Fund for Inclusive Advisory Committee


The Fund for Inclusive Recovery is the bridge between the immediate relief that we have worked to achieve for the past year and a half in response to the pandemic and the long-term systems reinvention the region needs.

Seattle Foundation continues to prioritize and drive collective investments to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) leaders, organizations, and communities as a pathway to a more equitable future. The Fund for Inclusive Recovery will focus on further building the capacities of BIPOC-led and -rooted organizations and movements and increasing the civic participation and power of BIPOC communities.

As was the case with the COVID-19 Response Fund, the Fund for Inclusive Recovery will be advised by a cross-section of community leaders and voices, representing various sectors, geographic regions, most impacted residents, and content expertise. Members of the Community Advisory Group will help shape the Fund priorities, grant processes, and accountability systems.

Fund for Inclusive Recovery Community Advisory Group

Amy Liu, Microsoft
Aneelah Afzali, Muslim Association of Puget Sound
Bernadette Merikle, Community Center for Education Results
Colleen Echohawk, Eighth Generation
Eric Holzapfel, League of Education Voters
Esther Lucero, Seattle Indian Health Board
Ginger Kwan, Open Doors for Multicultural Families
Jodi Nishioka, Communities Rise
Lalita Uppala, Indian Association of Western WA
Lilliane Ballesteros, Latino Community Fund
Matias Valenzuela, Public Health – Seattle & King County
Regina Elmi, Somali Parents Education Board
Sili Savusa, White Center CDA
Steven Sawyer, POCAAN
Suni Tolton, City of Shoreline
Taffy Maene, UTOPIA
Tim Lennon, LANGSTON
Trish Dziko, Technology Access Foundation
Ubax Gardheere, Community Advocate