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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New Rules

July 15, 2020

How do the SECURE Act and the CARES Act affect your charitable giving?

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Recoverable Grants

July 15, 2020

Seattle Foundation is offering a new tool for making impact investments through a partnership with Realize Impact.

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Equity in Mental Health

July 10, 2020

COVID-19 Response Fund helps organizations meet the spike in demand for accessible, culturally relevant services.