The Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (NBEC) at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance provides an important bridge between the University of Washington and the nonprofit and philanthropic communities in Washington and the Northwest. David Harrison is NBEC's director and recently carried out a five-year project for the Northwest Area Foundation to award grants to battle poverty. Harrison also co-authored the Foundation’s special report, On Getting out and Staying out of Poverty.