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July 8, 2010

The Seattle International Foundation Announces the 2010 Grant Recipients under its Global Program

The Seattle International Foundation announces today award recipients under its Global Program, created to support and strengthen the international non-profit sector in the Puget Sound area and Washington State.

The grants awarded reflect the tremendous diversity and talent of organizations working in international development in our region. This work ranges from providing vaccinations to children in Mozambique, supplying clean water for a community in Ethiopia, improving education for girls in Brazil, and providing vocational training courses for indigenous women in Guatemala.

The following are the 2010, Round 1 grantees under the Seattle International Foundation’s Global Program:

Organization

Grant Amount

To Support

1

Amigos de Santa Cruz

$15,000

Implement vocational training courses in the recently constructed CECAP center, focusing primarily on women, in Santa Cruz, Guatemala benefitting up to 5,000 people.

2

Architects without Borders- Seattle

$5,000

Provide general operating support to build the organization’s internal capacity in order to better carry out architectural assistance projects in Kenya, Peru, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Louisiana, Haiti, and Seattle.

3

Bahia Street

$12,500

Fund a comprehensive education program and provide social development support for 60 impoverished girls in Salvador, Brazil.

4

EarthCorps

$12,500

Provide six leadership training positions to environmental activists from Latin America.

5

Engineers without Borders- University of Washington

$12,500

Continued support for the roofs-and-stoves project in Piriquina, Bolivia, benefitting 85 households and nearly 600 people.

6

Esperanza International

$10,000

Support the Haiti Rehabilitation Program with a focus on three key areas: Education and vocational training, water access and nutrition, and income generation through microfinance.

7

Global Visionaries

$12,500

Provide general operating support to educate and empower 87 Guatemalan and 140 Seattle youth to become active, global leaders.

8

Prosthetics Outreach

$12,500

Provide general operating support to offer prosthetic support while focusing on building local capacity through trusted partnerships in Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Vietnam and Liberia.

9

Richard’s Rwanda

$5,000

Expand scholarship support for an additional 11 girls in Nyamata, Rwanda and strengthen the outreach program in Seattle through a quarterly newsletter.

10

Seattle University International Development Internship Program

$15,000

Continued support of the International Development Internship, providing 10-12 Seattle University students with opportunities to work with impoverished communities in developing countries.

11

Village Reach

$15,000

Expand vaccination program to reach approximately 39,000 children in remote areas of Mozambique.

12

Water 1st

$10,000

Construct a distribution system for clean water and provide sanitation education for 4,085 community members in Kelecho Gerbi, Ethiopia.

13

Woodland Park Zoo

$10,000

Complete restoration of seven waterholes with the goal of increasing eco-tourism, benefiting 2,500 residents of the Merrueshi community in Kenya.

Organizations can stay informed about the work of the Seattle International Foundation through our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and at our website, www.seaif.org.

The Seattle International Foundation is a supporting organization of the Seattle Foundation and exists to promote global giving in Seattle and to invest in initiatives for global development.

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