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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Contemplating the complexity of our identities: Hispanic, Latino/a, Latinx, Latine, and more

November 18, 2021

Seattle Foundation Program Officer Vanesa Gutierrez speaks with a community partner about why it is important to speak with individuals about preferred identifiers, rather than seeing people groups as monoliths.

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Fostering Resilient Environments

November 17, 2021

Treehouse Uses COVID-19 Response Fund Grant to Support Youth in Foster Care

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Designing a Pandemic-free Future

October 27, 2021

Seattle Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the IPD Breakthrough Fund at Seattle Foundation. This new fund supports the University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design (IPD) to advance this rapidly developing field of protein design. Through the utilization of computer-designed synthetic proteins, IPD is developing solutions to today’s challenges in medicine, energy, and technology—including innovations in vaccines that combat COVID-19 and other viral threats.