Effective Collaboration

Why foundations and philanthropists are coming together to address COVID-19 By Lauren Domino, Director, Donor Stewardship & Engagement “How can my gift have the greatest impact?” I hear this question a lot in my role as an advisor to philanthropists. Often effectiveness means putting your trust in expert intermediaries and joining collective efforts for change. […]

New Affordable Housing Fund Attracts Major Investment from Microsoft

Seattle Foundation launches a new fund to boost affordable housing in our region. by Kris Hermanns, Chief Impact Officer, Seattle Foundation There is no denying that we are facing a growing affordable housing crisis in the Puget Sound region. The depth of this crisis is threatening the fundamental health of our community, and the lives […]

A New Kind of Community Investment

Seattle Foundation joins an innovative guarantee pool that increases access to capital. By Kris Hermanns, Chief Impact Officer Throughout our community and our country, too many people struggle to access the capital they need to make their dreams come true. In the United States, we are fortunate to have a sector of lenders, like credit […]

Efforts Invest over $1.5 Million to Support Hard to Count Communities in Washington State

Following Supreme Court announcement temporarily blocking citizenship question, philanthropy, King County and City of Seattle invest to address fears and ensure full and accurate count While the Supreme Court’s ruling today delays a decision on the inclusion of a citizenship question in United States Census 2020, two coalitions involving foundations and local government are announcing […]

COO Grant Supports Domestic Workers’ Rights

Casa Latina leads coalition to pass first-of-a-kind law in the country Guest post By Amanda Mancenido, Communities of Opportunity Note: Started in 2014 as a partnership between King County and the Seattle Foundation, Communities of Opportunity (COO) has grown to more than 150 organizations partnering to create greater racial, economic and health equity that enables […]

Responding to the Opioid Crisis

Event with Neighborcare Health shows how Medication Assisted Treatment is saving lives By Cedric Davis, Senior Philanthropic Advisor Seattle Foundation and Neighborcare Health hosted an education session, Responding to the Opioid Crisis, to share how Medication Assisted Treatment, combined with wrap-around care, is saving lives and changing outcomes for those suffering from opioid use disorder. […]

Seattle Lawyer Sings the Praises of Localized Philanthropy.

Paula Boggs translated her love of music into a fund benefiting KEXP radio. Not many can boast a background as wildly varied as that of Paula Boggs. Having attended high school in Germany and Italy, she studied at Johns Hopkins University, where she co-founded the women’s cross-country and track-and-field programs and began training as a […]