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Welcome to Brave Commitments

Non-profit agencies have made the brave commitment to speak in a united, collaborative voice to urge governmental entities to fully fund the crucial services they provide. Throughout Washington, communities depend on nonprofit organizations to serve unmet needs: safe places, after-school programs, counseling, food security, housing stability, behavioral health, foster care enhancements, youth development and mentoring. These organizations are under stress and strain.


Brave Commitments is a group of nearly 50 nonprofit executives committed to strengthening and sustaining the nonprofit system that supports children, youth and families in Washington State. The Campaign for 20 is a commitment of non-profit organizations to call on funders to allow for a minimum of 20% of the total contract they provide to cover indirect expenses.

Mayor’s Proposed Budget Disproportionally Impacts Women and People of Color

Leaders of regional nonprofits implore Seattle Mayor and City Council to reconsider human services COLA cap Mr. Mayor, we are confused. We know you are a champion for diversity and equity. So why are you capping inflation-based pay increases for a set of vendors who are disproportionately women and people of color—those predominately serving ourContinue reading “Mayor’s Proposed Budget Disproportionally Impacts Women and People of Color”

Our ‘Brave Commitment’ is to find solutions for nonprofit funding

By Janis Avery and Mike Heinisch – Contributing writers, May 27, 2021, 11:03pm EDT Imagine our community without agencies supporting children, youth and families. In King County and throughout Washington, these nonprofit organizations serve unmet needs: safe places, after-school programs, counseling, food security, housing stability, behavioral health, foster care enhancements, youth development, mentoring. But theseContinue reading “Our ‘Brave Commitment’ is to find solutions for nonprofit funding”

The State of the Sector: A Look at the Health of the Organizations Serving Children & Youth in our Community

To read the Call to Action and learn more about the state of the sector, click here. The nonprofits serving children, youth, young adults, and families in our community are under tremendous strain. This report take a look at some of the myriad issues they face, including: Massive deficits and year over year losses DifficultyContinue reading “The State of the Sector: A Look at the Health of the Organizations Serving Children & Youth in our Community”

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