We at Washington Nonprofits believe that we are stronger together. Your voice is stronger when it is added to ours and a coalition advocating for the kind of work you do. We have compiled a list of coalitions and invite you to identify one or two of interest. Find out what resources they have or how to join. We have organized them into broad categories, though there are many cases of overlap. We will do our best to keep this up to date, but information changes. This was posted in March 2017.
ARTS & CULTURE
ArtEd Washington, also known as Washington Alliance for Arts Education
ArtsEd Washington creates enduring system-wide change to ensure that the arts play an integral role in the education of every child in every school.
Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state.
Washington Museum Association
The Washington Museum Association was established to represent and serve museums of all types and sizes throughout Washington State.
Washington State Arts Alliance
Washington State Arts Alliance, the statewide arts advocacy organization, works to promote public funding, legislation, and policy favorable to the arts.
Washington State Arts Commission
The Washington State Arts Commission is committed to values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and creative expression.
Washington State Historical Society
By connecting personal, local, regional, and national stories to the universality of the human experience, and collecting materials from our state that help tell those stories, the Washington State Historical Society has become indispensable to the people of Washington and a vital part of state government.
American Association of University Women
AUW-WA is a charitable, non-profit organization in Washington State which works to change the climate for women and girls.
Association of Educational Service Districts
The Association of Educational Service Districts provides local solutions with statewide support
Communities in Schools of Washington
We are part of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Eastern Washington Family Child Care Association
Eastern Washington Family Child Care Association’s (EWFCCA) mission is to promote quality child care throughout Eastern Washington.
Excellent Schools Now Coalition
To achieve meaningful education reform in Washington state that increases student achievement, closes the opportunity and achievement gap and prepares all students to be college and career ready.
Independent Colleges of Washington
Independent Colleges of Washington promotes the unique educational opportunities of independent colleges in Washington, supports the value of choice to ensure success of college students, and advocates for the value of higher education to the state.
League of Education Voters
LEV is a Washington-based organization working to improve public education from early learning through higher education. We shape the debate, build powerful coalitions, and grow the grassroots to achieve meaningful reform and ample resources for education.
Partnership for Learning
PFL’s primary focus is to build awareness, understanding and support for improving Washington state’s K-12 public education.
Safe Schools Coalition of Washington
Is a public-private partnership, in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, queer and questioning youth, working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.
School’s Out Washington through the Washington AfterSchool Network (16 Agencies)
School’s Out Washington provides services and guidance for organizations to ensure all young people have safe places to learn and grow when not in school
Statewide Poverty Action
Poverty Action builds grassroots power to end causes of poverty and create opportunities for everyone to prosper
Thrive by Five
Every child in Washington state is ready to succeed in school and life
Washington Association for the Education of Young Children
We provide services to members and advocate for policies that enable individuals and businesses to provide high-quality early learning experiences for young children.
Washington Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
The purpose of the Washington Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is to provide leadership on issues related to professional education, with primary focus on teacher education
Washington Education Association
The Washington Education Association is the voice of public educators in Washington — the voice calling for quality public education, reasonable class sizes, and professional pay and respect for those responsible for our children
Washington Federation of Teachers
AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty and professional staff from community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees.
Washington Federation of Independent Schools
WFIS is a membership organization started in 1970 for private, independent State-approved schools in Washington. We have 250 member schools that include religious, nonsectarian, independent, accredited and non-accredited schools in rural and urban settings
Washington’s Paramount Duty
Washington’s Paramount Duty is a non-partisan, grassroots group of parents and allies working to compel the state to amply fund basic education and swiftly fulfill its paramount duty.
Washington State Association of Head Start/ECEAP
WSA provides a strong voice in Washington, DC and Olympia as our legislators make decisions that affect low-income children and families
Washington State School Directors’ Association
WSSDA provides leadership and advocacy, and empowers its members with knowledge and skills to govern with excellence.
Washington State PTA
WSPTA is the oldest and the largest nonprofit grassroots children’s advocacy association in Washington state. Together we can strengthen our voice to improve the quality of our children’s health, welfare, safety, and education.
