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.

Join us. Together, we are making hope work.

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

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

Strengthen 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

2020 NWCF Forum Announced!

We are excited to announce the next NW Children’s Foundation Forum! We will welcome back Dr. Shawn Ginwright, Professor of Education and Africana Studies at San Francisco State University, as our keynote speaker, and Seattle pediatrician Dr. Ben Danielson as our panel moderator. The 2020 Forum, Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: A Deeper Dive into the Future of Healing will be held on February 11 at the Convention Center. Together, they’ll guide us through thought-provoking discussions, challenge our thinking and share their expert perspectives.

To learn more about Forum and to register click here. 


All That We Have Accomplished Together

We are delighted to share with you the complete version of the 2019 NWCF Impact Report. It reflects the many different ways we are working to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect in our community – and the hundreds of individuals and organizations whose contributions make this work possible. As we reflect on the past year, we are very grateful for our NW Children’s Foundation family. Working together, we will build a brighter future for our community’s children!

View the Impact Report here.