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

adults and children wearing masks stand outside.

N2N Spotlight: Black Dollar Days Task Force’s Clean Green Farms

September 15, 2021

Promoting health and self-sufficiency with Black and African American youth, one seed at a time.

Dr. Cherry Banks sits with her husband with pictures lining the walls behind them, and her daughter, Patricia Banks, sits on a chair in a sleeveless dress with her arms by her side

Bolstering Black Philanthropy in August and Beyond

August 31, 2021

A question—more so, a charge, from Seattle Foundation Chief Engagement Officer Stephanie Bray was shared at the last ‘In Conversation, In Community’ event. “Now that we know, what are we going to do?” Her question came after a poignant discussion about why donors should provide funding to Black-led and rooted organizations.

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Second Creative Equity Fund Cohort Announced

August 26, 2021

Seattle Foundation proudly announces the latest round of Creative Equity Fund grant recipients. The newest cohort represents the latest round of funding for organizations in King County who will be advancing racial justice work through arts and culture.