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Announcements

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North Star to Guide Investment in Community-led Organizations and Systems Change

July 13, 2021

The Blueprint for Impact is Seattle Foundation's new “North Star” outlining how philanthropy can play a unique role in supporting and deeply investing in community-led organizations to create systems change.

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Seattle Foundation Endorses Best Starts for Kids Levy – King County Proposition 1

July 07, 2021

With the adoption of our new Blueprint for Impact, Seattle Foundation is continuing to embrace our role as civic leader, including urging voters to vote ‘yes’ on King County Proposition 1, Best Starts for Kids Levy.

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2021 East King County Community Fund Grants

July 01, 2021

Seattle Foundation grants $550,000 to community-based organizations with offices and services in East King County that are helping individuals and families navigate the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.




Latest Blogs

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N2N Spotlight: Black Dollar Days Task Force’s Clean Green Farms

September 15, 2021

Promoting health and self-sufficiency with Black and African American youth, one seed at a time.

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Bolstering Black Philanthropy in August and Beyond

August 31, 2021

A question—more so, a charge, from Seattle Foundation Chief Engagement Officer Stephanie Bray was shared at the last ‘In Conversation, In Community’ event. “Now that we know, what are we going to do?” Her question came after a poignant discussion about why donors should provide funding to Black-led and rooted organizations.

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Second Creative Equity Fund Cohort Announced

August 26, 2021

Seattle Foundation proudly announces the latest round of Creative Equity Fund grant recipients. The newest cohort represents the latest round of funding for organizations in King County who will be advancing racial justice work through arts and culture.

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Spotlighting Perigee Fund: The importance of infant and maternal mental health

July 22, 2021

An early pioneer of infant and maternal mental health work, Perigee Fund focuses on community-driven solutions to dismantle systemic barriers that contribute to infants experiencing early adversity.

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Leading the Way: Leveraging a Charitable Lead Trust for Greater Impact

July 21, 2021

Understand how partnering with Seattle Foundation and utilizing a Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) can provide resources to local communities and help donors achieve a variety of personal financial goals.

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An Update for Our Community

July 16, 2021

To advance racial equity and maximize community impact, the Foundation's grantmaking policies have been revised to address the inequities in our region.




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