Foundation Spotlight: NW Children’s Fund

Helping Hand House hug“We are proud to partner with Sound Mental Health in support of their innovative Children’s Domestic Violence Response Team (CDVRT). The CDVRT calls for advocates and mental health professionals to work together, building a strong safety net for the families it serves and providing both short-term critical assessments and long-term relationship-building activities necessary for trauma recovery. We believe in Sound Mental Health’s evidence-based work and in the CDVRT’s ability to build a better future for children and families in our community.”

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From its humble beginnings in 1984, NW Children’s Fund has grown into a seasoned, thoughtful and respected element of our region’s child welfare landscape, playing a significant role in our community’s efforts to improve the lives of at-risk children and fragile families.

NW Children’s Fund works to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect. NWCF is a public foundation that serves as a catalyst and vehicle for our community’s investment in its children and its future. NWCF’s work is carried out through two complementary programs:

  • Grantmaking – NWCF’s grants support prevention, early intervention and treatment programs to heal abused children, strengthen fragile families and help at-risk-youth. Every grant     applicant is carefully evaluated by NWCF Board members, including a site visit to see the programs in action. Since 1985, NWCF has distributed nearly $15M to 330+ area nonprofits.
  • Educational Outreach and Convening – NWCF’s annual Forum brings together diverse players in the child welfare field to learn, discuss and connect in order to work toward community-level improvement in our approaches to preventing and responding to child maltreatment.

Learn more about NW Children’s Fund at nwcf.org

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