Every child deserves to be safe, healthy and loved, which is why NW Children’s Fund dedicates itself to ending the complicated cycle of child abuse and neglect.

Join us. Together, we are making hope work.



NW Children's Fund works to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect. We know that breaking this complicated intergenerational cycle requires a multi-faceted strategy: We must intervene and help fragile victims heal when maltreatment has already occurred, and must also work to keep it from happening – both now and in the next generation.

That is why NW Children’s Fund impacts several critical points in the cycle.  

Through our EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH AND CONVENING, we facilitate systemic change. Bringing together diverse players in the field to learn and connect, we create collaborations that ultimately lead to a more cohesive community framework for preventing and addressing the underlying causes of child abuse and neglect.

Our 2017 Forum, The Amazing Adolescent Brain: Opportunities, Challenges and Promising Interventions, is set for Tuesday, January 31, at the Washington State Convention Center.

Through our GRANTMAKING, we help local agencies that provide the support systems children need to be in a safe, nurturing environment, alleviating the stresses and deficiencies that can lead to abuse and neglect. We provide grants to programs that:

Heal Abused Children by providing counseling and treatment for our youngest victims of abuse and neglect.

Help At-Risk Youth by teaching them how to make good decisions and fulfill their potential through mentoring, tutoring and other opportunities.

Strengthen Fragile Families by reaching out to those coping with homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and domestic violence – some of the strongest risk factors for child abuse and neglect.

Learn more through our Impact Road Map.


Join Us for the NWCF Forum “The Amazing Adolescent Brain”

forum2webRegistration is now open for the NWCF Forum, “The Amazing Adolescent Brain: Opportunities, Challenges and Promising Interventions,” which will take place on Tuesday, January 31, at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. Adolescent brain development is a time of profound change and remodeling. We’re delighted to bring back Dr. Linda Chamberlain as our keynote speaker on this topic; her workshops on The Amazing Adolescent Brain have been extremely popular with diverse audiences nationwide.

Learn more and register for the event.

Meet Ray and His Children

ray4If your New Year’s resolution is to change the world, NW Children’s Fund can help! View this inspirational 2012 video of Ray to see one example of how your gift can change lives. We are happy to report that today – more than four years later – Ray remains employed, sober and fully committed to being the best parent he can be. Thanks to the partnership of people like you, his kids are thriving!

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