2021 Health & Education Grants

2021 Health & Education Grants
SYLF-HE-FB-announcement.pngSYL Foundation is proud to announce $800,000 USD in Health and Education grants to 24 vital community-based organizations serving immigrants and refugees. All organizations receive multi-year (3-5 years) of unrestricted funding.

The grants support work that combats chronic inequities within our health and education systems and addresses critical community needs. None of these grants would be possible without the generosity of Foundation donors and supporters. We are deeply grateful to all of you for funding the important work of these 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 helps immigrants throughout King County achieve success in their communities by providing information, referral, advocacy, social, and support services.

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.

El Centro De La Raza provides a wide range of social services, and strives to use social, cultural, educational, economic, and civic activities in search of effective and just solutions to address the roots of poverty and discrimination. Youth programs incorporate social change and community engagement into the curriculum. Programs include bilingual early learning, home visiting programs for kids from birth to age 3, after school mentoring and tutoring for youth, and workshops for parents. 

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 helps 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. 

Lutheran Community Services/Refugees NW  believes that every person forced to flee war, persecution, and terror can heal, thrive, and enrich our community with their unique gifts and strengths. Refugees NW works with thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers each year to build upon the strength and courage that got them here, and to support their hopes and dreams. 

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. 

Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA) are working to achieve a health care system in which all Washington residents receive quality, affordable health care. NoHLA advocates for eliminating disparities in health care access, ensuring that race, immigration status and language are never barriers. 

OneAmerica is working with parents, educators, and allies to make sure that families have an education system that’s inclusive, responsive, and meets the needs of every student. It builds strategic early childhood education and K-12 leadership and advocacy with immigrant and refugee communities to inform, strengthen, and enact positive policies and investments in Washington that address the needs of those most impacted by the opportunity gap in education.

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.

Para Los Ninos supports and empowers Latinx families through early learning, literacy and academic skills development, summer enrichment, and parent leadership and advocacy programs. 

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.

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.

WA Academy for International Medical Graduates (WAIMG) is breaking down the barriers that prevent international medical graduates from accomplishing their professional and medical career goals. WAIMG is providing immigrant and refugee physicians with academic coaching, clinical experience, and career counseling so they can be integrated into the Washington health care system. 

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.

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