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Title: Allyson Tucker Joins Seattle Foundation's Board of Trustees

Allyson Tucker Joins Seattle Foundation's Board of Trustees

June 06, 2019

The Washington State Investment Board Executive brings 20 years of investment management experience to our team

Voter Education Fund grantee group photo

Voter Education Fund Invests Nearly $1 Million in Diverse Communities

May 23, 2019

Seattle Foundation’s partnership with King County Elections increases voter engagement and registration

Group photo of the 2019 YGB

Youth Grantmaking Board Invests $20,000 in Reducing Youth Homelessness

May 20, 2019

Grants to Seattle Veterinary Outreach and Samaritan will increase outreach and connections to youth in need

Latest Blogs

Members of Front and Centered gathered to show support for I-1631

Environment: Ensuring Climate Justice

June 14, 2019

Supported by Seattle Foundation, powerful coalitions work together to lift up the people most impacted by climate change

An activist for Statewide Poverty Action Network holds a sign that says "Being Poor is Not a Crime"

Seattle Foundation Grantees Change Policy in Olympia and Improve Our Region

June 10, 2019

Current grantees are making significant progress in legislation

The youth and elders of the Bridging Wisdom program learn from each other and build connections

N2N Spotlight: Bridging Wisdom

June 04, 2019

Intergenerational program brings together middle school students and elders to learn from each other and build connections

Artist Hasaan Kirkland, left, pictured with Cedric Davis, Senior Philanthropic Advisor

The Art of Hasaan Kirkland

May 21, 2019

Multimedia artist and curator of Northwest African American Museum shows work in Seattle Foundation’s exhibit space

Colleen Echohawk singing at the event

What We've Learned about Homelessness and Race

May 19, 2019

A group of local experts shares how we must face race to solve homelessness and affordable housing

Students work together to complete an assignment

Summer Learning Programs Benefit Kids

May 14, 2019

Supporting summer programs for kids can prevent learning loss and provide healthy food

Seattle Foundation in the News

  • King County grants seek to help hard-to-reach voters

    May 28, 2019


    Eleven groups are receiving the Voter Education Fund engagement grant for the first time. King County and the Seattle Foundation say this cycle of grant recipients put an increased emphasis on reaching people with disabilities, as well as African American and Native American voters, and residents of South King County.

  • Bellevue commits $50,000 for census outreach

    May 27, 2019

    Bellevue Reporter

    The city of Bellevue is contributing $50,000 to the regional census fund, administered and supported by Seattle Foundation, to support outreach to what the city identifies as “hard to count” communities. Bellevue joins Seattle Foundation, the City of Seattle and King County as funders of this effort.

  • Grow Seattle: Seattle Foundation CEO Tony Mestres wants the city’s problems debated with brutal honesty

    May 10, 2019

    Puget Sound Business Journal

    As head of Seattle Foundation, Tony Mestres has a front-row seat to observe the Puget Sound region’s growing pains, which are more acute than ever before. Formerly a Microsoft vice president, Mestres now leads the state’s second largest grant maker, which last year invested a record $141 million in more than 2,000 organizations — critical for a community grappling with complex issues like education, transportation, housing and an income inequality gap so wide you see it on the streets. Less palpable is the lagging pace of philanthropy in greater Seattle, which is surprising given the region is known for its progressive values.