Our Grantees

We have recently updated our focus and grant-making priorities. The following examples are a representative list of grants that best illustrate the past funding priorities of The Mother House Fund.

Youth Ultimate Project (YUP) 

The Mother House Fund Advisory Committee has been impressed year–after–year by the experience the YUP team creates for coaches and campers through their Youth Ultimate Frisbee summer camp program in Cambodia. Our 2016 grant supported the purchase of equipment, supplies and food for camp participants, as well as the new scholarship program for Cambodian camp participants and coaches.
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Killer Whale Tales
 Killer Whale Tales works in K-6th grade classrooms, providing science-intensive environmental education throughout the Pacific Northwest. The program empowers students to become active environmental stewards who can make strong and lasting contributions in their communities. The Mother House Fund has supported this program because we believe the curriculum provided by the Killer Whale Tales team is filling an important gap in our local classrooms.
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Children's Kenya Project

 Seattle Children's Hospital is working in Kenya on an important Global Health project that aims to improve infant death rates by empowering mothers to play an integral role in saving the lives of their critically ill children. We see the Children's Hospital Kenya Project as one of the very best examples of Mother House work in the world. www.PECC-Kenya.org.
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BuildOn Haiti
 Students from Garfield High School in Seattle, WA, organized a project with the local chapter of the nonprofit BuildOn, to build a new school in Haiti. The team at The Mother House Fund chose to support this grant request because we believe their efforts, and the lessons they learned during their trek, will make a global and local difference for years to come.
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Gayaza Book Project
 Two Puget Sound area teens teamed up with the nonprofit Sister Schools to create a rich and inspiring library for Gayaza High School in Uganda. They asked The Mother House Fund to provide a seed grant to help them buy book shelves; we responded by asking if we could do more. 
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Camp Korey
 Located on a farm in Carnation, WA, Camp Korey’s therapeutic recreation programs provide opportunities for children to surpass the supposed limitations of their life-threatening and serious illnesses in a safe, friendly, and medically-sound environment. The Mother House Fund has provided funding to help Camp Korey start a “Leaders in Training” (LIT) program involving former campers who have a desire to stay involved and give back.
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The Blue Nile Children's Organization (BNCO). Building a Future...One Child at a Time.  
We enjoyed three consecutive years of funding projects involving ten teens from seven different Seattle-area schools, all working together in partnership with BNCO to improve the lives of orphans in the city of Kolfe in Addis Ababa.
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International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia (ILAE)  
The Mother House Fund provided seed funding to help open the doors of the International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia. The first of five premiere schools to be built in Africa's least developed nations, ILAE will provide students a level of education and preparation for life comparable to the best secondary schools in the world.
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Boyer Children's Clinic: Summer Lemonade Stands
In August, families around Seattle hosted lemonade stands to raise funds in support of Boyer Children's Clinic. The Mother House Fund family has been touched by the amazing work of the folks at Boyer and were excited to participate in a second year of funding the marketing kits to help promote this fun summer campaign.
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