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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Impact

The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

Artists Inye Wokoma & Sharita Towne

Celebrating Black History Month with Wa Na Wari

February 14, 2020

Seattle Foundation Headquarters features artists from community organization, Wa Na Wari

seattle skyline

New Affordable Housing Fund Attracts Major Investment from Microsoft

January 15, 2020

Seattle Foundation launches a new fund to boost affordable housing in our region.

climate justice affects us the most

Our Year in Climate Justice

December 18, 2019

A look at our work to advance solutions and engage philanthropists in 2019