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Whether you are interested in supporting AIDS prevention in Botswana, rainforests in Brazil, or schools in Afghanistan, we can help you support reliable, innovative organizations across the globe. Through The Seattle Foundation, fundholders can recommend grants both to U.S.-based organizations working internationally and to charitable organizations based outside the United States through partner intermediary organizations.

There are a number of ways to get involved with global philanthropy locally, such as through the Seattle International Foundation (SIF), a supporting organization of The Seattle Foundation focused on alleviating poverty in Central America and supporting locally based organizations working around the world. Donors can also get actively engaged through giving circles such as PANGEA or attending workshops and conferences through Global Washington or the Pacific Northwest Global Donors Conference.
   


 

 

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Support direct services and resources that address basic needs around the world such as access to clean water, housing and health care.
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Local leadership development, disaster preparedness, stronger regional health systems—these are all ways to make a longer-term impact in communities around the world.
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Political, social and systemic barriers often prevent individuals and communities from creating positive change.
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PeaceTrees Vietnam »PeaceTrees vietnam is a Seattle-based humanitarian organization working in Central Vietnam to assist those whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the explosive remnants of war.
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Global Visionaries »We partner with numerous other local and international organizations committed to our common goal for global social justice and environmental protection.
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Landesa »Landesa, formerly known as The Rural Development Institute (RDI), enables the world's rural poor to attain secure land rights and achieve greater economic and social mobility.
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Water 1st International Saves Lives with Clean Water Infrastructure
Across the globe, one billion people lack access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion are without latrine facilities. This lack of water and sanitation causes water-related illnesses that kill five million people each year – primarily children under the age of five. One such tragedy occurred in El Socorro, Honduras, where Soylachica Cerran lost her 19-month-old son to a sudden fever likely caused by the hazardous water and sanitation conditions that once plagued her community. When Water1st International arrived in El Socorro, Soylachica worked alongside them in her community to excavate the land, dig the trenches, and carry the pipes in preparation for their new water project. While she was unable to save her son, Soylachica looks forward to a healthy future for the rest of her children and those of the other families in El Socorro.
More than 780 million people are still without access to improved sources of drinking water and 2.5 billion lack improved sanitation.
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General Resources for Global Giving
General resources selected by The Seattle Foundation to help you learn more about international issues and global giving.
Getting Smart on Aid
How can we most effectively break cycles of poverty?
Opportunity for Action: Preparing Youth for 21st Century Livelihoods
In this report, the International Youth Foundation writes about the 1.2 billion young people ages 15 to 24 around the world and the challenges and opportunities that they face in various regions.
The Millennium Development Goals Report - 2012
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals identified by the United Nations to be reached by 2015. This latest report provides an update on progress to date and remaining challenges.
A Life Free From Hunger
This report, released by Save the Children in 2012, analyzes the causes of malnutrition, identifies solutions and examines the political factors that contribute to this issue.
Interested in giving internationally? Contact globalgiving@seattlefoundation.org for more information.