Audubon has a network of 25 local chapters throughout Washington State. These chapters enable Audubon members and others to meet and share an appreciation of their common interests, creating a culture of conservation in their community through education and advocacy focusing on the conservation and restoration of birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
For 25 years, Earth Ministry has been a national leader in engaging the faith community in environmental stewardship and advocacy
Environmental Priorities Coalition
The Environmental Priorities Coalition is a network of over 20 leading environmental groups in Washington state that influence policy at the state level
Federation of Animal Care & Control Agencies
The Federation is a collective voice dedicated to humane treatment of animals in Washington State through legislation, training, programs and support services.
Futurewise has worked to prevent sprawl in order to protect our State’s resources and make our urban areas livable for and available to all
Nature Conservancy – Washington Chapter
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Soundkeeper’s mission is to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound
Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups
To preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.
Sierra Club – Washington State Chapter
Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization — with more than two million members and supporters.
Transportation Choices Coalition
Transportation Choices is a statewide organization working to bring Washingtonians more opportunities to take a bus, catch a train, walk and bike
Washington Conservation Voters
Washington Conservation Voters is the statewide political voice for the environment. We work to elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices. Working with our allies in the community, we advocate for strong environmental policies and hold our elected officials accountable during the legislative session
Washington Environmental Council
Washington Environmental Council is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that has been driving positive change to solve Washington’s most critical environmental challenges since 1967
Washington Toxics Coalition
Toxic-Free Future advocates for the use of safer products, chemicals, and practices through advanced research, advocacy, grassroots organizing, and consumer engagement to ensure a healthier tomorrow.
Washington Wilderness Coalition
Washington Wild protects and restores wild lands and waters in Washington State through advocacy, education and civic engagement
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition
Our mission is to ensure robust funding for Washington’s great outdoors by unifying disparate voices through education and advocacy.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Aging Services of Washington
LeadingAge Washington is a state trade association serving not-for-profit and mission-driven organizations dedicated to providing quality housing and skilled long term services
Alzheimer’s Association of WA
A world without Alzheimer’s
American Academy of Pediatrics
The Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WCAAP) has a long history of advocating for Washington’s children, their families and their healthcare providers
Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Coalition
The Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition brings the voices of hungry Washington families to the ears of our policy makers to insure that public policy leads our response to hunger in our state of plenty
American Cancer Society
At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy
Association of Alcohol and Addiction Programs
The Association of Alcoholism and Addiction Programs is the umbrella trade organization for chemical dependency treatment programs, encompassing all corporate structures and treatment modality types in its membership.
Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts
The Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts has served as the trade association for Washington State’s public hospital districts since 1952, first as an unincorporated association and since 1998 as a non-profit corporation
Community Health Network of Washington
For more than 20 years, we have worked to ensure all Washington residents have access to medical care and health insurance coverage.
The Crisis Clinic
We strive to empower people, especially those in crisis, through telephone intervention, and information and referral, every hour of the year. We strengthen the community by training clinic volunteers and educating community members in crisis intervention skills.
Developmental Disabilities Council
The Washington Developmental Disabilities Council’s mission is to advocate, promote and implement policies and practices to create pathways to meaningful, integrated and productive lives for people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities over the life course.
Disability Rights Washington
Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide
Food Lifeline is a proud member of the Feeding America network. This relationship allows us to bring hunger-stopping best practices, relationships with national food brands and food surpluses from sister agencies back to Western Washington.
Healthy Washington Coalition
The Healthy Washington Coalition is dedicated to ensuring that Washington State has quality, affordable health care coverage for all of its residents
Home Care Association of Washington
HCAW is the most diverse In Home Services association in Washington State representing Home Health, Home Care, and Hospice providers; members also include affiliated healthcare professionals, providers, consultants, and vendors
Learning Disabilities Association of Washington
Learning Disabilities Association of Washington (LDA WA) promotes and provides service and support to improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by learning and attentional disabilities
Leading Age Washington
LeadingAge Washington is a state trade association serving not-for-profit and mission-driven organizations dedicated to providing quality housing and skilled long term services
Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Contact: (206) 957-1600
Lifelong was born from a simple soup can, passed around Volunteer Park in 1983. The $42 that those advocates collected that evening was to help them feed, house and stand by those fighting AIDS—when no one else would
March of Dimes
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
To improve foster care and end youth homelessness.
