Ventures relies on community partners like you to make our programs possible. We would love to collaborate with you by hosting a business course at your organization, working together to deliver programming for the community, sharing information about volunteer opportunities at your workplace, developing investment strategies for your foundation or corporation, or identifying other unique ways for you to partner with us.
Here are a few examples of successful partnerships:
Pike Place Market
Ventures provides targeted training for small businesses who sell goods in day stalls at Pike Place Market. In exchange, the Market provides classroom and meeting space. Pike Place Market is also home to Ventures’ successful retail store that allows entrepreneurs to display and sell their products while receiving coaching to help them grow their businesses. This collaboration with the Market helps make it possible for Ventures to build over 125 product-based businesses each year.
City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED)
Seattle OED is a long-time supporter of Ventures’ training and coaching services for low-income immigrants and refugees. By providing funding and moral support, and facilitating connections with other service providers throughout the area, the City helps promote Ventures’ vital work with under-served communities.
The Boeing Company collaborates with Ventures in a variety of ways such as matching employees’ volunteer hours with financial contributions, providing an array of opportunities for employees to make donations to organizations like Ventures, sponsoring our annual fundraising event, and providing funding for core training and coaching services.
Plymouth Congregational Church
With a generous loan from Plymouth, we are able to provide non-collateralized microloans to help launch and grow small businesses. Plymouth Congregational Church’s partnership is vital to the health of Ventures’ microloan program and helps make dreams of financial independence become realities for many low-income entrepreneurs each year.
Ventures’ work would not be possible without the generous support of these institutions and many others, including:
- Bank of America
- Bank of the West
- City of Kent
- City of Renton CDBG
- City of Seattle Office of Economic Development
- City of Seattle Technology Matching Fund
- Eulalie Bloedel Schneider Foundation
- First Security Bank
- Harrington-Schiff Foundation
- Harvest Foundation
- Kirkpatrick Family Found
- Lockwood Foundation
- Medina Foundation
- Norman Raab Foundation
- Northwest Area Foundation
- OneFamily Foundation
- Opus Bank
- Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
- Peg and Rick Young Foundation
- Pike Place Market
- Plymouth Congregational Church
- Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
- RealNetworks Foundation
- U.S. DHHS Assets for Independence program
- U.S. DHHS Community Economic Development (CED) program
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- Union Bank
- WA State Department of Commerce
- WA State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Wells Fargo
- Wyncote Foundation