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:

Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Education, Economic Opportunity, Environment, Global Giving, Health & Wellness and Vibrant Communities.

 

Healthy Community Framework 2016

 

Within each element, Seattle Foundation’s team has identified targeted strategies where philanthropic investment can have measurable impact.

Environment Health & Wellness Education Economy Vibrant Communities Global Giving Arts & Culture Basic Needs

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.

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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.

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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.

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Impact

The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

Patient Sor Sre Nichuf's broken leg was repaired by Dr. Lewis Zirkle

Powering Change: Dr. Lewis Zirkle

January 18, 2018

Philanthropist Lewis Zirkle heals the bones of patients in developing countries with life-changing surgery 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. surrounded by supporters during the March on Washington.

Martin Luther King Day 2018

January 11, 2018

50 years after Dr. King’s death, the need for greater racial equity and economic opportunity is still pressing

Participants enjoy social time, conversation and a healthy meal through ICHS’ community kitchen events

Health and Wellness: A Whole Person Approach

January 10, 2018

Our Heart & Science magazine highlights International Community Health Services' work to address the social determinants that create better health outcomes

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