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Community Focus
Location
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The African-American Writers' Alliance, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers.

We help one another polish our skills, provide peer review, and create opportunities for public readings and other media venues. Ultimately the group encourages members to publish individually and collectively.

Our stories—triumphs, tragedies, and whatever is within and between the two—are the history of African Americans. We must tell our stories in our words and encourage others to do the same.
Community Focus
For All
Location
Seattle, WA
The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) is a program of the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. Located in Seattle, WTBBL provides library services state-wide, at the library and by mail, to any Washington resident unable to read standard print material due to blindness, visual impairment, deaf-blindness, physical disability (cannot hold a book or turn pages), or reading disability.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
, CA
Discover Nikkei is an international network that celebrates cultural diversity and explores both global and local identities. The project connects generations and communities by sharing stories and perspectives of the Nikkei, people of Japanese descent who have migrated and settled throughout the world.
Community Focus
For All
Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle's only cookbook shop, featuring US & imported titles as well as author talks, demonstrations and cooking classes.
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
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
Location
The go-to website for literary culture.
Community Focus
American, Asian
Location
New York, NY
The Asian American Writers' Workshop (AAWW) is a national literary nonprofit dedicated to publishing, incubating, and amplifying work by Asian and Asian diasporic writers and artists. Since our founding in 1991, we have provided a countercultural literary space that operates at the intersections of migration, race, and social justice. At a time when migrants, women, people of color, Muslims, and LGBTQ people are specifically targeted, we offer a new countercultural community space in which to imagine a more just future.
Community Focus
BIPOC
Location
Seattle, WA
Teaching kids to code and build robots through an intersection of anti-racist and anti-sexist curriculum.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
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
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
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.