Alice Ito

Senior Advisor, Racial Equity


Alice Ito   

Alice champions SeaFdn’s commitment to racial equity into organizational systems, policies and practices, ensuring we adhere to our overall equity strategy in carrying out our mission.

Alice Ito

Personal Philanthropic Interests
and Passions

History, policies and practices of democracy, equity and inclusion

Nonprofit capacity building


Prior to joining the Foundation, Alice served as Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Community Change, a national nonprofit building people’s capacity to improve their communities and public policies, particularly low-income communities and communities of color. Alice co-founded organizations including the Asian Women’s Shelter in San Francisco, and the Nonprofit Assistance Center and API Chaya in Seattle. Alice has served on numerous boards including Neighborhood Funders Group, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and Social Justice Fund NW. She has staffed and consulted to community-based nonprofits and philanthropic organizations for more than 25 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in human biology from Stanford University and attended the program in public policy at Claremont Graduate University. Alice previously served as Director, Community Programs at Seattle Foundation.

Alice has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2014.