Who we are
Stand for Children Washington is a membership organization working to empower parents, elect courageous leaders, and advance public education. Become a member today.
We are parents, grandparents, teachers, business leaders, volunteers and community members. We care about our kids and our neighborhood schools, and we know that the goal of advancing K-12 public education is bigger than any one child or one school - we are building a movement.
Our first chapter started in Oregon in 1999, and we have been working together for Washington's school-children since 2007.
A survey of our supporters in December 2012 found that:
- 29% are members of a union or have a family member who is.
- 37% are current or former educators (teachers or principals).
- 66% are active in community organizations such as the PTA, NAACP or church groups.
- 38% are the parent of a child currently enrolled in K-12 school.
Our supporters care deeply about making a difference for students in Washington. If you believe that every child deserves a chance at a great education, please consider becoming a member.
Stand for Children Washington operates both a 501(c)(4) nonprofit advocacy organization and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (the Stand for Children Leadership Center) with a combined budget of $1.2 million. We receive generous support from local community foundations and from individual members and donors like you.
Our 501(c)(3) Leadership Center receives about 30% of its funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and 70% from individual donors.
Our 501(c)(4) advocacy organization, which works on advocacy, legislation and elections, is entirely 100% funded by members and individual donors.