The Alliance for Pioneer Square


Our Spring 2017 Funding Drive is now underway! Over the last year, we’ve achieved some impressive goals, furthering our advocacy, programming, marketing, and community action work to make a tangible difference in Pioneer Square. We negotiated a positive outcome in the important Alaskan Way Waterfront agreement, which will ensure vital access to the waterfront for the neighborhood. We also made great strides in supporting our local businesses in achieving success, and recently hired a new team member to serve as our Director of Communications. Within our parks and public places we expanded the flower basket program, and installed fifty uniquely designed Pioneer Square bike racks (with more on the way). As we look back at the last year, and all the progress we’ve made in our historic district, we still see opportunity to do even more. Please consider a gift to the Alliance for Pioneer Square to help move our work forward.

As always, the issues cropping up daily in Pioneer Square are as varied as the neighborhood itself. One minute we’re tackling the heartbreak and complexities of homelessness and encampments, and the next we’re celebrating the opening of new food and retail businesses. We experience the daily buzz of activity in Occidental Park, while wondering how to increase foot traffic in parts of the neighborhood impacted by construction. We strive to help businesses and property owners understand how the country’s first Historic Preservation District works, as we simultaneously fight to make public realm improvements and create a neighborhood accessible for all. We prepare for First Thursday Art Walk each month, feeling pride for this long standing Pioneer Square tradition, as we continue to think creatively about how to expand support to the business of arts and culture in our neighborhood.

The success of the 860+ businesses in the neighborhood, whether here for one year or 40, is what keeps this heart beating and makes this a neighborhood where people want to live, work, and visit.

Where Does Our Money Come From And What Do We Do With It?

The annual budget of the Alliance for Pioneer Square is $1.33M, with approximately 12% of the income a result of generous donations from supporters like you.

The work of the Alliance for Pioneer Square supports the preservation of the Pioneer Square Historic District by building upon the historic assets to create a vibrant and relevant neighborhood, preventing neglect and disrepair.  We work to help preserve what makes Pioneer Square the most authentic, engaging, and dynamic neighborhood in Seattle.

Our work includes:

  • Neighborhood and business advocacy
  • Economic development and retail recruitment
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Improving the built environment and pedestrian realm
  • Improving street civility and public safety
  • Building neighborhood and organizational capacity

Your Gift

Your generous support is critical to our success and allows us to continue our work, making this the best neighborhood in Seattle. The Alliance for Pioneer Square is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your contribution is tax deductible. Please consider a gift to the Alliance for Pioneer Square by clicking here or send your gift to: Alliance for Pioneer Square, 310 First Ave S, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98104.


Contact Us

Alliance for Pioneer Square
310 1st Ave S, Suite 201
Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 667-0687

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