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Thank you for 16 great years, Allison Parker!

November 01, 2022

Seattle Foundation celebrates and bids farewell to a critical leader.


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.

members of BUILD in red shirts gather and smile for a picture

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.

Latest Blogs


Year-end 2022 Through a Philanthropic Lens

October 31, 2022

Those who work with donors must be ever mindful that their hearts don't take a day off. Still, the head has a critical role to play in bringing tax and financial considerations to bear so that charitable benefit can be maximized.

Aileen Balahadia pictured with community members at the Tukwila Village Farmers Market

Neighbor to Neighbor expands to SeaTac/Tukwila

October 12, 2022

SeaTac/Tukwila communities are creating a region where residents work together so everyone thrives; N2N's expansion aims to bolster their efforts with support and new investments.

Members of ALA Garifuna Women gathered together

Nosotros Existimos—Afro-Indigenous and Indigenous Perspectives on Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29, 2022

“Nosotros existimos / We exist”Many people in the United States with cultural ties to Latin America kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating their country’s independence from Spanish rule. Latin America, however, is more than its ties to Spanish colonization.

Photo of Dr. Debra Sullivan, Praxis ECE co-founder

Neighbor to Neighbor Spotlight Summer 2022: Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education

September 23, 2022

Centering the power of community is critical when providing safe and culturally responsive spaces for Black youth. Bringing community voice back to the education of Black students is one way to help close the racial disparity seen in classrooms.


Honoring Pillars of this Community

August 29, 2022

“Liberated relationships are one of the ways we actually create abundant justice, the understanding that there is enough attention, care, resource, and connection for all of us to access belonging, to be in our dignity, and to be safe in community.” ― adrienne maree brown


Now accepting applications for the Seattle Foundation and Communities of Opportunity (COO) Systems and Policy Change (SPC) RFP – apply by October 11

August 24, 2022

Application Launch: August 24
Applications due: October 11, 2022, 11:59 PM
Notification of Selected and Non-Selected Applicants: February 2023

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