Alphabetical list of organizations that have been accepted into the SIFP 2011 program.  Those selected to advance to the quarterfinals have been tagged with a , and those advancing to the semifinals with a 



Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation

Angel Care volunteers are breast cancer survivors trained to provide one-on-one emotional support to the newly diagnosed, enhancing their recovery.

  Renee Olson  
  Arch Skills A sustainable, prescriptive behavioral (mental) health system that reduces costs, increases administrative efficiencies, and improves patient outcomes.   Chris Leyerle  
    Arc Computer Co

Wingz SMS SmartKeyboard harnessing the power of Text messaging for social good.

  David Prokop Watch Video 
    Art With Heart

Investing in Art with Heart would further the impact of our innovative and proven therapeutic activity books that help at-risk kids & teens in crisis.

  Gabe Meyer Watch Video
  Asian Pacific Islander Freedom School

The API Freedom School is a groundbreaking effort to educate and train API youth to become leaders in the social justice movement.

  Lynne Nguyen  
  Biodiesel Cooperative

Educating innovators for tomorrow and achieving sustainability today.

  Kathyn Cogert  

In a world of high unemployment and menial minimum wage jobs, BizCorps will help at-risk youth to create their own meaningful, living wage jobs.

  James Dunn  
  blipstreet is a community powered education network.

  Timothy Chiu  
  Blue Heron Healing Arts and Education Collective

BHC is a health and wellness community center based on the tenants of intentional sustainability, holistic health, and the healing impact of art.

  Mykol Radziszewski

BookIt2Me is your Local Search tool to help you find local businesses for your needs and to simultaneously fund community projects.

  John Khrapko  
  Boys & Girls Club of King County Preparing People for Life   Jennifer Gee Watch Video
  Brigid Collins House

Reducing child abuse through technology to transparently connect families and service providers.

Byron Manering  
  BURN Design Lab

Saving lives and forests in the developing world through the design and commercial distribution of cleanburning cookstoves.

  Peter Scott  Watch Video
   Burro, LLC

Burro delivers affordable productivity enhancements that empower low income families to do more in their lives. 

  Whit Alexander  
  Catholic Community Service of King County The Groundwork Project: Wraparound with Homeless Youth Catholic Community Services of King County Discovering Strengths; Facilitating Change Erin Maguire Watch Video
Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal Lifelong tools to navigate uncertainity, build meaningful careers, and design courageous lives.   Carol Vecchio Watch Video
  Child Care Resources Brain development research proves the most crucial time for learning is from birth to five, making quality child care foundational for future success.   Deeann Pufferft  
  Children's Music Foundation The Children's Music Foundation was created exclusively to promote the study of music in elementary education throughout the United States.   Rourke O'Brien  
  CHOICES Education Group Our cellphone texting challenge will help up to 14 million teens make more positive education-related choices and increase their engagement in school. Leo Muller  
  City Year Seattle/King County- Diplomas Now Diplomas Now increases the high school graduation rate through innovative collaboration, full-time targeted student intervention and evaluation.   Elli Koskella  
    CivicCal A comprehensive community calendar of local civic engagement opportunities including politics, non-profits, charity, and volunteer opportunities.   Rob Dolin  
  Community Schools Collaboration Teens Leading the Way to Support Children's Development   Amy Allison  
  Denise Louie Education Center (DLEC)

Approximately 21% of our 4 year olds come to school with book knowledge and appreciation for books. With Raising a Reader we can change that number.

  Frances Lin  
  DiagnosTip Medical Technologies, Inc.

Infectious disease tests that save time, money, and lives.

  Tom Sanko  
    Digital Progress Digital Progress helps nonprofit organizations become IT-proficient and engage effectively with the technical volunteer community.   Sameer Siruguri  
   Dreams for Orphans

Dreams For Orphans Shea Butter: Saving Babies and Empowering Mothers

  Paola Womac  
  Dynamic Partners

Dynamic Labs will be the soil where seeds of innovations will be systematically planted, fertilized, pruned, and harvested.

Jon Botten  
    Earthwalkers Magazine & Social Network Earthwalkers is a next-generation media platform that uses social networking to create and cultivate a community of like-minded global citizens.   Caroline Li  
   Eastside Pathways One vision + shared measurement + engaged community + collaborative action + sustained effort = EVERY CHILD A SUCCESS   Bill Henningsgaard  
  Eco Cafe

Benefiting local farmers while investing in their communities.

