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100+ Washington nonprofits that need your support now more than ever

Dozens of nonprofits around Washington have had to cancel major Spring fundraising events -- and could use your donations.
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Looking to help your community during the COVID-19 crisis? You've come to the right place!

Non-profit organizations rely on fundraising events to operate. For many, Spring is gala or auction season -- and COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of events for dozens of non-profits, big and small. They need our help.

Let us know about other local non-profit organizations via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email. We will continue to update this page with resources and info.

ACT Theatre has had to cancel all productions and can use financial support.

American Heart Association is changing the annual Heart and Stroke Walk into a virtual event and offering CPR classes.

Anacortes Elks 1204 canceled their membership drive.

APDA Parkinsons, which provides support, education, and research to help those impacted by Parkinsons, had to cancel their Magic of Hope gala and auction. It generates about 50% of their fundraising dollars.

ArtsFund’s 50th-anniversary luncheon has been indefinitely postponed.

Bike Works, which promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities, rescheduled their annual fundraiser to the fall.

Blue Skies for Children, which sponsors enrichment programs and other essentials for homeless, low income and foster children in Whatcom and Skagit counties, canceled a large fundraiser for next month and are holding a raffle in its place. To purchase a ticket, call 360-756-6710 Monday-Thursday from 10 am - 4 pm. Raffle tickets are $25 each.

Book-It Repertory Theatre has had to reschedule its 30th Anniversary Gala and 36 youth education touring shows to schools. To respond to this need, Book-It has launched a $110,000 "Restoration Campaign".

Bridgeways in Everett provides jobs through its manufacturing social enterprise to adults living with mental illness who have experienced challenges to employment. Bridgeways customers in the aerospace industry have cut their orders, leading to layoffs and lost revenue jeopardizing their supportive employment and housing services.

Bushwick Northwest (which includes two branches: The Bushwick Book Club and STYLE - Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education) canceled their fundraiser and created an online event. https://www.facebook.com/events/223859698766276/

Camp Fire Snohomish County postponed its fundraising auction until June.

Childhaven, which serves children and their families in King County, canceled their annual luncheon and is running a virtual fundraiser instead.

Children's Home Society of Washington has canceled an annual luncheon and implemented an online fundraiser in lieu of the event, and have temporarily ceased all in-person donor relations meetings. Visit their website for all changes.

Children's Alliance, Children's Alliance is a statewide advocacy organization working to promote equity-centered public policy for all of Washington's children.

City Year is a key partner to the Seattle Public Schools District (SPS). They had to postpone their annual Ripples of Hope Gala until this fall. They will be launching a three-week Ripples of Hope Campaign on April 23rd-May 14th to raise the funds.

Cocoon House, which serves homeless and at-risk youth age 12-24 by providing emergency shelter, long-term transitional housing, case management, advocacy, and prevention, had to cancel their Butterfly Celebration fundraiser.

Communities In Schools Puyallup "Friendraiser" Breakfast was to be held on March 25 and has been canceled.

Conservation Northwest has canceled their annual fundraiser, and hope to move the April 2nd event.

Crohn’s & Colitis Federation Northwest Chapter canceled all in-person events through mid-April.

Degrees of Change in Tacoma, a not-for-profit organization that prepares diverse, homegrown leaders to succeed in college and uses their degrees to build more vibrant and equitable communities, is changing their spring fundraiser from an in-person event to a virtual fundraising effort.

Densho Project, which preserves and shares a history of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, postponed a community night fundraiser and their annual fundraiser may also be affected.

Easterseals Washington, which serves kids and adults with disabilities, has canceled several upcoming programs. 

Emergency Food Network, which provides 14 million pounds of healthy, nutritious food annually to 80+ food pantries, meal sites, and shelters for distribution to families and individuals in need in Pierce County, canceled their fundraising breakfast and held a virtual event.

Everett High School canceled its only fundraiser of the year.

Equest Special Riders Inc. had to postpone their Annual Dessert and Auction that funds around 1/6th of our yearly budget. They will also not be getting any funding from The Morgan Horse Show that is held in May which contributes to another 1/6 of their budget to keep the program running.

