The ALL Foundation of Washington strives to promote history, community and preservation through supporting the programs, collections and missions of the Washington State Library, State Archives, the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, and Legacy Washington. Additionally, The ALL Foundation, an organization within the Washington Secretary of State's Office, serves as the fiduciary for funds raised specifically to support these programs and collections.
Washington State Library
The Washington State Library is focusing on its Washington Center for the Book program, an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book, for the 2022 GiveBig Washington campaign. The Washington Center for the Book promotes literacy and a love of books, reading, and libraries. We celebrate Washington’s robust literary heritage and help spotlight the contribution of reading and libraries in strengthening communities and in fostering civic engagement. Donations to the Washington State Library through GiveBig will help support projects like the Washington State Book Awards, the Washington State Zine Contest, the Washington Author Project, and programming related to our collaboration with the PALABRA archive, and more.
Legacy Washington documents extraordinary stories in Washington history. Through exhibits, innovative storytelling, books and lesson plans, Legacy Washington documents the contributions of former statewide elected officials, members of Congress and the judiciary—as well as other influential Washingtonians from all walks of life.
For GiveBig 2022 Legacy Washington is looking for support on their newest project, Love, Equally. Marriage equality landed on Washington’s November ballot in 2012. Unlike previous attempts to secure LGBTQ rights, which focused on privacy, advocates concentrated their message in a single word—love. Love, Equally will be both a book and exhibit featuring personal stories from those involved in the movement, from legislators to lawyers, and journalists to judges.
Washington State Archives
Washington State Archives is charged with preserving and making available the important legal and historical public records of state and local government. The Archives is committed to increasing online access to our collections through an ongoing program to digitize our holdings. Washington State Archives’ Digital Archives (DA) hosts the searchable digitized records. The DA is a public website that preserves more than 230 million records. Researchers of all ages and experience levels, including students across Washington, have performed more than 4.5 million searches on the DA over the last year.
Donations to the Archives during GiveBIG 2022 will go toward digitizing more records for the DA, especially collections that support middle- and high-school students participating in Washington History Day.