Domestic Worker Community Organizing Funding

The purpose of the 2022-2023 Community Organizing to Reach Domestic Workers funding is to support community organizing projects that will help the Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) build wider and deeper connections with domestic workers in communities of color to understand their domestic worker rights in Seattle. 

OLS conducted a competitive application process that was announced in June 2022. Preference was given to projects that use a clear organizing strategy (e.g., peer-to-peer), involve mutually benefiting partnerships, and/or build relationships in Asian/Pacific Islander and Black/African Descent communities. OLS selected three community-based organizations to receive funding for their domestic worker community organizing projects.

2022 - 2023 Recipients (One-time Funding)

15-month contract period from October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023

Awardees who will begin scope of work and contract negotiations with OLS in August/September 2022:



Community of

Domestic Worker Types

Geographic Areas

ALA Garifuna


  • RVC Seattle

(Fiscal sponsor)

  • Garifuna
  • Black Latino
  • Nannies
  • House cleaners
  • Home care workers
  • Gardeners
  • Seattle
  • South King County
  • Tacoma

Centro Cultural Mexicano



  • Latino


  • House cleaners
  • Gardeners
  • Cooks
  • King County

Fair Work Center



  • Spanish-speaking
  • Nannies
  • Madrona
  • Queen Anne
  • North Seattle
  • South Seattle



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