Family Jewels Foundation, which funds scholarships for kids who have a sibling with cancer, canceled the 10th annual Family Jewels Pie-K.

Federal Way Symphony canceled their gala and concerts/season finale.

Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles, offering marine education on the North Olympic Peninsula, postponed its annual fundraiser until the fall.

Free2Luv utilizes the arts to empower and support at-risk and LGBTQ+ youth in need - has had to cancel all outreach and programming during the COVID-19 crisis.

Futurewise, which works to create livable communities, ensure clean healthy waterways, and protect farms, forests & habitat for this & future generations, canceled their annual luncheon.

Gator Pledge benefits any student who has a financial need that would otherwise cause them to struggle. It can be books, testing fees, or a myriad of other unexpected expenses…or sometimes just a meal. By putting funds in the hands of caring faculty and staff that have a direct line to students, needs can be addressed quickly.

Girls on the Run of Puget Sound, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where all girls can know and activate their limitless potential, canceled their spring training program culminating in a 5k in May. They need to raise $100,000 by June 30th to keep their doors open for future girls to participate

Habitat for Humanity Tacoma/Pierce County is modifying how they operate to keep the community safe, while still building to honor their commitment to nine home buyers that are expecting to move in to safe, stable homes this year.

Habitat for Humanity Seattle/King County has rescheduled their annual Beyond the Build luncheon for June. A Resiliency Fund will support families in danger of losing their homes and ensure that its operations continue as planned in order to help address additional needs. The organization’s annual Beyond the Build luncheon has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 3 at the Washington State Convention Center.

Habitat for Humanity Snohomish County has moved its Raise the Roof Breakfast fundraiser to October. Seattle offices, construction sites, and stores have closed to the public effective 6:00 PM, March 18th until further notice. All-volunteer shifts across the affiliate are canceled through at least April 17. 

Hope Alliance of Lewis County provides a legal, medical, system and advocacy-based counseling for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault 24/7. The agency also operates a domestic violence confidential shelter.

Hope Creek Charitable Foundation needs food donations.

Housing Hope Washington, which provides affordable housing and tailored services to reduce homelessness and poverty for residents of Snohomish County and Camano Island, canceled the Community of Hope dinner.

Hope Sparks, a family services agency, has postponed its Rise and Shine Fundraising Breakfast to October.

I Can and I Will Run, in support of uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s, has been indefinitely postponed.

IGNITE Worldwide, which inspires young women to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) career as a positive career choice, postponed their gala to June.

Imagine Children’s Museum has canceled its annual Women’s Breakfast Fundraiser was canceled for this spring which was to be held on Friday, March 27.

Justice and Soul, which provides hope through vocational training for at-risk youth and those who have been enslaved in sex trafficking, canceled its fundraising event until next year.

King County Salvation Army had to cancel the Red Kettle Luncheon, their primary fundraiser which enables them to provide services to King County homeless, addicts in recovery and other local populations in need. They’re trying to reschedule the event for September as the funding is critical.

King County Library System Foundation canceled its auction, which represents 1/3 of its fundraising budget for 2020.

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center canceled the Be Loud Breakfast and held an online event instead. It’s their biggest annual fundraiser that helps fund critical advocacy for victims of sexual assault.

Kitties County Chamber canceled their event but donated the plated dinners to a senior service.

Komen Puget Sound canceled their Grace Notes auction and turned it into a virtual event.

Launch Learning, a preschool program that helps kids go to school regardless of income, postponed Lunch for Launch, a fundraiser that accounts for more than 50% of their funds.

Legal Voice, which advances the legal rights of women, girls, and LGBTQ people, canceled their Cocktails for a Cause event.

Long Live The Kings, which works to restore wild salmon and support sustainable fishing in the Pacific Northwest, postponed its gala.

Lutheran Community Services NW canceled their annual Tacoma fundraising luncheon.

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, Wish Night Gala & Auction, which raises the funds needed to grant about half of their wishes annually, was canceled.

ManeStage Theatre Company, a non-profit community theatre has had to postpone all performances and education programs until further notice.

Masterworks Choral Ensemble’s Harmony Sweepstakes, an acapella competition that serves as the organization’s major fundraiser, was canceled.

