january 2020 winners

1st Place:

Lines for Life - Portland, OR


Lines for Life provides prevention and intervention services to individuals struggling with substance abuse and suicidal ideation. This is achieved through 24/7/365 crisis lines (with specialized lines for youth, military, and seniors) operated by highly trained volunteers and staff. The YouthLine is a peer to peer support line run by youth volunteers. The 127 YouthLine volunteers each receive 64 hours of mental health training. In addition to responding to calls and texts, they teach suicide curriculum in high schools throughout the state.  In 2019 Lines for Life took over 128,000 calls – one crisis call every 4 minutes.  Lines for Life won crisis line of the year through the National Association of Suicide Prevention in April of 2019. 

2nd Place:

Global Surgical Outreach - Seattle, WA


The mission of Global Surgical Outreach is to reduce the global burden of surgical disease through education, development of medical infrastructure, and the provision of pro bono head and neck / facial reconstructive surgery, in the US and the less developed world for adults and children. This grant will support a University of Washington surgical mission trip to Honduras to provide otolaryngologic care for patients.  Patients include those who were born with cleft lip palate deformities, those who have suffered injury from war and those affected by other forms of violence including domestic violence. GSO is committed to the education of surgeons, nurses, and other health care workers, vital to a sustainable and effective program, to relieve the burden of surgical diseases around world.

3rd Place:

Mindful Littles - Orinda, CA


Mindful Littles aims to nurture resilient and compassionate students and communities through service learning and mindful well-being programs. The Mindful Littles facilitators work to empower students through mindfulness, yoga, social-emotional learning and service learning. Over the past 3 years, Mindful Littles has created compassion programs for over 5000 children in Northern California with over 50 community partners, working with schools, churches, synagogues, youth groups and more.  This grant will help support the Healing Initiative in Paradise Unified School District committed to supporting students to cope with the trauma from the devastating 2018 Camp Fire. 

December 2019

Beads of Courage - Tucson, AZ

Courthouse Dogs Foundation - Bellevue, WA

Mindful Littles - Orinda, CA


November 2019

BIG Love Cancer Care - Austin, TX

STARworks - Star, NC

Global Community Institute/ Explorations Academy - Bellingham, WA


October 2019

Cancer Navigators - Rome, GA

4 Paws For Ability - Xenia, OH

Blanchet House - Portland, OR

September 2019

The Trail Youth Coffee Home - North Bend, WA

Michael Hayes Scholarship Fund at Miami University - Oxford, OH

Young Survival Coalition (YSC) - New York, NY

August 2019

Little People of America Puget Sound - Woodinville, WA

Austen Everett Foundation - Seattle, WA

Everyone for Veterans - Issaquah, WA

July 2019

The Charlotte Maxwell Clinic - Oakland, CA

Rose Haven - Portland, OR

Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals - Raymond, WA

June 2019

HallieStrong Foundation - Downers Grove, IL

The SeaChange Agency - Marina Del Rey, CA

Loving Angels Service Dogs - St. George, UT


May 2019
Courageous Parents Network - Newton, MA
Center for Chronic Illness - Seattle, WA
Hilltop Artist - Pierce County, WA


April 2019
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms - San Carlos, CA
Northwest Straits Foundation - Seattle, WA
Fred Finch Youth Center - Oakland, CA


March 2019
CERF+ - Montpelier, VT
Athletes for Kids - Sammamish, WA
Dylan Shaffer Memorial Fund/ LPCH Stanford Rare Sarcoma Project - Palo Alto, CA


February 2019
Birthday Dreams - Renton, WA
Down Syndrome Network of Oregon - Lake Oswego, OR
Second City Canine Rescue - Roselle, IL


January 2019
Global Surgical Outreach - Seattle, WA
Orphan Kitten Club - Spring Valley, CA
The Paly Fiery Arts - Palo Alto, CA


December 2018
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Denver, CO
Morrissey Compton Education Center - Redwood City, CA
The Colon Club - Pittsburgh, PA


November 2018
BUILD - Berkeley, CA
Dravet Syndrome Foundation - Cherry Hill, NJ
The BIG FIX Uganda - Olympia, WA


October 2018
Medic One Foundation - Seattle, WA
Rescue4All - Spokane, WA
Worldwide Orphans - Maplewood, NJ


September 2018
Family Reach Boston, MA
STAR Education Foundation St Croix Falls, WI
White River Valley Museum & Auburn, WA
Mary Olson Farm


August 2018
Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care - Sunnyside, WA
Colors of Connection - Athens, GA
Berkeley Humane Society - Berkeley, CA


July 2018
Dog Gone Seattle - Seattle, WA
Free2Luv - Seattle, WA
Angelman Syndrome Foundation - Aurora, IL


June 2018
Cancer Kiss My Cooley - Huntley, IL
Dec My Room - Houston, TX
Mommy and Me Cancer Foundation - Brea, CA


May 2018
BAYS - San Francisco, CA
Highline Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Red Nose Day - New York, NY


April 2018
Cross Out Cancer - Safety Harbor, FL
Angels for Hearts - Sacramento, CA
Sweet Tea Cancer - Connections Renton, WA

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