Puget Sound Sage

A nonprofit organization

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Building the future we want, together

How we build people power:

Puget Sound Sage charts a path to a living economy in Washington State and the Duwamish River Valley region by developing community power to influence, lead, and govern. We invest in leadership development, coalition organizing, policy, research, and capacity building because transforming our economy requires deep people power. 

How we win policies that put people first:

What we've won together:

Founded in 2007, Puget Sound Sage has a rich history of community work that has transformed the Puget Sound region, winning policies that put people first while building the next generation of empowered community leaders. We have shaped some of the region's biggest wins for Black, Indigenous, people of color and low-income communities, including:

  • Establishing Equitable Development Initiatives in both Seattle and King County that provide affordable housing and put land and housing under community control.
  • Winning a Green New Deal in the City of Seattle to eliminate the city's climate pollution, address environmental injustices across Seattle’s neighborhoods, and create thousands of good, green jobs.
  • Championing progressive revenue through JumpStart, a one-of-a-kind progressive tax on big business in Seattle, which invests millions in programs that keep our communities safe and healthy, including equitable development, climate justice, and public health investments.
  • Publishing ground-breaking community-based research reports including Our People, Our Planet, Our Power, and Powering the Transition which have set the local frame for an equitable transition towards a renewable energy future.
  • Keeping Washington's families connected to utilities throughout the pandemic by winning five extensions of utility shut-off moratoriums and a debt erasure program for low-income households served by Washington's energy investor-owned utilities.
  • Passing living wage initiatives in SeaTac and Seattle, which set the stage for sweeping labor standards across the country and led to a national movement in the Fight for $15. It also led to the creation of Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards.

Give today:

Your donation goes towards Puget Sound Sage’s coalition organizing and power building efforts, where we are building local capacity, connections and resources for a Just Transition in the Puget Sound. Our mission is to chart a path to a living economy that puts the health of our people and planet first, always. 

Your donation makes this world a little more possible - each and every day! 💚

Organization Data


Organization name

Puget Sound Sage

Tax id (EIN)





Asian & Pacific Islander, Black & African American, Hispanic & Latinx, Immigrants & Refugees, Indigenous & Native American, Low-Income


414 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104-3038

Service areas

King County, WA, US

Pierce County, WA, US




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