Our Commitment to the Black Community in Action

An update on Racially Equitable Philanthropy Aimed at Initiating Reparations (REPAIR) and our $25 million commitment to the Black community of the Greater Seattle Region. By Jonathan Cunningham,Senior Program Officer Canadian-based philosopher, entrepreneur, and author Matshona Dhliwayo once said, “You become strong by lifting others up, not pulling them down.” Seattle Foundation is on a […]

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 […]

Every Dollar – and Effort – Compounded

In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting three Black trailblazers who continue to make significant strides in Seattle. Voices are hushed. Steady music comes from the altar. And the worship leaders remind their congregation of the importance of contributing anything they can. The donations range from a $1 to $1,000. No amount is too […]

Taking “Many Roads” to Stronger Communities

A New Booklet Celebrates 30 Years of Neighbor to Neighbor. By Aileen Balahadia I have had the honor of partnering with countless community organizations through my work with Seattle Foundation’s grantmaking program Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N). For 30 years, N2N has advanced racial equity by investing in the power of community in Seattle-area neighborhoods. Today, […]

Spring 2018 Resilience Fund Grantees

Seattle Foundation announces $327,000 in Resilience Fund grants to support vulnerable communities Seattle Foundation has awarded grants to 22 organizations through our Resilience Fund to protect and advance the safety, security, constitutional and human rights of our region’s most vulnerable community members. This first round of funding in 2018 is infusing $327,000 in community organizations that are committed […]

Resilience Fund Grantees

Seattle Foundation announces $565,000 in Resilience Fund grants to support marginalized communities. A second round of funding opens September 29 Seattle Foundation is awarding grants to 33 organizations under our Resilience Fund to safeguard and advance the safety, security, constitutional or human rights of our region’s vulnerable community members. This first round of funding is infusing $565,000 […]

Puget Sound-area philanthropy, government, and business come together to establish COVID-19 Response Fund

Partnership includes Seattle Foundation, United Way of King County, King County, City of Seattle, Alaska Airlines, Amazon, Microsoft, and The Starbucks Foundation SEATTLE, WA — A coalition of philanthropy, government, and business partners has joined together to create a COVID-19 Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the region’s […]

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 […]

An Update for Our Community

To advance racial equity and maximize community impact, the Foundation’s grantmaking policies have been revised to address the inequities in our region. For 75 years, Seattle Foundation has played an active role in our community as a bridge builder, civic leader, and partner to thousands of community nonprofits and philanthropists. The Foundation remains focused on […]

An Update for Our Community

This update seeks to provide the latest information about our ongoing work to review our current grantmaking policies, and consider ways we can ensure these policies align with our collective commitment to address the widening disparities in our region. Following a historically challenging year of crisis, we are grateful to everyone who joined in bringing […]