Civic Commons

Seattle Foundation’s Civic Commons initiative is a new way of taking action together on our region’s biggest economic and social challenges. Civic Commons builds the infrastructure and collective muscle needed to address the root causes of inequity in Greater Seattle by elevating community voices and uniting different sectors around mutually agreed goals.


Civic Commons consists of two programs: We Belong Here and the Regional Dashboard. We Belong Here builds people-to-people relationships across sectors and communities to expand our region’s sense of belonging and ability to address challenges. The Regional Dashboard defines and tracks objective metrics of well-being to allow existing and new efforts to align toward a shared vision and equitable future.

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Impact

The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

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Interesting Ways That Interest Rates Affect Charitable Gifts

May 17, 2022

Donors can increase their giving by strategizing around federal discount rates.

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Naming a Trustworthy CRT Trustee

February 07, 2022

A charitable remainder trust works best with a capable captain at the helm of a well-built boat.

Joy

In Conversation, In Community: The Black-led Joy and Wellness Fund

August 17, 2022

In this instance of our In Conversation, In Community series, we engaged with three community leaders who have received one of the first rounds of grants from the Black-led Joy and Wellness Fund.