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Seattle Foundation helps nonprofits carry out their important work by awarding grants, forging community partnerships and educating community philanthropists and partners about the organizations that are most aligned with their charitable interests.

Grant opportunities

Seattle Foundation offers a wide variety of grants to support local nonprofits. Our priority is those organizations making meaningful, measurable change within the key areas of our Healthy Community Framework—from arts and culture to health and wellness. With decades of experience and extensive research, we’ve learned what works, what doesn’t, and what investments need to be made to ensure that our communities thrive. Review our opportunities and learn how we can help your organization make progress toward its mission.


This collective giving effort allows like-minded philanthropists to maximize impact in a shared area of interest. Targeted issues change regularly, so check in to discover the current focus and if you meet the application criteria to apply.


Neighbor to Neighbor

This grants program awards funding and technical assistance to small, grassroots organizations located in Kent, South Seattle, and White Center. Applications can be submitted anytime and are reviewed on a quarterly basis.


Center for Community Partnerships

We founded the Center for Community Partnerships to focus directly on, and invest in, targeted efforts to achieve greater health, social, racial and economic equity. 



The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

Heart & Science: Read How Philanthropists, Community Organizations and Seattle Foundation Are Building Partnerships to Create Lasting Change

July 25, 2016

In the inaugural issue of Heart & Science, we elevate Basic Needs and Vibrant Communities; two essential needs society must support and invest in so that a community can thrive.

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Your Guide to Impact Investing

July 22, 2016

Philanthropic advisors at Seattle Foundation discuss their current impact investing process and how philanthropists can get started.

GiveTogether Puts Focus on Child Welfare; Grants $235,000 to King County Nonprofits

July 18, 2016

Organizations demonstrated a strong focus on preventing vulnerable children and families from entering the child welfare system, or arranging supportive, culturally relevant, placements, both short term and permanent, when staying with parents is not possible.