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Washington state, and we believe that every woman should be able to make personal decisions about the full range of reproductive health options
National Alliance For the Mentally Ill Washington Chapter
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. – See more at: http://www.nami.org/About-NAMI#sthash.xffM5Uia.dpuf
National Federation of the Blind of WA
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can have the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
Northwest Harvest is Washington’s own statewide hunger relief agency. – See more at: http://www.northwestharvest.org/#sthash.P5aLtRwy.dpuf
Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf was founded on the idea of helping those in need in Washington State
Physicians for a National Health Program
Physicians for a National Health Program is a non-profit research and education organization of 20,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance.
Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence – See more at: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/mission#sthash.af069e0V.dpuf
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
We are more than 29,000 nurses and healthcare workers across Washington State united for quality patient care and good careers in the healthcare facilities and agencies where we work.
Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers
To strengthen and advocate for Washington’s Community Health Centers as they build healthcare access, innovation and value.
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) is a non-profit organization that strives to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence
Washington Community Mental Health Council
We advocate for and support our members in strengthening communities and improving the lives of individuals and families impacted by mental illness and addictions.
Washington Council of the Blind
Contact: (800) 255-1147
The Washington Council of the Blind (WCB) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting opportunity, equality, and independence in the blind community through education, public awareness, and advocacy.
Washington Healthcare Access Alliance
Contact: (206) 713-9422
The Washington Healthcare Access Alliance is the coalition of Washington State’s free and charitable healthcare clinics, supporting clinics of Washington through professional networking, advocacy, and education and strengthening Washington’s safety net.
Washington Rural Health Association
The Washington Rural Health Association’s mission is to collaboratively strengthen and improve the health of rural communities.
Washington Senior Citizens Lobby
“…to enhance the quality of life for senior citizens…through education and legislation.
Washington State Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers
Children’s Advocacy Centers are child-focused, child-friendly facilities where children and their families feel safe enough to get the help they need to stop abuse and begin the process of healing
Washington State Association of Community Action Agencies
Community Action changes lives. Our agencies will continue working as partners to reduce poverty, provide emergency services to those in need, and improve Washington’s communities.
Washington State Association of Senior Centers
A senior center is a community focal point where older adults come together for services and activities that reflect their experience and skills, respond to their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement in and with the community.
Washington State Association of the Deaf
The Mission of WSAD is to promote, protect and preserve the rights and quality of life of deaf individuals in the state of Washington.
Washington State CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are community volunteers who are appointed by judges to advocate in court for abused and/or neglected children
Washington State Hospital Association
The Washington State Hospital Association works to improve the health of all Washington state residents by being active on key issues of policy and quality.
Washington State Medical Association
The vision of the Washington State Medical Association is to make Washington the best place to practice medicine and to receive care.
Washington State Nurses Association
The Washington State Nurses Association provides leadership for the nursing profession and promotes quality health care for consumers through education, advocacy, and influencing health care policy in the State of Washington
Washington State Public Health Association
We are a non-profit organization working to improve health and safety in all communities across Washington
Washington State Residential Care Council
Adult Family Homes are an option providing a community based residential setting with 24 hour care and services
Build pathways to make it easier for Washington families to navigate our complex health and social service systems and connect with the resources they need to be healthy and safe.
HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS
Building Changes believes everyone in Washington can be stably housed. We strengthen the leaders, organizations and systems that make it possible.
Housing Development Consortium
Through education, advocacy and leadership, HDC supports and inspires its members as they work collaboratively to meet the housing needs of limited-income people throughout King County.
Seattle/ King County Coalition on Homelessness
Their mission is to work collaboratively to ensure safety and survival for people while they are homeless, and to end the crisis of homelessness in our region.
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
The mission of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is to lead the movement to ensure that all our residents thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes.
LEGAL & CIVIL RIGHTS
Alliance for Equal Justice
The Alliance is composed of more than 40 members and supporters. Alliance members are organizations whose predominant mission is to provide civil legal aid to those in need
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington State
The ACLU is the nation’s premier civil rights and civil liberties organization
Asian Pacific Directors Coalition
Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) is a broad based membership which comprises of over 40 executive directors, board presidents and other high level administrators from primarily nonprofit and civil rights organization, government and education.
We pull together government, philanthropy and nonprofits in a collective effort to impact family and youth homelessness in Washington state.
