Neighbor to Neighbor Spotlight Summer 2022: Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education

Centering the power of community is critical when providing safe and culturally responsive spaces for Black youth. Bringing community voice back to the education of Black students is one way to help close the racial disparity seen in classrooms. By Aileen Balahadia, N2N Program Consultant When Dr. Debra Sullivan talks about supporting Black childhood education, […]

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 […]

In Conversation, In Community: The Black-led Joy and Wellness Fund

In this instance of our In Conversation, In Community series, we engaged with three community leaders who have received one of the first rounds of grants from the Black-led Joy and Wellness Fund. By Jonathan Cunningham, Senior Program Officer Seattle Foundation hosts a quarterly In Conversation, In Community event designed to provide a space where […]

Celebrating Black Philanthropists

Black Philanthropy Month is an opportunity to amplify the different ways in which members of the Black community have invested their time, talent, treasure, ties and testimonies to meet the needs of their community. By Cedric Davis, Philanthropic Advisor In August 2021, Black philanthropic leaders formally launched Black Philanthropy Month in Washington state. Dr. Jackie […]

N2N Spotlight Spring 2022: New Connections of South King County

A fresh start for justice-involved youth, adults, and families. By: Aileen Balahadia, N2N Program Consultant New Connections has a 20-year history of serving the Kent and the South King County communities. Their mission is to connect justice-involved youth, adults, and families for a fresh start with education and resources. Justice-involved youth are those who have […]

Our Commitment to Black-led Organizations and Businesses in King County

Marking the One-year Anniversary of REPAIR (Racially Equitable Philanthropy Aimed at Initiating Reparations) By Jonathan Cunningham This month, Seattle Foundation marks the one-year anniversary of the Racially Equitable Philanthropy Aimed at Initiating Reparations (REPAIR) framework. Launched the week of Juneteenth in 2021, this framework is a large-scale, long-term effort to invest or direct necessary resources […]

Organizations Working to Decrease Gun Violence

Following the horrific tragedies in Uvalde and Buffalo, we turn to local and national organizations working to reduce gun violence. As we reel from the devastating school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 19 students and two teachers, it is more important than ever for communities to take […]

Announcing the Fund for Inclusive Recovery’s First Grantees

By Kris Hermanns Today, Seattle Foundation and our partners are elated to announce the first round of funding for the Fund for Inclusive Recovery. Twenty-one organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals – those with intimate knowledge of the obstacles their communities face –will receive a total of $12.6 million. The […]

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 […]