Partnership is what makes our work at Pier 62 and Waterfront Park possible. We work with hundreds of individuals, groups, and organizations to program, operate, and maintain a space where anyone can visit and feel at home.

This GiveBIG, we’d like to show our gratitude and highlight some of our partners who not only play an integral role at Pier 62, but also do incredible work in their communities. We hope you’ll take a moment to learn about these organizations, how they operate and who they serve, and how we all benefit from their work. Consider making a gift to the organizations below this GiveBIG.

Women wearing white dresses with colorful hemming and embroidery dance.

Joyas Mestizas at Dia de Muertos 2021, Photo by Adam Lu

Children in somewhat traditional Mexican garb pose for a photo outside in the sun. The boys wear cowboy hats, tan pants and white shirts while the girls where colorful floorlength dresses.

Joyas Mestizas

Joyas Mestizas preserves and celebrates the richness of Mexican heritage in the Puget Sound through youth Folklorico dance, traditional music, and regional costuming. Joyas Mestizas includes 40-70 dancers ranging in age from 4-18 who perform at festivals and events across the region. At Joyas Mestizas, dancers:

  • Explore Mexican culture and traditions through music and dance, connecting to the heritage and language of their families.
  • Learn complex dances involving footwork and choreography specific to the regions of Mexico.
  • Build poise and key leadership skills in team building, public speaking, and communication.
  • Share the unique and colorful traditions of Mexico with the community through vibrant and colorful performances.

Historic Seattle

Historic Seattle is committed to making historic preservation more inclusive. Our goal is to raise $35,000 during our spring landmark campaign to elevate equity in preservation and ensure that places with important ties to Black history are recognized and protected.

Currently, only about 2% of the 400+ landmarks in Seattle are associated with Black history. We are partnering with the Black Heritage Society of Washington State to identify culturally significant and at-risk places for landmark consideration, and to help foster stronger voices, build skills, and encourage advocates within the Black community to pursue landmark nominations.

Photo by OutsideThinc.

Photo by Tosin Arasi.

Africatown Community Land Trust Seattle

Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) is a nationally recognized community development organization founded in 2016 to preserve and promote African-American community, businesses, and culture in the Central District and Greater Seattle region. ACLT is working for community ownership of land that will ultimately build community wealth, prevent further displacement of Seattle’s Black population, and preserve the Central District’s Black cultural heritage. Visit for details.