Community Employment Alliance
Advocating, Educating & Partnering for Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Equal Justice Coalition
To ensure that people are treated equally and fairly before the law by educating policymakers and the public about the importance of civil legal aid in our communities and advocating for sufficient public funding for civil legal aid on behalf of low-income people in Washington State.
Equal Rights Washington
Our mission is to ensure and promote dignity, safety, and equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Washingtonians.
Faith Action Network
Faith Action Network’s mission is to be a faith-inspired statewide partnership striving for a just, compassionate, and sustainable world through community building, education, and courageous public action.
Governement Accountability Project
The Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization
Contact: (206) 725-9189
Undoing racism in the criminal justice system as experienced by African Americans
Legal Aid for Washington Fund
Equal civil justice for low-income people.
egal Voice is a progressive feminist organization using the power of the law to make change in the Northwest
Minority Executive Directors Coalition of King County
Contact: (206) 325-2542
The Minority Executive Directors Coalition of King County (MEDC) s a coalition of community leaders of color who work together to ensure equity, equality and social justice in partnership with communities of color for people for people of color.
Northwest Justice Project
Contact: (206) 464-1519
NJP’s mission is to secure justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities.
Northwest Women’s Law Center
Every day we take action that directly contributes to lasting, systemic changes in society. In 1978, our founders envisioned a world in which women’s legal rights were assured
OneAmerica’s mission is to advance the fundamental principles of democracy and justice through building power in immigrant communities, in collaboration with key allies
Parents Organizing for Welfare & Economic Rights
POWER is an organization of low-income parents and allies advocating for a strong social safety net while working toward a world where children and care giving are truly valued, and the devastation of poverty has been eradicated.
Refugee Women’s Alliance
ReWA is a non-profit, multi-ethnic organization that promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership, and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and their families with culturally and linguistically appropriate services
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is an association made up of attorneys practicing criminal defense law in Washington State, along with related professionals
Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs
The mission of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs is to lead collaboration among law enforcement executives to enhance public safety.
Washington Association of Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention
The mission of the Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is to unite prevention advocates in Washington State in order to create environments that support safe and healthy communities through prevention of substance abuse and violence
Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates
The Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates (WCCVA) is a group of individuals, agencies, and organizations that work together to improve services for victims of crime and strengthen victims’ rights in the state of Washington.
Washington Community Action Network
Together we work to achieve racial, social, gender and economic justice in Washington state and our nation.
Washington State Association for Justice
Our civil justice system ensures that every citizen, regardless of stature, economic status or power, has the ability to hold our government accountable
Washington State Catholic Conference
The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) is the common voice of the Catholic Bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle, the Diocese of Spokane, and the Diocese of Yakima.
Washington State Jobs With Justice
Jobs With Justice believes that all workers should have collective bargaining rights, employment security and a decent standard of living within an economy that works for everyone
Washington State Senior Citizens Lobby
“…to enhance the quality of life for senior citizens…through education and legislation.”
Washington State Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice
We inspire, educate and empower congregations and individuals to effectively foster and support legislation in Washington state consistent with our vision.
Washington Tax Fairness Coalition
Tax Sanity is working for progressive tax reform and closing tax loopholes in Washington State
ECONOMIC, POLICY AND MORE
Asssociation of Washington Business
AWB is the catalytic leader and unifying voice for economic prosperity throughout Washington state.
Economic Opportunity Institute
Our mission is to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all.
Friends Committee on WA Public Policy
Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy (Quaker Voice) supports and coordinates Friends’ participation in public policy development and implementation throughout the state
Greater Spokane Progress
Greater Spokane Progress is a collaborative network united to build political strength and equity in our community.
Lutheran Public Policy
Lutheran Community Services Northwest is a non-profit human services agency serving communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho
National Organization for Women – Washington State Chapter
Contact: (202) 628-8669
As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States
Northwest Credit Union Association
The Northwest Credit Union Association is the trade association representing 184 credit unions in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, with associate members in Alaska and Hawaii
Philanthropy Northwest is the network for philanthropists of all types who are committed to Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
We empower African Americans and underserved communities to thrive by securing educational and economic opportunities.
Ventures, a nonprofit that helps low-income entrepreneurs build pathways out of poverty through small business development, engages entrepreneurs in public policy advocacy at the local, state and federal levels.
Washington Citizen Action
With over 40,000 members, Washington CAN! is the state’s largest grassroots community organization