Bolstering Black Philanthropy in August and Beyond

A question—more so, a charge, from Seattle Foundation Chief Engagement Officer Stephanie Bray was shared at the last ‘In Conversation, In Community’ event. “Now that we know, what are we going to do?” Her question came after a poignant discussion about why donors should provide funding to Black-led and rooted organizations. The panel of leaders […]

Fueling Learning Through Impact Investing: 2020 Successes of the Early Learning Facilities Fund

Now more than ever, our community needs high-quality early childhood education that strengthens the stability and resilience of children, families, and our community. Learn how impact investing has fueled the creation of jobs and early learning spaces over the past year and what’s ahead for this work. By Stephen Robinson, Senior Philanthropic Advisor In early […]

Seattle Foundation Statement on Murders in Georgia and Persistent Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Violence

Seattle Foundation joins millions in condemning anti-Asian hate crimes and violence, and mourning tragic loss of life in Georgia. Our region and our country have witnessed violent, hateful, and deeply alarming acts against the Asian American community. Here in the Seattle region, where Asian Americans make up roughly 18% of King County’s population, members of […]

Tax Updates for 2021 Giving

Legislation enacted at the end of 2020 to provide additional COVID-19 relief has implications for charitable gifts made in 2021. By Bill Zook, senior advisor, gift planning, and Allison Parker, managing director, philanthropy strategies Legislation enacted in the closing days of 2020 to provide additional COVID-19 relief and fund the federal government for the better […]

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 […]

Seattle Foundation to invest $1M in the Opportunity Center at Othello Square

Opportunity Center at Othello Square is dedicated to opening the door to home ownership for communities that have been historically excluded from its benefits. By Kris Hermanns, chief impact officer, and Allison Parker, managing director, philanthropy strategies The Opportunity Center at Othello Square is dedicated to opening the door to home ownership for communities that […]

2020 Year-end Giving and Estate Planning Strategies

Seattle Foundation’s team is here to help take the stress and confusion out of year-end giving, especially which assets to give and when to make a gift. By Allison Parker, managing director, philanthropy strategies The season of generosity is upon us. Seattle Foundation’s team is here to help take the stress and confusion out of […]

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 […]