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

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OUR WORK

NW Children's Foundation 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 Foundation 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.

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 about our vision and work through our Impact Road Map.

IN THE NEWS

Oh, What a Night!

REACH, NW Children’s Foundation’s Gala & Auction on April 27, was a magnificent success. Our guests’ generosity produced incredible results: We raised more than $780,000! This paves the way for us to distribute $1M in life-changing grants this year. The delicious food from Chef John Howie, John Curley’s colorful banter, and the energetic bidding were outstanding. Our most heartfelt thanks goes to the generous attendees who opened their hearts to change the lives of children and families. You are reaching for a better future – thank you!
 
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The NWCF Forum: Six Takeaway Ideas

NW Children’s Foundation hosted its annual Forum earlier this year, bringing together 900+ members of our community and across the nation for a powerful discussion about childhood trauma and well-being. Our exceptional presenters addressed topics of racism and politics with honesty and grace, challenging the audience to examine the lenses through which they view life. Read our spring newsletter for six ideas from the NWCF Forum to spark thought, discussion and action.

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