Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Before the pandemic, the wealth gap in King County was significant. The pandemic has only increased that gap.

Worse yet, people of color experience poverty at a disproportionate rate in King County. To fight this, we invest in strategies and agencies that specifically meet the needs of communities of color, improve outreach to those communities and reduce barriers to accessing support.

Too many families in Seattle and throughout King County wrestle with poverty every day. We connect families with support so they can get on stable financial ground and work towards their dreams.


A person holding a box of food approaches a car with the trunk open

Fuel Your Future

Providing students with meals and putting food security back on the table.


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Free Tax Preparation Campaign

Providing tax advice so people can make the most of tax credits