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2019: Salish Sea Southern Resident Orca Whales. In honor of Tahlequah.

OrcasIn summer of 2018, we watched as Tahlequah carried her lifeless baby calf, Ti-Tahlequah, for 17 days as she mourned for all the world to see. This record-breaking emotional sojourn was a clear call to action and a story that deserves to be remembered. In response to this grieving mother orca, we are dedicating our focus in 2019 to support Southern Resident Orcas struggling to survive in The Salish Sea.
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Here are stories about our funding and partnerships over the last three years supporting mothers and their children:

2018: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)

NWIRP client familyIn 2017-2018, The Mother House Fund directed grant funding to support organizations providing legal advocacy and support for mothers and their children being targeted by inhumane immigration and deportation policies. After researching and meeting with a variety of organizations serving immigrant communities in the PNW, we decided to make a significant grant to support Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and their "Keeping Families Together" program.
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2016-2017: 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.
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2017: Owen's Playground and Hannah's Garden

Rooted WomanOwen's Playground and Hannah's Garden were created by two mothers whose grief for the loss of their children provided inspiration for a dream to create something for their community in memory of their little boy and girl. The Mother House Fund and others partnered with the two mothers to make their dreams come true.
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The following examples 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. This partnership grew over many years, starting with initial seed funding and a renewed commitment to support an amazing group of teens into their young adulthood.
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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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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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