The Seattle Foundation's Grantmaking Program
invests in nonprofit organizations in King County that contribute to a healthy and vibrant community. We fund organizations within each of our seven Healthy Community Elements. This work is guided by seven Element Advisory Committees, one focused on each of our elements. You can find more information on the Foundation’s elements by reviewing our latest Healthy Community Report
or by reviewing the element sections of our Giving Center
Element committees are made up of Seattle Foundation fundholders and board members, as well as community members and experts who have an interest and expertise within that element. Committees will work alongside staff to research needs, set goals, review individual proposals and evaluate progress. Element committees will typically meet three times a year. Committee members will also be invited to participate on site visits to help review proposals and to be involved in research and evaluation.
Each Element Advisory Committee is appointed a lead staff member, who is charged with assembling a diverse advisory committee of approximately 8-10 members. Members will commit to two-year terms, staggered to ensure continuity of knowledge.
Element Advisory Committee Roles:
- Help inform and guide strategy and action plan within element
- Bring current, relevant information to TSF regarding element
- Be ambassadors in the community
- Review and recommend individual grants within element
- Sounding board for staff
- Attend site visits or assist with due diligence and research (optional)
If you are interested in learning more about or joining one of our Element Advisory Committees, please contact email@example.com or (206) 515-2109.