Vibrant Democracy

Strengthening the voice and participation of underrepresented communities.

Seattle World School

Creating a more equitable future in Greater Seattle. 

Seattle Foundation created the Center for Community Partnerships to advance collaborative, systemic change to achieve greater economic and racial equity in the region. The Vibrant Democracy Initiative is our newest Center initiative, with the goal of strengthening the voice and participation of underrepresented communities to allow for more equitable systems change.

Engaging communities in change efforts around issues that directly affect them leads to more effective results and improved sustainability of long-term, positive change. Our ability to create a more equitable future in Greater Seattle requires skilled and informed community partners and without them, representative and truly democratic processes will not be possible.

Our first effort is a partnership with King County Elections to support voter education and culturally relevant technical assistance within limited-English speaking communities. We are working with 22 community-based organizations whose expertise and deep community ties can effectively drive the participation of under-represented communities in the broader democratic process.

Additional funding opportunities will be offered. To learn more, contact Aaron Robertson at

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