Who We Are
Seattle Foundation is an agent of change, igniting powerful, rewarding philanthropy to make Greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all.
Few regions in the world match Seattle’s growth and prosperity. But accompanying our good fortunes are great challenges, including widening wealth disparities, that weaken our community’s vibrancy. Philanthropy can — and must — step in. Using our philanthropic expertise, deep community roots, and network of partners, Seattle Foundation develops targeted strategies to create a stronger community.
Seattle Foundation is an agent of change. Every day, we convene, communicate with, and catalyze our philanthropic partners to advance this ideal, uniting passion and discipline to create lasting impact. Together, we ignite powerful, rewarding philanthropy to make Greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all. Read our Blueprint for Impact to learn more about our vision for a thriving region.
Philanthropists entrust Seattle Foundation to steward funds for the benefit of the community. We manage over $1 billion in net assets. Read more about our approach to managing investments.
How We Work
The Blueprint for Impact is Seattle Foundation’s guiding framework that charts a pathway for advancing racial and economic equity.
Tell us about yourself and how you’d like to invest in your community. Our advisors can help guide your interests toward a giving strategy that meets both your financial and philanthropic goals.
Award Winning Impact
Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary’s Award for Public Philanthropic Partnership
This award recognizes the neighborhood partnerships initiative Communities of Opportunity – an effort launched by Seattle Foundation and King County to address inequities in health, social, racial, and economic outcomes.
International Rescue Committee Inaugural Philanthropy Award
Seattle Foundation was given the inaugural Philanthropy Award in honor of their efforts to spearhead fundraising for critical needs in Seattle. Through initiatives like “GiveBIG” Seattle Foundation acts as a catalyst driving donor funding and awareness for programs serving refugee and immigrant communities.
King County Municipal League Foundation James R. Ellis Regional Leadership Award
The individual or organization who has contributed significant leadership to the region in the examination of regional public policy problems and solutions. This recognition was shared with King County for the Communities of Opportunity partnership.
Charity Navigator Four Star Rating
Charity Navigator has awarded Seattle Foundation four stars for good governance and other best practices to minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently execute our mission in a fiscally responsible way.
Local Focus, National Reach, Global Awareness
Community means more than a neighborhood. Our philanthropists are committed to local, national, and global causes. We facilitate global giving through our partner, Seattle International Foundation. Access our network of more than 700 community foundations to support giving outside Greater Seattle.