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About Us 

Your community. Your foundation.

The Seattle Foundation is making the greater Seattle community a vital and healthy place to live, driving positive change on a range of local issues by working side by side with donors.

Founded in 1946, The Seattle Foundation is your local, definitive resource for giving. We provide the reliable insight and tools you need to make the most of your giving. Whatever your charitable budget, we can help you give wisely and have the impact you want.

As one of the nation's largest community foundations with total assets of nearly $600 million, we are governed by a board of respected community leaders and have an unwavering reputation among donors and the community at large.

We have long, deep ties to the local community. Our work is informed by more than 60 years advising our area’s most respected philanthropists. We maintain an unparalleled understanding of local needs and issues through regular dialogue with hundreds of King County nonprofit organizations to gain a first-hand understanding of the most effective programs and strategies.

Today, we are leading a countywide philanthropic agenda—A Healthy Community—which supports a complex fabric of issues including arts and culture, basic needs, economy, education, environment, health and wellness, and neighborhoods and communities.

With new leadership, technology and community initiatives, we are charting a bold new course to ensure a bright future for all people who call this region home.

Mission

The Seattle Foundation's mission is to foster powerful and rewarding philanthropy to make King County a stronger, more vibrant community for all.