Healthy Community Funds

Support the essential elements of a healthy community through our framework, which prioritizes outcomes in eight areas.

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We envision a Greater Seattle in which all residents are healthy and able to participate in and contribute to their communities. Seattle Foundation’s Healthy Community Framework presents the essential elements of a thriving community and focuses philanthropy where it can have the greatest impact. Built on eight elements, the framework identifies key areas that allow philanthropists to consider more impactful investments in the causes they care about most.

For each element – Arts & CultureBasic NeedsEconomic OpportunityEducationEnvironmentGlobal GivingHealth & Wellness and Vibrant Communities – we share a vision for change, recommended priorities and actionable approaches.