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Location
Community Focus
For All
Location
Federal Way, WA
Community Focus
African, African American
Location
Seattle, WA
The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center celebrates, nurtures presents and preserves African American arts and cultural legacies.
With year round programming that invites the whole community to share in the performing arts, film, music, dance and explore the rich culture of the African Diaspora.
Community Focus
African American
Location
Seattle, WA
The Loren Miller Bar Association (LMBA) is a Washington statewide organization and the local affiliate of the National Bar Association (NBA), which is the oldest minority bar and the largest organization of African-American attorneys in the United States.
Community Focus
BIPOC, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization which primarily focuses on advocacy and direct action.

The core activists and organizers of BLM Seattle King County is a group of Black and other people of color focused on dismantling anti-black systems and policies of oppression. The strategy team meetings regularly around Seattle to direct these efforts. Events, meetings, communications and admin needs are volunteer led. *BLM Seattle-King County is not affiliated with the Black Liberation Movement or the #BlackLivesMatter Seattle Action Group.
Community Focus
Black
Location
Seattle, WA
CD Forum empowers Black artists and builds community through art. We provide one-of-a-kind artistic, culinary, and community experiences that lift artists and engage the community.
Community Focus
African American
Location
Seattle
For over a century, the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. County Branch of the NAACP has been promoting the dream of equality and opportunity for all.
Community Focus
African, African American
Location
Kent, WA
First Five Years Years & Beyond provides parents with the tools, skills and resources to support their children’s Education.
Community Focus
BIPOC, LGBTQ
Location
, WA
Voices Rising is an ongoing series of performances by LGBTQ performers of color. Founded in 2007 by artist and activist Storme Webber, Voices Rising has emerged as the leading showcase for queer performers of color. Past shows have featured performances by standout artists such as Nedra Johnson, D'LO, Mami Watu & Avery R. Young, okonomode aka SoulChilde, Christa Bell, Dakota Camacho and many, many more. Performances are held quarterly at Washington Hall's historic Ballroom. Funding for the project is sustained through ticket sales, event sponsorships, grants and donations.
Community Focus
BIPOC, Women
Location
Seattle, WA
Powerful Voices creates brave spaces with girls* of color, ages 14-19, through social justice programming in and after school, in the King County Juvenile Detention Center, and through case management.
Community Focus
BIPOC, Women
Location
Lynnwood, WA
Project Girl Mentoring Program is a non profit organization providing mentoring, educational and social activities to young women throughout Snohomish County and its surrounding area. The overall goal of the program is to support girls as they develop positive choices while learning new life skills and help them transition into womanhood. We focus on the Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach to help girls acquire the skills and knowledge to become healthy and productive women. We offer creative programs that helps builds strengths and recognize each girls unique contribution to society. As, she discover herself inside a world of other ambitious and accomplished women.
Community Focus
African American
Location
Seattle, WA
The current Douglass-Truth Branch was expanded and reopened Oct. 14, 2006. The building follows historic preservation guidelines of the original library, which is a city landmark. It has a grand staircase as well as the Soul Pole, a totem pole depicting African-American history given to the Library in 1972 by what was then called the Rotary Boys Club.
Community Focus
Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Cypher Cafe is run by the WA not-for-profit Corporation, Black Power Unlimited, and manages the first floor of Washington Hall, spaces developed by The Hidmo Cypher, which includes the Lodge Room, Library, Cafe, Kitchen and Classroom.
Community Focus
Black
Location
Portland, OR
The Skanner is a website and newspaper published in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Established in 1975, The Skanner News Group has advanced the cause of the Black Press in the North Western United States. Through the newspapers and the Web site The Skanner has provided regional and national corporate advertisers a variety of methods to effectively market their products and services to our readers.
Community Focus
BIPOC
Location
Seattle, WA
Too many people of color are left out of leadership roles. We must change who is at the table in order to achieve racial equity in our community. You can make a difference through nonprofit board service.

For more than 25 years, we’ve been doing something to change that. Project LEAD—Leadership Effectiveness and Diversity—is a nonprofit board training program open to highly qualified people of color.

The 1,000+ Project LEAD graduates from the last 25+ years are a testament to our community’s commitment to service and diversity. It’s crucial that we take a stand to make sure our community’s boards are representative of the communities they serve and that all voices have an equal seat at the table. You can be a part of that change.
Community Focus
Black
Location
Seattle, WA
As the second-oldest civil rights organization in the state of Washington, ULMS is one of the region’s essential economic first responders, helping families cope with challenges through a variety of programs designed to support and encourage self-sufficiency in all aspects of life. ULMS also serves as a liaison between community members, local businesses, city and county government, and other service based organizations that share our concern for the welfare of the Black community and other disadvantaged residents in the Greater Puget Sound area.
Community Focus
Black
Location
Seattle
The annual Seattle Black Film Festival (formerly the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival - LHAAFF) is a major season program of LANGSTON, showing provocative films and works about the Black experience from independent filmmakers.
Community Focus
African American
Location
Tacoma, WA
The Tacoma Urban League is devoted to empowering African Americans and other disenfranchised groups to enter the economic and social mainstream.
Community Focus
African American
Location
Tacoma, WA
The NAACP education committee strives to ensure that all students have access to an equal and high-quality education by eliminating education-related racial andethnic disparities in our public schools. Through advocacy training, policy development and guidance, building collaborative networks, and direct action, the National Education program works to assure an equitable start for all Americans.
Community Focus
African
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
Black
Location
Federal Way, WA
FW Black Collective (FWBC) was formed in 2018 as a community resource by local community leaders. Our local Black community was looking for a voice and how to collectively strategize to create change within the Federal Way area.