SYL Foundation announces $575,000 in Health and Education grants to 21 community-based organizations serving immigrants and refugees. Two new organizations, International Rescue Committee – Seattle and the Puget Sound Welcome Back Center, join 19 grantee organizations for multi-year funding. By combining compassion and philanthropy with strategic grant-making, SYL Foundation strives to advance quality health and education for immigrant and refugee communities, and these grants support work that combats chronic inequities within our health and education systems.
None of these grants would be possible without the dedication and generosity of Foundation supporters. We are deeply grateful to all of you for funding the important work of these 21 organizations:
✔️Asian Counseling and Referral Service promotes social justice, well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities, including immigrants and refugees.
✔️CISC – Early Childhood Education program prepares children for learning by providing bilingual and bicultural programs.
✔️College Possible Washington provides personalized and practical college persistence support for low-income students in Seattle and South King County.
✔️Denise Louie Education Center provides high-quality multicultural early learning and family support services so kids are ready to succeed in school and life.
✔️East African Community Services provides a multitude of services to East African immigrant and refugee families to achieve cradle to career success.
✔️HealthPoint is a community-based, community-supported, and community-governed network of non-profit health centers dedicated to providing expert, high-quality care to all who need it, regardless of circumstances.
✔️International Community Health Services provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the wellness of King County’s diverse people and communities.
✔️International Rescue Committee – Seattle supports newcomer refugees in South King County to be healthy, independent and successful through obtaining health and medical self-sufficiency. IRC also help refugee youth complete high school and create long-term education, career, and vocational goals.
✔️Kandelia provides direct program services, opportunities, and tools to address systemic inequities so immigrant and refugee families can thrive without having to compromise values, heritage or ethnicity.
✔️Kin On provides healthcare solutions for Asian elders and their families. Kin On’s skilled nursing center provides services in Cantonese, Mandarin, Taishanese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Korean languages.
✔️Literacy Source partners with adults working to gain practical skills and education to create new opportunities for themselves, their families, and the community.
✔️Neighborcare Health provides comprehensive health care to families and individuals who have difficulty in accessing care. They are sensitive to the needs of culturally diverse patients, and they advocate and work collaboratively to improve the overall health status of the communities they serve.
✔️Open Arms Perinatal Services provides community-based support during pregnancy, birth, and early parenting to nurture strong foundations that last a lifetime. Open Arms provides doulas to over 300 new families with services in 17 different languages each year.
✔️Project Access Northwest improves access to specialty health care for low-income and uninsured patients. It matches volunteer specialty care providers and hospital partners with pre-screened patients in need of care.
✔️Puget Sound Welcome Back Center at Highline College builds bridges between the pool of internationally trained professionals living in Washington and the need for linguistically and culturally competent professional services. Its goal is to assist these professionals to make the best use of their professional skills through respectful, innovative, and individualized career counseling and educational services.
✔️Refugees Northwest works with thousands of refugees and asylum seekers each year to build upon their strength and courage. Programs include trauma-focused mental health support, torture treatment, unaccompanied minor foster care, asylum assistance, and complex medical case management.
✔️ReWA provides holistic services to help refugee and immigrant women and families thrive. Services are provided to thousands of refugees and immigrants each year through bilingual and bicultural programs.
✔️Somali Health Board works to reduce health disparities in King County’s Somali community and beyond.
✔️Somali Youth and Family Club provides early education and other essential services to Somali and other underserved communities in King County.
✔️West African Community Council advocates, organizes, assists, educates and supports West African community members while preserving tradition, culture, social, religious, and moral beliefs.
✔️World Relief Seattle works to serve refugees and immigrants in the Greater Seattle Area through a variety of programs including English language learning and financial literacy classes.