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.

Visit the GIVEBIG website to learn about the community nonprofits we work with.

  • 1,200

    Number of community philanthropists working with Seattle Foundation to create lasting change



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  • Over $1 billion

    Total amount Seattle Foundation has invested over the past 70 years to help make Greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all



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  • Almost $100 million

    Total funds raised the past seven years via Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBIG online event



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  • 11,643

    Number of people unsheltered in King County

    Source: All Home: 2017 Count Us In Report



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  • 2160%

    Difference in average income between Seattle's top 1% and the other 99%

    Source: Economic Policy Institute: Income Inequality in the U.S. by state, metro area and county, June 16, 2016



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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.

Impact

The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

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How Brown is the New White

October 05, 2018

Author and political analyst Steve Phillips reflects on how a new American majority in politics calls for changing the face and outcomes of elections

Veronika Scott, founder of The Empowerment Plan

Transforming Homelessness, One Coat at a Time

September 20, 2018

Veronika Scott’s Empowerment Plan finds success in providing a path out of homelessness

Help for Hurricane Florence Communities

Help for Hurricane Florence Communities

September 17, 2018

Local community foundations and national disaster relief organizations provide immediate assistance and long-term rebuilding