Seattle Local Giving Guide

Nonprofits in Seattle provide services like free meals, education, health check-ups, emergency shelter and much more. We've highlighted some of the effective nonprofits serving the Seattle area, so you know your donation will have an impact.

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Top Hunger Nonprofits

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Northwest Harvest

  Hunger - Food Bank|  Washington

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Nourish Pierce County

  Hunger - Food Pantry|  Pierce County, WA

Impact: $0.40 provides a meal to a person in need.
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University District Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Pantry|  King County, WA

Impact: $0.50 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Ballard Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Pantry|  Seattle, WA

Impact: $0.80 provides a meal to a person in need.
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West Seattle Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Pantry|  King County, WA

Impact: $0.70 provides a meal to a person in need.
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North Helpline

  Hunger - Food Pantry|  Seattle, WA

Impact: $0.50 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Emergency Food Network

  Hunger - Food Bank|  Pierce County, WA

Impact: $3 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Food Lifeline

  Hunger - Food Bank|  17 counties in WA

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Top Homelessness Nonprofits

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Cocoon House

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  2 counties and cities in WA

Impact: $160 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Domestic Violence Services Of Snohomish County

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  2 counties and cities in WA

Impact: $50 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Lifewire

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  King County, WA

Impact: $80 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Compass Housing Alliance

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  3 counties and cities in WA

Impact: $50 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Helping Hand House

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Pierce County, WA

Impact: $20 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Top Education Nonprofits

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Northshore Memorial Scholarship Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Woodinville, WA

Impact: $4,600 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $8,500.
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Washington State Elks Association Charitable Trust

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Tacoma, WA

Impact: $2,100 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $2,100.
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