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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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ABOUT THESE STRATEGIES:
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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iLEAP »iLEAP designs and delivers a variety of experiential educational programs that serve as the catalyst for a new generation of global citizens.
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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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Earth Economics »Earth Economics provides robust, science-based, ecologically sound economic analysis, policy recommendations and tools to positively transform regional, national and international economics, and asset accounting systems.
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Grassroots International Partnership Gives Access to Clean Water
Brazil has more than 10 million people without regular access to clean and safe drinking water. Many of these people live in Northeastern Brazil and for years have struggled to survive without support from national public policymakers. With the support of Grassroots International and Polo Sindical, an association of rural unions, the region now has hope for access to clean water through a community-driven project to provide low-cost water cisterns to families. The groups building the cisterns organized and lobbied and now the federal government is helping to finance cistern production. What started as a self-help movement with limited resources has now become a national policy – embodied in the Million Cistern Project that will provide drinking water to 5 million people.
Nearly 1 billion people are undernourished in the world—with more than 40 percent living in China and India.
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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.