N2N Spotlight: Haida Roots

Reclaiming Indigenous culture and language for youth. By Aileen Balahadia, Neighbor to Neighbor Program Consultant, and Elaine Chu, Senior Philanthropic Advisor It was a site visit like no other. That was the thought running through the minds of Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) advisory members who listened to Sondra Segundo, the founder of Haida Roots. She […]

In Pursuit of Climate Justice

A look back at a year of major accomplishments in the face of big challenges. By Dionne Foster, Senior Program Officer, and Elizabeth List, Senior Philanthropic Advisor One day early last June, a group of journalists of color from newsrooms around the country gathered for the first time—on a Zoom call, naturally. The gathering marked […]

Equity at the Center of Disaster Response

The COVID-19 Response Fund meets the evolving needs of an unprecedented crisis. Surge. Social distancing. Quarantine. PPE. Racial disparities. Masks. Police brutality. Racial justice. These are just some of the words that have become commonplace since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Seattle was the first metropolitan area in in the U.S. with recorded COVID […]

Increasing Investment in Black-led Organizations

Why standing up for racial justice means supporting Black civic leadership and participation. By Diana Paredes, Senior Learning Manager, and Jonathan Cunningham, Senior Program Officer It has been a difficult year to say the least. If there’s one positive amid so many 2020 challenges, it’s that many Americans of all races are finally grappling with […]

Making Childcare Possible for All Families

The COVID-19 Response Fund supports childcare solutions for our region’s most vulnerable families. By Sally Gillis, Managing Director, Strategic Impact and Partnerships As parents face another uncertain school year, reliable childcare is needed more than ever. Childcare providers, who survived on thin margins before the pandemic, are now facing unprecedented challenges: decreased attendance because of […]

Re-Envisioning Health & Well-Being

Be part of a national effort to shape the future of health Author: Ceil Erickson, Director, Nonprofit Relations Seattle Foundation encourages everyone in the Puget Sound region to be part of a nationwide effort to design a bold, new future for health. Participation is easy and involves watching two videos and taking a brief survey. […]

Investing in Black-led Organizations

A new report presents key information gathered from Black-led organizations in King County. By Diana Paredes, Senior Learning Manager, and Jonathan Cunningham, Senior Program Officer In collaboration with Byrd Barr Place and Cardea Services, Seattle Foundation recently completed a report titled “The Case for Investing in King County’s Black-Led Organizations.” Between August 2019 and May […]

Investing in Black male students’ success

Supporting Seattle Public Schools’ efforts to dismantle a racist system By Sally Gillis, Managing Director, Strategic Impact and Partnerships For too long, racist education structures and systems in our city and country have stymied the success of Black students. The barriers to academic achievement are particularly high for young Black male students, who are disproportionately […]

Equity in Mental Health

COVID-19 Response Fund helps organizations meet the spike in demand for accessible, culturally relevant services. By Sally Gillis, Managing Director, Strategic Impact and Partnerships “Mental health resources for people of color are overlooked, especially equitable access for girls and women,” says Jamila Coleman, founder and executive director of You Grow Girl!, a nonprofit that supports […]