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News items and press releases about The Seattle Foundation and making a difference in your community and beyond.

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.
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.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
King County was awarded a $9 million federal grant to coordinate a regional fight against obesity and tobacco.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The Seattle Foundation's Vice President of Community Programs, Michael Brown, discusses lessons learned from mission investing.
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.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Seattle Foundation Honors Rice with new “Center for Community Partnerships"
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Seattle Foundation Online Campaign Attracts More Than 64,000 Donations to Leverage Stretch Pool of $1 million
Sunday, May 04, 2014
The Seattle Foundation’s big 24-hour rush of philanthropy, the online GiveBIG campaign, shows what a difference a day can make.
Friday, May 02, 2014
Tuesday, May 6th is an important day in Western Washington. It’s the single biggest day of charitable giving in the entire year. (KING 5)
Thursday, May 01, 2014
The Seattle Foundation is pleased to announce we received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.
Friday, April 11, 2014
How you can help victims of the devastating landslide affecting the communities of Oso and Darrington in Snohomish County.
Monday, February 24, 2014
To honor decades of service and devotion to the quality of life in the region, Norman B. Rice has been named the 2014 recipient of Seattle-King County First Citizen Award.
Friday, January 24, 2014
3,117 men, women and children had no shelter in King County last night, an increase over those found without shelter last year. During the 2013 Count, volunteers found 2,736 people surviving outside without shelter.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Online gifts in the last two months of 2013 rose 16 percent higher than in the same months in 2012, according to Network for Good, a nonprofit that processes gifts made electronically. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Friday, December 13, 2013
Norm Rice will retire soon after a long and influential career contributing to Seattle within government and without. The city has been lucky to have him. (The Seattle Times)
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Norman B. Rice announced today his intention to retire as president & CEO of The Seattle Foundation, as he enters his 40th year in public and community service to the Puget Sound region and the nation.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Photo Center NW and The Seattle Foundation are partnering on Elements of a Healthy Community, a photography project documenting the various ways that The Seattle Foundation has supported organizations and quality of life in King County.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Seattle will extend its Fresh Bucks program that helps food-stamp recipients afford fruits and vegetables at the city’s farmers markets through the end of the year instead of ending it Oct. 31 as originally planned.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The Seattle Foundation board of trustees has elected Martha Choe as its new chair, and three new members have joined the 26-member board.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Days of heavy rain after an extended drought caused severe flooding in a large area of Colorado, encompassing 17 counties--including the state's biggest urban centers.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
A plane crash in New Haven, Conn., claimed the life of former Microsoft vice president Bill Henningsgaard and his son, leaving a huge hole in the social service and education communities of Bellevue and the Eastside.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Communities Count found that in King County the wage gap between men and women is even greater in households with children.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust, managed by The Seattle Foundation, announced the annual distribution of grants to nonprofit organizations totaling $1.9 million.
Monday, July 15, 2013
A new city program--Fresh Bucks--means Seattleites on food stamps can stretch their dollars a lot further at farmers' markets.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Information on how to support the relief and recovery effort from the May 20, 2013 tornado disaster in Oklahoma.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Seattle Foundation’s “GiveBIG” campaign generated an astonishing $11.1 million in online contributions for nonprofits, with the social-media fueled campaign exceeding its 2012 total of $7.4 million by 50 percent.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
GiveBIG provides day-long media coverage opportunities, including the events listed here.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Local writer Elizabeth Ralston, who works to connect people to causes they care about, offers this guide to help donors choose organizations to give to on GiveBIG day, May 15.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The single-day philanthropic push, GiveBIG, should inspire a heroic push from everyone to support nonprofits doing good work.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Puget Sound Business Journal has selected its 2013 Corporate Champions and Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Laird Norton Wealth Management is donating $75,000 to launch a foundation to support King County parks.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Saturday, April 20 at Foster High School in Tukwila, offering tools and resources that will help parents understand the school system, get information on academic requirements, and build stronger relationships with schools.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Seattle Foundation staff continues to be involved with conversations around the Seattle Public Schools' K-12 Arts Learning Collaborative.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Seattle Foundation recently made a $50,000 planning grant to the Corporation for Enterprise Development to support the launch of Children's Savings Account programs.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Seattle Foundation's latest mission-related investment is a $1,000,000 investment to MacDonald-Miller Energy Capital Solutions (MECS), providing loan capital to commercial building energy efficiency retrofits.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Seattle Foundation has been working with an emerging group in Kent called Kent East Hill Revitalization (KEHR) that is comprised of residents, business owners, and community members focused on creating a vibrant and livable neighborhood in East Hill.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Seattle Foundation recently convened JPMorgan Chase, Starbucks and the Medina Foundation to map out a collective action agenda for partnering with the Seattle Housing Authority in support of the Yesler Terrace redevelopment.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Seattle Foundation continues to serve as a member of the Youth and Young Adult Homelessness Funders Collaborative.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Seattle Foundation is participating in the Health Philanthropy Partnership, a funders group interested in working together to help healthcare reform succeed in this state.
