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Organization
Community Focus
Location
Community Focus
African, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), Indigenous
Location
Renton, WA
Oshun Swim School seeks to create an Afro-Indigenous centered experience of water and swim-skill acquisition. Through healing-centered and trauma-informed courses and workshops, OSS strives to build a safer space for BIPOC womxn and non-binary people to explore our relationship with water, and grow into embodied, joyful swimmers.

This work centers frontline communities who have been historically excluded from swim environments, yet who bear the brunt of the climate crisis, and for whom swim skills are most essential.
Community Focus
Middle Eastern, African, American (US), Asian, Australian, Canadian, Indian
Location
Mercer Island, WA
TiE Seattle is the area chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs, a global nonprofit dedicated to growing and fostering entrepreneurship all over the world.
Community Focus
African, American (US), British, Danish, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Russian
Location
Seattle, WA
Thistle Theatre is a professional puppet theatre for families.
Community Focus
West African, Senegalese
Location
Seattle, WA
Community Focus
African, West African, Liberian
Location
Seattle, WA
Community Focus
African
Location
Seattle, WA
To enhance awareness and understanding about the countries and people of Africa, and to increase the involvement of Washington residents in issues of Africa.
Community Focus
African, Caribbean
Location
Victoria, BC
A hub for African, Caribbean diaspora and African Descent communities on Vancouver Island. Centre Culturel et Social pour les Personnes d'Ascendance Africaine.
Community Focus
East African, African, Ethiopian
Location
Ethiopian Observer is an information medium serving primarily Ethiopian communities around the world. It provides news, commentaries, articles, and essays regarding current issues on Ethiopia. It also links to other Websites around the world with relevant information on Ethiopia. We believe that the free flow of news, information and ideas on Ethiopia will contribute to the democratization of the Ethiopian society. A well-balanced, instructive and constructive media that upholds the ideals and principles of democracy is the best defense for Ethiopia and Ethiopians.
Community Focus
African, West African, WA, Guinean
Location
Seattle, WA
United in their passion for sharing their culture, this group of extraordinary Seattle-based West African artists have come together to spread a message of joy, unity, and transformation. Employing powerful rhythms, high-energy dance, and songs steeped in the rich heritage of Guinea.
Community Focus
African, WA
Location
Seattle, WA
We, the Sundiata African American Cultural Association produce a cultural festival yearly. We have come to know that Festival Sundiata is a breath of fresh air when it comes to racial relations and cultural competency. We are a volunteer group of folks that plan all year and give our best effort to celebrate and introduce the culture of people of African decent to the people in the Northwest. Each one of our festivals are free of charge to attend, you won’t find a better deal anywhere in the Northwest. Make sure to buy a t-shirt or poster to remind you of this great festival.

Community Focus
African, WA, African American, American (US)
Location
Kent, WA
First Five Years Years & Beyond provides parents with the tools, skills and resources to support their children’s Education.
Community Focus
African, WA
Location
Seattle, WA
Naomi Wachira is an artist of formidable talent and heart. Her music & songwriting brings together harmonies that speak across continents and cultures.
Community Focus
West African, WA
Location
Seattle, WA
A dynamic West African griot music group of balafon (xylophone), drums, guitar and kora, these musicians represent a 1,000 year tradition. This joyful music is performed for celebrations, weddings, christenings, festivals and concerts
Community Focus
African, WA
Location
Seattle, WA
Franchesska Berry creates interactive, multimedia African and African Diaspora performances, workshops and classes that capture the hearts, spirits and minds of audiences of any age.
Community Focus
African, WA, African American
Location
Seattle, WA
The premiere Afrobeats music festival of the PNW.
Community Focus
East African, African, WA, Eritrean
Location
Seattle, WA
Selam Band brings contemporary Eritrean music to appreciative audiences of all types.
Community Focus
African, WA
Location
Seattle, WA
Through professional development resources, health and wellness initiatives, public art projects, media production, and more, PACE reimagines and re-forms the shared experience of the African Diaspora, so that we may be connected by our power rather than our pain.
Community Focus
African, WA, For All
Location
Everett, WA
Ummah Sustained Agroecology Center at Modest Family Solutions provide global citizen stewardship opportunities that focus on Afrocentric Agroecology Food Sovereignty for all.
Community Focus
African, WA, Black, Malawian
Location
Bellevue, WA
The Malawi Seattle Association (MSA) comprises people of Malawian origin as well as those that are Malawian at heart who have come to make their home in the State of Washington. The Association serves to promote the welfare of its members so that they can reach their full potential in their endeavors.
Community Focus
African, WA, Brazilian
Location
Seattle, WA
ICAF is a non-profit educational organization committed to the cultivation, preservation, and growth of the African Brazilian cultural art form Capoeira Angola.