UW Combined Fund Drive

Lunch & Learn

2021 Schedule

Each one-hour lunch and learn will be held virtually via Zoom and feature 3-4 UWCFD member nonprofit organizations working in these thematic areas. Sessions are from 12 – 1 p.m. and are open to anyone interested. Register at the link provided. Questions? Email us at uwcfd@uw.edu.


Adult and Family Homelessness: October 7 Register here
Mary’s Place offers proven, effective solutions for addressing family homelessness. At five locations across King County, we provide 500 shelter beds to keep families safe and together.
Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low-income, homeless and formerly homeless people in Washington State.
Elizabeth Gregory Home serves single homeless women in the greater Seattle area by providing transitional housing, a Day Center and case management services in a welcoming and respectful refuge where homeless and at-risk women have access to compassionate care.
Plymouth Housing‘s mission is to eliminate homelessness and address its causes by preserving, developing, and operating safe, quality, supportive housing and by providing adults experiencing homelessness with opportunities to stabilize and improve their lives.


Animal Welfare: October 13 Register here
Wolf Haven International rescues and provides sanctuary for displaced, captive-born wolves, offer educational programs about wolves and the value of all wildlife, promote wolf restoration in historical ranges and work to protect our remaining wild wolves and their habitat.
Seattle Humane promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance or geography.
Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.


Environment: October 20 Register here
Spark Northwest accelerates the shift to clean energy one community at a time. Our programs make affordable, locally-controlled clean energy more accessible for all.
Earthshare Washington brings together individuals, workplaces, and communities to protect our planet’s health. We are a network of local and national nonprofits working to improve and preserve the environment here at home and around the world.


Youth Homelessness: October 21 Register here
ROOTS Young Adult Shelter builds community and fosters dignity through access to essential services and a safe place to sleep for young adults (ages 18 – 25) experiencing homelessness.
New Horizons: Since 1978, New Horizons has partnered with youth experiencing homelessness in Seattle on their journey toward housing and sustainability.


Family Services: October 27 Register here
Treehouse: Giving foster kids a childhood and a future. We envision–and strive to create–a world where every child that has experienced foster care has the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and launch successfully into adulthood.
Neighborcare Health: For more than 50 years, Neighborcare Health has provided a health care home for our most vulnerable neighbors.
Parkview Services creates inclusive housing solutions that promote stability, opportunity and community for low-income people with disabilities and struggling homeowners.
Sound Generations serves older adults and adults with disabilities in King County through the provision of food security, transportation, health & wellness, and assistance services to underserved and marginalized populations.


Literacy & Education: November 3 Register here
The Service Board: As a youth-led organization, the Service Board (tSB) builds community around the power of youth. tSB provides high-school aged youth an inclusive space where they can find their voices and foster a more equitable future. Through sports such as snowboarding, we are committed to increasing diversity in the outdoors and building confidence in youth.
Northwest Education Access provides comprehensive and individualized support to help low-income young people, ages 16-29, build their own path to higher education and beyond.
Holocaust Center for Humanity teaches the lessons of the Holocaust, inspiring students of all ages to confront bigotry and indifference, promote human dignity, and take action.


Veterans & Human Service Programs: November 10 Register here
Summit Assistance Dogs creates life-changing partnerships by providing highly-skilled mobility-assistance dogs for people living with disabilities, giving them increased independence and renewed confidence.
Special Olympics Washington is the leader in sports, inclusive health, and community building, empowering children and adults with intellectual disabilities to be valued on and off the playing field.
YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential.
Everyone for Veterans works to improve the quality of life of veterans by connecting them to their communities for services and goods.


Food Distribution Programs: November 17 Register here
Northwest Harvest is Washington’s own hunger relief organization, supporting a statewide network of 375 food banks, meals programs and high-need schools.
UW Food Pantry: We provide food to students, staff, and faculty who are having a hard time putting food on their plate. It could be the result of a short-term disruption in finances, a food desert in the local community, or a lack of access to other financial assistance.
Lifelong Chicken Soup Brigade Lifelong’s food & nutrition program, Chicken Soup Brigade, supports people’s overall health by focusing on the importance of nutrition as part of someone’s care.
City Fruit promotes the cultivation of urban fruit in order to nourish people, build community and protect the climate.


Arts & Humanities: November 22 Register here
Intiman Theater uses the power of story and education to activate dialogue, confront inequity, and build collective joy. Intiman was founded in 1972, and is now the professional theatre-in-residence at Seattle Central College in Capitol Hill.
Arts Fund supports the arts through leadership, advocacy and grants making in order to build a healthy, equitable and creative Washington.


Women’s Health and Wellness: December 1 Register here
Planned Parenthood of Western Washington delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.
Team Survivor NW: We believe in the power of fitness to improve women’s lives after a cancer diagnosis. This belief is backed by research and the women who have walked through our doors.


Disaster Relief and Emergency Services: December 3 Register here
Global Impact works on charitable ventures to inspire greater giving. We serve as a trusted advisor, intermediary and implementing partner across the private, nonprofit and public sectors. Through these partnerships, we have raised nearly $2 billion for causes such as disaster relief and global development.

Watch 2020 Lunch & Learn recordings on our YouTube channel!