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.

Headquartered in a former elementary school, the PNA has developed an active community center that not only serves as a focus of the Phinney/Greenwood neighborhood, but offers programs and activities that reach far beyond the immediate neighborhood at five different sites in Phinney, Greenwood, and Ballard. Serving over 27,000 people each year, PNA currently has 60 full- and part-time staff, more than 1,500 volunteers, and an annual budget of $2.5 million. Read about our history »

PNA’s Vision Statement

We envision the PNA as a thriving community resource supported by vibrant gathering places where community members connect, learn, play, and care for each other. We are an inclusive organization with diverse members, participants, volunteers, board and staff.

We are 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.

We are 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 campus, 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.

PNA Welcomes Everyone

Phinney Neighborhood Association welcomes everyone into our community centers, classes, events, and childcare programs. Everyone. 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.

The Constitution protects everyone. We encourage all people in our community to know their rights.

Read our inclusivity and nondescriminiation policy.

Go to our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion page.