Meals on Wheels, the annual Skagit County fundraiser “Bowling Bash,” was canceled. It’s their only fundraiser of the year.

Melodic Caring Project, which live-streams concerts to kids in the hospital free of charge, is canceling their in-person gala and streaming it live online instead. The virtual gala can be viewed at: https://melodiccaring.org/gala/ starting at 5pm on Saturday, March 21st.

Mountaineers, an alpine club founded in 1906 that is organized as outdoor recreation, education, and conservation organization, delayed its fundraiser until July.

Mountains to Sound Greenways Trust, which inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Ellensburg, canceled their annual fundraising breakfast and are holding a virtual event.

Multi Care canceled the “Heartstrings” concert/fundraiser, which supports care and access for cancer patients in the Inland Northwest.

Neighborhood House is working to alleviate poverty, especially for immigrant and refugee communities. Neighborhood House is transforming its annual fund-raising breakfast into a virtual event. Contact Ward Wright, wardw@NHWA.org or James Lovell, jamesl@nhwa.org for details. 

Network Tacoma had to cancel its fundraising auction this year. They're an organization that works with housing and supporting homeless families.

New Horizons serves youth experiencing homelessness in King County. We are working hard to keep shelter and case management going in the face of COVID-19, which is hitting us with new challenges every day.

Northshore Senior Center in Bothell needs monetary donations.

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) programs offer opportunities to participate in organized sports teams; independent and group physical activities and sporting events; community education, awareness and inclusion efforts; summer sports camps; free adaptive equipment lending; and, much more.

Northwest Kidney Centers rescheduled the annual HopeBuilders Luncheon to May.

Northwest Spay/Neuter Center, which is a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, canceled their fundraiser.

Northwest Straits Foundation has canceled local fundraisers, outreach to communities, and several events for all ages.

Olympia School District Education Foundation, which helps fund projects that lead to student success, delayed their fundraiser until July.

One America, which supports immigrant communities, rescheduled its fundraiser to November.

Orting Food Bank has canceled events.

Pacific Northwest Ballet had to cancel two upcoming productions.

PAWS in Lynnwood had to cancel their April 18th PAWS Wild Night gala  - their largest fundraiser of the year. With spring will come animals having babies. We’re approaching the busiest time of the year at PAWS when pet animals and orphaned wild babies come for life-saving care. 

Peace Community Center in Tacoma, which supports and encourages youth historically underrepresented in college to cultivate their academic and leadership talents, canceled their benefit dinner and are holding a virtual fundraiser instead.

Peace Justice Actionbased in Spokane, seeks to advance peace, economic justice, and human rights. They canceled their annual conference.

PEPS, the Program for Early Parent Support, canceled its annual luncheon.

Pike Place Senior Center Responding to the Coronavirus-COVID-19 situation: We serve a vulnerable older population, but your support is important to us at this time.  

Planned Parenthood Washington, will be canceling its March 28th Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii Pink Party. Planned Parenthood needs help in reaching their goal of raising nearly $500,000 by making a donation

Plymouth Housing, which works to eliminate homelessness and address its causes by preserving, developing and operating safe, quality, supportive housing and by providing homeless adults with opportunities to stabilize and improve their lives, turned their Seattle Dances fundraiser into a virtual event.

Pratt Fine Arts Center, a non-profit arts education and resource center, postponed its 38th annual art auction.

Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary in Orting postponed Family Bingo Night.

Redmond Art Works is offering Art to-go bags for our community to pick up curbside, also providing online activities for students ages 4+ and 9+.

Relay for Life of Thurston County canceled a number of in-person fundraising events.

Saving Great Animals, which puts adoptable pets in their perfect homes, postponed their annual fundraiser until September.

Seabury School, a non-profit for gifted children in the South Sound, canceled its 30th-anniversary auction.

Seattle Children’s Museum postponed its 40th Birthday Celebration to May.

Seattle Foundation - their COVID-19 Response Fund is rapidly deploying resources to community-based organizations that are supporting local workers and families most affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society, which provides quality musical theater, including Gilbert & Sullivan operettas and works by other composers, training, and education for actors & students, canceled their fundraising gala concert.

