Directory of Seattle Nonprofit Organizations

I created this list of Seattle nonprofit organizations as a service of While many of these organizations offer multiple programs so they could correctly be listed in several categories, for the sake of brevity, I chose ONE category for each one, so please carefully review the list if you are interested in a particular type of Seattle nonprofit.

Seattle Nonprofits

If you would like to suggest additions or changes to this list, please email me.

Arts (Music and Theater have their own categories)
Art Guide Northwest
Art With Heart
Artist Trust
Arts Corp
Arts West
Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas
Community Arts Create
Emotion Literacy Advocates
Gage Academy of Art
Henry Art Gallery
Kirkland Performance Center
Northwest Screenwriters Guild
Seattle Architectural Foundation
Seattle Arts and Lectures
Seattle Folklore Society
The Vera Project
Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Town Hall Seattle
Washington Commission for the Humanities
Whim W’him Seattle Contemporary Dance

Evergreen City Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet

501 Commons
Community Capital Development

Career / Employment / Work
Centerpoint – Institute for Career and Life Renewal
Goodwill, Seattle
Pioneer Human Services

Children and Youth
Amara Parenting and Adoption Services
America Scores Seattle
Atlantic Street Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Broadway Bound
Casey Family Programs
Children’s Home Society of Washington
Committee for Children
Friends of Youth
Northwest Adoption Exchange
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
Pure Food Kids
ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center
Ryther Child Center
Seattle Children’s Home
Wellspring Family Services
World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP)
World Vision
YMCA of Greater Seattle
Youth in Focus
YWCA of Seattle / King County / Snohomish County

Dress for Success
The Ruby Room

Community Services
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Canine Companions for Independence
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
Crisis Clinic of Seattle / King County
Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC)
Eastside Domestic Violence Program
Faith Trust Institute
Latino Community Fund
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
Mary’s Place
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Seattle
Neighborhood House
New Horizons Ministries
Northwest Center
Northwest Compassionate Communication
Northwest Federation of Community Organizations
Plymouth Healing Communities
Pomegranate Center
Red Cross, Seattle King County Chapter
Refugee Women’s Alliance
Salvation Army
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission
Seattle Indian Health Board
Seattle Works
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Seattle / King County
Solid Ground
Sound Mental Health
Statewide Poverty Action Network
The Compassionate Friends, Eastside
The Northwest Network
The World Is Fun
Transitional Resources
United Way of King County
University Churches Emergency Fund
University Heights Center
Victim Support Services
Volunteers of America Western Washington
Wallingford Community Senior Center
Washington Healthcare Access Alliance

Conservation & Environmental
Climate Solutions
Conservation Northwest
EarthCorps: Seattle, WA
Environmental Coalition of South Seattle
Facing the Future
Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
Mountaineers, The
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
North Cascades Institute
Northwest Horticultural Society
NW Seed
Orca Conservancy
Peak 7 Adventures
Seattle Aquarium
Sierra Club – Washington State Chapter
Sightline Institute
Student Conservation Association
University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Washington Environmental Council
Washington State Trails Association
Washington Wild
Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition
Weed Warriors
West Seattle Garden Tour

Disabilities (Developmental and/or Physical)
Alliance of People with disAbilities
Boyer Children’s Clinic
Full Life Care
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program, Seattle Office
NorthWest PBIS Network
Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa
Teach for America, Washington State
Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS)
Yellow Wood Academy

City Fruit
Food Lifeline
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance
Northwest Harvest
Pike Market Senior Center Food Bank
Seattle P-Patch Community Gardens
True Life Haiti

The Alliance Française of Seattle
Associates in Cultural Exchange
Casa Latina
Cross Cultural Health Care Program
Global Visionaries
Pacific Islamic Cultural and Community Services
Peace Corps
PeaceTrees Vietnam
Ten Thousand Villages
Village Volunteers
Water for Humans

Allen Institute for Brain Science
Art of Living, Seattle
Alzheimer’s Association, Western and Central Washington State Chapter
American Cancer Society, Washington State Division
American Heart Association
American Lung Association of Washington
Cancer Lifeline
Community Health Plan of Washington
Easter Seals Washington
Entre Hermanos
Greater Northwest Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
Lifelong AIDS Alliance
March of Dimes, Washington State Chapter
Malaria No More
Medical Teams International
Northwest Kidney Centers
One Nurse At A Time
Open Arms Perinatal Services
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands
Prevent Blindness America
Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)
Puget Sound Blood Center
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
TB Photo Voice

Habitat for Humanity, Seattle/King County
Low Income Housing Institute
Plymouth Housing Group

Washington Lawyer for the Arts

Libraries & Literacy
King County Library System
Literacy Source
Page Ahead Children’s Literacy
Seattle Metaphysical Library
Seattle Public Library
University of Washington Libraries

Knok Studio

Military & Veterans
Boots to Shoes
Operation Homefront, Washington
Pets for Vets
The Seattle Stand Down

Bellevue Arts Museum
Frye Art Museum
Pacific Science Center
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Children’s Museum
The Wing Luke Asian Museum

Bellevue Chamber Chorus
Flying House Productions
Seattle Choral Company
Seattle Opera
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Washington Ceasefire

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Philanthropy Northwest
Technology Access Foundation
Women’s Funding Alliance

Politics & Social Justice
ACTION Northwest
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
Borgen Project
Congressional Hunger Center
Corporate Accountability International
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – Washington
El Centro de la Raza
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Washington State Democrats
Washington State Republican Party
World Affairs Council

Code for Community

5th Avenue Theatre
ACT – A Contemporary Theatre
Book-It Repertory Theatre
Intiman Art Theatre
Seattle Children’s Theatre
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Seattle Theatre Group

Feet First
Transportation Choices Coalition
Washington Bikes

Women & Girls
Girl Scouts – Totem Council
Washington Women in Need

Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle Community Network is also a terrific Seattle nonprofit resource.


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