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

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Seattle Foundation to invest $1M in the Opportunity Center at Othello Square

November 09, 2020

Opportunity Center at Othello Square is dedicated to opening the door to home ownership for communities that have been historically excluded from its benefits.

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2020 Year-end Giving and Estate Planning Strategies

November 09, 2020

Seattle Foundation’s team is here to help take the stress and confusion out of year-end giving, especially which assets to give and when to make a gift.

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An Update for Our Community

October 31, 2020

We look beyond this moment with a re-commitment to strengthen relationships and build bridges across our community – while centering racial equity.