Past Events

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For information about past Seattle Foundation events, please contact Events Manger, Zandra Grissom at z.grissom@seattlefoundation.org

2022

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | In Conversation, In Community
The Black-Led Joy and Wellness Fund is one approach Seattle Foundation has taken to center the importance of wellbeing among these organizations and their staff — allowing them to take a collective deep breath. Join us to hear how staff from a few organizations, who received one of the twenty-nine grants, centered their staff wellbeing.

 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | In Conversation, In Community
On April 13, Seattle Foundation announced the first 21 organizations who will receive a total of $12.6 million to support Community Power and Base Building approaches in their communities through The Fund for Inclusive Recovery. Join us as we engage with two organizations who have been at the heart of this work in their communities.

 

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Thursday, March 24, 2022 | Wonder of Women Gallery Virtual Tour
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Seattle Foundation took a virtual walk through the Wonder of Woman International Gallery.

 

 

 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | Progressive Revenue Briefing
In 2021, Washingtonians came together across race and place to ask lawmakers to pass a tax on capital gains. In Washington we'll see $500 million every year invested in early learning, childcare, and public schools. This effort not only makes our tax code fairer, but also invests in the critical infrastructure we need to make sure all Washingtonians have a chance to thrive.

 

2021

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Monday, Nov. 15 | Annual Investment Briefing
Learn from our team of experts at our annual Investment Briefing. Members of Crewcial Partners, Seattle Foundation Investment Committee members, and representatives of our management team will discuss how our investment strategy ensures the judicious stewardship of our community's philanthropic assets.

 

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Wednesday, Oct. 27 | Working Together on Solutions to Homelessness 

This salon-style conversation will focus on the ways public sector leaders, people with lived experience, providers, and philanthropists are coming together for this unique and bold new comprehensive cross-system approach to the region’s homelessness and affordable housing crisis.

 

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Thursday, Oct. 7 | Changing the Climate Justice Narrative through Storytelling
In Climate Justice work, storytelling is also about shifting power and telling the stories of people whose realities are not ordinarily heard or seen within mainstream cultural narratives. Join us in an engaging forum on how storytelling and communications can be utilized to build power and justice.

 

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Wednesday, Aug. 25 | Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) 30th Anniversary Celebration
Join us for a virtual event as we celebrate 30 years of advancing racial equity by investing in the power of community. In celebration of Seattle Foundation’s longest running program, we will be joined by a collection of close friends, members of the N2N advisory committee, grantees, and partners, including a special message from Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

 

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Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 | In Conversation, In Community
In celebration of Black Philanthropy Month©, this instance of In Conversation, In Community will focus on nonprofits in our Black-Led Organization Cohort (BLOC). This moderated conversation will focus on the health and well-being of Black non-profit staff who are carrying the weight of providing significantly increased support and services to their communities and doing so while facing the unrelenting twin pandemics of COVID-19 and anti-Black racism at the same time.

 

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | Planning to Give

Making a lasting impact requires thoughtful planning. Donor-advised giving, an innovative and strategic method to ensure giving is appropriately allocated, has proven to leave a legacy of transformative change. This upcoming session on planned giving is designed to provide tangible approaches for redirecting financial gifts to ensure the charities donors have long invested in continue to be supported.

 

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | A Conversation with Perigee Fund

A virtual conversation to learn alongside our partners at Perigee Fund and explore how philanthropy can invest at the local and national level to drive better outcomes for early development, mothers, and caregivers.

 

 

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 | In Conversation, In Community

This instance of In Conversation, In Community will focus on non-profits from our Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) program. N2N supports grassroots efforts that increase engagement, power and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities.

 

 

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | Public Info Session: Creative Equity Fund 

The Creative Equity Fund aims to direct a total of $600,000 over the next two years to support both arts and cultural groups and other community-based organizations located within King County which use arts- and culture-based strategies to work toward racial justice. This upcoming round of funding will focus exclusively on supporting organizations most directly impacted by structural racism and colonization, those that are led by Black and Indigenous people.

 

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 | Giving with Impact 

Join us for a virtual Giving with Impact™ workshop and take your philanthropy to the next level. Whether you’re just getting started or seeking to adapt your giving to the changing needs in our community, this interactive workshop will help you craft a powerful and rewarding giving plan.

 

 

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Thursday, March 25, 2021 | Donor Briefing: Fund for Inclusive Recovery 

Building on lessons learned from the COVID-19 Response Fund and with a cross-sector network of funders, we will launch the Fund for Inclusive Recovery. Please join us for a donor briefing to learn why now, more than ever, investments to Black and Indigenous people and other communities of color are needed. Together we can build a stronger, more equitable community where everyone can thrive.

 

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Sunday, March 21, 2021 | 2021 Youth Philanthropy Workshop: The Role of Youth in a Just Democracy

Due to COVID-19, Seattle Foundation will be hosting a one-day virtual youth philanthropy workshop in lieu of a full Youth Grantmaking Board cycle this year. This virtual workshop is offered at no cost and open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in King County who are driven to create positive change and can help inspire more youth to join this movement.

 

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 | Advancing Climate Justice through Arts and Culture

This moderated discussion among a small group of guests and our two featured speakers will be an engaging forum on topics like the relationship between cultural power and political progress, the role of art in movement building, and how storytelling and communications can be levers for change.

 

 

2020

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Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 | Annual Investment Briefing

Learn from our team of experts at our annual Investment Briefing. Brian Crawford of Colonial Consulting, Seattle Foundation Investment Committee members, and representatives of our management team will discuss how our investment strategy ensures the judicious stewardship of our community's philanthropic assets.

 

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Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 | Donor Briefing: COVID-19 Response Fund

Our focus has been on rapid response and getting resources to those most in need. Six months into the pandemic, we are also assessing the lessons we’ve learned from this model and looking ahead to recovery and reinvention.

 

 

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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 | Increasing Investment in Black-led Organizations

How funding Black civic leadership supports racial justice. Seattle Foundation sought out to answer questions by convening leaders of Black-led organizations for a series of monthly conversations about their strengths, challenges, and needs. In partnership with Byrd Barr Place, we recently completed a research project designed to gain insight into the experiences of Black-led organizations and how philanthropy can better support them. 

 

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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 | Giving with Impact

Supported by Seattle Foundation's deep community insights and nationally recognized advising team, this Giving with ImpactTM session will help you explore your primary inspiration for giving, identify core values to guide your decisions, reflect on current needs and gaps, and take action as an authentic community partner. 

 

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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 | Climate Justice: Ensuring Resiliency

Join us for an intimate conversation exploring ways to build capacity and power within urban grassroots organizations working on issues such as green housing and energy efficiency. We’ll discuss how and why communities can inform and lead climate resiliency efforts, ways to advance policy change, the importance of long-term philanthropic investment, and more. 

 

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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 | East King County Community Fund

Join us for an intimate conversation exploring ways to build capacity and power within urban grassroots organizations working on issues such as green housing and energy efficiency. We’ll discuss how and why communities can inform and lead climate resiliency efforts, ways to advance policy change, the importance of long-term philanthropic investment, and more.