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  • Pew Charitable Trusts’ expert and local panelists explore the challenges of getting ahead financially and the persistent racial gap in economic mobility

    The Fragile American Dream

    October 15, 2017

    Pew Charitable Trusts’ expert and local panelists explore the challenges of getting ahead financially and the persistent racial gap in economic mobility 

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    Element Notes -- September 23

    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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    Element Notes -- September 7

    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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    Economic Opportunity: Medical Apprenticeships

    August 14, 2017

    Innovative healthcare apprenticeships pave the way to new careers and opportunities

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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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    Learning Event With Headwaters Economics Lifts up the Importance of Community-led Solutions

    July 24, 2017

    Conversation connects dots to best practices in international development and SeaFdn’s approach to change

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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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    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.

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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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    Corporate Champions redefine civic leadership

    May 18, 2017

    Seattle Foundation CEO calls for more corporate civic leadership

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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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    Seattle Foundation's Giving with Goals Recognized as a National Model

    April 30, 2017

    National conference showcases giving tools and staff expertise

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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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    January 18, 2017

    In this roundup, refugee services on inauguration day, Inslee’s budget proposal, a win (for now) against coal exporting and how the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act will affect Washington.

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    Seattle Foundation - City of Seattle Partnership Supports Immigrants

    January 06, 2017

    Focuses on protecting people at risk of deportation, particularly children

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    January 04, 2017

    In this Element Notes: the protested youth jail gets its permit, democracy vouchers mail to Seattle residents and Seattle hotels sue over new legislation protecting hotel workers.

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    Seattle Foundation Reports a Record 2016

    January 01, 2017

    Seattle Foundation had a very strong year in 2016, securing $105 million in gifts from philanthropists that will be invested through strategic philanthropy locally, nationally and internationally. We are grateful for the trust bestowed upon us, in this record year of generosity and remain steadfast in our commitment to helping our partners to achieve greater community impact. Read about our 2016 investment results and more.

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    Remembering Lou Pepper

    December 29, 2016

    Longtime staff member Allison Parker reflects on the community legacy of Lou Pepper, former Washington Mutual CEO and Seattle Foundation philanthropist, who passed away last Friday at age 92.

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    In Response to a Global Crisis: Syria

    December 22, 2016

    Given the extreme refugee crisis and unprecedented devastation in Aleppo, we know many are seeking ways to help. Seattle Foundation and Seattle International Foundation have curated a list of five, high-impact international NGOs working to address the critical needs of Syrians affected by the current crisis.

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    Element Notes

    December 21, 2016

    In this Element Notes: Governor Inslee’s proposed budget would close the education funding gap, progress on Sawant’s “Tenants Bill of Rights,” Washington is declared a “Hate-Free” zone and more.

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    Hope and the Humane Economy

    December 13, 2016

    Last Friday evening, we celebrated the release of Wayne Pacelle's latest book, The Humane Economy, a frontline account of how conscience and creativity are driving a revolution in business that is forever changing our treatment of animals.

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    December 12, 2016

    In this Element Notes: a victory at Standing Rock, Seattle schools face major budget shortfalls and experts and protestors alike try to predict the impact of the election across environment, education, healthcare and more

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    Plan for Tax-Wise Year-End Giving

    December 09, 2016

    As many of us begin to consider charitable donations to make before 2016 comes to a close, Director of Gift Planning Susan Peterson shares some considerations to think through your year-end giving.

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    Giving Tuesday: The Global GiveBIG

    November 29, 2016

    Now that that all of the shopping deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, consider on Giving Tuesday how you would like to make a difference in your community.