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.



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.


NWCF Annual Forum: February 1, 2022

We are excited to announce our upcoming NWCF Annual Forum on February 1, 2022Buffering Intergenerational Trauma; Child Well-Being and Community-Based Resilience.” 

Registration coming soon. Learn more here.


Get a jump on your holiday shopping and help kids in need at Molbak’s Shop For a Cause, benefitting NW Children’s Foundation. Shop their specially curated collections of garden-inspired gifts and holiday decorating essentials and explore their forest of trimmed trees with twinkling lights. Capture a holiday memory with a selfie in front of the iconic 10 ft. Poinsettia Tree or festive Santa Selfie Cutout. Learn new decorating and gift-giving ideas and inspiration to celebrate this Christmas season at holiday-inspired demos.  Molbak’s Garden Café will be open late for you to recharge and relax with espresso drinks, tasty snacks and Northwest wine. 

A portion of sales from each day will support NW Children’s Foundation and its commitment to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect in our community.  Entrance is free.

November 16 & 19
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Molbak’s Garden & Home
13625 NE 175th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072