Tacoma, Washington


Thank you for visiting the South Sound Youth Board site! Our board is comprised of 14 youth from 8 different high-schools throughout Pierce County, Washington. Through our grant-making program we support organizations that serve at-risk youth in the South Puget Sound region of Washington State.

Our board first convened in September 2005 and was the founding youth board for the foundation. This board, made up of a diverse group of students from local area high schools, was charged with the task of establishing the foundation's constitution, grant guidelines and by-laws. Since that time we have provided funding to many local area organizations and have made a positive change in the South Puget Sound community.


Each year, our youth board evaluates numerous grant applications and awards grant money to deserving programs in our local community. If you are a member of a 501 (c) 3 organization serving at-risk youth in the South Puget Sound area please consider applying for a grant from our youth board.  To complete an online inquiry for consideration please click here or visit our Grantmaking page.

Click here to learn more about our past grantees.


Our Facilitator

Jake Guadnola


Our Advisor

Stacey Guadnola


Funds raised in the South Sound stay local.  The Make the DASH Count Foundation grants 100% of the dollars donated to the South Sound Youth Board to 501 (c) 3 organizations serving at-risk youth in the South Puget Sound Community.  The funds are held in the Hope  Fund which was named in honor of our Founder Hope Moore.  To read more about this fund Click Here!


Youth interested in joining a youth board click here to access our application page.


Click here to access the current Youth Board Calendar.


... planting the seeds of philanthropy!

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