Safeco Insurance Foundation
In 2009, Safeco Insurance Foundation launched its first Education Initiative awarding $500,000 to 21 community organizations. Since then, the foundation’s total investment through the initiative has climbed to nearly $2.8 million, with 53 different nonprofit organizations in Washington and Oregon receiving funds in support of their education programs.
The goal of the initiative is to improve the educational achievements and opportunities for disadvantaged youth in our communities, and to locate and support educational programs that build on prior academic successes. The Safeco Insurance Foundation aims to achieve these goals by:
- Expanding academic opportunities for low-income and limited English proficient (LEP) students by funding:
- Out-of-school time educational programs
- Extended learning in-school programs
- Vocational and technical-training programs
- Programs that emphasize and highlight the path to further education
- Supporting elementary programs that seek to prevent an achievement gap by employing results-based curricula and focusing on basic literacy and/or numeracy.
- Broadening educational options for LEP students by increasing the number and quality of programs in Washington and Oregon that provide English language instruction, especially those organizations that exhibit a special focus toward children and adolescents.
- Supporting programs that create pathways for older youth to re-engage with the educational system. This includes youth who have abandoned school prior to completion and youth who have attained a high school diploma or GED but have not progressed to higher education or training.
The Education Initiative operates on a two-year cycle. Grantees selected through the RFP will receive a commitment for two years of funding. An interim report, due June 30, 2014, will be required to access second year funding.
The next Education Initiative application period will be in April 2015.
|Open for Applications:
||April 1, 2013
||April 30, 2013
|Interim Report Due:
||June 30, 2014
|Final Report Due:
||June 30, 2014
How to Apply
Organizations should download and review the
2013-14 Education Initiative RFP
before submitting on our online application. Only proposals submitted online will be accepted.
2011-12 Education Initiative Recipients
- "I Have a Dream" Foundation-Oregon, Portland, OR
- 826 Seattle, Seattle, WA
- Bellingham Technical College Foundation, Bellingham, WA
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, Bend, WA
- Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, Seattle, WA
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area, Portland, OR
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County, Spokane, WA
- Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, Seattle, WA
- City Year Seattle/King County, Seattle, WA
- College Access Now, Seattle, WA
- Communities In Schools of Auburn, Auburn, WA
- Communities In Schools of Peninsula, Vaughn, WA
- Communities In Schools of Puyallup, Puyallup, WA
- Communities In Schools of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
- First Place, Seattle, WA
- Friends of Saturday Academy, Portland, OR
- Friends of the Children - Portland, Portland, OR
- Kent Youth and Family Services, Kent, WA
- Neighborhood House, Seattle, WA
- Outside In, Portland, OR
- Portland YouthBuilders, Portland, OR
- Powerful Schools, Seattle, WA
- Rainier Scholars, Seattle, WA
- Refugee Women's Alliance, Seattle, WA
- Self Enhancement, Inc., Portland, OR
- Team Read, Seattle, WA
- Technology Access Foundation, Seattle, WA
- The Shadow Project, Portland, OR
- Treehouse, Seattle, WA
- Willamette University, Salem, OR
- Woodland Park Zoological Society, Seattle, WA
- YMCA of Greater Seattle, Seattle, WA
Email the Safeco Insurance Foundation.