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Mission: ESI works to strengthen mission-driven organizations and achieve enduring impact in the Pacific Northwest by developing shared infrastructure and expertise, building a culture of partnership, and advancing equity.

Evergreen Social Impact (ESI) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, founded in 2021 to fiscally sponsor public/private partnerships and charitable projects in the Pacific Northwest. We provide fiduciary services, including governance, funds management, and other administrative services to projects with social-impact missions. Our inaugural project was the Andy Hill CARE Fund, a public/private partnership created by the Washington State Legislature to promote and fund cancer research in the state of Washington, and we have since expanded to include two additional projects.

Through fiscal sponsorship, projects operate under and utilize ESI’s 501(c)(3) status, enabling projects to solicit tax-deductible donations, apply for grants and operate mission-driven programs.

ESI’s strategy is to have a small number of local projects ensuring individual attention for projects to prosper.

We have a unique competence in administering complex federal, state, and local grants, including compliance. Our leadership team has more than 30 years’ experience in nonprofit operations. Areas of expertise include:

  • Finance and Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Grants and Philanthropy

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Our Staff

Beth Harvey

Executive Director

Beth is a long-time nonprofit finance and operations professional. She has worked in organizations in Washington and California in the fields of the arts, voluntary health, human services, and social justice.

Sarah Hiller

Director of Operations

Sarah has many years of program management and operations experience that includes grants management and strategic planning. She has experience in corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors.

Sarah Kurtzman

Finance Manager

Sarah’s background includes marketing, accounting, and financial management. She has worked in the for profit and nonprofit sectors for over 20 years.

Board of Directors

Annie Blackledge


Annie has worked in multiple sectors including direct service, government, philanthropy and non-profits at the intersection of human services and education. She has significant experience working with all stakeholders including young people, local, state and federal government officials, nonprofits, private foundations and corporations to implement projects to advance educational and economic development opportunities in the United States as well as internationally.  

Annie currently serves as Assistant Director, Policy and Equity for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, where she oversees a variety of programs including Foster Care and Institutional Education.  Annie is the former Executive Director of the Mockingbird Society and has previously worked with Casey Family Programs and the Clinton Global Initiative. 

Peter Bloch Garcia

Vice Chair

Peter Bloch Garcia values integrity, racial equity, and environmental justice. He has spent most of his career in the nonprofit sector where his leadership practice aims to advance racial equity. His nonprofit experience has been at the nexus between philanthropy and BIPOC communities.  

He was founder, past President, and Executive Director of Latino Community Fund of Washington. These days he serves a variety of nonprofits as consultant, board member, and Senior Associate for The Valtas Group where he serves as interim executive director for various nonprofit organizations. Recently he has served as Interim Executive Director of Seattle International Foundation, the Mockingbird Society, Southwest Washington LULAC Foundation, and Open Doors for Multicultural Families. 

Don S. Doering


Don S. Doering has made a career in building organizations and fostering innovation for conservation, poverty alleviation, and food systems. His expertise is philanthropic and nonprofit strategies for change, and he has over 20 years of experience in strategy development and execution in the nonprofit sector. 

Don serves on several governing and advisory boards for nonprofit organizations and has a consulting practice in nonprofit capacity development for strategy, program, and grant development.  Don has held senior staff positions at the JRS Biodiversity Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and the World Resources Institute.

Don is Principal Consultant at Impetus Foundation Advisors LLC. 

Jarah Macfarlane

Jarah is the founder of Macfarlane Investors LLC, a registered investment advisor helping American individuals, families and organizations invest. An avid public market specialist, Jarah holds an APMA accreditation from the College for Financial Planning and recently published his first book, Nonelective Finance, which covers the most important financial lessons you weren’t taught in school. 

Seattle born and raised, Jarah lives and serves clients in the greater King County area while working towards his CFA charter. In his free time he enjoys lifting weights, Seattle Mariners games and writing on his blogs.  

Alejandra Tres

Alejandra organizes community-led systems change around democracy, environment, and economy. She works alongside committed, talented, and tenacious community leaders and organizers to develop community power for the common good. She co-founded several Latino and BIPOC Alliances and is co-founder of Comunidad and the Battle for Democracy Fund.  

She has been an executive director to both local and national groups and consultant to foundations and immigrant organizations. Alejandra is the Owner/Principal of Juntos Contulting. 

Alejandra was awarded the MLK Medal of Distinguished Service and the Call to Service Award for relentlessly recruiting people to join her in the fun and fierce work of remaking the world as it should be. 

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If you are interested in supporting our work by joining our Board, please check out our Organizational Overview and our Board Job Description. If you have questions about Board membership, or if you would like to apply to join our Board, please contact us.

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Evergreen Social Impact (ESI) is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

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Evergreen Social Impact is an employer that knows every organization’s most important asset is the staff who carry out the mission. We are committed to a competitive compensation package, including not only market-based salaries but also a healthy benefits package, including full medical and dental coverage for staff and their families, retirement contribution and schedules that respect home and work life balance. We believe in sustainable work, to better sustain our people and our missions.

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