The Difference Makers: Concrete Steps Toward More Equitable Workplaces

The Difference Makers series highlights PayNW clients who are going above and beyond in creating diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces. Consider applying the ideas highlighted here to your own organization! The Mockingbird Society is an advocacy organization that was founded to provide meaningful opportunities for youth across Washington state, focused on improving the foster care … Continue

The Difference Makers: Concrete Steps Toward More Equitable Workplaces

For over 30 years, School’s Out Washington’s (SOWA) mission has been to support quality expanded learning programs for Washington’s children and youth and to work to ensure equitable access to high-quality, expanded learning programs in all Washington communities—especially for low-income youth and youth of color. Importantly, SOWA’s work is centered on racial equity and cultural responsiveness to enhance and transform learning.

Matching Charitable Gifts to Organizations Fighting for Racial Equality

PayNorthwest stands firmly with the Black community in saying Black Lives Matter and that we must do better. This is not a trend, but a movement, and the fight against systemic racism and injustice is not over! As an organization and as employees, we believe that charitable giving to organizations that support the well-being of … Continue

The Difference Makers: Concrete Steps Toward More Equitable Workplaces

PayNorthwest could not be prouder to highlight Byrd Barr Place as one of our Difference Makers. One of Washington’s oldest community organizations, Byrd Barr works to build a more equitable future for all Washingtonians through services and advocacy that enable people to live healthier, more prosperous lives.

Statewide Day of Action – Friday June 12, 2020

In observance of a call by Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County for a statewide day of action in support of all Black lives, PayNorthwest will be closing its offices at noon on Friday, June 12th. The closure of our office is to provide paid time to all employees, who so desire, to listen, learn, reflect or speak out on the matter of racism and Black lives in America.

Long Overdue

 – Mike Anderson, Founder & CEO Long overdue, in so many ways, but as Founder and CEO of PayNorthwest, I want to acknowledge the tragic, awful, unjust murder of George Floyd, as well as the countless, but not nameless, other victims of excessive force by police and other anti-Black violence committed here in America, such … Continue