Cardo Community is a new social enterprise.  We exist to provide fiscal sponsorship, leadership, and backoffice systems for non-profit ventures addressing the following needs in Tacoma and Pierce County, Washington:

  • Homelessness
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Community Re-entry
  • Community Development

We’re just getting started, both on the web and in our community.

Our first project was Valeo Vocation-a nonprofit alternative staffing agency providing jobs, supportive services, and case management to community members experiencing homelessness.  With Cardo’s support, Valeo has progressed from an innovative idea to a rapidly growing, independent nonprofit.  Valeo is on target to be generating over $1 million annual revenue in less than 18 months of operation.  More importantly, Valeo is changing lives in Tacoma, employing dozens of individuals and moving them from homelessness to housed, paid for by their full-time, living wage jobs.

Contribute:  Do you want to help us make a difference in Tacoma and Pierce County?  You can now contribute online via PayPal:


Cardo Community is a Section 501c3 nonprofit. Your contribution may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Donors are encouraged to consult with their tax advisor or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible.  

Cardo is always on the lookout for innovative ideas to address social problems, particularly ideas that use business principles to multiply the impact of donor contributions.  Contact us if you have an idea, or would like more information.