Kent / Auburn Cohort, WA

Together for 5 Years

Each Cohort lasts five years so relationships can strengthen, processes can develop, and internal structures can be built. Together, Afghan Health Initiative, Glover Empower Mentoring, and Utopia Washington meet quarterly to present grant proposals to each other, vote on new grants, share progress updates, and seek advice on new challenges as they build capacity and grow.

The mission of Afghan Health Initiative is to is to serve the immigrant and refugee population in Washington State by promoting community-based public health interventions which target social determinants of health thereby increasing equal access to health, education, and economic independence.

Founded 2020

The mission of Glover Empower Mentoring is to inform, interact, and inspire youth and young adults through effective mentoring by addressing the social and emotional needs of youth and young-adult men of color to help prevent and reduce delinquency, school truancy, criminal activity and other high-risk behaviors.

Founded 2014

The mission of Utopia Washington is to provide sacred spaces to strengthen the minds and bodies of QTPIs – Queer and Trans Pacific Islanders – through community organizing, political engagement, and cultural stewardship.

Founded 2009

Long-Term Community Investment

Magic Cabinet prioritizes community-born, led, and serving organizations to build their capacity and accelerate their impact. We believe if given the time, tools, and resources they ask for, the organizations and the communities they serve will flourish.Founded in 2019, this cohort will last five years.

Capacity Building Projects Overview

An effective nonprofit is more than its programs. Each Cohort has access to $2.5m through collectively approved capacity-building grants— approximately $500k available each year. Every Cohort member faces unique challenges and opportunities for their organization; that’s why they determine how to leverage Magic Cabinet funds.