This is the heart of Seattle Foundation's vision for a just community.

The science emerges when we use knowledge and data to catalyze funding, convene leaders and communicate to transform this vision into the genuine reality experienced by all those living in Greater Seattle.

We work at the intersection of the public and private sectors to ignite powerful investments and effective partnerships for social change. Understanding that social problems are products of networks of cause and effect at a policy and structural level, we focus on advancing systems change as the most effective way to achieve equity and opportunity.

Guiding our work is our strategic, Healthy Community framework, comprising eight areas of human rights and community life:

 

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CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTHY COMMUNITY FUNDS

Avenues for Impact

Lasting change is achieved when philanthropic investment is combined with smart strategies and meaningful community engagement. Explore three ways Seattle Foundation is working to make our community a better place.

Center for Community Partnerships

The Center for Community Partnerships is the focal point of Seattle Foundation’s work to create equality of opportunity. The Center advances policies and programs aimed at reducing racial, economic and social inequities in Greater Seattle.

Incubating Nonprofits

Seattle Foundation has long served as early investor and incubator for new nonprofit organizations. Learn more about the strategic support provided that helps these early-stage nonprofits and funder collaboratives.

Impact Investing

Leverage the power of the private sector to increase community good. This powerful philanthropic strategy involves investing your funds with the expectation of social and financial returns.

Impact

The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

Students at an environmental class show off pictures of salmon species

An Earth Day Conversation with Denis Hayes

April 18, 2019

President & CEO of the Bullitt Foundation shares what factors drive his giving strategy

Boy holds crying baby as workers wash garmets in a river

How $8 T-shirts Fuel Modern Slavery

April 05, 2019

A Seattle Foundation philanthropist shares how companies can protect people from forced labor while running ethical businesses

Jenny Durkan, Tony Mestres and Dow Constantine sign an agreement launching the Regional Census Fund

Seattle Foundation Creates $1 Million Regional Census Fund

April 03, 2019

City of Seattle and King County invest to support outreach to underrepresented communities with the goal of a complete count

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