Elaine Chu

Senior Philanthropic Advisor


Elaine Chu   

Elaine advises families and individuals on achieving their philanthropic goals by providing strategic consulting that enhances their giving and community impact.

Elaine Chu

Personal Philanthropic Interests
and Passions


Women and girls empowerment

STEM education

Youth Development

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Elaine has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, with a particular focus in youth development and education. She brings strong experience in relationship building and development and has worked with many of SeaFdn’s partners, including Casey Family Programs, YouthCare and Seattle Housing Authority. Elaine earned her Bachelor of Arts in business and political science, and her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington. Her volunteer commitments include the executive leadership committee for Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) and Techbridge Girls. She was awarded the National Women's Political Caucus Heroine Award and Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation's Community Award.

Elaine has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2016.