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.

  • Nonprofit of the Year

    Seattle Foundation is honored to be recognized at Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Impact Awards.



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  • 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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  • 12,112

    Number of people experiencing homelessness in King County

    Source: All Home: 2018 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

FIGHT hosts a group discussion with author Eric Tang

N2N Spotlight: Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together (FIGHT)

March 18, 2019

FIGHT builds a supportive community for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are or were incarcerated

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Is Change Possible in the Funding World?

March 12, 2019

A Conversation with Vu Le and Tony Mestres

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Voter Education Fund Expands to Two-Year Grant Program

March 11, 2019

Applications for the 2019-2020 grant cycle accepted through April 1