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Location
Community Focus
Squaxin Island, Native American
Location
Shelton, WA
We are descendants of the maritime people who lived and prospered along the shores of the southernmost inlets of the Salish Sea for untold centuries. Because of our strong cultural connection with the water, we are also known as the People of the Water.

Vision: We envision a culturally and economically strong community of self-governing, resilient people united by shared values and traditions.


Community Focus
Cowlitz, Native American
Location
Longview, WA
Community Focus
Yakama, Native American
Location
Toppenish, WA
The Yakama Nation Multimedia Services Program is made up of the media programs funded through the Yakama Nation. Currently, this includes the KYNR 1490-AM radio station and the Yakama Nation Review newspaper.The newspaper was established by Yakama Tribal Council Resolution May, 1970. The standard broadsheet newspaper is published every two weeks.

The primary news content is focused on the Yakama Nation, but also carries a mix of area, regional, national and international news and information affecting Indigenous populations. There are sections prescribed for Northwest Native news, Across Native America, People in the News, letters to the editor, a powwow calendar, sports, and classifieds.

The newspaper currently has a subscription listing of just under 1,000 readers. The newspaper accepts paid subscribers and offers a subscription discount to Yakama tribal members. There are about 800 newspapers sold at various sales outlets on the Yakama Reservation. The newspaper also accepts paid advertising.
Community Focus
Yakama, Native American
Location
Toppenish, WA
Upon central Washington's plateau and along the Columbia River reside tribal people called the Yakama's. The Cascade mountains shelter this central portion from marine showers. The rolling foothills and Yakima River are the eastern border. The tribal people comprising the Yakama Nation have lived in this area since the beginning of time. They used the entire land base, from the lowlands around the Columbia River to the snow-peaked Cascade Mountains.
Community Focus
African, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, Black, Cuban
Location
Seattle, WA
The Black Trans Prayer Book is an interfaith, multi-dimensional, artistic and theological work that collects the stories, poems, prayers, meditation, spells, and incantations of Black Trans & Non-Binary people. Often pushed out of Faith spaces and yet still deeply connected to a historical legacy of spiritual essentiality, Black Trans People face unprecedented amounts of spiritual, physical, and psychological violence. The Black Trans Prayer Book is a tool of healing, and affirmation centered on uplifting Black Trans & Non-Binary people and celebrating our place within faith.
What does it mean to have a faith practice that simultaneously challenges white supremacy and transphobia? Where is there a theological framework that centers the most marginalized and creates pathways towards an active spirituality moving alongside social justice? How might a spiritual practice not in tune with these questions cause harm? The #BlackTransPrayerBook, is holding these very questions.

What does it mean to have a faith practice that simultaneously challenges white supremacy and transphobia? Where is there a theological framework that centers the most marginalized and creates pathways towards an active spirituality moving alongside social justice? How might a spiritual practice not in tune with these questions cause harm? The #BlackTransPrayerBook, is holding these very questions.
Community Focus
Jewish
Location
Mercer Island, WA
1) Maintaining the Jewish Archives at the University of Washington. 2) Presenting programs, workshops and exhibits that highlight the life and culture of the Jewish people and communities in Washington. 3) Collecting heirlooms, artifacts and oral histories for a future Jewish museum. 4) Conducting tours of Jewish landmarks in Seattle. 5) Publishing interesting books about Washington State Jewish history that are meaningful and relevant.
Community Focus
American, Korean
Location
Seattle, WA
Founded in 1985, Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the collective memory of Korean Americans through collecting, maintaining, and transmitting the heritage and achievements of Koreans living in the United States and abroad.
Community Focus
For All
Location
Seattle, WA
Community Focus
For All
Location
, WA
In March 2004, King County Council Member Julia Patterson hosted a community luncheon to discuss the artistic and cultural vitality of South King County. Out of this the South King County Cultural Coalition, better known as SoCoCulture, was born.
Community Focus
For All
Location
Seattle, WA
The Northwest Accordion Society brings together people "for the love of the accordion". We publish a quarterly magazine, award scholarships and produce accordion events including Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration and Day of the Accordion.
Community Focus
For All
Location
McCleary, WA
If you are looking for historical information on the City of McCleary or nearby communities, the McCleary Historical Society is the place to start your search.
Community Focus
For All
Location
Spokane, WA
A Faith and Non-Faith Community Space. SpokaneFāVS, an online religion news publication, opened the FāVS Center in June, 2019 after it was gifted a building and 3-acres on Spokane’s South Hill. The SpokaneFāVS board agreed that using the property to foster interfaith dialogue would enhance the organization’s mission to create community engagement opportunities.

No other city in Washington, and perhaps in the U.S., can boast having an interfaith community center. We envision the space to be a neutral one where people of all faiths, and non faiths, can gather for a variety of reasons including retreats, classes, forums, prayer, worship, meetings and, of course, for the noted SpokaneFāVS Coffee Talks.
Community Focus
For All, Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
A pioneering portal that crosses barriers and connects cultures by consolidating and amplifying cross-generational, ethnic community voices.
Community Focus
For All
Location
Auburn, WA
A place to find information on ALL facets of leather: tooling, carving, stamping, dyeing, lacing, braiding, construction, and repair in the World Famous RawHide Gazette -- a newsletter ALL about leathercraft.
Community Focus
For All
Location
Naomi Ishisaka is the Social Justice Columnist for The Seattle Times. She is a journalist and photographer who focuses on racial equity and social justice.
Community Focus
Hawaiian, Pasifika
Location
Gig harbor, WA
Pacific 'Ohana Foundation helps perpetuate, preserve, and protect the rich culture of the Pacific Basin communities and the relationships among them. We honor people’s cultural values to make this a better world for all.
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
BlackPast.org, an online reference center makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet. Blackpast is made possible by the content contributions of over 800 volunteers from six continents who give of their time and energy to bring this information to a global audience. Click on the images to read their stories or find them in the yellow tabs below in the three main categories: Academic, Independent, and Student. We need more volunteer content contributors.
Community Focus
American, Japanese
Location
Kent, WA
The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose mission is to secure and safeguard the civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and all communities who are affected by injustice and bigotry.
Community Focus
American, Japanese
Location
Seattle, WA
The exceptional pioneers who sustained our organization during one of the most difficult periods in US history laid a strong foundation for the work of future generations of Japanese Americans who believe strongly in the principles of justice, equality and fair play.
Community Focus
Jewish
Location
The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies promotes the study of Jewish histories, cultures, societies, ideas, languages, and religion and integrates insights from these fields into broader scholarly and public conversations.