Seattle, Wash. – Two luminaries of social justice, Marian Wright Edelman and Dolores Huerta, were jointly awarded the Patiño Moore Legacy Award in recognition of their work to unite Black and Brown communities in a shared vision of economic and social well-being. The Patiño Moore … Continue reading "Patiño Moore Legacy Award Awarded to Dolores Huerta and Marian Wright Edelman"
The nature of poverty is changing around Seattle, as the ranks of poor families living in the region’s suburbs grow dramatically, and services struggle to adapt. This was one of the central themes that emerged from the University of Washington West Coast Poverty Center’s inaugural … Continue reading "Inaugural Poverty Summit Explores the New Challenges and Nature of Poverty"
When Alicia Garza came to our offices recently to speak to our staff, she was speaking as someone who had multiple connections with our foundation. She serves as the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance — a grantee since 2014 — and … Continue reading "Alicia Garza: Black Lives Matter Proves that ‘New Leaders Are Possible’"
For 35 years, SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) has pursued what director Javier Benavidez calls “game-changing improvements” for the people of New Mexico. The oldest and largest social justice organization in New Mexico, SWOP combines deep grassroots organizing — with a member base of over 3,500 … Continue reading "SWOP: “Game-Changing Improvements” for New Mexico"
This week, Marguerite Casey Foundation is welcoming two new faces, Janelle Choi and Elizabeth (Liz) Posey. Janelle and Liz will be joining the foundation as Program Fellows, part of the Momentum Fellowship program launched by Philanthropy Northwest this year. The Momentum Fellowship grew out of … Continue reading "Momentum Fellows Arrive at Marguerite Casey Foundation"
Seattle, WA — (August 20, 2015) — Marguerite Casey Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2015 Equal Voice Fellowship and Scholarship. Sixty journalists nationwide competed this year for six journalism grants to support at least one or a series of investigative and exploratory reporting projects on … Continue reading "2015 Equal Voice Fellows and Scholars Announced"
Marguerite Casey Foundation presented 12 young community leaders with the Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award, in honor of their vision, passion and dedication to improving the lives of families in their communities. Each of the honorees received an award of $5,000 in … Continue reading "Marguerite Casey Foundation Announces 2015 Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty"
What does a community need? For communities that struggle with poverty and lack of employment, the needs can be many: housing assistance; employment training; job creation; wellness and health education; re-entry support; after-school programs and educational support for youth. But what any neighborhood needs most … Continue reading "“Every Block a Village”: Westside Health Authority"
The challenges faced by low-income workers and families have been much in the news lately, amid protests at places like McDonald’s and steps to raise the minimum wage. This moment didn’t happen magically. It’s been years in the making, and philanthropy has played a … Continue reading "Movement Building: Marguerite Casey’s Push to Empower Low-Income Families"
The Louisiana Children’s Museum was recently awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums. The award was presented by First Lady Michelle Obama in a White House ceremony on May 18. The Museum was one of … Continue reading "Nation’s Highest Honor for Louisiana Children’s Museum"