SW Seattle / White Center /
Burien #2 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, Choose 180, FEEST, and SafeFutures Youth Center 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 CHOOSE 180 is to transform systems of injustice and support the young people who are too often impacted by these systems.

Founded 2013

The mission of FEEST is to train youth of color and working-class youth to build collective power and organize for transformative and systemic change in their schools.

Founded 2015

The mission of SafeFutures Youth Center is to empower young people from communities of color and low-income communities in the Puget Sound area to realize their potential.

Founded 1999

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 2021, 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.