Transforming Our Region

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 […]

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. […]

2021 Resilience Fund Grants Announced

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 […]

Second Creative Equity Fund Cohort Announced

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 […]

New Initiative Will Drive Investments to Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color in the Greater Seattle Region

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 […]

Announcing new Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) pool for Seattle Foundation philanthropists

Seattle Foundation announces a restructured Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Pool, managed by OpenInvest, which aligns with the three pillars of Seattle Foundation’s Blueprint for Impact: A Just Democracy, Equitable Economy, Resilient Environment. By Allison Parker, managing director, philanthropy strategies, and Alyssa Farber, interimChief Financial Operating Officer We’re excited to announce a restructured Socially Responsible Investment […]

Announcing 2019 Resilience Fund Grantees

Seattle Foundation grants $550,000 to support the protections and resilience of marginalized residents in King County Seattle Foundation recently made $550,000 in grants to 31 community-based organizations through our Resilience Fund. The 2019 round of investments support King County-based organizations directly impacted by changes in federal policies, and the negative effects stemming from the current […]

Winter Resilience Fund Grantees

Seattle Foundation invests $365,000 in grants to support vulnerable communities Seattle Foundation has awarded a total of $365,000 in grants to 23 organizations through our Resilience Fund to protect and advance the safety, security, legal and human rights of our region’s most vulnerable communities. As with earlier cycles of this funding, many organizations applied for grants to […]