The logo of U.S.-based Christian charity World Vision is seen on a car parked outside their offices in Jerusalem August 4, 2016. (Photo by Ammar Awad for Reuters.)

Israel accuses World Vision Gaza representative of funding Hamas

World Vision, based in Federal Way, said given the information available to the the charity, it has no reason to believe that the allegations are true.
Aug 5, 2016
A Syrian father and son receive a handmade quilt from Quilts Beyond Borders. The child's mother died in delivery six months earlier while the family awaited entry into Jordan as refugees. (Photo courtesy of Salaam Cultural Museum.)

Supplies and TLC in ‘baby boxes’ for Syrian refugees

Local knitters and quilters are providing baby boxes for new parents struggling in the largest Syrian refugee camp.
May 27, 2016
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (center) has pledged $32 billion to charitable causes, including to 'empower women.' (Photo by Alwaleed Philanthropies, via Facebook.)

Saudi prince pledges $32B to charity, citing inspiration from Gates Foundation

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced that he will pledge $32 billion to charity, including women's causes, citing the Gates Foundation as inspiration.
Jul 1, 2015
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Seahawks Super Bowl shirts shipped to developing countries

Thousands of T-shirts that would have adorned happy Seahawks fans if they'd won the Super Bowl will head to developing countries for people in need.
Feb 9, 2015
Ethiopian women fill up jugs at a water point constructed by a Seattle-based NGO. (Photo courtesy Water 1st International)

How to give global on #Giving Tuesday

If your holiday spirit is more about giving than consuming, today is a perfect day to help local charities have a positive global impact.
Dec 3, 2013
The Mona Foundation, which raises funds to support international education projects, such as the Association for the Cohesive Development of the Amazon (ADCAM) in Brazil, is one of hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized charities in the U.S. not rated by Charity Navigator. (Photo courtesy The Mona Foundation)

Charity vetting tool leaves small scale do-gooders in the dark

Many Northwest-based global nonprofits are frustrated that they are too small to get reviewed and vetted by the influential Charity Navigator.
Nov 15, 2013
Jozlyn Pelk in Guatemala (Photo by Gloria Mayne / The Seattle International Foundation)

Seattle Ambassador returns home with a new view on her city

For Jozlyn Pelk, the first Seattle Ambassador Program honoree, it took leaving the country for the first time to discover the vast opportunities to make a global impact right here at home.
Nov 5, 2013
UW Bothell student Jozlyn Pelk will travel to a country of her choice as part of the Seattle Ambassador program. (Photo courtesy Seattle International Foundation)

Meet Seattle’s first ambassador

If you had the opportunity to travel to any country in the world to help people living in poverty, where would you go?
Jul 1, 2013
Quincy Briscoe, during last year's charity bike ride from Florida to California. (Photo by Christopher Briscoe)

Teen’s trans-continental bike ride for Cambodia passes through WA

A young Oregonian college student is crisscrossing the continent on a bicycle to raise money for education in Cambodia.
Jun 20, 2013
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Sustainable energy venture seeks to turn a profit in the new age of aid

When it comes to international charities, Seattle is home to some of the biggest names in aid that cater to developing countries across the world. But a new model has arrived that is not about handouts, but about making a profit. The idea behind Burro, founded in 2008 by Cranium co-founder Whit Alexander, is to […]
Aug 15, 2012
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What international aid can learn from Zappos

After 10 years of wear, I finally had to admit that my favorite Merrell clogs needed replacing. So I went online to Zappos.com to find a new pair. I am a big fan of Zappos, and not just because they have flattered me with a VIP membership. I can sort by size, color, brand, even […]
Apr 16, 2012