News and Updates

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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.

Best Starts for Kids

Seattle Foundation Endorses Best Starts for Kids Levy – King County Proposition 1

July 07, 2021

With the adoption of our new Blueprint for Impact, Seattle Foundation is continuing to embrace our role as civic leader, including urging voters to vote ‘yes’ on King County Proposition 1, Best Starts for Kids Levy.

Latest Blogs

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Taking “Many Roads” to Stronger Communities

January 14, 2022

A New Booklet Celebrates 30 Years of Neighbor to Neighbor.

text overlay a green & blue ombre background: Amy Carter Joins Seattle Foundation’s Board of Trustees

Amy Carter Joins Seattle Foundation’s Board of Trustees

January 06, 2022

Carter brings of wealth of philanthropic and strategic partnership experience to the organization.

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COVID-19 Response Fund: ACRS addresses the intersection of racial equity and mental health

January 04, 2022

Receiving financial support from the COVID-19 Response Fund allowed Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS) to continue providing essential, culturally relevant tools and resources to communities across the greater Seattle region.

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N2N Spotlight: Wonder of Women International

December 23, 2021

Creating sacred space that unapologetically centers Black women and people

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Opening the Door to a More Inclusive Society

December 02, 2021

How Open Doors for Multicultural Families is Meeting the Needs of People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and their Families 

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Contemplating the complexity of our identities: Hispanic, Latino/a, Latinx, Latine, and more

November 18, 2021

Seattle Foundation Program Officer Vanesa Gutierrez speaks with a community partner about why it is important to speak with individuals about preferred identifiers, rather than seeing people groups as monoliths.

Seattle Foundation in the News

  • Dr. Benjamin Danielson: 'Profound trauma and joy can coexist'

    December 29, 2021

    Puget Sound Business Journal

    Seattle Foundation Board member Dr. Ben Danielson speaks about the development of the Allies in Healthier Systems for Health and Abundance in Youth (AHSHAY).

  • 100 of the Most Influential People in Seattle

    December 09, 2021

    Seattle Met

    Seattle Met's full list of politicians, chefs, scientists, athletes, tech titans, and other local leaders who shape the most vital components of our city, including 3 Seattle Foundation Trustees! This list names Colleen Echohawk, Trish Millines Dziko, and Ben Danielson as local leaders who continue to shape the most vital components of our city.

  • 2022 Global Philanthropy Guide

    November 17, 2021


    Washington State organizations working globally to improve lives. Download a copy of Global Washington's 2022 Global Philanthropy Guide, created in partnership with The Seattle Foundation.