Michael Brown

Vice President, Community Programs


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Michael leads SeaFdn’s targeted community impact work aimed at advancing equity and opportunity in Greater Seattle. He oversees grantmaking, strategic partnership development, collective impact efforts, and nonprofit collaborations and incubations.

Michael Brown

Philanthropic Interests
and Passions

Affordable housing

Economic Equity

Racial equity

Policy and advocacy

Prior to joining SeaFdn, Michael served as a legislative aide to City of Seattle Councilmember Richard McIver and Deputy Director for the Washington Association for Community Economic Development. He received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Loyola University (New Orleans). Michael is president of the Building Changes Board of Directors, a commissioner at the King County Housing Authority, and a board member of Futurewise, Neighborhood Funders Group and the Washington State Budget and Policy Center.

Michael has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2001.