News and Updates

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A Legacy of Civic Leadership, President and CEO Tony Mestres to Depart Seattle Foundation in May 2021

March 02, 2021

Board of Trustees has started permanent CEO search to serve Seattle Foundation’s mission, and David Bley has been named Interim CEO.

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Seattle Foundation Awarded $1 Million from Facebook as part of Commitment to Support Black Business, Creators, and Nonprofits

December 11, 2020

Facebook Grant to Seattle Foundation to help build the capacity and resilience of Black communities in the Greater Seattle Region.

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Community-led Response toward an Equitable, Inclusive Recovery

December 03, 2020

Fund for Inclusive Recovery builds on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, moving from immediate response to inclusive recovery.

Latest Blogs

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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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Professional Advisors Council (PAC) update

February 16, 2021

The year 2020 brought the retirement of four longtime members of Seattle Foundation’s PAC. A new slate of advisors joined in 2021.

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Tax Updates for 2021 Giving

February 08, 2021

Legislation enacted at the end of 2020 to provide additional COVID-19 relief has implications for charitable gifts made in 2021.

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Announcing new Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) pool for Seattle Foundation philanthropists

February 05, 2021

Seattle Foundation announces a restructured Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Pool, managed by OpenInvest, which aligns with the three pillars of Seattle Foundation’s Blueprint for Impact: A Just Democracy, Equitable Economy, Resilient Environment.

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2020 Resilience Fund Grants Include Focus on Black-led Organizations

January 27, 2021

Seattle Foundation grants $555,000 to help protect the rights and resilience of vulnerable residents in King County.

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