PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to enriching the quality of life in this region through increasing resources and community support for the arts. Since it was founded in 1963, PONCHO has raised more than $35 million to support over 200 local arts organizations. PONCHO is launching the Arts Education Initiative that will ensure K-12 students in King and PierceCounties have increased access to quality, high impact arts education through increased community investments and partnerships. The initiative’s four focus areas include investments in awareness, funding, capacity and quality in arts education. Through this work, students will get the well-rounded education they deserve, achieve academically, and are prepared for college and a career.
PONCHO is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in this region through increasing resources and community support for the arts.
PONCHO is a dynamic force in promoting a vibrant and financially stable arts community recognized nationally for its excellence, in which every person has the opportunity to access and appreciate the arts.