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Cast of Legally Blonde reherse

The Morgan Fund Awards $228,860 in Grants

February 15, 2019

Twenty-three dance and theatre organizations receive funds to support high quality performing arts in Western Washington and Washington, D.C.

Community meeting put on by a resilience fund grantee. Particpants sit around a table and listen to a seated speaker.

Winter Resilience Fund Grantees

January 08, 2019

Seattle Foundation invests $365,000 in grants to support vulnerable communities

Kris Hermanns becomes Seattle Foundation's Chief Impact Officer

Kris Hermanns Named Seattle Foundation’s Chief Impact Officer

December 21, 2018

The former leader of the Pride Foundation, a champion of equity, will drive the Foundation’s mission forward.

Latest Blogs

N2N Spotlight: Matumaini Counseling and Community Center

N2N Spotlight: Matumaini Counseling and Community Center

December 21, 2018

Matumaini provides culturally appropriate mental health education and counseling in the African American community.

Photographers John & Lisa Merrill at an exhibit of their images

A Life Behind the Lens

December 20, 2018

Lisa and John Merrill shine a light on the work of nonprofits with compelling photographs.

Matching job needs with local talent

Matching Job Needs with Local Talent

December 18, 2018

The ‘Opportunity Mirage’ report shows that our region needs to develop more homegrown workers to access job here. Seattle Region Partnership is helping close the gap between the demand for workers and the educational pathways needed to meet them.

Set-up Specialist Chris Loomis, an employee who is DeafBlind, communicates using tactile American Sign Language with a staff interpreter.

Lighthouse Celebrates 100 Years

December 17, 2018

The largest employer of individuals who are blind on the West Coast, the Lighthouse empowers people through meaningful work

The Seattle International Foundation team

Seattle International Foundation Shifts to New Vision

December 07, 2018

After a decade of working to decrease poverty globally, SIF will focus on Central America

Title "Tax-Wise Year-End Giving" over blue-green background

Tax-Wise Year-End Giving

November 28, 2018

What’s New and What’s Not for 2018 Donation Considerations

Seattle Foundation in the News

  • ‘Voting is a duty as a citizen’: Getting new Seattle-area immigrants to cast ballots

    January 03, 2019

    The Seattle Times

    In Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), Tuyet Nguyen found a place to teach ... She’s recently taken on another subject: getting other immigrant voters involved in the election process. Nguyen is one of several volunteers who help propel ACRS’ grass-roots voter-engagement program, which aims to get Washington immigrants and residents of Asian and Pacific Islander descent more involved in civic life.

  • Greater Seattle punches below its weight in philanthropy

    December 14, 2018

    The Seattle Times

    We’ve all heard about the many accolades Greater Seattle has earned in recent years. We rank high on lists of Best Places to Live, Fittest Cities, Best Cities to Find a Job and Most Caring Cities. However, we are not one of the most generous cities in the nation, despite a common perception that we are. It’s time to bust that myth.

  • Transparency and trust are key to the success and storytelling of Fund For The Needy

    November 15, 2018

    The Seattle Times

    It all starts with choosing the agencies who will receive the donations ...The agencies are vetted every two years by The Seattle Foundation, which manages donations of about 1,200 family, individual and corporate philanthropies in the region, according to Mary Grace Roske, the Seattle Foundation’s chief brand officer.