NW Children’s Foundation envisions a world in which children thrive in safe, equitable and nurturing communities.

Our mission can only be fulfilled by putting racial equity and social justice at the center of every aspect of our work. 

COVID-19 is affecting us all – but the impact is most dire for communities facing poverty and other systemic inequities, and for families already struggling with homelessness, domestic violence, substance use or child abuse. Please join us in Supporting Children in Crisis – your partnership has never been so critical.

 

OUR WORK

NW Children's Foundation works to end the cycle of child abuse, trauma 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, trauma 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

Mark your calendars now!

NWCF’s 2021 Virtual Gala & Auction will kick off online on May 1, and culminate with a live streamed event on the evening of May 8, 2021. We’ll enjoy a brief-but-fabulous live auction with auctioneer John Curley and learn how TOGETHER, we can improve the lives of today’s children of trauma and create a brighter future for us all. Learn more here.


Don’t miss the NWCF Forum!

Don’t miss this year’s NWCF Forum, Racialized Trauma and Child Well-Being: Powerful Insights and Practical Tools for Healing. The virtual event featured trauma therapist and best-selling author Resmaa Menakem, pediatrician and child advocate Dr. Ben Danielson and three other exceptional leaders sharing their perspectives on addressing systemic racism with healing-centered solutions. Available for on-demand viewing here.