Scholarship Fund

About our Mindfulness Outreach Fund

At the Center for Child and Family Well-being, we believe that training in mindfulness and compassion practices are valuable to individuals working with children and families to help them become more effective and compassionate care providers and more resilient as they engage in the critical work of promoting children's well-being. Our goal is to increase the accessibility of mindfulness and compassion training for individuals working with children and families in communities experiencing economic disadvantage and adversity, or who themselves have limited resources to obtain such training. Our Mindfulness Outreach Fund allows us to offer both 50% and 100% scholarships for community members, particularly professionals working with children and families experiencing disadvantage or adversity, to aid in the cost of registration fees for our mindfulness courses. These courses, such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion, are empirically supported programs that increase well-being, reduce burn-out, and lay a foundation for deeper moment-to-moment awareness.

We established our Mindfulness Outreach Fund in 2015 thanks to a generous donation from Kirlin Charitable Foundation. Since then, additional gifts from community members, course registrants, and CCFW supporters has kept our scholarship program alive. CCFW's course offerings are priced lower than most comparable courses you will find in the Greater Seattle Area, as well as nationwide. When you register for a CCFW event, if you are able to pay more than the listed price, we encourage you to please consider donating to our Mindfulness Outreach Fund. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our donation page here.

Many thanks for your consideration and for helping us infuse mindfulness into our community, regardless of one’s ability to pay. Your support is very much appreciated!


Scholarship Application Process

CCFW has a limited number of financial aid awards to make select mindfulness classes and training opportunities accessible to individuals who work with children and families, particularly children and families experiencing economic disadvantage and adversity, and who indicate need based on limited resources.

  • Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis following this application process.

  • Scholarship recipients will receive either 50% or 100% of their registration fees covered based on reported income.

  • Applicants will be notified about their application status no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class for their selected course.

All information you provide will be kept confidential and will only be reviewed by internal CCFW staff to determine eligibility. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at prior to completing this application.

Please check our events page to see if scholarships are offered for the event you are interested in registering for.