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Welcome to the HumanLinks Foundation established in 1999 to help Washington State communities make systemic improvements in education, health care and sustainable agriculture. HumanLinks strives to strengthen voices and connections to make these essential systems more effective and responsible.

GREEN ACRE RADIO
Bringing you the Agricultural, Conservation, Resource, and Environmental information you need. Radio Series featuring ag and environmental issues.

Broadcast on KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Green A.C.R.E. Radio airs every Friday during The Takeaway around 7:41 a.m. and during The Outskirts at 2 p.m. Produced by Martha Baskin at Jack Straw Studios in Seattle, WA.

Listen and download archived files.
Green Acre Radio support provided by HumanLinks Foundation.

LOAN PROGRAM
The HumanLinks Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to systematic improvements in education, healthcare and sustainable agriculture is once again offering a micro-loan program to sustainable farmers to help strengthen the Washington farming community.

As of March 2010, the Foundation, partnering with Banner Bank, will enable credit access to farmers who may not have been able to secure a loan through a more conventional bank. Administered by Banner Bank, the Foundation will give local, sustainable farmers the ability to borrow funds at a favorable interest rate (3%) for up to 2 years. The minimum loan size is $2,500 and the maximum loan size is $25,000.

This community partnership has been established to address and combat the crisis facing some local farmers. By providing innovative and flexible loan assistance, Banner Bank works with community partners to support the good work that takes place in those communities. The public/private partnership with Humanlinks Foundation is an example of their commitment to making a positive difference in the communities they serve.1

This loan program will be available for the next three months. The application deadline is May 31, 2010. For more information about the loan program and fund availability contact Nancy Iscovitz at

We invite you to read more about the programs and download the LOAN APPLICATION here. The application is in Adobe PDF format. For a free Adobe reader go here.

Our Work Focuses On:

EDUCATION

Promoting student success by advocating for responsive learning environments that meet the needs of students, families, schools and communities.

 

HEALTH CARE

Engaging communities in health improvement by giving voice to their health care values and priorities.

 

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Promoting the production and use of nutritious and sustainable food sources.

HumanLinks leverages its financial and networking resources for the greatest impact. We partner with others by using traditional and non-traditional strategies that blend values, ideas, information and best practices for systemic change. HumanLinks funds the work within the three Initiatives and does not seek unsolicited grant proposals.

Our approach in working with others is to:

  • Build synergies for results.
  • Explore possibilities and opportunities.
  • Empower constituent voice and involvement.
  • Leverage public and private resources.
  • Provide strategic financial investments.

If you are working to infuse change in these arenas ~ education, health care, and sustainable agriculture ~ we invite you to share your ideas and promising practices with us.

Summer 2009 Highlights
HumanLinks in partnership with Habitat for Humanity to install solar thermal on a new home on the Kitsap Peninsula. Read more here.

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