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 investment strategy for Casey Family Programs endowment. 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Honoring Pillars of this Community

“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 […]

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 –will receive a total of $12.6 million. The […]

Seattle Foundation Welcomes Alesha Washington as New President and CEO

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 […]

Seattle Foundation welcomes Donna Moodie to its Board of Trustees

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. […]