'Give Big' May 6 is your chance to support your favorite non-profit organization

The fourth annual Give Big one day donation campaign in support of area non-profit organizations is May 6 and there's a long list of groups hoping for your support, including many local groups.

Ballard and surrounding area organizations that are part of the Give Big event are listed with links below. The full list from the Seattle Foundation is here.

If you prefer you can donate to the "stretch pool" which will be evenly divided among all the registered groups.

BALLARD FOOD BANK
ELEMENT: Basic Needs
SERVING: 5,600 individuals in King County, General Population
The Ballard Food Bank is the leading agency meeting the need for food and emergency services for clients in Ballard, Magnolia and Queen Anne.MORE

BALLARD HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION
ELEMENT: Education
SERVING: 1,600 individuals in King County, Children and Youth
Ballard High School Foundation supports all of the students, faculty and administration of Ballard High School and enrich the school's programs and activities

GHOST LIGHT THEATRICALS
ELEMENT: Arts & Culture
SERVING: 1,800 individuals in Seattle, General Population
Ghost Light Theatricals is a local fringe theatre in Ballard that not only produces four theatrical productions a year, but also rents out their space, the Ballard Underground to other theatre companies for a fee.

GROUNDSWELL NW
ELEMENT: Environment
SERVING: 90,000 individuals in Seattle, General Population
Groundswell has been creating community parks and habitat in NW Seattle for over twenty years through advocacy, planning, public education and hands-on opportunities to build and maintain public open spaces.

ARC DANCE PRODUCTIONS
ELEMENT: Arts & Culture
SERVING: 10,000 individuals in Seattle, General Population
ARC Dance fosters the creative work of choreographers and dancers to produce moving contemporary ballet that engages and inspires a diverse audience and enriches cultural life.


NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM

ELEMENTS: Arts & Culture, Education
SERVING: 50,000 individuals in Pacific Northwest, General Population
The Nordic Heritage Museum is an internationally recognized museum and cultural center where people of all backgrounds are welcomed to be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.

THE MARKET STREET SINGERS
ELEMENTS: Arts & Culture, Neighborhoods & Communities
SERVING: 400 individuals in Seattle, General Population
The Market Street Singers is a choral ensemble for Ballard that builds connections within diverse communities.

SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS
ELEMENTS: Health & Wellness, Neighborhoods & Communities
SERVING: 20,000 individuals in Seattle, General Population
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is a rapidly growing volunteer coalition representing 21 neighborhoods to plan and advocate for safe and healthy streets connecting us to the places we use, whether we walk, drive, ride a bike, push a stroller, or move by wheelchair.

STEAMER VIRGINIA V FOUNDATION
ELEMENTS: Arts & Culture, Education
SERVING: 16,000 individuals in Pacific Northwest, General Population
The Foundation has maintained and operated the S.S. Virginia V providing a glimpse into the region's maritime past. By maintaining the Virginia V as a working vessel, a living museum.

JUSTIN AMORRATANASUCHAD SCHOLARSHIP FUND
ELEMENTS: Arts & Culture, Education
SERVING: 2 individuals in Puget Sound Region, Children and Youth
The Justin Amorratanasuchad Film Scholarship Fund provides the area's only portable scholarship for advanced studies in film or television for promising graduates of Puget Sound area high school video production programs.

QUEEN ANNE FARMERS MARKET
ELEMENT: Neighborhoods & Communities
SERVING: 40,000 individuals in Seattle, General Population
The Queen Anne Farmers Market is Seattle’s only independent, non-profit farmers market built by the community for the community.

NATURE VISION
ELEMENTS: Education, Environment
SERVING: 45,000 individuals in Seattle, Children and Youth
Nature Vision manages and presents a wide range of hands-on, minds-on programs about our natural and cultural resources to school-age students, families, and adult groups.

STAGERIGHT THEATRE

ELEMENT: Arts & Culture
SERVING: 1,500 individuals in Washington State, General Population
STAGEright is a non-profit fringe theatre company in Seattle. As a theatre, we aim to enrich lives and build community through new works and high-quality performing arts.

SEATTLE WOMEN'S JAZZ ORCHESTRA
ELEMENT: Arts & Culture
SERVING: 2,000 individuals in Washington State, Women and Girls
The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) features many of the finest female jazz artists in the region, showcasing high intensity jazz, tight harmonies, and lush dynamic sounds.


BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF KING COUNTY

ELEMENTS: Education, Health & Wellness
SERVING: 17,000 individuals in King County, Children and Youth
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County (BGCKC) serves 15,000 youth members through 14 Clubs in diverse communities throughout King County.


SEATTLE GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY

ELEMENT: Arts & Culture
SERVING: 6,000 individuals in Pacific Northwest, General Population
The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization performing the operatic works of Gilbert and Sullivan in Seattle, WA, since 1954.


WASHINGTON ENSEMBLE THEATRE

ELEMENT: Arts & Culture
SERVING: 4,500 individuals in Seattle, General Population
Washington Ensemble Theatre is Capitol Hill's foremost theatre arts collective, serving as an artistic home for many of the most talented and educated young theatre professionals in Seattle.

LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE
ELEMENT: Basic Needs
SERVING: 8,881 individuals in Washington State, Low Income
LIHI owns and/or manages 1,600 housing units at 46 sites in six counties throughout the Puget Sound region, providing homes for low-income and homeless families, individuals, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and women and children at risk.


COMPASS HOUSING ALLIANCE

ELEMENT: Basic Needs
SERVING: 7,389 individuals in Seattle, Homeless
The Compass Housing Alliance provides affordable housing, as well as emergency shelter and transitional housing.

BOYER CHILDREN'S CLINIC
ELEMENTS: Education, Health & Wellness
SERVING: 750 individuals in Puget Sound Region, Children and Youth
Boyer Children's Clinic is a non-profit therapy and early childhood educational facility serving children from birth to teen years who have neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy or delay in development.

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