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  • A LiveWire panel of experts discusses the supports that homeless students need to succeed.

    Homework Without a Home

    December 20, 2017

    Panel discusses supports for students experiencing homelessness

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    Seattle's Future: A City For The Many?

    November 26, 2017

    Yesler Community Collaborative tackles gentrification through affordable housing and more

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    Making A Holiday Impact

    November 17, 2017

    Three easy ways to engage the whole family in giving back.

  • Volunteers pack fruit at Food Lifeline's distribution center.

    Rethinking Solutions to Hunger

    November 16, 2017

    Innovative partnerships and programs can address the underlying causes of food insecurity

  • Dr. Ana Mari Cauce giving the keynote address at National Philanthropy Day awards.

    National Philanthropy Day Awards

    November 06, 2017

    Seattle celebration recognizes outstanding philanthropy in our region

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    Seattle Times’ “Project Homeless” Explores Solutions

    November 01, 2017

    Seattle Foundation partners on effort to deepen coverage and conversation on homelessness crisis

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    September 26, 2017

    In this news roundup, census data and studies show how Seattle's demographics are changing and how these changes affect equity. And, as recent disasters affect the world, the local aid organizations often better positioned to help are struggling to get relief funding

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    Aid for Hurricane Irma’s Victims

    September 10, 2017

    Ways to assist the relief and recovery efforts in Florida and the Caribbean

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    How to Help Pacific Northwest Fire Victims

    September 07, 2017

    Dozens of fires throughout the region have prompted Governor Inslee to declare a state of emergency: here's how you can help

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    September 07, 2017

    In this news roundup, Seattle’s response to new pressures on immigrants and refugees (including Seattle Foundation’s Resilience Fund), studies of the almost 20 year difference in life expectancy between Seattle zip codes and an explainer on how disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Irma are exacerbated by climate change

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    Help for Hurricane Harvey's Victims

    August 31, 2017

    Ways to help the relief and recovery efforts in Houston and beyond

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    August 25, 2017

    In this news roundup, drug deaths reach record highs in King County, Yemen faces “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis” and Seattle grapples with the hate that came out in Charlottesville

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    August 07, 2017

    In this news roundup, the primary results are starting to roll in and Seattle continues to struggle with increasing homelessness and displacement

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    It's Time to Change the Narrative on Homelessness

    August 07, 2017

    Director of All Home Mark Putnam shares how working together, we can address root causes and policy failures of homelessness

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    August 07, 2017

    In this news roundup, the primary results are starting to roll in and Seattle continues to struggle with increasing homelessness and displacement

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    July 25, 2017

    In this news roundup, it’s time to vote in the primary, our area is failing on several key aspects of accessibility for people with disabilities, Prop 1 could expand arts access and the ACA (Obamacare) repeal may be imminent

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    July 14, 2017

    In this news roundup, Washington state budget is approved, the community responds to Charleena Lyles’ shooting and the city council approves an income tax

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    June 19, 2017

    In this roundup, Washington state responds to Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement, the state government may face a partial shutdown and Seattle passes a controversial soda tax

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    Youth Grantmaking Board Awards $20,000 to Local Nonprofits

    June 19, 2017

    Washington Building Leaders of Change and Na'ah Illahee Fund recognized for their work with youth

  • Scholar with family and certificate at 2017 scholarship celebration

    Seattle Foundation Celebrates 2017 Scholarship Recipients

    June 02, 2017

    Seattle Foundation hosted a celebration to recognize our 2017 scholarship recipients on June 1

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    May 31, 2017

    In this roundup, the results from the one-night count shows a large spike in homelessness, state and national budgets (both of which would have big local effects) fight through the legislature, and Seattle is gaining an average of 57 residents a day.

  • Panelists at Global Education Event

    Local and International Collaboration Increases International Education Opportunities

    May 24, 2017

    Panel discusses Seattle nonprofits promoting educational opportunities abroad

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    May 22, 2017

    In this roundup, Mayor Murray will not run for re-election, Amazon permanently gifts a shelter to Mary’s Place and the city council takes on the push for an income tax

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    Celebrating Corporate Philanthropy in King County

    May 17, 2017

    Puget Sound Business Journal and Seattle Foundation Honor Healthy Community Corporate Champions

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    April 20, 2017

    In this roundup, Seattle may need to expand its disability accommodations, we’re on the edge of 4 global famines and a new shelter offers accommodations for pets and partners.

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    April 05, 2017

    In this roundup, the Road Map Project pushes its goals, Council Member Gonzalez pushes for paid family leave and Seattle continues to grow.

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    Partnering to Address the Mental Health Crisis in Statewide Jails

    March 27, 2017

    To support mental health, we are partnering with ACLU of Washington and Disability Rights Washington (DRW) as the fiscal sponsor on the settlement of the Trueblood v. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services case.

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    Seattle Foundation's Bao-Tram Do Receives Kicking Up Our Heels Award

    March 23, 2017

    Seattle Foundation’s very own Bao-Tram Do was honored by the Center for Women and Democracy with the Kicking Up Our Heels Award  for her work advancing the rights of women in Washington state.

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    Supporting Women’s Rights in an “Open World”

    March 23, 2017

    "We’ve opened our eyes to the problems of the world… we are not going back from an open world, and we are not afraid to stand for women’s leadership.”

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    March 16, 2017

    In this roundup, Mayor Murray’s levy on homelessness, a rise in hate crimes and challenges to the new youth jail are dismissed.

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    Linking Lifetime and Legacy Giving

    March 16, 2017

    Susan Peterson, Seattle Foundation’s Director of Gift Planning, writes on the trend of giving now rather than endowing in the March 10 special Estate Planning issue of Puget Sound Business Journal.

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    February 17, 2017

    In this roundup, the city’s homeless sweeps continue to come under scrutiny, Seattle City Council divests from Wells Fargo, Mayor Murray works to expand priority hiring and more.

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    A conversation with Alice Ito

    February 16, 2017

    An interview with Alice Ito, who leads Seattle Foundation’s Center for Community Partnerships. Ito’s experience spans more than 25 years working in community-based nonprofits and philanthropic organizations.

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    Sharing Food and Culture with Eat with Muslims

    February 16, 2017

    Elaine Chu, philanthropic advisor at Seattle Foundation, shares her experience with Neighbor to Neighbor grantee organization Eat with Muslims

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    Leading for Impact Cohort Announced

    February 13, 2017

    Seattle Foundation and The Bridgespan Group bring unique leadership development opportunities to local nonprofits.

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    Youth Grantmaking Board Request for Proposals

    February 09, 2017

    The 2016 to 2017 Youth Grantmaking Board is requesting proposals from organizations and programs that support post-secondary education for historically marginalized communities.