For more than 50 years, Byrd Barr Place has provided Seattle residents with basic human needs – a home, food assistance and immediate financial relief – to help break the cycle of poverty and build self-sufficiency. Their programs including housing and energy assistance, a food bank and personal financial resources with special attention given to emergency situations, such as power shutoff and eviction.

Byrd Barr Place is committed to engaging the community, to collective action and to advocating for more equitable opportunities so everyone has the chance to build the life they want – for themselves and their family.

With a history of serving the African American community in the Central District, this distinctive nonprofit brings special focus to helping overcome the challenges of racism by supporting groups that have unique social and cultural needs. As the leader of the Seattle Community of Practice, Byrd Barr Place collaborates with many community organizations to address specific challenges and opportunities for African Americans, including access to and quality of education, housing, jobs and health care.

To learn more about giving back and getting involved with this extraordinary organization, click here.

This month, Seattle Met is highlighting the ten nonprofits that participated in our virtual Generocity 2020 event, presented by Vulcan. It’s not too late to register! Tickets are free and attendees are automatically entered to win prizes from local restaurants and retailers, signed Seattle Seahawks gear and a weekend getaway provided by Columbia Hospitality valued at $1500! Click here to learn more about these remarkable nonprofits, watch on-demand content and plan your holiday and end-of-year giving!