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General Purposes

Alliance for a Just Society

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2006
  • Location Seattle, WA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

About this grant

The Northwest Federation of Community Organizations was established in 1993 by four statewide organizations in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington to address regional issues that affect low-income communities. The federation works with grassroots organizations to improve their capacity to campaign for good-paying jobs and social supports for children, the elderly and the poor.Multiyear funding will enable the federation to play a leadership role in strengthening member organizations, the regional network and national collaborations; increase the effectiveness of affiliates and allies by providing policy analysis for issue campaigns; build the management and technological skills base of affiliates; and build the capacity of community-based organizations to identify and train leaders, improve their effectiveness, and run successful issue campaigns.Accomplishments during the past two years included holding three statewide, leadership conferences; conducting 92 local leadership training sessions; working to reinstate Medicaid adult dental coverage in Idaho; and advocating against premium increases for children’s Medicaid in the state of Washington.