Nonprofits are the backbone of our communities.


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Seattle Foundation helps nonprofits carry out their important work by awarding grants, forging community partnerships and educating community philanthropists and partners about the organizations that are most aligned with their charitable interests.

Current Grant Opportunities

Grant opportunities

Seattle Foundation offers a wide variety of grants to support local nonprofits. Our priority is those organizations making meaningful, measurable change within the key areas of our Healthy Community Framework—from arts and culture to health and wellness. With decades of experience and extensive research, we’ve learned what works, what doesn’t, and what investments need to be made to ensure that our communities thrive. Review our opportunities and learn how we can help your organization make progress toward its mission.

Resilience Fund

This fund supports community-based nonprofits seeking flexible funding to address unanticipated and emerging challenges that are impacting marginalized populations in our region.

Neighbor to Neighbor

This grants program awards funding and technical assistance to small, grassroots organizations located in Kent, South Seattle, and White Center. Applications can be submitted anytime and are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Center for Community Partnerships

We founded the Center for Community Partnerships to focus directly on, and invest in, targeted efforts to achieve greater health, social, racial and economic equity. 

Impact

The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

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Interesting Ways That Interest Rates Affect Charitable Gifts

May 17, 2022

Donors can increase their giving by strategizing around federal discount rates.

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Naming a Trustworthy CRT Trustee

February 07, 2022

A charitable remainder trust works best with a capable captain at the helm of a well-built boat.

Joy

In Conversation, In Community: The Black-led Joy and Wellness Fund

August 17, 2022

In this instance of our In Conversation, In Community series, we engaged with three community leaders who have received one of the first rounds of grants from the Black-led Joy and Wellness Fund.