions is a production company that strives to create, develop and produce quality works that involve Asian American women, their themes, and Asian American issues. SIS Productions encourages opportunities and support for Asian American women to be involved in all aspects of the production of artistic endeavors.

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Trap Vinyasa™ is a body positive, underground hip hop yoga community advocating for underserved and ‘othered’ communities.

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The mission of Voices Rising is to create a safe and nurturing community for LGBTQ artists of color and in so doing empower them to strengthen the whole LGBTQ POC community as they raise awareness of the community and its issues within the entire LGBTQ community and beyond to the majority community/society.

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