GiveTogether

GiveTogether

Joining with others to take a deep-dive into critical community issues

GiveTogether brings like-minded philanthropists together to learn, invest and, most importantly, multiply the power of their giving.  It’s a way for people to really roll up their sleeves and dig deep into the causes they care about most.  Seattle Foundation’s GiveTogether is collective giving at its best, demonstrating what powerful, rewarding philanthropy is really all about.  

GiveTogether is built on the premise that effective philanthropy is informed philanthropy.  We begin by learning, listening to local experts, targeting specific needs, and designing and reviewing Requests for Proposal.  We visit nonprofit organizations, collaborate to select grant recipients, and then collectively invest in the promising proposals.  Each year, GiveTogether brings forward two to four specific elements of our Healthy Community Framework and asks philanthropists to join together in this shared experience of learning and investing. Seattle Foundation’s staff leads the effort, helping everyone learn more about the issue at the grassroots level and coordinating the grant submission and review process.  In addition, Seattle Foundation ‘seeds’ GiveTogether with an initial investment. 

GiveTogether teams have collaborated to invest in:

• Affordable access to the arts
• Youth and the Outdoors
• Global opportunity for women and girls (in partnership with Seattle International Foundation)
• Homelessness
• Mental Health

To get involved in current and future GiveTogether partnerships, contact givetogether@seattlefoundation.org.

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Seattle Foundation's Bao-Tram Do Receives Kicking Up Our Heels Award

March 23, 2017

Seattle Foundation’s very own Bao-Tram Do was honored by the Center for Women and Democracy with the Kicking Up Our Heels Award  for her work advancing the rights of women in Washington State.

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GiveBIG 2017 Webinars and Workshops: New Workshops Added!

March 20, 2017

We hope you are looking forward to May 10 as much as we are! In order to support your organization's success in GiveBIG, we are offering a series of technology, marketing and development trainings. 

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Element Notes

March 16, 2017

In this roundup, Mayor Murray’s levy on homelessness, a rise in hate crimes and challenges to the new youth jail are dismissed.



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