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Communities of Opportunity Invites Multi-year Proposals to Improve Racial Equity in Policy

August 05, 2019

Applications for the 2020–2021 grant cycle accepted through Sept. 16

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New Impact Investing Opportunities

July 31, 2019

A fund for Early Learning Centers is the first of several products taking shape

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Announcing Engagement Pipeline 2019 Grants

July 30, 2019

Funding supports leadership development and mobilization of underserved community groups to increase racial equity

Latest Blogs

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Increasing Latinx Leadership in Philanthropy

August 22, 2019

Seattle Foundation’s Madeliene Hernandez and Seattle International Foundation’s Perla Vázquez join 2019 cohort for the Hispanics in Philanthropy Líderes Fellowship

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Nos Vamos: A New Photography Exhibit Explores Migration

August 08, 2019

The exhibit at Seattle International Foundation features images by Central American photojournalists

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Taking Thoughtful Action After Tragic Mass Shootings

August 08, 2019

In the aftermath of recent mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy, we must come together to create a stronger, safer community for all

First grader Jesse Alba collaborates on Native totem drawings with Michael Truong. Both are students at MLK Jr. Elementary.

Arts and Culture: The Creative Advantage

August 05, 2019

The Creative Advantage brings the power of arts education to Seattle students in under-resourced schools and communities

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Former Governor Gary Locke’s Perspectives on Census 2020

August 01, 2019

He shared his insights about the decade’s worth of data, decision-making, democracy, and dollars that are at stake 

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Powering Change with Philanthropist Martha Kongsgaard

July 19, 2019

Kongsgaard and husband Peter Goldman have been leaders in stewarding our natural world for more than 30 years 

Seattle Foundation in the News

  • Project Aims to Boost Care for Opioid Use Among Homeless

    August 22, 2019

    Mirage News

    The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the University of Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) today announced the Meds-First Initiative that expands an innovative approach to treating opioid-use disorder for high-acuity populations to four locations in Washington.

  • Vote with Vera

    August 22, 2019

    The Stranger

    The Vera Project is hosting Vote with Vera: Cast an Anti-Racist Ballot featuring Kimya Dawson, Summer Cannibals, Nikkita 'KO' Oliver, and special guests on Thursday, October 3rd from 6:30-11PM.

  • The 2019 NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50

    August 02, 2019

    The NonProfit Times

    It just always works out this way. It’s never intended but a theme always emerges as the nominations for the annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50 come in and are discussed. Two trends quickly emerged for 2019. There is plenty of innovation popping in the Pacific Northwest and need is evolving missions into initially unimagined domains throughout the nation.