News and Updates

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Seattle Times journalists working in their downtown office

Seattle Times and Seattle Foundation Launch Investigative Journalism Fund

April 11, 2019

New partnership focuses on community journalism

A panel discusses the benefits of Seattle's Waterfront Park

SeaFdn Commits $500K to Equitable Programming in Waterfront Park

March 12, 2019

Laird Norton event highlights park’s economic, environmental and social benefits

CCA yoga class stretches

Winter 2019 N2N Grantees

February 21, 2019

Quarterly Neighbor to Neighbor grants work to build power and influence at the grassroots level

Latest Blogs

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

Tony Mestres headshot

Partnerships Powering Change

April 02, 2019

2018's Bold Investments and Collaborations Further Equity and Ready SeaFdn for Greater Impact in 2019

Soup4Simpson volunteers prepare to serve soup at a fundraiser in honor of Hunter Simpson

Soup Like No Other

April 02, 2019

Soup4Simpson raises money for homeless youth in remembrance of Hunter Simpson, a caring Bellevue High student who continues to inspire

FIGHT hosts a group discussion with author Eric Tang

N2N Spotlight: Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together (FIGHT)

March 18, 2019

FIGHT builds a supportive community for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are or were incarcerated

Seattle Foundation in the News

  • Daring Women: Kris Hermanns

    April 17, 2019

    Seattle Business Magazine

    Kris Hermanns says leaders must learn to make good decisions in an ambiguous world. The Seattle Foundation executive believes it’s important to recognize that ‘individuals and groups may have different truths.’

  • How Seattle plans to count everyone in the next census

    April 01, 2019


    One year until the 2020 Census, Seattle leaders are working to get people counted who historically have not been: immigrants, LGBTQ people, homeless individuals, and people of color, who are often under-counted in censuses. Monday, local officials announced they're giving one million dollars to community groups to do outreach in order to encourage people from those groups to fill out next year's survey.

  • ‘There’s so much at stake’: Seattle-area officials announce $1 million fund ahead of 2020 census

    April 01, 2019

    The Seattle Times

    Seattle, King County and the Seattle Foundation will together award $1 million in funding this summer to community organizations for outreach, Locke said. The tally will help determine how much federal funding the state receives and whether the Seattle area is awarded an additional member of Congress.