To ensure all marginalized communities are able to gain the connections, knowledge, and empowerment to build a more just, equitable, and healthy society. We support the idea that commUNITY knows what the commUNITY needs and has the ability, tools, and power to build collaboratively and collectively.
We envision a commUNITY where all people are inspired to live, work, and play through their natural leadership abilities by recognizing strengths and power.
The Noble Foundation was founded in 2011. Over the last decade, we've built connections among community in Clark County and Cowlitz County, Washington, leading and participating in a number of initiatives to advance racial justice.
Here's just some of what we've accomplished over the years:
In 2021, our focus has shifted to providing nonprofit infrastructure for our SW Washington partner organizations. Our Place Nuestra Casa Multicultural Center has taken over direct services and contributes a physical space for commUNITY building and organizing. Southwest Washington Communities United for Change (SWCUC) engages in political work, from registering voters to supporting issues and candidates. And Black-led Vancouver leads protests and other direct actions. The Noble Foundation is happy to take a step back from the spotlight to handle day-to-day logistics.