Friday, March 01, 2013
The Seattle Foundation is investing approximately $2 million over five years to support three King County School districts in developing stronger partnerships between middle schools and community-based organizations.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
After 50 years of fundraising for the arts, PONCHO announced it will be winding down its operations and will become a fund within The Seattle Foundation.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
After 50 years of fundraising for the arts, PONCHO is closing its doors, forgoing a brick-and-mortar presence to become a fund within The Seattle Foundation.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
2,736 men, women and children had no shelter in King County last night, a small increase over those found without shelter last year.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Our sister community foundation in Connecticut is coordinating philanthropic support for the community of Newtown and the families and classmates of the victims.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Seven school districts in King County have won a four-year, $40 million grant.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
The Seattle Foundation was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson at the age of 55.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The busy holiday giving season is upon us once again! To ensure that your end-of-year giving goes as smoothly as possible, please refer to the following guidelines.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Three Washington state service districts are finalists for federal Race to the Top funding, including the Puget Sound Educational Service District, a consortium of seven King County school districts.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
There are a number of ways to support emergency relief efforts in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Jane Repensek has joined The Seattle Foundation as senior vice president, finance and operations, announced Norman B. Rice, the Foundation’s president and chief executive officer.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Fire crews continue to battle the Taylor Bridge wildfire that is being fueled by dry conditions and strong winds.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
The Fresh Bucks program, funded by JPMorgan Chase, The Seattle Foundation, and the Washington State Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, encourages the use of food stamps at farmers markets.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
The neighborhood of Yesler Terrace has defined what's "right" for its future. What has emerged is a comprehensive plan to develop a healthy community.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Seattle Foundation, Seattle Met magazine and Canlis Restaurant invite you to nominate outstanding nonprofit organizations and people who are raising the bar and making the Seattle metropolitan area a better place to live.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The family of Lynettee Keller and her daughter, Kaylene, have set up a memorial scholarship in their honor, to be administered by The Seattle Foundation.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Seattle, Auburn, Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, SeaTac and Tukwila shared one of 14 national awards for work with The Road Map Project.
Monday, July 02, 2012
President & CEO of The Seattle Foundation Norman B. Rice is the newest trustee of Casey Family Programs' seven-member board.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Foundation staff have joined the steering committee for the first Seattle Science Festival. In 2012 Seattle will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair.
Monday, June 04, 2012
The Council’s final report offers recommendations for expanding cross-sector community collaboratives to solve local challenges.
Monday, May 28, 2012
In honor of Memorial Day, The Seattle Foundation's research team has identified a number of organizations that support individuals in service to our country.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Trends in Northwest Giving is Philanthropy Northwest's biennial report on organized philanthropy in a six state region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming).
Friday, May 18, 2012
Former Davis Wright Tremaine attorney Jeanette Lodwig has joined The Seattle Foundation as general counsel.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Following the stunning results of GiveBIG, The Seattle Foundation, local businesses and philanthropists have added $300,000 more to the “stretch pool” that will leverage the $7.4 million in gifts made yesterday through the online giving campaign.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Seattle's success in technology and philanthropy will converge in 24 hours of giving back through The Seattle Foundation's second annual online GiveBIG event scheduled for Wednesday.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
The Seattle Foundation is kicking off its second annual "GiveBIG" campaign for King County starting at 12 a.m. Wednesday. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
Friday, April 27, 2012
The second year of the single-day communitywide philanthropic push, GiveBIG, ought to continue attracting money, new donors and re-energizing existing ones.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Seattle Foundation’s “GiveBIG” campaign returns on Wednesday, May 2, with area nonprofit organizations, corporate sponsors and supporters aiming to meet or beat the inaugural event's great success last year.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Seattle School Board voted to continue the district's partnership with Teach for America.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Seattle School Board limits "key stakeholders" to district employees and the PTSA, but a broad coalition of reform and ethnic interests clamors for a say.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The new center will expand provision of intensive science, technology, engineering and math (“STEM”) education to low- and moderate-income students of color.
