Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) builds, engages and supports our diverse community through programs, services and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement.

Our Vision

We envision strangers becoming neighbors, and neighbors becoming a welcoming and caring community.

Our Values

We believe the following values create a stronger more connected community:

  • Belonging
  • Inclusivity
  • Intentional engagement
  • Responsiveness

What we do

We turn strangers into neighbors, and neighbors into a welcoming and caring community.

A community organization founded in 1980, the PNA offers diverse programs, services, and activities at four sites in Northwest Seattle, reaching more than 27,000 people a year. The PNA brings together community for lifelong engagement—from parent-infant classes to our award-winning memory loss programs for seniors and their caregivers—and for all ages in between.

Headquartered in a historic former elementary school, the PNA currently has about 60 full- and part-time staff, more than 1,500 volunteers, and an annual budget of $2.5 million. Read about our history »

The PNA is known for our broad spectrum of quality programming and our capacity to be nimble, creative, and collaborative. We are influential in fostering civic engagement and building community in northwest Seattle and beyond.

The PNA is financially stable with diverse funding sources and broad community support that keeps us independent and accountable to our community. We creatively leverage our resources by partnering with community groups, organizations, local government, and businesses.

We are good stewards of our Phinney Center and Greenwood Senior Center campuses, with a focus on accessibility, historic preservation, and environmental stewardship. All PNA programs are housed on campus or in stable, long-term locations in the greater neighborhood.


Our programs


Read our 2021 Annual Report


PNA Welcomes Everyone

Phinney Neighborhood Association welcomes everyone into our community centers, classes, events, and childcare programs. We do our best to promote inclusivity and support our entire community.

We will never ask participants about their immigration status. We will never collect information on immigration or citizenship status, or contact Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). We will not use our organizational resources to support ICE. Without a subpoena or search warrant signed by a judge, ICE may not enter the private spaces at PNA.


Read our inclusivity and nondiscrimination policy.

Go to our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion page.