What’s Happening

2016 Annual Luncheon Report

The Safe Crossings Foundation Annual Luncheon was a major success this year, thanks to our generous sponsors and donors! We had more than 600 guests and raised over $443,000 to benefit local grieving kids and their families. While a child’s life will never be the same after the death of a loved one, these donations will positively impact… Read more »

Meet Our New Executive Director!

Please join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, Karen Schrantz. We are thrilled that she has joined us during this exciting time of growth at Safe Crossings Foundation! Karen comes to us with nearly twenty years of experience in the private and public sectors as a mediator, facilitator, educator, and executive director. Karen’s passion is… Read more »

Happy Campers in 2016

This summer Camp Erin King County hosted two totally full camps! Sixty kids and sixty teens received the gift of support and fun with other youth who’ve experienced similar loss. Your donation dollars did that. Camp Erin staff and volunteers shepherd kids through grief support activities to honor and help process their loss. They also emphasize… Read more »

Save the Date // 2017 Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief

Safe Crossings Foundation will be holding a one-day symposium on Friday, February 26th, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Educating grief support providers is a passion for SCF. At the conference this year, we’ll be doing a deep dive into traumatic grief. We have experts in suicide, mass shootings and natural disaster types of loss coming to educate grief… Read more »

Ready to Serve

We’ve got a new member in the Safe Crossings Foundation family! Please join us in welcoming Clare Miller, our new Communications and Development Associate. After first volunteering with SCF, Clare knew she had a heart for the cause and jumped at the chance to dedicate herself to the important work of helping grieving children rediscover… Read more »

KEXP’s John Richards to Interview SCF’s President On Air October 12th, 8 am

John Richards, known to his fans as “John in Morning” on 90.3 KEXP Seattle, will be interviewing our own Colleen Robertson, President of the Safe Crossings Foundation Board and daughter of Founder Teresa Bigelow, on Wednesday, October 12th at 8:00 am! Colleen recently took the helm at SCF by assuming the Board President role, a… Read more »

Having Fun While Supporting Grieving Kids

Golf Tournament // May 20, 2016 Thank you to our corporate sponsors for participating in our first Safe Crossings Foundation Golf Tournament. We had a gorgeous sunny May day at Newcastle with 16 foursomes representing some of our generous corporate sponsors. The golf was followed by a banquet where we awarded prizes for the longest drive, closest to… Read more »

Grants to Make Wishes Come True

In 2015 the Safe Crossings Foundation board of directors designated special funds for a new community grant-making initiative. This program offered three $5,000 competitive grants to emerging programs that addressed unmet needs in the greater Puget Sound area. Nine programs submitted requests, but these three stood out: Outward Bound Northwest, Grief Place and Our TreeHouse…. Read more »

Success at 2nd Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief

Thanks to funding from our generous donors, Safe Crossings Foundation offered the second Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief on February 5th & 6th. Present were over 100 therapists, counselors, nurses, teachers, and other practitioners in the field from all over the Northwest. Donna Schuurman from the Dougy Center inspired the audience as the keynote speaker…. Read more »

Programs Your Donations Support

Last summer we launched our first Community Grant Initiative, seeking innovative approaches to address the unmet needs of grieving children. Proposals came to us from all over the Northwest, and after a lengthy review process by SCF staff and an independent evaluation team our board awarded grants to three organizations: Our Tree House – launching… Read more »