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  • Winter 2018 Neighbor to Neighbor Grantees

    Winter 2018 N2N Grantees

    March 01, 2018

    Quarterly Neighbor to Neighbor grants work to build power and influence at the grassroots level

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    Holocaust-Inspired Student Art at Seattle Foundation

    February 21, 2018

    Holocaust Center for Humanity exhibits winning works by youth that explore social justice

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    Youth Grantmaking Board Request for Proposals

    February 08, 2018

    The Youth Grantmaking Board is requesting proposals from organizations and programs that address the needs of immigrants and refugees through advocacy and organizing

  • 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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    Element Notes -- August 25

    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

  • Grantees share learning and feedback at the 2016 N2N Convening

    Neighbor to Neighbor Program Announces Summer Grant Recipients

    August 24, 2017

    These quarterly grants work to build power and influence at the grassroots level

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    A Community Foundation For All

    August 15, 2017

    This weekend in Charlottesville we witnessed people led by ignorance, lacking in compassion and humanity. But we know that the goodness, the values, and the strong history of our community in standing for equality will overcome the momentum of white supremacist and hate groups

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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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    Our Vibrant Democracy Initiative Fosters Progress and Partnerships

    July 21, 2017

    Three interconnected efforts aim to increase equity through systems change

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    Proposition 1 Expands Access to the Arts for All

    July 19, 2017

    The ballot measure increases equity in the arts and makes our region more vibrant

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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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    Partnership Mobilization Grants

    July 05, 2017

    Seattle Foundation invites proposals from nonprofit groups working in partnership to increase the engagement, representation and power of underrepresented communities in civic and public processes through the Partnership Mobilization program

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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

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    Seattle Foundation and King County Elections announce Voter Education Fund grants

    June 09, 2017

    30 nonprofits receive funds to increase voter engagement

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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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    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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    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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    The Morgan Fund Awards $165,130 in Grants to Arts Organizations

    February 17, 2017

    We're proud to announce that the Morgan Fund has awarded $165,130 to local arts organizations. Grants will support high quality performing arts for the community by funding 25 dance and theatre organizations in the region.

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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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    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.

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    Expedia Global Ambassadors live Corporate Philanthropy in Cuba

    February 09, 2017

    Expedia and Seattle International Foundation partner to create an innovative corporate philanthropy experience in Cuba and beyond

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    Count Us In: My Experience

    February 03, 2017

    Director of marketing Babs Pinette shares her experience volunteering at All Home's Count Us In, tallying the number of people experiencing homelessness in the county.

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    Reinventing Philanthropy

    January 19, 2017

    The Seattle region faces a defining moment, writes Foundation President & CEO Tony Mestres in Seattle Business Magazine, and now is the time for philanthropy to direct its time and investment to sustainable prevention and systems reinvention.

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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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    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reflections

    January 16, 2017

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day allows us all, as individuals and organizations, to reflect on how we live out the values that our nation honors today.

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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.