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

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An Earth Day Conversation with Denis Hayes

April 18, 2019

President & CEO of the Bullitt Foundation shares what factors drive his giving strategy

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How $8 T-shirts Fuel Modern Slavery

April 05, 2019

A Seattle Foundation philanthropist shares how companies can protect people from forced labor while running ethical businesses

Jenny Durkan, Tony Mestres and Dow Constantine sign an agreement launching the Regional Census Fund

Seattle Foundation Creates $1 Million Regional Census Fund

April 03, 2019

City of Seattle and King County invest to support outreach to underrepresented communities with the goal of a complete count