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News items and press releases about The Seattle Foundation and making a difference in your community and beyond.
This 'Community of Trailblazers and Rule Breakers' Needs to Work Together
Friday, February 27, 2015
Tony Mestres sat down with Puget Sound Business Journal Publisher Gordon Prouty to talk about his new role and the direction in which he wants to lead The Seattle Foundation.
Regional Education Report Shows Progress but Major Challenges Remain
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The Road Map Project's annual report card shows data on 29 indicators of student success, which are important measures related to student achievement.
The Seattle Foundation and King County to Invest $1.5 Million to Confront Increasing Inequity
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
King County Executive Dow Constantine and The Seattle Foundation announced more than $1.5 million in investments over the next three years to confront the increasing inequity in King County.
Too Many Inequities Persist in King County
Thursday, January 01, 2015
King County's sixth annual Equity and Social Justice report reveals some people are doing just fine in the region’s hot job market. Others remain left behind. (The Seattle Times)
Tableau Software Makes Charitable Move
Monday, December 01, 2014
Tableau Software in Seattle announces the creation of the Tableau Foundation, with assets of more than $20 million. Tableau maintains its foundation as a component fund of The Seattle Foundation.
King County Releases New Equity and Social Justice Annual Report
Friday, November 21, 2014
The King County Equity and Social Justice Report describes why we need to continue to address equity and what King County and its partners are doing to create a stronger and more vibrant King County for all.
New Approach to Building Social Equity Led by The Seattle Foundation, King County
Monday, October 13, 2014
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Tony Mestres of The Seattle Foundation are turning innovative ideas into action to address the growing economic, health and racial disparities in King County.
King County to Expand Fight Against Obesity, New Types of Tobacco
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
King County was awarded a $9 million federal grant to coordinate a regional fight against obesity and tobacco.
SIF Announces Commitment to Support Youth-led Projects in Central America
Monday, September 22, 2014
Seattle International Foundation announced today the launch of the Central America Youth Fund, a new grant-making fund to advance awareness and giving for projects to empower youth in Central America.
Community Foundation of North Central Washington Establishes Fire Relief Fund
Friday, July 18, 2014
The Community Foundation of NCW has established a Fire Relief Fund to assist those who have been affected by the devastating fires raging throughout North Central Washington.
C. Keith Birkenfeld Grants $2.4 Million to Benefit Kitsap County Organizations
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust, managed by The Seattle Foundation, announced the annual distribution of grants to nonprofit organizations totaling $2.4 million.
$370,000 in GiveTogether Grants Awarded
Monday, July 07, 2014
The Seattle Foundation announces $370,000 in grants have been awarded to 12 local organizations working to connect youth to nature.
Mission Investing and Lessons Learned
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The Seattle Foundation's Vice President of Community Programs, Michael Brown, discusses lessons learned from mission investing.
Tony Mestres Named President & CEO of The Seattle Foundation
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Former Microsoft executive, nonprofit board leader and philanthropist Tony Mestres is the new president and chief executive officer of The Seattle Foundation, announced Martha Choe, chair of the Foundation’s board of trustees.
Seattle City Council Proclaims May 20, 2014 "Norman B. Rice Day"
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Seattle Foundation Honors Rice with new “Center for Community Partnerships"
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