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The Communities Rise Annual Fundraiser

Pink background with colorful flowers around the edges; a yellow sun in the middle is behind white text reading: Announcing our annual fundraiser, Voices 2023. Online campaign - June 8 to June 15; In-person celebration - Thursday June 15, 2023 4:30-6:30pm at El Centro de la Raza.

Join us for our 2023 Annual Fundraiser, Voices! This year, we are doing a week-long online fundraising campaign beginning Thursday June 8th, culminating in an in-person celebration on Thursday, June 15th at El Centro de la Raza in South Seattle from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. The celebration is free, but folks are encouraged to RSVP so we can plan for food and drinks. Join us for some beautiful performances, to learn more about our current cohort organizations, and a chance to meet our new Co-EDs! We hope you join us!

The Communities Rise Annual Fundraiser

Online Campaign: June 8 to June 15, 2023
In-person Celebration:
Thursday, June 15, 2023
El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Thank you for helping us reach our goals in support of nonprofits and small businesses led by communities of color in Washington State. If you have any questions about your donation or how to donate, please email

Learn more about our services from Dr. Natalie on Day 1 of our campaign! Dr. Natalie Ellington is the founder of Eileen and Callie’s Place (ECP), a nonprofit aimed at empowering, educating, and coaching young women who have aged out of the foster care system. She took her first class with Communities Rise nearly ten years ago to learn the basics of starting a 501(c)(3). “Communities Rise was instrumental in helping me establish my organization because I had no experience starting a nonprofit, working in social services, or even with the foster care system.” This year alone, 44 women are engaged in ECP’s program and 13 have requested ongoing mentorship

It’s been an honor to watch this incredible organization blossom into a vital resource for this community. We had a chance to sit down with Dr. Natalie to talk about the growth of Eileen and Callie’s Place. Click below to watch!

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Raised: $61,660

Goal: $70,000

88.1% raised

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Cruz Law
DLA Piper
Gates Foundation
Gates Public Service Law Program

Foster Garvey
Inatai Foundation
Pacific Northwest Law Group
Trial & Error Productions

Want to sponsor? Email to learn more.