EIN 27-2133169

Washington STEM

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Washington STEM is a statewide nonprofit that advances excellence, equity, and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.
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Program areas at Washington STEM

The Washington state opportunity scholarship (wsos) is a public-private partnership established by The state legislature in 2011 to increase access to high-demand degree programs for low- and middle-income students. Recipients of The wsos baccalaureate scholarship receive up to $22,500 over five years. These funds support The pursuit of a bachelor's in specific, eligible, high-demand Stem and health care fields at over 60 eligible wa colleges and universities. In addition to scholarship funds, support services are provided to scholars, targeted in two areas: 1) persistence services focus on ensuring successful degree completion through academic readiness and social stability. These services are provided through a peer mentoring model, The scholar lead program. In this model, select third- and fourth-year scholars are given an $1,800 stipend to provide on-campus mentorship to 10-15 scholars earlier in their college career. 2) placement services focus on launching students from college to career by building soft skills and career readiness. These supports are provided through an industry mentoring model, The skills that shine program. Third-year scholars are matched with a professional in their field of study. Over The course of The academic year, The mentor-mentee pair moves through an online, guided curriculum built to focus on career skills. Washington Stem is program administrator for wsos. As of august 31, 2022, Washington Stem was no longer The program administrator for The wsos program, The program has transferred to 501commons.
Founded in principles of equity, partnership, and sustainability, Washington Stem amplifies solutions and partnerships that bring The best Stem education to all Washington students, especially those historically underrepresented in Stem fields like students of color, girls and young women, students living in poverty, and students living in rural areas. Our work focuses on two primary initiatives: early Stem and career pathways. At Washington Stem we execute our work through 6 key activities; 1. Identify local solutions and provide resources to support wide-spread adoption2. Convene partners to solve important problems3. Use measurement and data to identify and overcome barriers to opportunity4. Tell stories about partner's successes and challenges5. Advocate for change by informing and educating leaders6. Provide direct support to partnersour vision and goal is by 2030, Washington students will be career - and future - ready. We will do this by ensuring 70% of Washington youth will earn credentials by age 26 and The number of students of color, students from low-income and rural families, and young women who are on track to earn high-demand credentials and thrive in our innovation economy will triple.

Grants made by Washington STEM

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI)Implementation Grant$85,000
Economic Alliance Snohomish CountyImplementation Grant$85,000
Foundation for Tacoma StudentsImplementation Grant$85,000
...and 22 more grants made totalling $627,153

Who funds Washington STEM

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$6,415,486
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund (GSPF)Education$3,132,000
College Spark WashingtonEef2108 Community-Centered, School-Based Improvement$280,000
...and 18 more grants received totalling $10,404,536

Personnel at Washington STEM

Lynne K. VarnerChief Executive Officer
Yoko ShimomuraChief Operating Officer$232,927
Migee HanChief Development and Communications Officer$210,543
Jenee Myers TwitchellChief Impact Officer$196,947
Andy ShouseChief Program Officer$219,168
...and 28 more key personnel

Financials for Washington STEM

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,806,082
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$89,543
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$560,963
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$107
Total revenues$13,456,695

Form 990s for Washington STEM

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-01990View PDF
2021-122022-09-20990View PDF
2020-122021-10-12990View PDF
2019-122021-02-19990View PDF
2018-122019-12-27990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 17, 2024
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $280,000 from College Spark Washington
January 26, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
January 24, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
December 30, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
December 30, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
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Political advocacyProvides grantsLobbyingPartially liquidatedState / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
210 S Hudson St
Seattle, WA 98134
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
King County, WA
Website URL
(206) 658-4320
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B90: Educational Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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