Kraken Unity fund

together with Starbucks

The Kraken Unity Fund was created by the Seattle Kraken, One Roof Foundation, and Starbucks with funding from our investors. The purpose of the Fund is to honor inspiring individuals who are doing outstanding work to transform lives, enable resiliency, and uplift and unite our community.

A Kraken Unity Fund Honoree will be recognized at each of the Seattle Kraken Home Games during the 2022/23 season. The individual honoree will be given the opportunity to select a nonprofit to receive $32,000, which will be granted by One Roof Foundation. 

Nominations open on May 23 and must be received by August 1 to be considered for the first round of selection. Selection of these winners will take place prior to the start of the 22/23 Kraken season in October. Nominations will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis through January 2023.

Learn more about One Roof Foundation mission, vision, and pillars here.  

Learn more about Starbucks’ commitment to communities here.  

Nominate a community hero

Click here for Criteria and Frequently Asked Questions!

Criteria & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The nominator must be at least 13 years old and complete all required fields on the nomination form.

All nominations:

  • Must be completed online via our nomination form. We will not consider requests made over the phone, via email, by mail, by fax or direct messaging via social accounts
  • Become the property of One Roof Foundation/Seattle Kraken and will not be returned
  • May be edited at the sole discretion of One Roof Foundation/Seattle Kraken for use in publications or promotions
  • If more than one nomination is received for a particular nominee, then One Roof Foundation/Seattle Kraken in its sole discretion may designate one of the nominations/nominators

To be eligible for selection as an honoree, a nominee must meet the following minimum criteria: 

  • Must be at least 13 years old
  • Reside within the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska 
  • Must be able to be present on honoree game day (under 18 must also have parent or guardian present)
  • Must complete a publicity release as a condition to selection

One Roof Foundation and Starbucks will work with the honoree for input on the organization that will receive a $32,000 grant from One Roof Foundation in their honor. The organization must:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization or fiscally sponsored (by a 501c3) nonprofit, headquartered within the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska. Political, religious, advocacy, or special interest groups will not be considered.
  • Be in good financial standing
  • Be willing to be part of a story/vignette on how the funds impacted the organization for publication or promotion
  • Agree to submit a short report on how funds were used within one year of receiving grant
  • Have a mission or vision that aligns with One Roof and Starbucks shared values of:
    • advancing inclusion, diversity, and racial equity
    • addressing homelessness (families, youth and/or adult)
    • advancing hunger relief efforts
    • empowering youth, particularly through access to hockey and other forms of play
    • uplifting communities, particularly those most negatively impacted by climate change and disasters

Selection factors include, but are not limited to, the extent to which the nominee: 

  • Has a track record of transforming lives, enabling resiliency, and uplifting and uniting our community
  • Serves our community in alignment with One Roof and Starbucks shared values of: 
    • advancing inclusion, diversity, and racial equity 
    • addressing homelessness (families, youth and/or adult)
    • advancing hunger relief efforts
    • empowering youth, particularly through access to hockey and other forms of play 
    • uplifting communities, particularly those most negatively impacted by climate change and disasters

Honorees of the Kraken Unity Fund will be recognized in game and select the recipient organization of a $32,000 donation, made by One Roof Foundation, on their behalf.  There will be one recipient for every Kraken home game in the 2022/23 season.

At the end of the season, Starbucks, One Roof Foundation, and the Seattle Kraken will host a capstone dinner at Kraken Community Iceplex. Attendees will include the past year’s Kraken Unity Fund honorees, Starbucks & Kraken front office staff, leadership, and Seattle Kraken Talent. In addition, certain Kraken Unity Fund Organizations will be selected to have a unity volunteer day take place at their site. This volunteer day will include Starbucks and Seattle Kraken employees.

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The nominator may only nominate one honoree per season. If a nominator submits multiple nominations, only the first submission will be considered.

If more than one nomination is received for a particular nominee, then One Roof Foundation/Seattle Kraken in its sole discretion may designate one of the nominations/nominators.

Kraken Fund Honorees and Recipients will be decided by One Roof Foundation’s Board based on the recommendations of a Board appointed Task Force.

To be eligible for the first round of consideration nominations must be received by August 1, 2022. The Task Force will meet periodically, and applications received after this date will still be considered for future opportunities.

If selected, the nominee and nominator will be notified directly by One Roof Foundation using the contact information provided and will be given additional details at that time.

The nominator may be required to complete a publicity release, should their nominee be selected as an honoree.

Any additional questions or notifications may be directed to [email protected].