More than ever before, philanthropy is driving change across our nation. In education, healthcare, the environment and every aspect of society, we see philanthropic dollars not just investing in change, but leading the charge. Philanthropy not only augments limited public funding, it also brings new energy and insights. Through the support of our Community Leadership Fund, The Seattle Foundation is our region’s philanthropic leader driving positive change through civic dialogue and promoting effective strategies for community collaboration.
The Seattle Foundation’s Community Leadership Fund supports our “beyond grantmaking” work and fuels our civic leadership activities that bring stakeholders together around critical community issues. This work includes identifying the critical challenges; publishing fresh research that illuminates our challenges, holding public forums as platforms for informed public dialogue; convening task forces to accomplish ambitious action agendas; and most important of all – helping to create the change our community needs.
Our partners include nonprofits, donors, government leaders, business people, faith-based organizations – all of whom care deeply about improving the quality of life in our region.
We base our leadership activities on our Healthy Community framework, which we created to express the essential elements of a thriving community and focus on the places where philanthropy can have the greatest impact. In the last two years, we have concentrated our leadership work on needs in the Education and Economy elements of a Healthy Community.