Seattle Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes Diana White and Joseph Boateng

Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal member joins the Board of Trustees with an equity focus; Joseph Boateng leads Seattle Foundation’s investment committee. Diana White is a passionate community leader focused on education, equity, and social justice. She is an enrolled member of Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe and works to educate the local community on issues facing […]

Now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Voter Education Fund!

By Vanesa Gutierrez We are excited to share that the 2023-2024 Voter Education Fund is now open! Seattle Foundation and King County Elections are partnering once again to increase engagement and voter participation in underserved communities through the Voter Education Fund. The partners have committed $950,000 in grants over the next two-years to organizations working […]

Cultura Cura / Culture Cures: Neigbor to Neighbor (N2N) Fall 2022 Spotlight

By Aileen Balahadia, N2N Program Consultant This Fall’s round of N2N grantees features several groups demonstrating how Cultura Cura or “culture cures.” N2N has a long history of supporting and partnering with Black, Indigenous and people of color, along with immigrants, refugees and youth building community and transforming their neighborhoods. This important work often centers […]

Neighbor to Neighbor expands to SeaTac/Tukwila

SeaTac/Tukwila communities are creating a region where residents work together so everyone thrives; N2N’s expansion aims to bolster their efforts with support and new investments. For more than 30 years, Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) has advanced racial equity by investing in the power of place and community. This commitment continues with the addition of our […]

2022 Annual Investment Briefing

Annual Investment Briefing Monday, November 7, 20223:00 – 4:15 pm Join us to learn more about Seattle Foundation’s investment strategy as well as overall market trends. Representatives from Crewcial Partners, Seattle Foundation Investment Committee and our management team will discuss how our investment strategy ensures the judicious stewardship of our community’s philanthropic assets. This event […]

Interesting Ways That Interest Rates Affect Charitable Gifts

Donors can increase their giving by strategizing around federal discount rates. By Bill Zook, Senior Advisor, Gift Planning High or low, rising or falling, interest rates in the broader economy can have either a direct or an indirect impact on various charitable giving arrangements. In some cases, the impact can be sizeable, while in others […]

Nosotros Existimos—Afro-Indigenous and Indigenous Perspectives on Hispanic Heritage Month

By Vanesa Gutierrez, with Shaylan Dolmo, Etelbina Houser, and Antonio Flores Quin Every year, many people across the United States with cultural ties to Latin America kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating their country’s independence from Spanish rule. Latin America, however, is more than its ties to Spanish colonization. “Podemos reconocer la historia violenta como […]

Neighbor to Neighbor Spotlight Summer 2022: Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education

Centering the power of community is critical when providing safe and culturally responsive spaces for Black youth. Bringing community voice back to the education of Black students is one way to help close the racial disparity seen in classrooms. By Aileen Balahadia, N2N Program Consultant When Dr. Debra Sullivan talks about supporting Black childhood education, […]