Human Services

The Ellison Foundation supports agencies which demonstrate responsible and effective programs that meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable populations with a specific focus towards women and children. We are committed to improving the lives of others with a specific focus towards women and children. The foundation partners with several institutions that include:


Mary’s Place

Each night in King County, there are hundreds families with children living in places not meant for human habitation. Mary’s Place empowers homeless women, children and families to reclaim their lives by providing shelter, nourishment, work resources, healing and hope in a safe community. Mary's Place operates five family centers, two night shelters and a day center for single women in the greater Seattle area.


La Casa Hogar


La Casa Hogar connects and educates Latino families, to transform lives in the Yakima Valley. Adult education, early learning, citizenship education and legal services are three of La Casa’s core programs. La Casa Hogar prioritizes civic engagement and are actively involved in immigration rights coalitions, census work, local and statewide government and other community committees. Internally, La Casa prioritizes collective care, and development of student and team members in their professional and personal goals.