Recommended NPOs for year-end giving

Curated by the Sustainable Ballard DEI Task Force to support BIPOC equity & justice

American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities.
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.
Black Farmers Collective
Black Farmers Collective’s mission is to build a Black-led food system by developing a cooperative network of food system actors, acquiring and stewarding land, facilitating food system education, and creating space for Black liberation in healing and joy.
Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas
Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas is a nonprofit organization solely dedicated to presenting emerging Black arts, artists, and ideas in the Seattle area.
Community Passageways
We create alternatives to incarceration for youth and young adults by rebuilding our communities through committed relationships centered on love, compassion, and consistency.
Front and Centered
Front and Centered is the largest coalition of communities of color-led groups in the pacific northwest, whose diverse missions and work come together at the intersection of equity, environmental and climate justice. Tax deductable.
Created and led by Native peoples, IllumiNative is a new nonprofit initiative designed to increase the visibility of – and challenge the negative narrative about – Native Nations and peoples in American society.
King County Equity Now
At KCEN, we craft and advance pro-Black equity solutions to realize measurable markers of equity for the Black community in Martin Luther King Jr. County, Washington. Our work is grounded in the theory of Racial Realism and the understanding that anti-Black racism is the biggest threat to American democracy. We define success by measuring changes to the material conditions of Black peoples.
A new Black non-profit arts organization created to continue the programmatic mission of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
Low Income Housing Institute
The Low Income Housing Institute develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low-income, homeless and formerly homeless people in Washington State; advocates for just housing policies at the local and national levels; and administers a range of supportive service programs to assist those we serve in maintaining stable housing and increasing their self-sufficiency.
MPower Change
As an organization rooted in the Islamic faith, MPower Change works on grassroots digital and field campaigns for racial, social, and economic justice.
Northwest African American Museum
The premier institution for showcasing African American art, history and culture in the Pacific Northwest.
Northwest Area Foundation
Northwest Area Foundation’s mission is to support efforts by the people, organizations, and communities of our eight-state region to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity.
Not This Time
Not This Time! is a community organization focused on reducing fatal police shootings, reducing violence, changing the laws that govern the use of force, and rebuilding trust between our communities and the police who are sworn to protect and serve us. We were founded in February, 2016, and incorporated as a non-profit organization in Washington state later that year.
Nurturing Roots
Nurturing Roots is a community farming program focused on educating youth & community members on healthy food choices. Creating community through gardening
Rainier Beach Action Coalition
RBAC is a grassroot, Black-led organization devoted to locally driven development. For over ten years, it has promoted quality education, living wage jobs, affordable transportation and housing, and building community capacity in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood.
Seattle Foundation: The Racially Equitable Philanthropy Aimed at Initiating Reparations (REPAIR)
REPAIR is the result of Seattle Foundation’s multi-year investment to better understand the needs of the Black community in King County. In alignment with our Blueprint for Impact’s guiding principles, this is our opportunity to be bold, center equity, and focus on innovative community-led solutions.
Solid Ground
Solid Ground works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.
The Village of Hope
The Village of Hope’s mission is to work in cooperation with other organizations and with elders, children, youth and adults to build and experience a strong and healthy community where people are liberated to live powerfully in every aspect of our lives.
University of Washington Black Opportunity Fund Endowment
The Black Opportunity Fund was established to acknowledge the harm that systemic racism has on the Black community, to take action to address these inequities and injustices, and to fund a strategic agenda that meets immediate and ongoing needs of our entire Black community at UW.
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
With a vision of equity for all, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS) empowers those we serve by providing programming and services designed to support and encourage self-sufficiency in all aspects of life. Our five areas of focus include advocacy & civic engagement, education, housing, public health and workforce development.
Wa Na Wari
Sited in a fifth-generation, Black-owned home, Wa Na Wari is an immersive community art project that reclaims Black cultural space and makes a statement about the importance of Black land ownership in gentrified communities. Our mission is to create space for ​Black ownership, possibility, and belonging ​through art, historic preservation, and connection.