Partner with Ventures

Ventures works with many community partners to increase our impact. We make the effort to build relationships and customize partnership opportunities based on our shared mission, values, or assets. No matter what our partnership looks like, we will work together to build businesses and change lives

We invite community partners to be creative with us. Partnership with Ventures can mean group volunteering, workplace lunch and learns, custom fundraising events, in-kind donations, collaborative program delivery and much more. 

We know business, so we know what you need to make our partnership worthwhile. Partnering with Ventures means having the data and success stories to prove our shared, local impact, having strong brand and value alignment and incorporating employee engagement opportunities. We seek out organizations that are a good match and collaborate together to develop a win-win partnership.

If you’re interested in partnering with Ventures, contact Jacquee Kurdas at jkurdas(at)

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:

  • 1st Security Bank
  • Assets for Independence
  • Bank of the West
  • BECU
  • Boeing
  • Business Impact NW
  • Cascadia Consulting Group
  • City of Bellevue
  • City of Kent
  • City of Seattle Office of Economic Development
  • City of Seattle Technology Matching Fund
  • Eileen Fisher
  • El Centro de la Raza
  • Eulalie Bloedel Schneider Foundation
  • Evergreen Business Capital
  • First Financial Northwest Bank
  • Food Innovation Network
  • GSBA
  • Harvest Foundation
  • Herbert B. Jones Foundation
  • Jump$tart WA
  • King 5 News
  • Kirkpatrick Family Found
  • Komo 4 News
  • Medina Foundation
  • Norman Raab Foundation
  • Northwest Area Foundation
  • Opus Community Foundation
  • Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
  • Peg and Rick Young Foundation
  • Pepsi Co.
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Pike Place Market
  • Plymouth Congregational Church
  • Project Feast
  • RealNetworks Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Seattle
  • Russell Investment Group
  • Satterberg Foundation
  • Social Ventures Partners
  • The Seattle Foundation
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Union Bank Foundation
  • US Bank Foundation
  • U.S. DHHS Community Economic Development (CED) program
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Vulcan Inc.
  • WA State Department of Commerce
  • WA State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Washington Federal Foundation
  • Washington Women’s Foundation
  • Wayfind
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Whole Food Market
  • Women’s Funding Alliance
  • Wyncote Foundation