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.

Please join us for our 2018 Forum, Infant and Early Childhood Trauma: Core Concepts and Tools to Build Resilience, which will take place on February 6 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 about our vision and work through our Impact Road Map.


NWCF Forum SOLD OUT, but Live Streaming Available

Please note that the NWCF Forum, Infant and Early Childhood Trauma: Core Concepts and Tools to Build Resiliency, on February 6, is sold out. We are, however, excited to offer live streaming for the event – click here to register for streaming. If you are still interested in attending in person, we are beginning a wait list; click here to register for the wait list. We are thrilled to welcome to Seattle Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D., a leading expert in complex childhood trauma

Learn more and register for the event.

Building Hope and Futures at the NWCF Gala, Connect!

Please join us for Connect, the 33rd Annual NWCF Gala & Auction. Enjoy exceptional wine donated by premier Washington state wineries, food from Celebrity Chef John Howie and a thrilling live auction with Auctioneer John Curley. Best of all, your support enables us to invest in critical interventions that improve the lives of vulnerable children and families and create a brighter future for all. The NWCF Gala on Saturday, April 28, at Fremont Studios will be a night to remember!

Learn more about our Gala here.

RSVP today for the Gala.