By investing in UW Bothell’s community engagement, you are investing in the creation of a just and equitable Puget Sound region. Your gift has double the impact, as it transforms students and builds up community organizations.  

Our students participate in internships, capstones, community-based research, and more. Each experience enhances their social networks, career aspirations, and equity competencies. After graduating, 90% of our students work and are civically engaged in King and Snohomish County. Together we can develop our next generation of civic leaders.

Contact Kara Adams, Director of Community Engagement, at to talk about ways to give, or click below to give directly to a fund. Directions for giving: In the comments section, under "Your Information," write the giving opportuntity you'd like your funds to go towards. 

Download the UW Bothell Giving Opportunties PDF.

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Stories of Impact

UW Bothell student census ambassadors reached more than 6,200 people last spring through virtual outreaching.

Business Project Management students helped Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVSS) win a three-year, $288,000 grant.

Giving Opportunities 

Students working with a community partner

Partnership Development 

This flexible fund will support faculty, students, and staff in their ability to develop and support partnerships:

  • Partnership Development: $50 - $500: Supports partnership relationship building through speaker and site tour compensation, collaboration materials, community space rental, partnership stipend, paid student workers to support projects, joint programming resources.



DECE 2020 Fellows

Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement Faculty & Staff Fellowship

The DECE Fellowship offers professional development and community of practice for faculty and staff to intentionally integrate diversity, equity, and community engagement into curriculum, programs, and research. The fellowship includes 10 faculty and staff in a 9- month curriculum.

  • Establish an endowed fellowship fund: $125,000
  • Support one cohort: $18,000



Community Engagement award winners

Community Engagement Awards

The Community-Engaged Scholar Award and Public Service Award recognize faculty and staff for outstanding community engagement work in alignment with diversity and equity and cross-disciplinarity. Two awards are given each year to a faculty and staff member, each receiving $2000 award.

  • Establish an endowed award: $80,000
  • Support two annual awards: $4,000


Martin Lillo at the Pacific Science Center Tinker Tank

Student Civic Leadership Fellowship

The Student Civic Leadership Fellowship provides scholarships for students to learn from and contribute to regional non-profit and public sector organizations through internships or community-based research. Students interested in public service get the chance to explore, contribute, and grow as they work in, with, and for local communities. Student Fellows are part of cohort model of support facilitated by staff advisor.

  • Fund one student per quarter: $2,000



Students presenting at the Burke MuseumSeed Grants to Support Community-Based Research

Community-based research is a model of engaged scholarship in which students, faculty, and community members collaborate on research to solve pressing community questions. This fund supports materials, travel, stipends for faculty, students, and community partners working on community-based research projects.

  • Establish an endowed research fund: $120,000
  • Support one research project: $5,000