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2003 Grants: $103,497 

In 2003 The Massena Foundation ran an open application process with a letter-of-inquiry and then invited applications. Grant decisions were made with the help of an advisory board formed of community members. The foundation thanks: Kathryn Gardow, Maria Lamarca-Anderson, Dwight Mizoguchi and Terrie Stanford

Technical Assistance for Community Services

15,000 in support for the Nonprofit Assistance Center, a training and consulting resource for nonprofit organizations

American Indian Women's Service League Inc

8,000 to support the Native Women's Action Network program

Seattle Urban League

10,000 in support for the Minority Executive Directors Coalition program

American Friends Service Committee

1,500 to support the Native Youth Action Seattle program which works to develop anti-racist leadership in Native Youth

Seattle Young People's Project

8,000 to support a youth-led, adult supported organization that empowers youth (ages 13-18) to express themselves and to take action on the issues that affect their lives.

Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas

6,000 to offer progressive programs that encourage thought and debate on the role of African-Americans in American culture.

MAVIN foundation

5,000 in general operating support to build a positive multiracial identity in public media.

American Friends Service Committee

3,000 to support the People's Coalition For Justice program. PCJ is a multiracial antiracist program that addresses institutional racism in the criminal justice system.

Emerald City Arts

1,000 to support the Seattle Women's Chorus.

Project Alchemy

5,000 to support technical services targeted toward social justice organizers.

The Peoples Institute Northwest

1,000 to support Undoing Institutionalized Racism trainings from The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond.

Freedom Church of Seattle

1,000 to support a local leading organization in social justice community organizing.

Women's Funding Alliance

5,000 to support women and girls in the northwest.

Northwest Women's Law Center

20,000 in general operating support for an organization working for the rights of women and families in Washington State.


Rainier Scholars

5,000 to support minority students in college attainment

Washington State Patrol

$7,497 to support and promote diversity within Washington's State Patrol.

Children's Center at Burke Gilman Gardens

1,500 in general operating support.