Philanthropy has the power to ensure all people have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. Seattle Foundation provides the expertise, network of partners and research that enables philanthropists to maximize their impact in meeting our community’s most critical needs. Every day, we convene, communicate with and catalyze our philanthropic partners, uniting passion and discipline to create lasting change. We call this intersection the heart and science of philanthropy.

Philanthropy is critical

Our region is prospering, yet many of our community members have been left behind in the rush of new opportunities and wealth. Philanthropy can help right this imbalance by ensuring that everyone in our community has the chance to thrive. Seattle Foundation guides philanthropists to make investments that directly address inequities and result in powerful change.

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The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

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Utilizing Census Data to Inform Civic Engagement

October 20, 2021

Ensuring that all community members are adequately represented in population data is integral to informing how government resources get allocated across critical issues in areas where they’re needed most and how legislative seats are apportioned in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Text on blue-green background: Trish Millines Dziko Joins Seattle Foundation’s Board of Trustees

Trish Millines Dziko Joins Seattle Foundation’s Board of Trustees

October 20, 2021

Dziko guided the Technology Access Foundation to statewide leadership in public education.

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Focusing on Year-end vs. on the (Potential) End of an Era

September 28, 2021

Given the broad consensus that new rules affecting charitable giving are in the offing, it may be tempting to plan based on what may change and when. It remains worth considering what can be achieved under current law. As the year's end approaches, here are a few attractive approaches.