At some point in our lives, we all face challenges. If we are lucky, we have a network of families and friends to support to help us through the tough times. If not, you are on your own unless your larger community steps up.
This year, NMF will award $3.2 million dollars to community-led projects that strengthen our communities, such as cultural festivals, community space improvements, public art, community organizing, and much more.
Since Urban Artworks was started over 20 years ago, to help eradicate graffiti in the SoDo area, teens have created more than 400 murals at Seattle schools, parks, along roadways and at construction sites and businesses.
Amara has helped them with legal and emotional support, and provided a place for the kids to visit their biological parents. In turn, Fred and Adam’s family contributes to Amara with their money, time and expertise.
A bright-green, three-person, 10-feet long bicycle being pedaled by a dad and his two “tween-age” daughters is a rare and delightful sight. It’s even better when you find out that the bike is also a fundraising powerhouse for cystic fibrosis.