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:

 

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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

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Fueling Learning Through Impact Investing: 2020 Successes of the Early Learning Facilities Fund

April 20, 2021

Now more than ever, our community needs high-quality early childhood education that strengthens the stability and resilience of children, families, and our community. Learn how impact investing has fueled the creation of jobs and early learning spaces over the past year and what’s ahead for this work.

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An Update for Our Community

April 16, 2021

This update seeks to provide the latest information about our ongoing work to review our current grantmaking policies, and consider ways we can ensure these policies align with our collective commitment to address the widening disparities in our region.

Amy Banovich Joins Seattle Foundation’s Board of Trustees

Amy Banovich Joins Seattle Foundation's Board of Trustees

April 16, 2021

The Managing Partner of KPMG’s Seattle Office currently serves on the Board’s Audit Committee.

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