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COVID-19 Response Fund tackles immediate needs of most vulnerable people with $10+ million in grants

March 30, 2020

Asian Counseling and Referral Services, Byrd Barr Place, Casa Latina, Chief Seattle Club, Eastside Refugee & Immigrant Coalition, Seattle Indian Health Board, and White Center CDA are among 128 nonprofits receiving funds to bolster frontline responses to the pandemic.

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Support for local workers and families surges as COVID-19 Response Fund hits $14.3 million

March 25, 2020

More than 1,700 diverse contributors now include Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Joshua Green Foundation, Pivotal Ventures, Schultz Family Foundation, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Wells Fargo Foundation, and Macklemore.


Puget Sound-area community comes together to back COVID-19 Response Fund

March 12, 2020

Total increases from $2 million to over $9 million in three days as Connie and Steve Ballmer, BECU, Bezos Family Foundation, Costco, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Perigee Fund, Premera Blue Cross, and Raikes Foundation join the growing list of contributors.

Latest Blogs

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N2N Spotlight: BUILD - Brothers United in Leadership Development

March 26, 2020

BUILD strives to empower Black men as leaders and mentors who make positive change in the African American community.

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Women's History Month

March 24, 2020

Meet some of our talented team members & a philanthropist at Seattle Foundation and Seattle International Foundation, who are unwavering in their pursuit to disrupt the status quo and fight for gender equality in the Seattle region and abroad.

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Celebrating Black History Month with Wa Na Wari

February 14, 2020

Seattle Foundation Headquarters features artists from community organization, Wa Na Wari

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New Affordable Housing Fund Attracts Major Investment from Microsoft

January 15, 2020

Seattle Foundation launches a new fund to boost affordable housing in our region.

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Our Year in Climate Justice

December 18, 2019

A look at our work to advance solutions and engage philanthropists in 2019

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N2N Spotlight: Dignity for Divas

December 11, 2019

A nonprofit that helps transition women out of homelessness is among eight recent N2N grantees.

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