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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.

Funding

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.

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