Based in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain States, Western States Center works nationwide to strengthen inclusive democracy


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Our 2016-2018 Report to the Community is packed with details of what we accomplished with your support over the past two years. Hear the voices, see the faces, and savor the results of the work we’ve done together.

Click here to view a digital copy !


Building Movement

We strengthen the organizing capacity of often-marginalized communities, with a particular emphasis on gender justice, racial justice, and tribal sovereignty work.

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Developing Leaders

We provide training, leadership development, and organizational capacity support to social movements and leaders committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Shifting Culture

We convene culture-makers to shift the narrative and use culture as a vehicle for base- and power-building in non-traditional social change spaces.


Defending Democracy

We assist communities and civil society to effectively respond to social movements that exploit bigotry and intolerance.