News and Updates

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Seattle Foundation Welcomes Alesha Washington as New President and CEO

March 30, 2022

Washington's expertise and commitment will advance Seattle Foundation’s mission—unleashing our collective potential to create stronger, more vibrant community for all.

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Funding Black Joy and Self-Care

January 24, 2022

Seattle Foundation’s Black-led Joy & Wellness Fund grants $540,000 to 29 King County Organizations.

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North Star to Guide Investment in Community-led Organizations and Systems Change

July 13, 2021

The Blueprint for Impact is Seattle Foundation's new “North Star” outlining how philanthropy can play a unique role in supporting and deeply investing in community-led organizations to create systems change.

Latest Blogs


In Conversation, In Community: The Black-led Joy and Wellness Fund

August 17, 2022

In this instance of our In Conversation, In Community series, we engaged with three community leaders who have received one of the first rounds of grants from the Black-led Joy and Wellness Fund.


Celebrating Black Philanthropists

August 03, 2022

Black Philanthropy Month is an opportunity to amplify the different ways in which members of the Black community have invested their time, talent, treasure, ties and testimonies to meet the needs of their community.


N2N Spotlight Spring 2022: New Connections of South King County

June 29, 2022

A fresh start for justice-involved youth, adults, and families.

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Our Commitment to Black-led Organizations and Businesses in King County

June 22, 2022

Marking the One-year Anniversary of REPAIR (Racially Equitable Philanthropy Aimed at Initiating Reparations)

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Organizations Working to Decrease Gun Violence

June 01, 2022

Following the horrific tragedies in Uvalde and Buffalo, we turn to local and national organizations working to reduce gun violence.


Healing and Celebrating

May 25, 2022

Uplifting Mental Health Challenges and Resources in AA-NHPI Communities

Seattle Foundation in the News

  • Evergreen Impact Housing Fund Contributes to Nearly 750 Affordable Homes

    June 30, 2022

    The Urbanist

    Financing affordable housing is not an easy endeavor, and many projects end up with funding gaps that impede them from moving forward. Enter the Evergreen Impact Housing Fund (EIHF), a social impact investment fund managed by the Seattle Foundation that delivers last dollar funding to affordable housing projects.

  • The Emergence of Black Funds

    June 21, 2022

    Nonprofit Quarterly

    At this year’s Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE), one of the showcased concepts was the emergence of Black Funds. Seattle Foundation's REPAIR framework leads in its efforts to invest and direct necessary resources to Black-led Organizations.

  • Large-scale affordable housing development breaks ground in Renton

    June 20, 2022

    Kent Reporter

    The Watershed project will offer 145 units of affordable housing for over 350 people