Our Priorities

We know the challenges we face as a community are as diverse and complex as our people, society, cultures, and histories. At WaWF our annual themes and priorities enable us to focus our work on specific areas each year, ensuring that our investments are timely, responsive to, and reflective of the people who call Washington State home.

Priority Philosophy

At WaWF, we know that the challenges our society wrestles with are constantly changing, and deeply interconnected. We also believe that individuals and nonprofit organizations embedded in community have the deepest understanding of these challenges, and the best ideas for change.

As such, our grantmaking and learning priorities shift each year and are selected through a participatory process that begins with asking the wider community to guide us in determining our funding priorities every year.

How do we decide our priorities?