News and Updates

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Josephine Wong named Seattle Foundation’s Chief Financial Operating Officer

Josephine Wong named Seattle Foundation’s Chief Financial Operating Officer

April 19, 2021

The systems innovator, strategic thinker, and people-focused leader joins the Foundation during a critical time of growth, bringing a decorated career in finance, operations, technology, and affordable housing.

New Managing Directors to Propel Seattle Foundation’s Equity-Focused Mission Forward

New Managing Directors to Propel Seattle Foundation’s Equity-Focused Mission Forward

April 06, 2021

Rebecca Chan to lead Operations & Impact for Programs and LaMonte Guillory will lead Marketing & Communications at Seattle Foundation.

Picture with text: Thank you for 3 great years, Kirstin Sandaas

Thank you for 3 great years, Kirstin Sandaas!

March 31, 2021

Seattle Foundation sends warm retirement wishes to our Chief Financial Operating Officer.

Latest Blogs

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Casa Surya Healings

June 04, 2021

Empowering the Latinx community through cultural and ancestral healing

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Using Data to Fill the Greatest Needs for PPE

June 01, 2021

Seattle Foundation Philanthropists Rich Tong and Trang Le leveraged their technology backgrounds to help state and local leaders make important purchasing decisions for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other vital pandemic resources.

text: Welcome, New PAC Members!

Welcome, New PAC Members!

May 03, 2021

Professional Advisors Council (PAC) update: welcoming two new members in 2021

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Leveraging Community Foundations to Invest in Causes Clients Care About

April 28, 2021

Seattle Foundation can help meet the philanthropic goals of private foundation clients.

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Fueling Learning Through Impact Investing: 2020 Successes of the Early Learning Facilities Fund

April 20, 2021

Now more than ever, our community needs high-quality early childhood education that strengthens the stability and resilience of children, families, and our community. Learn how impact investing has fueled the creation of jobs and early learning spaces over the past year and what’s ahead for this work.

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An Update for Our Community

April 16, 2021

This update seeks to provide the latest information about our ongoing work to review our current grantmaking policies, and consider ways we can ensure these policies align with our collective commitment to address the widening disparities in our region.

Seattle Foundation in the News

  • My Passion for Health Equity and Doing Differently

    May 25, 2021

    Former Seattle Foundation CEO Tony Mestres speaks about his work at Seattle Foundation, along with four fundamental lessons on inequity in his years working in and with community.

  • In Washington State, Funders Get Behind a Campaign to Improve Vaccine Equity

    April 20, 2021

    Inside Philanthropy

    According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation report, “there is a consistent pattern across states of Black and Hispanic people receiving smaller shares of vaccinations compared to their shares of cases and deaths and compared to their shares of the total population.” In response, All In WA, a coalition of community groups, businesses and philanthropies, launched its Vaccine Equity Initiative to improve access to COVID vaccines.

  • Seattle Foundations outgoing CEO Tony Mestres reflects on his tenure

    April 20, 2021

    Puget Sound Business Journal

    Seattle Foundation CEO Tony Mestres calls the pandemic "a wake-up call to do differently in philanthropy, innovation in health and creating a more equitable economy." He leaves the foundation May 1 to become president of Truveta, a data-driven health startup.