You are a philanthropist

Philanthropy literally means “love of humanity.” Seattle Foundation provides the expertise, relationships and research to help you turn your heartfelt concern for economic, social and environmental challenges into impactful giving strategies. We offer a number of ways for you to support the issues and organizations that matter most to you.

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How we work with you

Working together, we identify your values and interests, evaluate your philanthropic budget and discuss your goals for involving successive generations. Using our expertise and deep knowledge of the community, we devise a giving plan that is personally rewarding, targeted and measurable.

Lifetime Philanthropy

Giving to a cause you believe in brings tremendous satisfaction and the reward of knowing you are making an impact in areas of critical community need. Start "giving while you are living" and make a personal commitment to your area of interest by opening a fund now and creating a strategic plan for the future.

Legacy Philanthropy

Creating a giving plan with your family—siblings, extended family or across generations—builds consensus around shared values and ignites a tradition of giving. Engage your family in developing a giving plan, choosing nonprofits and establishing your legacy.

Organizational Philanthropy

Effective organizational philanthropy can make tangible impact in the community. Learn how we can help your business transform from unfocused check writing to strategic philanthropy aligned with your corporate goals.

Specialized Services

Our specialized services include four unique opportunities for philanthropic investment: Global Giving, Impact Investing, Scholarship Funds and Supporting Organization. These personalized options allow philanthropists to select – and pay for – the level of service they need, based on their philanthropic goals and strategies.

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Impact

The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

N2N Spotlight: Matumaini Counseling and Community Center

N2N Spotlight: Matumaini Counseling and Community Center

December 21, 2018

Matumaini provides culturally appropriate mental health education and counseling in the African American community.

Photographers John & Lisa Merrill at an exhibit of their images

A Life Behind the Lens

December 20, 2018

Lisa and John Merrill shine a light on the work of nonprofits with compelling photographs.

Matching job needs with local talent

Matching Job Needs with Local Talent

December 18, 2018

The ‘Opportunity Mirage’ report shows that our region needs to develop more homegrown workers to access job here. Seattle Region Partnership is helping close the gap between the demand for workers and the educational pathways needed to meet them.

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Tell us about yourself and how you’d like to invest in your community. A Seattle Foundation philanthropic advisor will be in touch shortly.

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