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    Contemplating the complexity of our identities: Hispanic, Latino/a, Latinx, Latine, and more

    November 18, 2021

    Seattle Foundation Program Officer Vanesa Gutierrez speaks with a community partner about why it is important to speak with individuals about preferred identifiers, rather than seeing people groups as monoliths.

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    Fostering Resilient Environments

    November 17, 2021

    Treehouse Uses COVID-19 Response Fund Grant to Support Youth in Foster Care

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    Designing a Pandemic-free Future

    October 27, 2021

    Seattle Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the IPD Breakthrough Fund at Seattle Foundation. This new fund supports the University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design (IPD) to advance this rapidly developing field of protein design. Through the utilization of computer-designed synthetic proteins, IPD is developing solutions to today’s challenges in medicine, energy, and technology—including innovations in vaccines that combat COVID-19 and other viral threats.

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    Utilizing Census Data to Inform Civic Engagement

    October 20, 2021

    Ensuring that all community members are adequately represented in population data is integral to informing how government resources get allocated across critical issues in areas where they’re needed most and how legislative seats are apportioned in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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    Trish Millines Dziko Joins Seattle Foundation’s Board of Trustees

    October 20, 2021

    Dziko guided the Technology Access Foundation to statewide leadership in public education.

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    Focusing on Year-end vs. on the (Potential) End of an Era

    September 28, 2021

    Given the broad consensus that new rules affecting charitable giving are in the offing, it may be tempting to plan based on what may change and when. It remains worth considering what can be achieved under current law. As the year's end approaches, here are a few attractive approaches. 

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    N2N Spotlight: Black Dollar Days Task Force’s Clean Green Farms

    September 15, 2021

    Promoting health and self-sufficiency with Black and African American youth, one seed at a time.

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    Bolstering Black Philanthropy in August and Beyond

    August 31, 2021

    A question—more so, a charge, from Seattle Foundation Chief Engagement Officer Stephanie Bray was shared at the last ‘In Conversation, In Community’ event. “Now that we know, what are we going to do?” Her question came after a poignant discussion about why donors should provide funding to Black-led and rooted organizations.

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    Second Creative Equity Fund Cohort Announced

    August 26, 2021

    Seattle Foundation proudly announces the latest round of Creative Equity Fund grant recipients. The newest cohort represents the latest round of funding for organizations in King County who will be advancing racial justice work through arts and culture.

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    Spotlighting Perigee Fund: The importance of infant and maternal mental health

    July 22, 2021

    An early pioneer of infant and maternal mental health work, Perigee Fund focuses on community-driven solutions to dismantle systemic barriers that contribute to infants experiencing early adversity.

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    Leading the Way: Leveraging a Charitable Lead Trust for Greater Impact

    July 21, 2021

    Understand how partnering with Seattle Foundation and utilizing a Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) can provide resources to local communities and help donors achieve a variety of personal financial goals.

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    An Update for Our Community

    July 16, 2021

    To advance racial equity and maximize community impact, the Foundation's grantmaking policies have been revised to address the inequities in our region.