Bellevue’s Mary’s Place wins PSE Foundation grant to help fund homeless shelter.

Several other King County non-profits were awarded grants for their efforts to help the homeless.

Screenshot from PSE Foundation website

Screenshot from PSE Foundation website

The Puget Sound Energy Foundation has announced the recipients of $800,000 of grant funding that supports several nonprofit organizations that the foundation says are leading the way in the prevention and elimination of homelessness throughout PSE’s 10-county service area.

These awards were based on a new approach utilizing trust-based philanthropy methodology. By developing an evaluation model that works to lessen the burden often placed on organizations doing this charitable work, PSEF was able to focus on core aspirations, principles and best practices.

Each unrestricted $25,000 grant is designed to provide financial flexibility for organizations doing this important work. The initiative is anchored by two $50,000 grants focused on homeless youth awarded to Mary’s Place and Northwest Youth Services. The Mary’s Place grant will support the new family shelter in Bellevue.

“We’re excited to partner with the Puget Sound Energy Foundation to open a Kids Club in our new downtown Bellevue Family Center shelter. This space will be a haven for kids to play, read, do homework, and just be kids. We are so grateful for PSEF’s love and support to create a place for kids that’s safe, fun, and uniquely their own,” said Mary’s Place Executive Director Marty Hartman.

The nonprofits receiving grants serve their communities through a broad spectrum of programs aimed at those experiencing homelessness, including providing basic necessities, warm clothing and food, to emergency shelter and even pathways to homeownership.

Other King County organizations to win grant awards include: Facing Homelessness, Plymouth Housing, YouthCare, New Bethlehem Shelter – CCS, King County Library System Foundation, and Vashon Interfaith Council on Homelessness.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@bellevuereporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.bellevuereporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in News

Teaser
King County approves emergency grant after U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Washington is expecting an influx of people seeking abortions from out of state.

Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year's heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Heatwave expected to hit King County

Temperatures will likely reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, June 26, and Monday, June 27.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
JUDGED BY XII: Examining Auburn police officer’s grim tattoos

Episode 5 in special podcast series that explores Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

File photo.
Former Bellevue teacher sentenced in federal court over child pornography

Department of Justice says the man had 1,764 images of child sexual abuse in his possession.

Photo courtesy of King County.
Officials urge caution when swimming this summer

Cold spring temperatures and larger than normal snowpack have created dangerous conditions

File photo.
Bellevue man charged in 2019 assault that left a man dead on a Redmond roadway

After a two-year investigation, Bradley Hibbard was arrested for murder in the second degree.

File photo
Fireworks ban takes effect this year in unincorporated King County

The new law does not extend to cities, which each have their own regulations around fireworks.

A semiautomatic handgun with a safety cable lock that prevents loading ammunition. (Sound Publishing file photo)
Large-capacity ammo magazine sales ban starts soon in Washington

Starting July 1, a 10-round capacity becomes the limit for sales. Meanwhile, “there is a rush on magazine purchasing.”

Most Read