News and Updates

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Thank You for 10 Years, Mary Grace

Thank You for 10 Years, Mary Grace

December 06, 2019

Today, Seattle Foundation celebrates and expresses our gratitude to our Chief Brand Officer, Mary Grace Roske.


Regional Census 300

Regional Census Fund Grants

December 04, 2019

The fund is investing more than $580,000 in 36 nonprofits that serve historically undercounted populations.

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Investing in Nonprofit Effectiveness

September 30, 2019

Our support for capacity-building now prioritizes communities of color. Applications are open.

Latest Blogs

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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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From Our Team to Yours

December 11, 2019

Staff share a few of their favorite giving traditions for the holiday season.

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On Giving Tuesday, Learn Where SeaFdn Gives

December 02, 2019

At Seattle Foundation, we know a lot about giving days and how important they are to supporting our region. 

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A New Kind of Community Investment

November 24, 2019

Seattle Foundation joins an innovative guarantee pool that increases access to capital.

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Major Investment Responds to Opioid Crisis

November 11, 2019

A $100,000 estate gift to the Meds-First Initiative improves access to treatment at four sites statewide.

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Sharing our Expertise with Advisors

October 24, 2019

A recent event gave professional estate planners and wealth advisors a chance to learn about our Giving with Impact curriculum.

Seattle Foundation in the News

  • King County Program Works to Reduce Inequities in Voting Access

    October 17, 2019

    It's a defining principle of democracy - the right to vote. Unfortunately, in many underserved communities of Seattle and King County, that right is not being exercised. But the effort to turn out the vote is getting substantial help.

  • Beyond the Blue Badge: Tony Mestres

    October 10, 2019

    Microsoft Alumni Podcast

    In Episode 6 of Beyond the Blue Badge’s second season, host Paul Shoemaker talks with Microsoft alumnus Tony Mestres about the “moment of truth” that society is facing regarding social inequities, the changes that need to happen and the urgency: “We’ve got a generation tops to turn this around.”

  • How are Eastside nonprofit leaders supporting Census 2020?

    October 04, 2019

    Bellevue Reporter

    On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Bellevue Public Library hosted “More Than a Headcount: Activating Communities for Census 2020,” a panel discussion organized by the Seattle Foundation.