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 is seeking a motivated nonprofit professional to take our communications and marketing to the next level.

Are you eager to put your skills to work for a prominent, rapidly growing philanthropic foundation with high-impact programs dedicated to preventing and mitigating childhood trauma?

Do you want to work in a caring, supportive environment with team-oriented colleagues who share a passion for making the world a better place?

Click to learn more about our Communications & Marketing Manager position and for instructions on how to apply.
Position is open until filled. No telephone inquiries please. 
NWCF Comms Mgr Job Description – Sept 2021

Thank you for coming TOGETHER for NWCF!

NWCF’s 2021 Virtual Gala & Auction kicked off online on May 1, and culminated with a live streamed event on the evening of May 8, 2021. We enjoyed a brief-but-fabulous live auction with auctioneer John Curley and raised more than $625k, including a record-breaking Fund-a-Need of $425k+!