The Cohorts

The Magic Cabinet Cohorts

At Magic Cabinet, we support the whole nonprofit, not just its programs. By focusing on long-term grants on capacity building we enable community-led and focused nonprofits to grow their impact while fulfilling their mission faster.

Explore the Cohorts – Learn more about the nonprofits that make up the Cohorts and their capacity-building journey with Magic Cabinet. Click any nonprofit logo to visit their unique Cohort page.

Tacoma #1
Tacoma #2
Solano #2
Kent / Auburn
Renton / SeaTac / Tukwila #2
Rich City
SW Seattle / White Center / Burien #1
SW Seattle / White Center / Burien #2
Renton / SeaTac / Tukwila
Fruitvale / Eastlake
East/Central Contra Costa County
Hayward / San Leandro
Central Area
Rainier Valley
Beacon Hill
Mission District
Bayview / Hunters Point

Nonprofit Peers

The Magic Cabinet Cohort is made of 5 voting members: a leader from each of the 3 benefiting nonprofits, a Magic Cabinet program officer and an independent advisor from the community.

Present & Approves Grants

The benefiting nonprofit Cohort members present their grant proposals to the Cohort, and their peers approve or offer feedback on how to make the grant stronger.

Together for 5 Years

Cohorts meet quarterly for grant proposal presentations, to vote on new grants, share progress updates, and to seek advice on new challenges.

Access to a Pool of Funds

Magic Cabinet distributes $2.5m to the benefiting nonprofits through Cohort approved grants— approximately $500k available each year with unused funding rolling over to the next year.