Voter Education Fund Invests Nearly $1 Million in Historically Excluded Communities

Seattle Foundation and King County Elections (KCE) announce the recipients of $990,000 in grants for voter engagement and education work in historically excluded and underrepresented communities. A total of 30 organizations were selected out of 62 applicants for the Voter Education Fund’s next two-year cycle. In its fifth year, the Voter Education Fund, a partnership […]

2021-2022 Voter Education Fund Grant Cycle

Seattle Foundation and King County Elections Partner for Fifth Year to Launch 2021-2022 Voter Education Fund Grant Cycle Seattle Foundation partners with King County Elections to increase voter participation in historically excluded communities. Deadline to apply for funding is April 2, 2021. Seattle Foundation and King County Elections are partnering for a fifth year on […]

Casa Surya Healings

Empowering the Latinx community through cultural and ancestral healing By: Aileen Balahadia, N2N Program Consultant and Elaine Chu, Senior Philanthropic Advisor Xochitl Garcia knows firsthand the impact that stress and illness have on health and wellbeing, especially for members of her Latinx community. Years ago, Xochitl, whose name comes from the Aztec word for “flower,” […]

Using Data to Fill the Greatest Needs for PPE

Seattle Foundation Philanthropists Rich Tong and Trang Le leveraged their technology backgrounds to help state and local leaders make important purchasing decisions for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other vital pandemic resources. Rich Tong and Trang Le were new members of Seattle Foundation’s family when COVID-19 struck. With a desire to help, the husband-and-wife team […]

Amy Banovich Joins Seattle Foundation’s Board of Trustees

The Managing Partner of KPMG’s Seattle Office currently serves on the Board’s Audit Committee. Seattle Foundation is excited to announce that Amy Banovich, Managing Partner of KPMG’s Seattle office, recently joined our Board of Trustees. Banovich is responsible for leading KPMG’s market strategy, managing and inspiring more than 500 team members, delivering outstanding client care, […]

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 […]

N2N Spotlight: Muslimah’s Against Abuse Center

Cultivating safer spaces for Muslim girls and women. By Aileen Balahadia, Neighbor to Neighbor Program Consultant, and Elaine Chu, Senior Philanthropic Advisor Rahmo Rashid recalls the first time she was asked to support young Muslim girls in her African community. Her instincts told her they needed to meet in a group, face to face, and […]

Seattle Foundation and King County Elections Partner for Fifth Year to Launch 2021-2022 Voter Education Fund Grant Cycle

Seattle Foundation partners with King County Elections to increase voter participation in historically excluded communities. Deadline to apply for funding is April 2, 2021. Seattle Foundation and King County Elections are partnering for a fifth year on the Voter Education Fund. The partners have collectively committed $950,000 in grants over the next two years to […]

Leaning into the Power of Black Leadership: A Call to Support King County’s Black-Led Organizations

Seattle Foundation honors Black History Month by celebrating Black-led Organizations and their ability to uplift community. We invite others in our community to join us – not just during Black History Month, but all year long. By Senior Program Officer Jonathan Cunningham and Senior Philanthropic Advisor Cedric Davis Today marks the one-year anniversary of the […]

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 […]