Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal member Diana White joins the Board of Trustees with an equity focus; Joseph Boateng leads Seattle Foundation’s investment committee.
By Vanesa Gutierrez // Seattle Foundation and King County Elections are partnering again to increase engagement and voter participation in underserved communities through the Voter Education Fund.
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.
It is with deep appreciation, sorrow, and excitement that we share the news that Allison Parker, our Managing Director of Philanthropy Strategies, is stepping down and moving on from Seattle Foundation. Her last day is November 18.
Those who work with donors must be ever mindful that their hearts don’t take a day off. Still, the head has a critical role to play in bringing tax and financial considerations to bear so that charitable benefit can be maximized. By Bill Zook, Senior Advisor, Gift Planning To paraphrase the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther […]
SeaTac/Tukwila communities are creating a region where residents work together so everyone thrives; N2N’s expansion aims to bolster their efforts with support and new investments. For more than 30 years, Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) has advanced racial equity by investing in the power of place and community. This commitment continues with the addition of our […]
Annual Investment Briefing Monday, November 7, 2022, 3:00 – 4:15 pm Join us to learn more about Seattle Foundation’s investment strategy as well as overall market trends. Representatives from Crewcial Partners, Seattle Foundation Investment Committee and our management team will discuss how our investment strategy ensures the judicious stewardship of our community’s philanthropic assets. This […]
By Vanesa Gutierrez, with Shaylan Dolmo, Etelbina Houser, and Antonio Flores Quin Every year, many people across the United States with cultural ties to Latin America kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating their country’s independence from Spanish rule. Latin America, however, is more than its ties to Spanish colonization. “Podemos reconocer la historia violenta como […]
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, […]
“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 […]
Application Launch: August 24 Applications due: October 11, 2022, 11:59 PM Notification of Selected and Non-Selected Applicants: February 2023 We are excited to announce that the Seattle Foundation and Communities of Opportunity (COO) Systems and Policy Change (SPC) Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open! This funding opportunity closes on Tuesday, October 11 at 11:59 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Black-led Joy and Wellness Fund Wednesday, July 27, 1 – 2:00 p.m. The “In Conversation, In Community” series is designed to provide a space where non-profit organizations and philanthropists can be in conversation together. On July 27, we will be joined by community leaders who have received one of the first rounds of grants from […]
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 […]
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 […]
Uplifting Mental Health Challenges and Resources in AA-NHPI Communities By Seattle Foundation’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Collective Seattle Foundation envisions a thriving region of shared prosperity, belonging, and justice, where all individuals and communities have equitable access and outcomes. Through our Blueprint for Impact, we recognize and address the longstanding racial and […]
The Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Pool, managed by Aperio, 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 Guillermo Andalon, investments and fund accountant We have consistently heard from philanthropists that they want their donor advised funds invested […]
Donors can increase their giving by strategizing around federal discount rates. By Bill Zook, Senior Advisor, Gift Planning High or low, rising or falling, interest rates in the broader economy can have either a direct or an indirect impact on various charitable giving arrangements. In some cases, the impact can be sizeable, while in others […]