Worldwide, billions of people live in poverty and lack basic human rights and equal access to opportunity. Challenges facing the world are complex, including: gender inequality; unemployment; global health disparities; vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change; increasing conflict; and growing intolerance and discrimination. We are urgently in need of a path toward more sustainable development that benefits all people.
There are a number of ways to get involved with global philanthropy locally, including through Seattle International Foundation (SIF), a supporting organization of Seattle Foundation, which works with locally based organizations around the world. We also support many Seattle-based organizations focused on specific areas of global need. Learn more about the Global Giving (pdf) element.