It’s that time of year again! On May 3, you can GiveBIG toByrd Barr Place and your donation will be generously stretched by The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors. By Giving BIG to Byrd Barr Place, you are funding innovative projects we are leading such as:

  • African American Financial Capability Initiative, a coalition of seven African-American-led groups collaborating to strengthen asset-building services, sharpen policy advocacy strategies, and grow leadership capacity to benefit Blacks in Washington.
  • Central Area Commercial Revitalization Plan helps to guide commercial development within the Central Area district by retaining the spirit and culture of the Central District by gathering community input on commercial revitalization efforts.
  • Yesler Community Collaborative, which brings together people and resources to support equitable and sustainable community development in Yesler Terrace and in surrounding areas

At Byrd Barr Place, we’re not satisfied with just fixing the issues in our community today. We’re focused on driving innovation and change in our community for tomorrow and beyond. Schedule your May 3 GiveBIG donation today.

How can we help you?

You can check the status of your grant by creating an account through our online portal. We can also send you email notifications when the status of your application and/or grant changes.


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For information about why the organization changed its name to Byrd Barr Place, please check out our story. 


If you can't find an answer to your question or need support in Amharic, Spanish, Thai, Tigrinya, or Vietnamese, please reach out via phone at 206-812-4940. Visit our Contact Us page for additional details.