Every child deserves to be safe, healthy and loved, which is why NW Children’s Fund dedicates itself 100% to ending the complicated cycle of child abuse and neglect—and ensures that 100% of individual donations go directly to programs doing just that. By finding and funding a network of the most effective and innovative organizations in Western Washington, we’re changing the lives of our community’s most fragile and vulnerable. Join us. Together, we are making hope work.


The mission of NW Children's Fund is to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect by investing in programs for at-risk children and their families, and inspiring informed philanthropy devoted to improving child welfare.

We know that breaking this complicated cycle requires a multi-point strategy. Not only must we intervene when abuse or neglect has already occurred and help the fragile victims heal, we also must work to keep it from happening at all.

That’s why NW Children’s Fund impacts several critical points in the complex cycle of abuse and neglect. By supporting therapeutic foster care, youth mentoring, family stability and so much more, we’re providing the support systems children need to be in a safe, nurturing environment, and alleviating the stresses and deficiencies that can lead to abuse and neglect.

We provide grants to agencies that are dedicated to:

HEALING ABUSED CHILDREN by providing counseling and treatment for our youngest victims of abuse and neglect.

HELPING AT-RISK YOUTH by teaching them how to make good decisions and fulfill their potential through mentoring, tutoring, and other opportunities.

STRENGTHENING 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.

We also provide education to the child welfare community through our annual Forum, as well as hosting other events and opportunities to explore best practices and new research in the field.

Your support of NWCF can make a lasting difference in the life of a vulnerable child.  Please donate today.



We’re Hiring a Development Manager!

NWCF is pursuing an exciting growth strategy that leverages its three decades in the child welfare field and expands its role as a leader in our community’s child welfare conversation. In that endeavor, we are seeking an emerging fundraising leader to serve as our first full-time development staff member. This highly organized, confident professional will be involved in creating and growing development strategy and systems as well as managing implementation and effectiveness.

Click here for the full job description.

Player Registration Now Open for the Golf Classic!

golferPlease join us as we tee off another year of making hope work at the 2016 NWCF Golf Classic on Friday, September 16 at The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge. Player registration is now open for this great day on the links, which includes cool drinks, fun prizes and raffle drawings. Best of all, we’ll be raising much-needed funds to help our community’s most fragile children and families.

When you golf, kids win! Click here for more details.