Dionne Foster

Senior Program Officer


Dionne Foster   

Dionne aligns resources strategically in support of policy and systems change by and for low income communities and communities of color.

Dionne Foster

Personal Philanthropic Interests
and Passions

Economic opportunity

Climate justice

Racial justice

Policy and advocacy

Dionne brings a commitment and wealth of experience in strategy development, public policy research and advocacy to the Seattle Foundation. She is passionate about unlocking the opportunities for collaboration between sectors, especially with unique and unlikely partnerships. Prior to joining the Seattle Foundation she worked in policy, research and advocacy for local government and nonprofits.

Dionne holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from George Mason University and a master’s degree in social work policy and administration from the University of Washington. In her spare time she loves to rock climb, read and adventure.

Dionne has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2018.