SOWA is excited to partner with the following organizations for the BSK Expanded Learning Initiative: 

BIPOC-led Organizations $8,455,477 
A 4 Apple Learning Center $290,000 
Abubakr Islamic of WA $152,804 
AMT UP 3D $280,950 
Atlantic Street Center $290,000 
Chinese Information and Service Center $299,998 
Communities of Rooted Brilliance $295,173 
Diaspora Family Healing Network $300,000 
East African Community Services $300,000 
Education For All $300,000 
El Centro De La Raza $300,000 
Empowering Youth and Families Outreach $280,070 
Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle $296,920 
Evergreen Children’s Association dba Kids Co. $161,505 
Filipino Community of Seattle $300,000 
First Five Years & Beyond $300,000 
Geeking Out Kids of Color $297,403 
Horn of Africa Services $300,000 
Inspirational Workshops $299,985 
Iraqi Community Center of WA $299,280 
Kids and Paper $299,999 
Living Well Kent (LWK) Collaborative $300,000 
Open Doors for Multicultural Families $300,000 
Para Los Niños de Highline $235,399 
Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle King County Council $300,000 
Somali Health Board $288,500 
South End Stories $299,991 
Student and Family Support Program $300,000 
Urban Impact Seattle $189,000 
Wasat Community $300,000 
Washington West African Center $298,500 

About our funding process: SOWA relies on a peer review process for reviewing and scoring applications. Among the 23 peer reviewers who reviewed BSK Expanded Learning applications, 87% identify as BIPOC and 96% share identities and/or lived experience with the priority populations of youth served. After participating in an orientation and anti-bias training, reviewers independently reviewed and scored a subset of applications using a scoring rubric aligned to funding priorities outlined in the RFP. Small groups then met to discuss and come to consensus on a score for each application. SOWA recommended high-scoring applications for funding to King County, with added consideration for licensed childcare programs, geographic equity, and representation of target populations of youth served. Final decisions were made by King County Best Starts for Kids.