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To our loyal PONCHO supporters,

After 50 years, we will officially cease our day-to-day operations this spring and begin a new PONCHO Legacy Fund at The Seattle Foundation. PONCHO has been dedicated to enriching the quality of life in this region through increasing resources and community support for the arts. During our history, we have raised more than $35 million in support of more than 200 established and emerging arts organizations. Today, PONCHO is credited with having been a major influence in helping to establish an important and thriving arts scene in Seattle.

We are establishing a PONCHO Legacy Fund at The Seattle Foundation as a way to ensure future generations of support for the arts. We'd like to thank the thousands of volunteers, donors, sponsors and arts organizations for helping create the vibrant arts community we all enjoy today.

With gratitude,
PONCHO Board of Trustees



PONCHO is proud to complete its current investments in Arts Education for 2013.


Youth Philanthropy Project

Youth Philanthropy Project (YPP) empowers and trains the next generation of arts supporters and advocates. Under mentorship from community experts and PONCHO staff, YPP members learn about arts education issues, participate in all aspects of a grant-making process, and award funding to local organizations for arts education programs. 2013 YPP members are now reviewing proposals for arts organizations to impact more youth.

Youth Program Quality Initiative

PONCHO funds out-of-school arts programs as they assess, improve, and articulate the power in what they do through the Youth Program Quality Initiative. The program is executed by School's Out Washington. Arts organizations funded in 2013 are Pacific Ballroom Dance, Red Eagle Soaring, Urban Artworks, Vera Project and Village Theatre.

Saint Therese Catholic Academy Arts Partnership

PONCHO has partnered with Arts Corps and Saint Therese Catholic Academy to provide quality arts learning to strengthen the new blended technology school model. Arts Corps teaching artists complement the screen-based learning time with arts by collaborating with teachers to deepen learning while developing students' creative capacities, including imagination, critical thinking and persistence.



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