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We at the Literacy Council of Seattle are thrilled and honored to announce that we are the 2013 recipient of Washington Women's Foundation Pooled Fund Grant in Education. On June 13, the Foundation awarded Pooled Fund Grants totalling $500,000 to five nonprofit organizations. The $100,000 Education grant, distributed over the next three years, will enable the Literacy Council to develop a stronger and more sustainable infrastructure for meeting the accelerated demand for free English and literacy skills classes in our community.

We are proud to be in the esteemed company of four other organizations equally dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents of Washington State. Our fellow recipients include: The Burke Museum Foundation (Arts and Culture); Washington State Parks Foundation (Environment); The Health Center - Walla Walla (Health); and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (Human Services).

Since 1996, the Foundation has awarded grants that now total over $13,000,000. "Reaching $13 million in cumulative grants is a testament to the power and leverage of our collective giving model," said Carla Lewis, President of Washington Women's Foundation. "Our members have combined their resources, their knowledge and their passion for improving our community to make a significant philanthropic impact across our state."

The Literacy Council would like to express its deepest gratitude to the Foundation for the award, and we welcome all our friends and supporters to help us in our work as we move forward. This grant will allow us to be more strategic, more collaborative, and more focused on reaching the most vulnerable members of our community. Most significantly, it will ensure the Literacy Council's sustained presence in our community over the next generation. Thank you Washington Women's Foundation!

Thank you for your support.

Jennifer Collins-Friedrichs
Executive Director
Literacy Council of Seattle