Amerigroup and parent company Anthem is our Triple Play partner at Washington Clubs. Their partnership also supports a new Daily Fitness Challenge. Club members engage in regular activities and compete against themselves and strive for improvement – building intrinsic motivation, confidence, and physical competence. Amerigroup plan members may receive a free membership to participate in Boys & Girls Clubs programs.
Ballmer Group is committed to improving economic mobility for children and families in the United States. They fund leaders and organizations that have demonstrated the ability to reshape opportunity and reduce systemic inequities. Ballmer Group focuses on multiple impact areas and systems that can impact economic mobility –including early learning, K-12 education, college and career pathways, housing, and criminal justice. Ballmer Group is both a national and regional funder with a presence and deep investment in southeast Michigan, Washington state, and Los Angeles County. Ballmer Group was co-founded by philanthropist Connie Ballmer and her husband Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, founder of USAFacts, and chairman of the Los Angeles Clippers. Learn more at www.ballmergroup.org and on Twitter @BallmerGroup.
Boeing’s Liftoff 4 Learning campaign encourages Boeing employees to donate to a back-to-school drive benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs kids in those communities where Boeing operates. Every year, Boeing employees through the L4L campaign, ensure that Club kids have all the essential supplies necessary for strong start of their school year.
CHPW is the official Nutrition Partner of Washington Clubs. With their support, Clubs will focus on nutrition education and equipping youth with the skills necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. Programs will emphasize health and wellness, including snack and meal programs, cooking programs, and nutrition education focusing on portion control, balanced diets, and making conscious healthy food choices. CHPW plan members receive a free membership to any WA Boys & Girls Club.
Coordinated Care has a commitment to improving the health of the community one individual at a time through affordable and reliable health care plans. CCW treats the whole person by breaking down barriers to accessing care, walking members through their benefits and connecting them to what they need.
In 2019, CCW became a Triple Play partner for Washington Clubs, as well as began providing free Club memberships to its members, including all foster youth in our state.
Costco has been an ongoing partner for Project Learn – an Academic Success strategy in all Boys & Girls Clubs that uses a multi-prong approach to ensure Academic Success of our partners: daily homework completion, high-yield learning activities, regular Club-caregiver-school connections, and incentives, such as fun Club activities to complete their academic work. Project Learn has been a reliable practice for Clubs across America to do #whateverittakes to help Club members with school and learning!
Discuren Foundation invests in fledgling and established Academic Success programs alike, and in 2020 the foundation partnered with select rural and remote Clubs in WA to expand the reach of an OSPI-funded Academic Innovation and Mentoring program. Clubs in Clarkston, Sequim and on the Colville Tribe Indian Reservation will create intensive cohorts of Club members to participate in targeted tutoring and mentoring.
Each holiday season, Ford Motor Company Fund’s Focus on Child Hunger Campaign benefits Boys & Girls Clubs in Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Local Dealers across the region also partner with Clubs in their communities further supporting valuable youth development work.
In 2020, Ford Fund, in partnership with Global Giving, stepped in to provide additional unrestricted funding for WA Clubs to assist with COVID-19 relief. An additional $30,000 was raised for WA Clubs, that helped with costs associated with PPE and cleaning supplies purchases.
K&H Integrated Print Solutions is an in-kind print and marketing sponsor of the majority of Washington Boys & Girls Clubs organizations. K&H print expertise allows local Clubs to put their best face forward when showcasing their Club kids and celebrating their local donors. K&H is deeply invested in success of local Boys & Girls Clubs by serving on local Boys & Girls Clubs’ boards and participating in WA State Youth of the Year program through sponsorship and judging of finalists.
Liberty Mutual Foundation – Safeco Insurance Fund provides funding to select Clubs for Academic Success initiatives, focused on implementation of Project Learn activities. These programs are intended to support students experiencing significant barriers to equitable access to basic education, such as low socio-economic family situation or racial disparity. The Foundation previously supported Clubs’ work focused on providing greater Club access and involvement for kids involved with the foster care system.
Molina Healthcare believes in healthy lifestyles and ensuring youth have a shot at great futures. That’s why they’ve partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington to offer free annual Club memberships to their Apple Health recipients. Molina Healthcare also sponsored the 2022 WA State Keystone Summit for teens and graciously donated $50,000 to help Clubs across Washington continue to serve youth. Thank you Molina Healthcare for this new partnership; we look forward to a bright future with you!
Papa John’s Pizza has a summer promotion where proceeds are donated to local Boys & Girls Clubs.
The Rood Family Advised Fund and Rood Investments are focused on sustaining rural and military Boys & Girls Clubs via targeted investments in programmatic and infrastructure initiatives. Funding from the Rood Family has helped many resource-constrained Clubs to improve their facilities by enhancing kitchens, computer labs, and inside and outside recreational spaces. Funding also allowed many rural Clubs to make greater investments in their teen programs, thus attracting more youth to engage in positive social recreation and stay out of trouble.
For 4 years between 2014-2019, our Clubs were one of the coveted Spirit of 12 Partners, distributing game-day programs for the Seahawks. Proceeds from this program, which is matched by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, are in excess of $375,000.
Washington Clubs work with UnitedHealthcare to carry out the ambitious undertaking of helping our Clubs create a Culture of Wellness – not just in the gym, games room or playing fields, but throughout the entire Club. This collaboration will help us ensure our Clubs are environments in which it’s easy for members to make healthy choices about nutrition and physical activity. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan plan members may receive a free membership to participate in Boys & Girls Clubs programs.
Boys & Girls Clubs across Washington State regularly partner with the Department of Behavioral Health Resources – WA Healthcare Authority to promote drug and substance abuse prevention. Positive Action, an evidence-based program, is implemented at dozens of Boys & Girls Clubs across the state. The program teaches Club kids positive self-image and self-regulation skills that equip Club members with necessary resistance training to avoid use and abuse of drugs, alcohol and controlled substances.
Since 2015, Boys & Girls Clubs in WA have partnered with WA OSPI on Academic Innovation and Mentoring (AIM) grant, that provides funds to youth development entities to assist with tutoring and mentoring in high-need, low-income communities. The majority of WA Clubs have had an opportunity to implement Project Learn, our national approach to Academic Success, or utilize a local academic support program to positively impact academic outcomes of their members. Social and emotional learning is also an important component of AIM, and equips our members with important interpersonal skills that have an impact on higher academic achievement.
Qualstar Credit Union has been an annual sponsor of the Washington State Youth Of The Year Program, supporting the continued development of teens across our State.