Monday, January 30, 2012
McGinn now leads a team of nine professionals who advise Seattle Foundation donors on strategic philanthropy, helping them develop giving plans, build their knowledge of community issues, and make impactful grants.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
100-Day effort to spur new commitments to support 1 in 6 young adults out of jobs and school.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The year-old Community Center for Education Results has galvanized hundreds of key civic players to build a road map toward improving education, cradle to college, in South King County.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Seattle is a leader in making online donations to nonprofit organizations.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Seattle Foundation is pleased to welcome two new members to our board of trustees.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Road Map Project's Baseline Report urges action from all sectors of the community to achieve dramatic improvements in education.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
The remarkable turnaround at Asa Mercer Middle has Seattle School Board members paying close attention. The school's success could significantly influence policies across the district.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Robin Lake argues that Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire's proposal to cut the K-12 school year by four days if voters don't approve a tax increase is a false choice.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Artist Trust Executive Director Fidelma McGinn announced today her resignation to assume the position of Vice President of Philanthropic Services at The Seattle Foundation.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Seattle Foundation is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Bolder Giving, a nonprofit organization with the mission to inspire and support people to give at their full lifetime potential.
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Seattle Foundation President & CEO Norman Rice's remarks from the Seattle Rotary Club Luncheon.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
The Seattle Foundation (TSF) and Crosscut have embarked on an exciting collaboration to incorporate more diverse sources of information into news reporting, and to explore ways to get people more engaged and involved in helping solve community problems.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Seattle Foundation will finance the $4,000 fee per teacher for Teach for America participants in Seattle Public Schools.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
In an effort to track issues impacting the health and wellness of our community, TSF has been in conversation with the county, city, United Way and other funder colleagues discussing the impact of public funding cuts.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
The C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust, managed by The Seattle Foundation, awarded $738,000 in grants to Kitsap County nonprofit organizations.
Monday, July 25, 2011
The Seattle International Foundation, a supporting organization of The Seattle Foundation, today announced new grants to local organizations working globally, and reached the important milestone of $5 million in grants.
Friday, July 22, 2011
The Seattle Foundation's investment will be directed to lower-income neighborhoods in King County.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Donor-advised funds are benefiting from small family foundations' closing or suffering drops in endowment assets as the costs and administrative burden of running the foundations have become too great. (InvestmentNews)
Thursday, July 07, 2011
In the early days of the education-reform movement, a decade or so ago, you’d often hear from reformers a powerful rallying cry: “No excuses.” (The New York Times)
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Diane Ravitch is the nation’s most vocal educational historian. She once was one of the leading intellects behind the education reform movement
Thursday, June 30, 2011
In a 17-hour period, GiveBIG generated over $3.5 million in total gifts to more than 900 nonprofit organizations, and $21,000 in Golden Tickets, with nearly 19,000 individual contributions.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
An update and answers to questions we’ve received from people regarding the big day.
Friday, June 24, 2011
More than 18,800 donations totaling more than $3.5 million were made to nonprofit organizations on June 23 during The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG challenge.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Every hour on GiveBIG day, June 23, 2011, we randomly picked one donation from all donations made during the previous one-hour timeframe. This is the full list of all winners.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Seattle Foundation aims to stage the biggest charitable giving day in King County history with its "GiveBIG" campaign on June 23.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
How can we most effectively break cycles of poverty?
Monday, May 02, 2011
This season's extreme weather has resulted in hundreds of tornadoes in the South and now the risk of extensive flooding along the course of the Mississippi River.
Friday, April 29, 2011
The economic impact of the Picasso exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum was $66 million, including $58 million in King County, according to a recent study. (Seattle Times)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The Seattle Foundation awarded $715,000 in grants to support basic needs in the areas of food and housing for King County residents.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The Seattle Foundation awarded $227,500 in grants for the protection and stewardship of King County's natural environment.
