Cornelius, Boise, Seattle, Richland, and Anchorage—Northwest Journal travels to these locales and beyond, capturing the stories of outstanding organizations having deep and lasting impact on their communities. To celebrate 20 years of the work of the Foundation, we look to these and other partners, their voices, and their commitment to innovation, creativity and collaboration. They demonstrate our profound belief in the strength and endless potential of the land and its people.
A full-time bilingual librarian in this western Oregon city says she's now able to serve the growing number of Spanish-speaking immigrants in town.
Seattle Biomedical Institute
The Seattle Biomedical Research Institute is using a Foundation grant to help in the effort to find a cure for tuberculosis.
Wild Entrust International
This Seattle-based group is working in Botswana to find a way to protect the endangered African Wild Dog.
One of the Foundation's earliest efforts was to protect sensitive forestlands, eventually preserving 400,000 acres of land.
A small farm in Olympia is helping disadvantaged youth in Thurston County learn about responsibility, teamwork, and leadership.
Delta High School
The Tri-Cities in Washington has a new high school where students focus on project-based learning in science, technology, engineering and math struck a chord with the region
Regional Literary Support
The Foundation encourages the written word in its many forms throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Log Cabin literary center in Boise is one of them.
Western Folklife Center
The Center works to preserve unique western culture, including the tradition of Mexican-American story-telling ballads, and a revered western swing band.
Food banks throughout Washington are receiving important, high-protein food as part of the 18 million pounds of food distributed each year by Northwest Harvest.
In Portland, homeless and low-income people are receiving housing, job training and help in money management skills.
Cook Inlet Tribal Council
This Anchorage organization serves more than 12,000 Alaska natives and American Indians a year through 35 culturally appropriate programs.