Foundation for Working Families

The Foundation for Working Families is a hardship and disaster relief program overseen by the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC). 

AFSCME Council 28/WFSE and more than a dozen of its locals have contributed to the fund. Individuals are encouraged to do the same.


The FFWF is a 501(c)(3) organization — federal tax ID 91-1702271 — and all donations are tax-deductible charitable contributions.

Please donate to the Foundation for Working Families. You can make donations online. Locals and members can send checks made out to the Foundation for Working Families to us, and we’ll get them to the Foundation.

Donate online here.

Or send checks to:  
Foundation for Working Families
321 16th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144


Assistance is available only for UNION members and their families. All applications are screened based on funding availability. Priority is given to those experiencing an extreme hardship (for example: eviction notice, gas/power shut off). All information will be kept strictly CONFIDENTIAL.

Families can apply for FFWF assistance by filling out one of these forms:

Hardship Assistance Form — For those experiencing an extreme financial hardship (for example: eviction notice, gas/power shut off).

Disaster Relief Form — For those who have experienced loss due to a natural disaster (for example, loss of home due to fire/flood.)

Processing of applications for assistance typically takes two weeks and average awards are $200-$300, and are capped at $500 per family.

For more information about the FFWF, please email [email protected].