South Seattle Emerald

A nonprofit organization

$4,125 raised by 45 donors

41% complete

$10,000 Goal


Amplifying the authentic narratives of South Seattle


The South Seattle Emerald amplifies the vibrant tapestry of voices, stories, and images of the South End and beyond. The Emerald's award-winning journalists and community storytellers have presented articles, verses, and photos that inform, reflect, engage, and delight readers for nine years. In a dwindling media environment, the Emerald's lean, dedicated team offers a wider lens of Seattle's most diverse, least affluent, and woefully under-reported communities.

The coronavirus pandemic revealed racial disparities our communities have known were always present. The Emerald stepped up, providing daily COVID-19 news and resources and stories that bring joy and energy to move forward in community and unity. And, as always, the Edmerald focused on the impact of racism and disparities that have marginalized our communities. We need your support to continue building our newsroom and providing reporting that reflects our community.

A monthly donation or one-time gift will go a long way in helping the Emerald meet our 2023 fundraising goals and prepare for a challenging 2024 news year. 

The Emerald continues to practice journalism how we believe it was intended to function: not only speaking truth to power but more importantly to those believing themselves powerless. We remind them they are not. Together, we will survive and thrive.


The South Seattle Emerald is the only Black-led, BIPOC focused publication in the region and received over 2 million views in 2022. The Emerald breaks news, provides vital information, and shares the arts and culture of the diverse people of the South End (South Seattle and surrounding South King County communities from Burien to Skyway, from Kent to SeaTac and Tukwila).

Thank you to the generous donors who helped us survive - and thrive. Help us take the next step to sustainability by GIVING BIG to the Emerald: voices of the community for the community and by the community!

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Organization Data


Organization name

South Seattle Emerald

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P.O. Box 28505
Seattle, WA 98118

Service areas

Seattle, WA, US

King County, WA, US