Jonathan Cunningham

Senior Program Officer

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Jonathan Cunningham   

Jonathan drives investment in historically under-resourced communities through funder collaboratives and innovative grantmaking initiatives that aim to increase racial and economic equity in the region. He’s also the principal architect behind REPAIR (Racially Equitable Philanthropy Aimed at Initiating Reparations), SeaFdn’s five year, $25 million commitment to the Black community of the Greater Seattle region.

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Personal Philanthropic Interests
and Passions

Arts and culture

Economic Opportunity

Racial justice

Supporting Black-led organizations

Jonathan brings a wealth of professional experience in developing, implementing and managing community initiatives for the last 15 years. He is a former Seattle Arts Commissioner with deep knowledge of navigating public, private and municipal partnerships. He’s currently serves on the board of The Residency, a youth-focused hip-hop and social justice initiative he co-founded in 2015. He’s a graduate of the University of Michigan and was a member of The Funders Network’s PLACES Fellowships in 2019 and Philanthropy Northwest’s Trust-Based Philanthropy cohort in 2021.

Jonathan has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2017.