News and Updates

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Hip Hop is Green dinners being prepped

Creative Equity Fund Inaugural Grants

November 16, 2018

Seattle Foundation and partners infuse $200,000 into 14 organizations building racial justice through arts and culture

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Partnership of 501 Commons and Encore Media to Present GiveBIG 2019

November 15, 2018

Seattle Foundation transitions annual giving day to new leadership

Tony Mestres accepts the Nonprofit of the Year award at Seattle Business Magazine's 2018 Community Impact Awards.

Seattle Foundation Named Nonprofit of the Year

November 01, 2018

Seattle Business Magazine recognizes organizations and companies for their impact at the Community Impact Awards

Latest Blogs

The Seattle International Foundation team

Seattle International Foundation Shifts to New Vision

December 07, 2018

After a decade of working to decrease poverty globally, SIF will focus on Central America

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Tax-Wise Year-End Giving

November 28, 2018

What’s New and What’s Not for 2018 Donation Considerations

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How to Help With California Fire Relief

November 13, 2018

A list of trusted organizations like local community foundations and disaster relief nonprofits that are working to help

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Fall 2018 N2N Grantees

November 12, 2018

Quarterly Neighbor to Neighbor grants work to build power and influence at the grassroots level

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Local and National Groups Working to Decrease Gun Violence

November 08, 2018

A resource list of organizations working to reduce gun violence

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2018 Patsy Collins Award Recipients

November 08, 2018

Three teachers recognized for excellence in education, environment and community stewardship

Seattle Foundation in the News

  • Transparency and trust are key to the success and storytelling of Fund For The Needy

    November 15, 2018

    The Seattle Times

    It all starts with choosing the agencies who will receive the donations ...The agencies are vetted every two years by The Seattle Foundation, which manages donations of about 1,200 family, individual and corporate philanthropies in the region, according to Mary Grace Roske, the Seattle Foundation’s chief brand officer.

  • Working to boost low voter turnout in South Seattle

    November 03, 2018

    The Seattle Times

    Seattle’s southern region, just below the I-90 interchange, has the highest percentage of residents making under $25,000 as well as the city’s highest concentration of African Americans, Asians, Latinos and other people of color. Studies show less-affluent people and people of color around the country disproportionately decline to vote. The income pattern holds in South Seattle, where voter turnout is higher and more in line with city averages the closer you move to expensive Lake Washington waterfront property.

  • Nonprofits and Philanthropy Engage in Ballot Issue Campaigns Across the Nation

    November 02, 2018

    Nonprofit Quarterly

    The midterm elections will soon be upon us. In many states, citizens will vote not just for federal and state officials, but also on ballot initiatives. Nationally, there are 155 statewide measures in 37 states...Some nonprofits and foundations appear to have taken this message to heart. For example, for only the second time since its founding in 1946, the Seattle Foundation announced on October 22nd it was endorsing Initiative 1631, which would place a fee on carbon emissions to reduce fossil fuel use and finance renewable energy investment. In its statement, the foundation explained that support for the initiative was consistent with their climate justice impact strategy.