We are very dedicated to giving back to the generous community we are a part of in Seattle. Every year at the festival we produce several shows that benefit very worthy organizations.
Hands for a Bridge, in partnership with Roosevelt High School, provides high school youth with opportunities to explore issues surrounding social justice in their local, regional and international communities. In collaboration with established partners in Seattle, South Africa, and Northern Ireland, students engage in intensive artistic dialog to build bridges of understanding across chasms of race, culture, class and privilege. Hands for a Bridge recently received the International World Affairs Council’s 2012 World Educator Award.
Phinney Neighborhood Association's mission is to build, engage and support our diverse community through programs, services and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement. Funds raised from this event will be used to support the PNA arts program. The Arts Program coordinates a community art gallery featuring ten shows per year with local emerging artists, works with the Greenwood Arts Council to promote the PhinneyWood monthly art walk and hosts an annual Day of the Dead Festival.
Moisture Festival also took the show on the road bringing some entertainment and laughs to VA inpatients and staff at the VA's Puget Sound Health Care Facility located at American Lake in the South Tacoma area. The American Lake VA facility serves military veterans in the south sound area and is a vital link in providing health care to all Northwest veterans.
In past years the Moisture Festival has proudly donated benefit shows to The New Old Time Chautauqua, Circus Contraption, SANCA - the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, "Aerlift" an aerial show presented by The Aerial Army of Love, Vashon Youth & Family Services, B. F. Day School Foundation, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Clowns Without Borders, and The Fremont Arts Council.
The Moisture Festival will open the process for 501(c)3 organizations to apply for 2014 benefit shows in the fall.