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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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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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PATH »PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health.
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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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Success Story
Agros International Provides Economic Opportunity for Chili Farmers
More than 75 percent of people living in extreme poverty around the world are living and working in rural areas where economic opportunities are limited. Through leadership and technical training, infrastructure development, enterprise loans and land ownership, Agros International helped families in six Agros communities in rural Nicaragua to cultivate and grow Tabasco chili peppers. The villagers then applied the training they received from the Agros technical staff to pursue and negotiate a contract with Chilies of Nicaragua, a major supplier to a U.S. pepper sauce company. Learning new techniques, gaining experience negotiating with an exporter, and receiving a fair price for their crops has contributed to increased confidence and income for the chili farmers and their families.
Malnutrition is the key factor contributing to more than one-third of all global child deaths, resulting in 2.6 million deaths per year.
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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.