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Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective: Breathe Easy

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective: Breathe Easy

Healing Black Communities by Reimagining Mental Health Care — BEAM wants Black people and communities to heal.   That’s why, among its many programs that support Black people’s emotional and mental health, the organization gives people cash.   You heard that right. BEAM gives grants of $200 to $500 to Black parents living with or caring for children with mental health conditions. In 2021 they gave out over $30,000 (along with support in tailored group and individualized workshops). It’s called...

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Children of the Setting Sun Productions: Science Meets Spirit

Children of the Setting Sun Productions: Science Meets Spirit

When the Lummi community of the Pacific Northwest heard about Afghan refugees coming into the United States, they quickly mobilized to provide housing and support. “We wanted to welcome them to our Homeland,” says Darrell Hillaire, former Chairman of the Lummi Nation. “We’ve been doing immigration since 1492, and we didn’t want to leave anybody out,” he chuckles.

Darrell may joke around, but he is serious about spreading indigenous knowledge. Doing so is a family tradition; around the year 1900, his great grandfather formed a song and dance group called Children of the Setting Sun, to educate newcomers to the Puget Sound region about the land and its original inhabitants. When it came time for Darrell—a playwright and film buff—to pick up the mantle, he evolved the group’s storytelling practice to include stage productions and short films.

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Helping Link: Compassion Over Hate

Helping Link: Compassion Over Hate

You do not forget a person like Minh-Duc Nguyen, because you know, somehow, that she will not forget you.

If Minh-Duc had it her way, no one would be forgotten.

Minh-Duc is the founder and Executive Director of Helping Link, an all-volunteer organization that has been innovatively responding to the needs of the Vietnamese community in Seattle, Washington since 1993. Helping Link’s resource and educational model, deeply rooted in cultural values of family stability, self-sufficiency, and resilience, has been a major contributor to the thriving Vietnamese community. That community, in turn, has significantly enriched the robust economy and diverse cultural landscape Seattle is known for today.

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Grantee Partner Insight Circles Report

Grantee Partner Insight Circles Report

In the wake of BLM protests and against the backdrop of the pandemic, philanthropic institutions in the U.S. have been subjected to increased scrutiny over the vast power differentials between funders and the funded. Family foundations in particular, whose wealth was accumulated largely as the result of work done by people outside the families themselves, are being called upon to reframe their identities as stewards of public assets and to adjust their grantmaking practices through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Satterberg Foundation Staff Transition

Satterberg Foundation Staff Transition

Greetings Satterberg Foundation community, Beginning October 1, 2021, CC Gardner Gleser, Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives, will be taking a much deserved sabbatical until January 1, 2022. At Satterberg we value and understand the importance of supporting folks with sabbaticals, healing spaces and extended breaks from their day to day work so they can prioritize personal health and healing. Our hope is that during this sabbatical CC will be able to rest, restore and reflect on her...

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