Our charity partners work hard to make the world a better place. Please consider donating to support one of the many worthy causes they represent. If you'd like to make your miles go further, consider fundraising as part of your marathon experience.
Operation Ward 57 supports wounded, injured and ill service members, veterans, their caregivers and those that aid in their recovery by providing assistance and outreach in their recovery, comfort and morale, and through advocacy, education and promotion of their circumstances. Programs include small grants, crisis support, morale boosting events, service animal support, holiday cheer and more.
The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) Team Transplant provides a life-changing wellness program for transplant recipients and their support team through regular exercise, healthy eating and community support, and promotes organ donation awareness.
Our mission at Team Survivor Northwest is to provide a broad range of fitness and health education programs to enable women cancer survivors, in any stage of treatment or recovery and at any fitness level, to take an active role in their ongoing physical and emotional healing.
We believe in the power of fitness to improve women’s lives after a cancer diagnosis. Our belief is backed by research, science and women who have walked through our doors. Fitness and an active lifestyle not only improve outcomes but empower women survivors to feel better and thrive.
Backpack Brigade was founded in 2014, when volunteers were surprised to learn that a significant number of Seattle school children face hunger each weekend. Many displaced students rely solely on the free breakfasts and lunches they receive at school, so weekends and breaks leave them without a reliable source of food.
Now, every Thursday during the school year, our volunteers pack bags of nutritious, easy-to-eat food and drop them at area K-8 schools, where they are distributed to students in need. In addition, boxes of healthy snacks are delivered to area high schools for hungry older teens. Powered by volunteers and strengthened through donations and sponsors, Backpack Brigade aims to provide better food to more of Seattle’s hungry children each weekend.
Our mission is to build and support high quality programs and facilities that promote access to rowing, excellence in rowing, and use rowing as a means to foster physical activity, health, leadership, and community engagement.
With a primary focus on youth participation, the GPRF programs and scholarship support create a more inclusive and accessible rowing community for any and all youth. We hold excellence and access to be two sides of the same coin and use this belief to guide our decision making.
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. They work with companies across North America to collect unwanted, unopened food from people who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, their network has collected over 7,800,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.
Herren Project was founded in 2011 by former professional basketball player, Chris Herren, with the goal of helping others navigate the road to recovery from the disease of addiction. Herren Project has since helped thousands of individuals and their families with treatment navigation and family support services as well as brought awareness to substance use prevention.
RVC description: Rainier Valley Corps promotes social justice by cultivating leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. We are striving to build substantial new capacity among frontline organizations serving immigrants, refugees, and other communities of color throughout Seattle and King County.
Our mission is to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research. For the 65 million people worldwide with epilepsy, progress is unacceptably slow. Children with uncontrollable seizures frequently face a lifetime of challenges including misunderstandings about epilepsy, discrimination, and other epilepsy-related problems. Mortality rates among people with epilepsy are three times the rate of the general population, and sudden death rates are more than twenty times higher. Scientific research is our greatest hope for discovering the cures for epilepsy. In our impact reports, explore how CURE Epilepsy and our wonderful community have made strides in epilepsy research to drive science forward.
We support women and children in the poorest of countries by providing them with shelter, food, clothing and homes where they can safely learn and grow together -- from initial support until college or vocational graduation. We are there for them the entire way to adulthood.
At Rainbow of Magnolia - Fountains of Life, our mission is to help the poorest of children in developing countries. In this capacity we raise funds and provide services that local community members can leverage to provide:
SAFE HAVENS for children
FOOD and CLEAN WATER
HEALTH SERVICES and EDUCATION
Facilities for FITNESS