Monday, April 11, 2011
A lot of low-income kids are missing out on Washington's offer to pay their way through college. (KPLU)
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Year Up aims to help low-income and at-risk students cross the "opportunity divide" separating many young adults, particularly those of color, from the business world.
Friday, April 01, 2011
You have a checking account and a savings account with your bank. But do you have a charitable giving account? Or, more importantly, do you need one?
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The number of ESL students nationwide is growing at such a high rate, the U.S. Department of Education is holding a series of national conversations to find new ways to teach children whose primary language is not English. (The Seattle Times)
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The escalating nuclear crisis in Japan is making it harder to get help to survivors of the tsunami and earthquake, according to some Northwest aid organizations. (The Seattle Times)
Monday, March 14, 2011
Phyllis Campbell was looking forward to meeting the prime minister of Japan last week when a huge earthquake, multiple aftershocks and tsunami hit the country. (PSBJ)
Monday, March 14, 2011
Some years ago, business leaders saw how thoroughly Japan trains its citizens for natural disasters. But the attempt to build a Preparedness Center in Seattle is still awaiting funds. (Crosscut)
Thursday, March 10, 2011
In response to the ongoing economic crisis, The Seattle Foundation continues to provide critical funding through its seven elements of a Healthy Community, particularly within the elements of Basic Needs and Economy.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Washington STEM, a privately funded nonprofit to boost the quality of education in science, technology, engineering and math, announces 15 grants totaling $2.4 million.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice, now CEO of the Seattle Foundation, took on the divisiveness that now pervades our nation's civic life in a recent speech in downtown Seattle.
Friday, February 18, 2011
To give or not to give isn’t the only question in philanthropy. There are also the issues of how to give, what to give and when to give. (PSBJ)
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
The Seattle Foundation has named Jared Watson as Senior Vice President and Sarah Hopper as Vice President of Philanthropic Services, announced Norman B. Rice, the Foundation's president and CEO.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced he is proposing a $231 million Families and Education Levy for the November ballot. (The Seattle Times)
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Large businesses have been growing robustly for at least a year. But the recovery missed small businesses, which account for about half of U.S. output and jobs. (Wall Street Journal)
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Cuts to programs and personnel put added stress on states and school districts struggling to cope with mandates to improve their education systems. (Education Week)
Friday, January 07, 2011
The Foundation's Building Resilience Initiative funders selected four grantees that are building the resiliency of adults and families who are struggling as a result of the recession.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Bellevue College has been awarded a grant of $145,000 from SkillUp Washington to help low-income working adults and disadvantaged youth.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
How will anyone know whether the targets are met? And what will happen if they are not? (Crosscut.com)
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Most people want their charitable contributions to be meaningful and have an effect in their community - but it can be hard to know where to give.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Can the state cleanup effort deliver on Gov. Gregoire's demands for measures of real progress? (Crosscut.com)
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Norman B. Rice, President & CEO of The Seattle Foundation, was appointed by President Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions.
Friday, December 10, 2010
An interview with Geoffrey Canada by KING 5's Jean Enersen. Her Northwest Newsmaker series brings you an up-close look at well-known Northwest people who, in some ways, have the ability to change the country.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
A new community partnership seeks to double the number of students in South Seattle and South King County who earn a college degree or a career credential. (The Seattle Times)
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Seattle tops the list of the country's 25 most charitable cities in this recent analysis (The Daily Beast)
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The Seattle School Board has approved an agreement with Teach For America, which could bring 20-25 of that organization's young recruits into Seattle classrooms this fall. (The Seattle Times)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Thank you for joining us on November 10, 2010, at The Seattle Foundation's Annual Luncheon featuring Geoffrey Canada, President & CEO of Harlem Children's Zone.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
On November 16, 2010, Seattle Foundation President & CEO Norman Rice spoke at the Bellevue Rotary Club Luncheon.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
A new website aims to help Washington scholarship-givers and scholarship-seekers find one another. (The Seattle Times)
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Local investors, including McKinstry Chief Executive Dean Allen, the Seattle Foundation and Seattle University, are finding that returns from a microfinance nonprofit are among the best performing investments in their portfolio. (The Seattle Times)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The Seattle Foundation is pleased to announce the election of six new members to our board.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
More than 12 percent of Washington state's residents are living in poverty, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. (The Seattle Times)
Monday, September 13, 2010
The John S. and James Knight Foundation has awarded The Seattle Foundation a new grant that will support continuing expansions of Crosscut's coverage of community issues. (Crosscut.com)
Monday, September 13, 2010
The Seattle Foundation has received a two-year, $185,500 grant as part of the Knight Foundation's Community Information Challenge.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
The Seattle Foundation started a new program on Wednesday to provide access to its data, research and evaluations of almost 700 local nonprofit groups in and around the city and King County. (New York Times)
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The Seattle Foundation is kicking off a new website that supports financial transactions and takes the stories of its community assistance directly to the Web. (The Seattle Times)
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The Seattle Foundation announced its new online giving site today. Community foundations have been rolling out this kind of information for several years now but this is different. (Philanthropy 2173)
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The Seattle Foundation today kicked off a new era in community philanthropy with a reimagined seattlefoundation.org website that opens the doors to the public on years of Foundation research.
