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

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Transforming Our Region

April 13, 2022

Announcing the Fund for Inclusive Recovery’s First Grantees

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N2N Spotlight Winter 2022: Inside White Center and the UpNUp

April 05, 2022

Our words, our way: A look at two community-based podcasts recently funded by N2N.

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Seattle Foundation welcomes Donna Moodie to its Board of Trustees

March 15, 2022

Moodie brings a wealth of community building, neighborhood activism and small business acumen.

Seattle Foundation staff members Cedric Davis (L) and Jonathan Cunningham (R) pose with LaNesha DeBardelaben of the Northwest African American Museum and Martin Luther King III to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s visit to Seattle

Our Commitment to the Black Community in Action

February 28, 2022

An update on Racially Equitable Philanthropy Aimed at Initiating Reparations (REPAIR) and our $25 million commitment to the Black community of the Greater Seattle Region.

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2021 Resilience Fund Grants Announced

February 16, 2022

Seattle Foundation grants $425,000 to address unexpected, emerging challenges in our region.

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Every Dollar – and Effort – Compounded

February 08, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting three Black trailblazers who continue to make significant strides in Seattle.

Seattle Foundation in the News

  • Seattle Foundation grants $12.6 million to BIPOC-led organizations

    April 19, 2022

    KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM

    The Seattle Foundation has awarded $12.6 million through its Fund for Inclusive Recovery to 21 organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color individuals in an effort to immediately impact the greater Seattle region.

  • Seattle Foundation names new CEO after nationwide search

    March 30, 2022

    Puget Sound Business Journal

    Seattle Foundation has named a new CEO and president, concluding a nationwide search that started last summer.

  • Benefit concert on April 4 to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees

    March 24, 2022

    King 5

    Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, King County Executive Dow Constantine and 36 mayors from across King County will host the “Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide” to raise money to help Ukrainian refugees in Europe as well as Ukrainian and other refugees in King County. Funds raised by the concert will benefit the Seattle Refugee Fund, hosted by Seattle Foundation.