Supporting Black Home Initiative Constellation

By Michael Brown Homeownership is one of the main ways that families in the US build generational wealth and achieve financial security. But due to our country’s long history of discriminatory housing practices, housing stability has been hard to come by for households that are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. The homeownership gap is […]

Cultura Cura / Culture Cures: Neigbor to Neighbor (N2N) Fall 2022 Spotlight

By Aileen Balahadia // Fall’s round of N2N grantees demonstrate how Cultura Cura or “culture cures.” N2N has a long history of partnering with Black, Indigenous and people of color, along with immigrants, refugees and youth building community and transforming their neighborhoods.

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 […]

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 […]

Josephine Wong named Seattle Foundation’s Chief Financial Operating Officer

The systems innovator, strategic thinker, and people-focused leader joins the Foundation during a critical time of growth, bringing a decorated career in finance, operations, technology, and affordable housing. Seattle, WA – This May, Seattle Foundation will welcome Josephine Wong as its Chief Financial Operating Officer (CFOO). In her new role and as a member of […]

New Managing Directors to Propel Seattle Foundation’s Equity-Focused Mission Forward

Rebecca Chan to lead Operations & Impact for Programs and LaMonte Guillory will lead Marketing & Communications at Seattle Foundation. Seattle, WA—Seattle Foundation is strategically growing its Management Team by adding two new leaders who will help drive the organization’s philanthropic initiatives and transformative impact across the Greater Seattle region. Rebecca Chan recently began her […]

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 […]

Philanthropy, Seahawks, Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy and State Officials Team Up to Support New Digital Equity Initiative

Hosted by the All In WA relief effort, the initiative aims to close gaps in digital access as schools return to session. WASHINGTON – Today, the Seattle Seahawks, Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy, alongside a group of philanthropic organizations, state agencies, and representatives of Indigenous communities, responded to the urgent needs of children and families struggling […]

Seattle Foundation joins All In WA coalition to support vulnerable communities throughout Washington state

Local philanthropy campaign, All In Seattle, inspires statewide effort and continues to galvanize local giving in new partnership with Seattle Foundation SEATTLE, Wash. – Today Seattle Foundation proudly joins the All In WA coalition supporting statewide relief for communities most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also announces a new partnership with All In Seattle, […]