A Force for Healing & Advocacy

We Are 240+ BIPOC-led Nonprofits Uniting Statewide

As Black, Indigenous, and People of Color nonprofit executive directors across Washington state, we are joining in solidarity to promote wellness and restore resources in our communities. Through healing and advocacy, our multicultural, cross-sector collaborative works to nourish our collective well-being and generate shared abundance. Together, with you, we will recreate the fabric of society.

Our 2023 Legislative Agenda

We can join together to Invest in BIPOC Futures! The world as it has existed has not served Black and Brown people. The BIPOC ED Coalition is here to create the container to change that world. Our legislative agenda is one way we do it. Learn about our priorities and take action with us.

Announcing Sabbatical Leadership Awardees

Were thrilled to announce $1.37M in sabbatical and respite grants to support 32 BIPOC leaders and their nonprofit organizations in healing and renewal. Sabbaticals are vital for our individual and collective wellness.

How We Make Change

An Affirming Space for BIPOC Leaders

As Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, we are holding the communal weight of systems of oppression on our people and our ancestors. In coming together, we validate each other in authentic ways — fortifying ourselves and our organizations.

Join us in healing

Calling In Philanthropy and Other Allies

It‘s no secret philanthropy has been based on a decidedly unfair power dynamic. At the BIPOC ED Coalition, we are calling in philanthropic partners and other allies to reimagine your roles and commit to working with BIPOC-led organizations in more powerful ways.

Be part of equitable change

“We are closest to the problems and are therefore closest to the solutions..”

Joseph Seia, Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington

Latest News

  • Reflections from Jill Nishi: History, Community and Public Service
    In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, we invited Philanthropy Northwest CEO, Jill Nishi, to share some reflections. Jill is a fourth-generation Japanese-American and Seattleite who is committed to working toward greater racial and economic equity and a more just future for our northwest communities. Her life’s work in public service includes past leadership roles at the City of Seattle and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Passionate about sharing the stories of the Asian American experience, Jill also serves as board co-president for the Wing Luke Museum. Here’s what she had to say.  As a Japanese-American, during this AAPI Heritage month, … Read more

Upcoming Events

  • Replenish: A BIPOC Leaders Wellness RetreatSeptember 25 @ 12:00 pm – September 27 @ 11:00 am

    In-person event with the BIPOC ED Coalition  Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort (Leavenworth, WA) Join us for our inaugural in-person retreat at Sleeping Lady!   For all Washington State-based … Read more