Friday, September 03, 2010
Six local artists and arts groups were singled out to be honored by the 2010 Mayor’s Art Awards.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Seattle, speak up for children as Seattle Public Schools contract negotiations go on--guest editorial by Norman B. Rice. (The Seattle Times)
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Forty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity. (King5.com)
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
After the recession killed plans for a boutique hotel in the U District, homeless advocates scrambled to acquire the site for low-income housing. (Crosscut.com)
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Seattle Foundation pleased to announce the election of six new members to our board of directors.
Monday, June 21, 2010
The Seattle Foundation has named Mary Grace Roske as director of communications, announced Norman B. Rice, the Foundation’s president and chief executive officer.
Monday, June 21, 2010
The Seattle Foundation has named Mary Grace Roske as director of communications, announced Norman B. Rice, the Foundation’s president and chief executive officer.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
The Business Partnership for Early Learning (BPEL), which The Seattle Foundation played a major organizing role in launching in 2005, has received a $1 million boost from Microsoft. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
Monday, April 26, 2010
President/CEO Norman Rice gave the opening keynote address at the 2010 Cultural Congress, a two-day meeting of arts leaders and cultural professionals from across Washington and Oregon.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Twenty years ago, the newly elected Mayor Norm Rice kicked off his years at city hall with a similar idea, and with great success. (KPLU)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Low income neighborhoods and communities of color often experience more direct negative effects of a polluted world, but they are not well represented in the environmental movement. (The Seattle Times)
The investment of your charitable giving dollars is an important aspect of your overall philanthropy and The Seattle Foundation offers three investment alternatives to support your giving goals and timelines.
We are very pleased to announce that Jane Repensek joined The Seattle Foundation as our new Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations.
Caroline G. Welch was a successful businesswoman and community volunteer in Seattle. Before her untimely death, she wrote a long letter to her trusted friends, outlining her wish to create a foundation that would specialize in distributing small grants.
“The Seattle Foundation’s mission is to foster powerful and rewarding philanthropy to make King County a stronger, more vibrant community for all.”
Our foundation is only as strong as the people who support us. That’s why we are so fortunate to have such dedicated and active fundholders as part of the Seattle Foundation family.
There is no doubt that The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign, now in its third year, yielded impressive results: more than $12.7 million raised through the campaign for nonprofits in our community.
We are pleased to officially launch a Corporate Giving Fund program at The Seattle Foundation, offering businesses a charitable option, which provides services and advice grounded in a commitment to the community in which we live.
We have to admit, it feels good to award nearly $1 million in scholarship awards each year to enthusiastic, motivated, and deserving high school graduates and adults who are returning to school to complete their education.
If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can make a tax-free distribution of up to $100,000 directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to a qualified charitable organization, such as The Seattle Foundation.
Seattle's biggest urban farm is taking root in Rainier Valley. (Seattle Magazine)
On July 1, we welcome Tony Mestres as The Seattle Foundation's new President & CEO. Tony is a former Microsoft executive, nonprofit board leader and philanthropist.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
The Seattle Foundation’s “GiveBIG” campaign generated a stunning $7.43 million in online contributions for nonprofits, more than twice last year’s results of $3.6 million and an amazing testament to the philanthropic spirit in King County.