Seattle Public Theater had to cancel a fundraising event and finals shows of the season. Almost the entire staff is furloughed starting 3/22.

Seattle University’s in-person Albers Alumni Crab Feed was shifted to an online auction.

Shared Hope International had to reschedule our Founder’s Dinner (TBD) and are supporting organizations across the country and world who provide services for survivors of sex trafficking.

Snohomish County Master Gardener program had to cancel our major fundraiser which is our plant sale held the first weekend in May. We want to thank everyone who has supported us. 

Soulumination, which offers family photos for kids facing life-threatening conditions free of charge, postponed their fundraising luncheon.

Spectrum Dance Theater is postponing the Race & Climate Change Festival until the fall of this year.

St. Francis House in Puyallup is cancelling their Night of Fashionable Giving Auction.

Still Waters, which provides food for the weekend to every student enrolled in the Tukwila School district that meets the federal criteria for homelessness, postponed their spring fundraiser to May and are in need of financial help.

Stolen Youth WA, a non-profit committed to ending child sex trafficking, had to cancel their annual luncheon which accounts for more than 70% of their yearly fundraising.

Studio East in Kirkland, which introduces young people to the performing arts through classes, camps, workshops, and live theater performances, canceled all classes and performances.

The Auburn Mountainview Booster Club auction was canceled. Last year, it raised $45,000 for the school.

The American Red Cross King County Heroes Breakfast was canceled as an in-person event and will be an online giving event.

The Center for Wooden Boats, which promotes northwest maritime heritage through education, interpretation and hands-on experience in building, maintaining and using historic small craft, postponed its 44th annual gala and auction.

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas, a learning organization where creative writing and storytelling empowers youth aged 6-18 to be the authors of their own future, had to cancel their one yearly fundraiser.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society postponed all in-person fundraising events through April 30.

The Museum of Flight closed our on March 11th until further notice. Their May gala commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II has been canceled.

The Seattle Public Library Foundation has canceled its spring luncheon. nLibrary Giving Day – which we pioneered and included 190 library systems in its inaugural year in 2019 – remains April 23.

The Williams Project is a living wage theatre company. They needed to postpone their fundraiser of the year of late, previously scheduled for April.

Transform Burien, a cooperative group of churches that help the community needs donations.

Treehouse, which supports kids and teens in foster care, canceled the Champions Luncheon, their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Valley Christian School canceled its auction and moved to an online format.

Valley Girls and Guys, a cancer support group based in Maple Valley, postponed their in-person 13th Annual March Fun Night Out.

Ventures, which empowers entrepreneurs with limited resources and unlimited potential to change their lives through small business ownership, moved their annual gala online.

Village Theatre has canceled shows and needs financial support.

Virginia Mason’s annual Dreambuilder’s Ball is postponed.

Washington Green Schools, which provides a system of support for schools to set and achieve sustainability goals, postponed their annual fundraiser.

Washington Gun Responsibility rescheduled its annual luncheon to June. 

Wolf Haven International has to close to all public visits (and the income those visitors bring) during this outbreak.

While Woodland Park Zoo is temporarily closed to the public, critical staff are caring for the zoo's 900+ animals around the clock. The Thrive fundraiser from March 3 is being postponed to a later date. To help support the zoo’s animal care efforts.

WhidbeyHealth Foundation supports WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, a rural, critical access hospital that serves the Whidbey Island community.

World Vision, in Federal Way, is an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization. All of the primary fundraising initiatives are dependent on getting together in groups. The largest major donor event from a conference will now be a virtual event.

YMCA Skagit Valley Family has been closed since last March 23rd. Since our recreation and fitness side is closed our child care department has stepped forward to offer free emergency child care for those whose jobs are deemed essential at our main location. To keep our programs going we ask for support from our fellow Washingtonians. 

Youth Care, which serves homeless youth ages 12-24 in the Greater Seattle Area, rescheduled its annual luncheon to October.

Youth Eastside, which is a behavioral health services provider for children and youth, ages birth to 22, and their families in East King County, canceled their fundraiser and opted for a virtual event.

YWCA Seattle King Snohomish County canceled the 2020 Everett Inspire luncheon.

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