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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The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

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N2N Spotlight: Muslimah’s Against Abuse Center

March 05, 2021

Cultivating safer spaces for Muslim girls and women.

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Seattle Foundation and King County Elections Partner for Fifth Year to Launch 2021-2022 Voter Education Fund Grant Cycle

March 01, 2021

Seattle Foundation partners with King County Elections to increase voter participation in historically excluded communities. Deadline to apply for funding is April 2, 2021.

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Leaning into the Power of Black Leadership: A Call to Support King County’s Black-Led Organizations

February 22, 2021

Seattle Foundation honors Black History Month by celebrating Black-led Organizations and their ability to uplift community. We invite others in our community to join us – not just during Black History Month, but all year long.

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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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