Civic Commons

Seattle Foundation’s Civic Commons initiative is a new way of taking action together on our region’s biggest economic and social challenges. Civic Commons builds the infrastructure and collective muscle needed to address the root causes of inequity in Greater Seattle by elevating community voices and uniting different sectors around mutually agreed goals.


Civic Commons consists of two programs: We Belong Here and the Regional Dashboard. We Belong Here builds people-to-people relationships across sectors and communities to expand our region’s sense of belonging and ability to address challenges. The Regional Dashboard defines and tracks objective metrics of well-being to allow existing and new efforts to align toward a shared vision and equitable future.

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The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

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Seattle Foundation and King County Elections Partner for Fifth Year to Launch 2021-2022 Voter Education Fund Grant Cycle

March 01, 2021

Seattle Foundation partners with King County Elections to increase voter participation in historically excluded communities. Deadline to apply for funding is April 2, 2021.

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Leaning into the Power of Black Leadership: A Call to Support King County’s Black-Led Organizations

February 22, 2021

Seattle Foundation honors Black History Month by celebrating Black-led Organizations and their ability to uplift community. We invite others in our community to join us – not just during Black History Month, but all year long.

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Professional Advisors Council (PAC) update

February 16, 2021

The year 2020 brought the retirement of four longtime members of Seattle Foundation’s PAC. A new slate of advisors joined in 2021.