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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Increasing Investment in Black-led Organizations

September 28, 2020

Why standing up for racial justice means supporting Black civic leadership and participation.

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Counting Down to Completion

September 18, 2020

As the 2020 Census deadline approaches, Washington state has one of the highest response rates—but not everyone has been counted.

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Supporting Communities Affected by Wildfires

September 16, 2020

We’ve compiled a list of trusted organizations working to help communities impacted by the wildfires in Washington, Oregon, and California.