By: Kris Hermanns Dear Friends, In a spirit of appreciation, I am writing to share that I will be leaving Seattle Foundation at the end of December, concluding five years of service to, and partnership with, so many members of this remarkable community. This chapter has been among the most rewarding of my professional life. […]
The Professional Advisors Council (PAC) meets regularly throughout the year to exchange charitable giving ideas, share new issues in philanthropy, and establish relationships with other advisors.
Seattle Foundation and King County recently awarded grants to 18 community partners to advance systems and policy change to improve health, social, and economic outcomes in the region.
By Alesha Washington // Seattle Foundation has undergone many changes in recent years. As we look forward, we want to share more of our journey and what’s next for Seattle Foundation.
Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal member Diana White joins the Board of Trustees with an equity focus; Joseph Boateng leads Seattle Foundation’s investment committee.
By Vanesa Gutierrez // Seattle Foundation and King County Elections are partnering again to increase engagement and voter participation in underserved communities through the Voter Education Fund.
By Aileen Balahadia // Fall’s round of N2N grantees demonstrate how Cultura Cura or “culture cures.” N2N has a long history of partnering with Black, Indigenous and people of color, along with immigrants, refugees and youth building community and transforming their neighborhoods.
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 […]
Annual Investment Briefing Monday, November 7, 2022, 3:00 – 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 […]
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, […]
“Liberated relationships are one of the ways we actually create abundant justice, the understanding that there is enough attention, care, resource, and connection for all of us to access belonging, to be in our dignity, and to be safe in community.” ? adrienne maree brown By Alesha Washington As I reach my three-month mark with […]
Application Launch: August 24 Applications due: October 11, 2022, 11:59 PM Notification of Selected and Non-Selected Applicants: February 2023 We are excited to announce that the Seattle Foundation and Communities of Opportunity (COO) Systems and Policy Change (SPC) Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open! This funding opportunity closes on Tuesday, October 11 at 11:59 […]
By Kris Hermanns Today, Seattle Foundation and our partners are elated to announce the first round of funding for the Fund for Inclusive Recovery. Twenty-one organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals – those with intimate knowledge of the obstacles their communities face –will receive a total of $12.6 million. The […]
Announcing the Fund for Inclusive Recovery’s First Grantees By Kris Hermanns Today, Seattle Foundation and our partners are elated to announce the first round of funding for the Fund for Inclusive Recovery. Twenty-one organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals – those with intimate knowledge of the obstacles their communities face […]
Washington’s expertise and commitment will advance Seattle Foundation’s mission — unleashing our collective potential to create stronger, more vibrant community for all. By Dr. Ed Taylor (Chair) and Ed Thomas (Search Committee Chair) After an extensive, nationwide search for our next President and CEO, we’re thrilled to welcome Alesha Washington to Seattle Foundation. Alesha brings a […]
Moodie brings a wealth of community building, neighborhood activism and small business acumen. Seattle Foundation is thrilled to welcome Donna Moodie to its Board of Trustees. Moodie currently serves as Executive Director of Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and Community Roots Housing Executive Vice President. Moodie is also a well-known restauranteur whose restaurant, Marjorie, opened in 2003. […]
Seattle Foundation grants $425,000 to address unexpected, emerging challenges in our region. Seattle Foundation is proudly announcing $425,000 in grants to 23 community-based organizations through our 2021 Resilience Fund. Selected organizations will use the funding to provide critical resources to communities that are negatively impacted by federal policy decisions, the national political climate, and anti-Black […]
By Jonathan Cunningham Audre Lorde once said, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” I can’t help but reflect on what this civil rights activist and American writer meant by these words, that rest is not a luxury, but instead, is crucial for sustainability in […]
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. Creative Equity Fund was launched in 2018 as a funder collaborative and is made possible thanks to […]
The Fund for Inclusive Recovery will take actionable steps toward an inclusive recovery from COVID-19. Seattle, WA – A coalition of funders is announcing a new, pooled fund that will drive investments to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-led and -rooted organizations, coalitions, and movements as a pathway for inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 […]