Renton Regional Community Foundation this week announced the launch of a new program called “Together: Stories of South King County.

This is a community-led effort to lift up and celebrate the powerful stories and the people of this region — often untold and overlooked.  

Over the past three years, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted existing inequities—and exacerbated them. In response, organizations across King County made sure community needs were met. 

Renton Regional Community Foundation took notice of the work being done in South King County, and felt moved to document it.

“Part of our commitment (as a community foundation) is to amplify the voices in the region and share the good work that they are doing,” said LeAnne Moss, executive director of Renton Regional Community Foundation, which fosters philanthropy by connecting people, ideas, and resources. 

To that end, the foundation gathered 12 community advocates from across South King County beginning in September 2021 for a project that would become a community-led storytelling initiative, Together: Stories of South King County.

“We are a community foundation,” Moss said. “We’re about lifting up the community and making sure our community is a place where everyone can thrive.” 

To learn more about the project go to https://www.togetherskc.org/.

To learn more about Renton Regional Community Foundation go to https://rentonfoundation.org/.

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