  Eric Harrison  
  Economic Opportunity Institute This proposal eliminates tuition at public colleges while creating a funding stream to cover the full costs of tuition and public appropriations. John Burbank  
  Elder and Adult Day Services Reduce health insurance costs by creating a nonprofit cooperative plan that enables participants to better balance risks, benefits, and costs.   Jeff Bradt

In our first year of operations, we've registered more than 300 participating organizations and collectively they've raised $8.5 million dollars.

  Steven Atamian  
  Equal Opportunity Schools There are more than half a million students each year stuck just across the hall from the education they deserve and need to get ready for college. Reid Saaris  
  Explorations In Math Transforming attitudes about math from boring and hard to fun and challenging.   Megan Wildenradt  
    Family Centered Technology Solutions

We provide end-to-end software solutions to community organizations that enable parents to access and share information with their community.

Frank Sanborn  
  Family Renewal Shelter Providing a crucial option for women and their children fleeing extreme high-risk domestic violence and helping them become safe and successful. Keith Galbraith  
  Fitness Fans of America

Fighting childhood obesity in underserved communities with a systematic and sustainable approach for kids 8-17.

  Peter Ollodart Watch video
    Flash Volunteer

Flash Volunteer provides tools to create, discover, and easily share local service events via social media, mobile, and our unique Cause Crowd feature.

Brad Wilke  
  Food N' Me  Food N' Me is an effective nutrition system that changes eating behaviors in children and families. Fighting childhood obesity with pounds of fun!   Frederic DeWulf  
  Foster Promise

Strengthening youth by changing the public’s perception, understanding, and investment in foster care.

  John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas  
  Friends of the Cedar River Watershed FCRW supports regional sustainability by engaging people to enhance and sustain watersheds through restoration, education, and stewardship.   Cheryl Angle  
  Get Schooled Foundation Get Schooled is the only national organization using the power of media, technology, and pop culture to motivate young people and improve education.  Marie Goark  
  Green Plate Special Empowering middle school youth and their familes to break the cycle of childhood obesity and health related issues through growing and cooking food. Laura Dewell  
    Groundwire Groundwire's Engagement Platform fuses innovative strategies and technology that drive large-scale social change.   Tiffany Devoy  
    Hand Things Down

HAND THINGS DOWN is social trading for busy moms to give away what their kids have outgrown with their local community.

Chreyl Marquez  
    Ideal Network, Inc Ideal network is a cause marketing platform that uses the mechanisms of a daily deal to raise money for non profits.  Ronny Bell  
  Influ Technology Real-time local disease tracking on mobile devices.   Jim Huang Watch Video
  InstantMobile Solutions, Inc

Insta-Pass is a closed loop donation service for tangible goods providing digital receipts to donors and capturing their contact info for the charity.

  Tom McCullough  
    ITEASi (IT Enterprise Architecture Solutions Inc)

BOSS empowers project owners/managers and minority small businesses with the tools and information to create sustainable social change. 

Llewellyn Preece  Watch Video
  Jewish Family Services

JFS Resource Access Project (RAP) uniquely connects Food Bank clients with a case worker for immediate assistance with housing or employment problems.

Anson Laytner  
    Jolkona Jolkona helps non-profits improve fundraising efforts by providing a simple online microgiving & reporting platform to crowdsource funds online. Nadia Khawaja  
 Jr League of Seattle See what 1,300 trained volunteers who are catalysts for lasting community change can do to eliminate childhood obesity.   Lorri Ayers  
  JunctionHouse JunctionHouse sets an example of living lives that matter as we age in a stimulating and connected setting. It adds personal voices to civic dialog.   Edie Adams  
  Look Both Ways Foundation Our goal is to make skills and knowledge about living safely online as ingrained in young people as looking both ways before crossing a street.   Lizanne Coker Read their blog
  Mercy Housing Northwest Mercy Housing Northwest not only believes that affordable housing and supportive programs prevent homelessness—the evidence shows that it does. Paul Chiocco  

Science + Fungus = People Powered Research

  Denny Luan  
  MIO Nonprofit Corporation

MIO will solve the digital-divide by building technology-skills from within communities through training their youth to support existing businesses.

  Angela Wu  

 MoneySense is working to educate students in developing communities about spending money wisely and saving money for times of hardship.

   Akshay Chalana

Data mining using medical & consumer (i.e. collective wisdom) databases to identify hundreds of topics for a disease linked to medical articles.

