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Partnering with the Seattle Seahawks Players

Seattle Foundation works with Seattle Seahawks players to build a more compassionate, inclusive society


October 02, 2017

Seattle Foundation is honored to support a united effort from Seattle Seahawks players to support education and leadership programs to address equality and justice.

The new initiative, the Seahawks Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund, was announced on September 29 as an effort to create lasting change and build a more compassionate and inclusive society.

Seattle Foundation is committed to creating a positive and inclusive community where all have equitable access to opportunity and the benefits of a healthy community.

The Seahawks players initiated the nonprofit fund after more than a year of team discussion and reflection. Players are making contributions to the fund and have invited anyone to join them in supporting the fund with tax-deductible donations. The players plan to establish an advisory board to make decisions about grant strategy and distribution in the coming months.

Some of the team members who have spoken eloquently about the need for this action fund include Doug Baldwin and Michael Bennett. Coach Pete Carroll has been a strong supporter of the effort and the need for more compassion in our society.

The partnership is the result of our long history of deep community insight and effective philanthropic advising and the Seahawks players’ interest in investing in their community to increase equality.

The Foundation’s partnership with the new Players fund is closely aligned with our focus on equity and opportunity and will invest substantial resources in grantmaking to effective nonprofits and programs.

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