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Celebrating 60 years of providing immediate help for students in need.

In 1963, Saul Haas was dropping his daughter off at Garfield High School. He caught sight of a girl shivering outside. He asked his daughter why she wasn't wearing a coat. She replied, "Dad, she doesn't have money. She never wears a coat." Saul could have driven away that day. As the co-founder of KIRO TV and Radio he had plenty on his mind. But he couldn't forget the girl.

He went to the principal's office, handed principal Frank Hanawalt a check for $500 with one stipulation: give to students in need immediately, discreetly and with no red tape.

Since 1963 InvestED  support has grown from one coat to include food, clothing sports fees, computers, mental health needs, classroom field trips, music and performing arts, graduation expenses and so much more.




Students Impacted 




In Direct Student Support


LAPTOP CHARGER GAVE HIM A BOOST   This particular student came to us as a 7th grader, he struggled his first year in some classes but remained determined to get good grades. This school year, as an 8th grader, he wrapped up first semester with A’s & B’s. Still determined to get straight A’s, office staff encouraged him and told him he could do it.  He didn’t miss a day of school, refused early dismissal from his parents because he couldn’t



Every gift makes a big impact on local students. 100% of donations that schools receive are used on students. We have multiple giving opportunities that can be tailored to help fulfill your philanthropic goals! Just get in touch.



We provide middle and high schools with funds to assist promising young people. Plus, we’ll give schools the  tools to boost fundraising in local communities. Join nearly 700 secondary schools across Washington and partner with InvestED! 



We provide flexible opportunities to help small businesses and corporations support students. Why not host a branded campaign or designate gifts to specific school(s)?  Why not host an employee match campaign, sponsoring our Annual Gala & Auction, or form a longer-term strategic partnership?  Have an idea? We’re happy to work with you to find the right opportunity to make an impact!


It’s a Win-Win. Support your team and local students!

During the 2022-2023 school year, we helped 46,745 students from low-income families and communities Get to School, Engage in School, and Graduate.   

For every Seattle Seahawks license plate sold or renewed, 75% of the specialized plate fee goes to InvestED, directly helping students in need throughout Washington State. Your contribution helps pay for items and opportunities with things like athletic fees, musical instruments, college entrance exams and graduation expenses. 

Thank you Seattle Seahawks and all the 12’s!