  Jan Sevcik  
  Northeast Seattle Living Together (NEST) NEST provides neighbor to neighbor support so that seniors and persons with disability can continue to live gracefully in the homes they love.   Mary E. Fry  
  Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development

Solarize Seattle harnesses the collective impact of community to accelerate solar energy adoption via a group purchasing program.

Ryan Romaneski  
    NPower Northwest

Deliver a database toolkit to cost effectively jump start outcomes measurement and case management for human services organizations.

  Brad Struss  
    On the Boards

On the Boards, Seattle’s home for avant-garde performance, seeks funding for, an on-demand platform for watching performances online.

  Ariel Glassman  
   One4All  Stealth-mode consumer giving platform   Jason Hausske  
  OneWorld Now!

OneWorld Now! is an award-winning social venture developing young global leaders through an innovative model of language, leadership, and study abroad.

  Kristin Hayden  
  Our Growing Village Teaching teachers how to easily integrate cooking into their classroom curriculum.   Meredith Scherrer  
  Pediatric Alliance for Lifelong Support (P.A.L.S.)

Empathetic mentoring of medically compromised children decreases isolation, fosters empowerment, and decreases depression in this subset of youth.

  Alyssa Chrobuck  
    Personify.IT, Inc. "Foursquare for causes, Farmville for the real world" - An action oriented social collaborative platform for social good. Chuks Onwumem  
  Phinney Neighborhood Association The PNA Village will address the needs of elderly neighbors who want to stay active and involved, and also stay in their homes as long as they can.   Ann Bowden  
  Polymath Industries LLC

Developing sensor platforms to assesses cause-effect relationships between environmental stressors and cardio-pulmonary function in real-time.

  Adam Gerson  
  Post-Prison Education Program

Harnessing the power of education, we help former prisoners and their families successfully reenter society, thereby increasing community safety.

  Ari Kohn  
  Postcards From Farr Away Postcards From Farr Away is an organization that utilizes random acts of kindness to create altruistic responses from its audience.   Robert Anthony  
   Proz, Inc  eBay for education: FindProz is the marketplace for private instruction. Tyler Pack  Watch Video
    Pungle is a customizable shopping tool that turns your purchases into high-impact donations. It's free, easy, and makes a difference.

  Madeline Puckett  
  Qualtonomy Injecting social technology into living wills.   Jake Kraft  
  Reach Out

Providing quality mentors for youth with disabilities.

  Shandra Benito  
  Rotary First Harvest - a program of Rotary District 503

Harvest Against Hunger enlists AmeriCorps VISTAs to build sustainable connections between local farmers, volunteers, & food banks for hunger relief.

  David Bobanick  
  Salish Sea Trading Cooperative

Our sailors and crews work in harmony with Nature’s gifts of wind and tide to provide sustainable, petroleum-free transport for the community.

  Kathy Pelish  
  Seattle Biomedical Research Institute Leveraging youth interest in mobile phone technology and global health to address community health challenges and improve student science achievement.   Theresa Britschgi Watch Video
  Seattle Tilth

Build a regional food hub to connect producers and consumers, support small farm businesses, and provide access to local, fresh and affordable food.

  Andrea Dwyer  
    Senior Services Helping Businesses Reach Boomers   Dori Gillam  
   shiftalliance shiftalliance helps bring companies into the 21st century by capitalizing on the next competitive key value driver in business: meaningful value.   Elizabeth Topp  
    Shunpike Shunpike is the nonprofit arts agency that fuels innovation in the arts.   Michelle Chiachiere  
  SIFF (Sharing Interests Forming Friendships Breaking the barriers of communication to form unexpected friendships between high school and special needs students.   Michelle Solomon  
  Silver Planet, Inc Silver Planet's holistic concierge service delivers patient-centered health & wellness services to seniors aging at home.   Karen Klein  
  Social Moguls

Imagine hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of youth using social networking to achieve positive social change using the power of influence.

  Sekai Senwosret  
  Something Real Production Inspire youth to make a lasting impact on the world by channeling their passion towards a unified effort to save lives in third world countries.   Kevin Hoang  
  Southwest Youth and Family Services White Center Promise: erasing poverty by embracing education.   Steve Daschle  

Sperantsa distributes the products of impoverished people so that they can focus on finding empowerment and freedom through their work.

