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. 


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.


Registration for 2023 Forum is open!

Registration has opened for our upcoming Forum on February 9, 2023.
Healing-Centered Practices & Childhood Trauma: Reimagining Ourselves and Transforming Our Work with Children and Families
Learn more and register here.

Girls’ Night Out a Success!

Thank you for making Girls’ Night Out an amazing success – raising over $33,000 to support children and families!

We are grateful for our partnership with Molbak’s in hosting this event and our wonderful wine sponsors, Montinore Estates and Goose Ridge Estate Winery.