Equity and opportunity. For all.

Seattle Foundation is committed to creating an inclusive community where all have equitable access to opportunity and the benefits of a healthy community.


This is the heart of Seattle Foundation's vision for a just community.

The science emerges when we use knowledge and data to catalyze funding, convene leaders and communicate to transform this vision into the genuine reality experienced by all those living in Greater Seattle.

We work at the intersection of the public and private sectors to ignite powerful investments and effective partnerships for social change. Understanding that social problems are products of networks of cause and effect at a policy and structural level, we focus on advancing systems change as the most effective way to achieve equity and opportunity.

Guiding our work is our strategic, Healthy Community framework, comprising eight areas of human rights and community life:

 

Healthy Community Framework graphic

CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTHY COMMUNITY FUNDS

Avenues for Impact

Lasting change is achieved when philanthropic investment is combined with smart strategies and meaningful community engagement. Explore three ways Seattle Foundation is working to make our community a better place.

Center for Community Partnerships

The Center for Community Partnerships is the focal point of Seattle Foundation’s work to create equality of opportunity. The Center advances policies and programs aimed at reducing racial, economic and social inequities in Greater Seattle.

Incubating Nonprofits

Seattle Foundation has long served as early investor and incubator for new nonprofit organizations. Learn more about the strategic support provided that helps these early-stage nonprofits and funder collaboratives.

Impact Investing

Leverage the power of the private sector to increase community good. This powerful philanthropic strategy involves investing your funds with the expectation of social and financial returns.

Impact

The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

Martha Kongsgaard and her husband protesting

Powering Change with Philanthropist Martha Kongsgaard

July 19, 2019

Kongsgaard and husband Peter Goldman have been leaders in stewarding our natural world for more than 30 years 

Friends Deysi Olivera, left, and Elisa Antonio, appreciate the 10- week Youth Corps program that increases their understanding of environmental issues and green careers.

#NextGen: Duwamish Valley Youth Corps

July 10, 2019

A mural project helps young people learn about environmentalism

Guests toast at Belonging Event

How to Belong in Seattle

June 24, 2019

Our 'We Belong Here' staff and other experts share insights on connection

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