  Chelsea James  
  Stand for Children Stand for Children is changing the odds and changing the lives of all public school students in Washington State.   Anne Grant-Anderson  
  StockBox Grocers Stockbox Grocers is a miniature grocer that is placed throughout urban food deserts to provide access to fresh produce and essential grocery staples.  Carrie Ferrence  
  Student Research and Development We inspire students to learn more about science and technology.   Edward Jiang  
   Summit Solutions, LLC I want to open up a call center to provide jobs for our veterans. They have given us their time and lives and I'd like to give that back in return. Mindy McClain  
  Sustainable Birth International

Through qualitative research, we educate the public on the spectrum of normal birth and enrich current mainstream techniques for complicated labors.

  Lily Ostle  
  Sustainable Seattle/Happiness Initiative

The Happiness Initiative: Measuring and Improving What Really Matters--a program of Sustainable Seattle

  John de Graaf  

SwiftCycles utilizes bike sharing as a new means of transportation to reduce carbon emissions and promote health in the city of Seattle.

  Anja Thompson  
  Tangerine Power Tangerine Power makes everyone a clean energy developer through our social software platform.    Stanley Florek  
  Technically Learning

Expanding access to quality STEM education in Washington State schools.

  Michelle Page  
The Art Affect Youth art, activism, and innovation united and magnified to catalyze a profound societal shift toward a thriving, just, and sustainable world.  Dan Mahle Watch Video
  The Change

Giving youth a chance at free counseling, to express feelings through music, art, and verbal therapy sessions.

  Veronica Chernichenko  
  The Natural Capital Project

Develop and apply open-source software that values nature's benefits for investment decisions to improve human development and biodiversity outcomes.

  Richard Sharp  
  The Nature Conservatory

Clean up Puget Sound: Online application combines education and social networking to reduce urban water pollution.

Jonathan Hoekstra  
Thrive by Five Washington

"Love. Talk. Play." provides diverse communities of parents of babies and toddlers with simple information to give their child a great start in life.

  Molly O'Connor  
Thrive167, LLC Thrive167 inspires people to invest in health via targeted content, interactive tools, and services that deliver a unique experience in growth & healing.   Thomas Lucking  
  Tom’s In-Home Cooking

Tom's In-Home Cooking provides classes to seniors in preparing healthy, simple meals at an affordable cost.

  Thomas Rzegocki  
UW Haring Center Providing critical tools to students with neuro-developmental disabilities to improve their social and academic success in college.   Tammy Mitchel  
Vietnamese Friendship Association Bringing together youth and elders to create a new vision and direction for the Vietnamese community of Seattle.   James Hong Watch video

An exemplary health and wellness model simultaneously stimulating healthy mothers, babies, families, providers, healthcare systems, and the planet.

Tara Shelby  
  Viva Farms Viva Farms is helping launch the next generation of organic farmers by providing land, capital, expertise, and dedicated markets. Ethan Schaffer  
   Voices Education Project

Creating Peace one story at a time.

  Marilyn Turkovich  
   Washington Engage, BIAT: Fair Labor The Business Initiative Againt Trafficking works with businesses to mitigate financial, legal, and reputational risks related to human trafficking.   S. Mar Smith  
   West Seattle Tool Library

The West Seattle Tool Library empowers individuals and organizations by providing easy access to a free community collection of tools and resources.

Patrick Dunn  
  Women’s Sports Foundation/ GoGirlGo! Seattle

GoGirlGo! get girls active, healthy, and confident by taking a wholistic approach to teaching them about healthy lifestyle choices.

  Sherri Gazitt  
Year Up Year Up provides urban young adults who are neither working nor in school with a year of education and training that leads to livable wage jobs.   Lisa Chin Watch video
   Yoga Empowered Students (Y.E.S.)

Empowering youth through the teachings, practice, and embodiment of yoga

  Ellie Lightfoot  
Youth Ambassadors The mission of Youth Ambassadors is to develop learners who become leaders through compassionate service to the community.   Lori Markowitz  
  Youth Suicide Prevention Program

"K-12 Lessons for Life" is a new web tool that links educators to Best Practices curricula to support school-based suicide prevention and save lives.

  Keri Healey  
Youth Ultimate Project

 Investing in the community and leadership of Combodian youth by providing a positive outlet through the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.

  Chris Trinh  

The WA YWCAs are building a statewide, interactive network that provides multi-issue grassroots education and opportunities for legislative advocacy.

  Erin Murphy