2018 Grants Given

Theme: Fostering Empathy, Acceptance and Respect

Holocaust Center for Humanity

Eileen Putter (2nd from left) presents AoG’s $10,000 grant to Dee Simon (and staff) of the Holocaust Center for Humanity.

The Center teaches the lessons of the Holocaust and other recent genocides, inspiring students to confront bigotry and indifference, and promote human dignity.

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Sound Discipline

Michelle Chamberlain (right) presents $10,000 to Sound Discipline’s Jody McVittie (middle) and Stacy Lappin.

Sound Discipline trains educators and staff to integrate brain science into teaching and relating to students, modeling these skills and building them in students. They incorporate problem solving and restorative practices into daily interactions with students, transforming school cultures so kids feel safe, accepted and respected, and every child can learn, closing the gaps in discipline and academic outcomes.

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Sawhorse Revolution

Standing in the doorway of a SR-built tiny house, Stephanie Gerding (right) delivers $10,000 to Sawhorse Revolution’s Executive Director, Sarah Smith.

Sawhorse Revolution develops confident, community-oriented teens through the power of carpentry and craft. Youth in Central and South Seattle are teamed with professional mentors for hands-on experience in designing and building tiny houses for the homeless.

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Nonprofit Assistance Center

Cedra DuFlon-Heide presented a check to the Nonprofit Assistance Center for $7,500.

The Nonprofit Assistance Center supports community organizations and funders to be strong partners in movements for social justice through coaching, peer learning, and collaboration. Their  services help meet basic needs of nonprofits as well as provide tools to gain long-term stability and self-sufficiency through programs such as capacity building cohorts, legal clinics, and grant writing support.

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