Community Campaigns

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Targeted fundraising efforts supported by Seattle Foundation philanthropists.

Learn more or contribute now to these specific areas of interest funds established and administered through Seattle Foundation.

The 101 Club Foundation

Encouraging amateur athletics and promotion of fellowship among its members

The 101 Club Foundation is the charitable arm of the 101 Club, founded in support of amateur athletics. The Foundation periodically awards grants to individuals and organizations nominated by members of the 101 Club. Since 1933, the 101 Club has been responsible for everything from sending students to college to athletes to the Olympics.

Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship Fund

Honoring the memory of Alden Landis

The Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Alden Landis, who died on December 20, 2011 at the age of 23 while in service in the Peace Corps in Mozambique, Africa. The scholarship is intended for high school students (grades 9-11) who demonstrate financial need and who are enrolled in a summer study abroad or service trip run by a 501(c) 3 public charity. Students must demonstrate a commitment to other cultures and community service.

Ben’s Fund

Providing support to children and young adults with autism through financial assistance and guidance

Ben’s Fund was founded in 2012 by Seahawks General Manager/EVP John Schneider and wife Traci. The grant was established in honor of their son Ben, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. From therapies to equipment, Ben’s Fund supports Washington families by easing some of the financial strain associated with autism.

Black Future Co-op Fund

Building Black generational wealth, health, and well-being

Created by and for Black Washingtonians, the Black Future Co-op Fund is a new paradigm for philanthropy uplifting Black-led solutions that ignite Black generational wealth, health, and well-being. The Fund is Washington state’s first all Black-led philanthropic organization, and is uniquely positioned to lead transformational change with Black Washingtonians.

Chris Hooyman Outdoor Education Fund

Honoring the life of Chris Hooyman and his love for the outdoors

The Chris Hooyman Outdoor Education Fund was established to honor Chris’ compassion for others, his love of life, and his spirit of adventure. Chris, a guide with Rainier Mountain Guides, died while attempting to assist a client on Mount Denali in 1998. Sustaining the Fund keeps Chris’ spirit alive by supporting outdoor leadership education, which had such a profound effect on his short life. Together we have provided over 100 scholarships to youth from families with limited financial resources. GOLD and BOLD are currently the primary programs supported by the Fund.

Creative Advantage Fund

Restore access to the arts for all students in Seattle Public Schools

The Creative Advantage will reinvest in Seattle’s students and our community’s economic and creative future by addressing current inequities in access and restoring arts education to all Seattle classrooms.

Creative Equity Fund

Supporting arts and culture by, for and about people of color and work toward racial equity.

The Creative Equity Fund supports arts- and culture-based strategies that build racial justice and address the structural racism impacting our communities. This fund aims to direct at least $100,000 per year to support both arts and cultural groups and other community-based organizations located within King County that are by, for and about people of color and which use arts and culture strategies to work toward racial equity.

East King County Community Fund

A new philanthropic effort that offers high-impact donors an opportunity to address local needs across the region.

The East King County Community Fund is dedicated to serving the East King County region, including the communities of Bothell, Bellevue, Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Redmond, Snoqualmie, Sammamish, and Woodinville. This effort is built on the existing infrastructure at the Foundation and complements the region-wide COVID-19 Response Fund. The vision for the East King County Community Fund is long term, and our collective aspiration is to create a philanthropic effort that lasts well beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

Huard Family Foundation

Funding meaningful groups in our community and abroad

The Huard Family Foundation aims to empower and impact the hands and feet in our community and abroad. The foundation has a love for those groups, charities and ministries who impact and empower others without ever looking for the spotlight.

The Hudson/Kevin Martinez Community Impact Fund

Improving the lives of those who often have no voice

The Hudson/Kevin Martinez Community Impact Fund supports programs and thought leaders who improve the lives of those who often have no voice, within three distinct categories: the physical, emotional, and mental welfare of the children; the wild animals that are so important to the natural balance of our planet, as well as neglected and abused domestic animals; and the health of the Earth’s environment.

Jordan Morris Foundation

Funding diabetes research and community events for diabetics

Jordan Morris is a professional soccer player for Seattle Sounders FC. He is also a Type 1 Diabetic, diagnosed at age 9. Through the Jordan Morris Foundation, he strives to change the stigma surrounding diabetes and change the perspectives of those with this disease.

Edwin M. Lee Memorial Foundation Fund

Support student scholarships, nonprofit organizations and social causes that were important to Ed and remain important to his family

Edwin M. Lee served as the 43rd Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, and was the first Asian-American elected as mayor of a major American city. A son of immigrants, Ed was born and raised in Seattle and grew up in the Yesler Terrace projects and Beacon Hill neighborhood. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1970. As a lifelong community advocate, Ed fought for fair and low-income housing rights, educational and economic opportunities, immigrant rights and gender equality. In honor of Ed’s Seattle roots, the Lee Family seeks to continue this important work through the Edwin M. Lee Memorial Foundation Fund.

Mercer Island Community Fund

Making grants to community-enhancing programs and projects in Mercer Island

The Mercer Island Community Fund is a community-based public charity founded in 1985 for the purpose of issuing grants to local, nonprofit organizations that sponsor programs and projects that benefit the citizens of Mercer Island. The fund serves as a channel through which Mercer Islanders may support community goals and interests related to the arts, social services, education, health, community development, recreation, and the environment.

Michael Miyauchi Foundation

Honoring the legacy of Michael Miyauchi

The mission of the Michael Miyauchi Foundation is to: 1. support organizations that are committed to the treatment of cancer and the research for the cure of cancer; 2. assist youth programs dedicated to faith and service to our community; 3. participate in events and activities promote good health, good works and good fellowship. The foundation’s primary fundraising event is the annual M&M Golf Classic.

Microsoft HOLA Scholarship

Awarding college scholarships to develop and support the next generation of Latinx/Hispanic professionals

HOLA is a Microsoft-sponsored employee resource group dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of Latinx/Hispanic employees at Microsoft Corporation.

Nora Stone Smith Scholarship Fund

Providing financial support to deserving immigrant students, regardless of their citizenship status

The purpose of the Nora Stone Smith Scholarship is to honor and to give financial support to deserving immigrant high school seniors and students who have graduated in the past year and have participated in an ESL/ELL program at some point in their lives. This scholarship is available for all ESL/ELL students, regardless of their citizenship status. Undocumented students are encouraged to apply. Nora Stone Smith was an avid reader and self-educated woman. Education was so important to her that she returned to school to get her B.A. in her late 50s and went on to complete her M.A. in Literature. This scholarship was created by her daughter to honor her memory.

The Patricia Fisher Endowed Scholarship Fund

Honoring Puget Sound native and journalist, Patricia Fisher

Established by the Seattle Association of Black Journalists, the scholarship fund helps African-American students with a serious career interest in print, photo or broadcast journalism. Awards are made based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and commitment to journalism.

PONCHO Legacy Fund

Enriching the quality of life in this region through increasing resources and community support for the arts

For 50 years, Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations (PONCHO) provided critical financial support of $35,000,000 to 238 deserving organizations in the Puget Sound region. In Spring 2013, PONCHO ceased its day to day operations. Now the legacy of PONCHO will continue in the form of the PONCHO Legacy Fund at Seattle Foundation. 

Puget Sound’s first true endowment to help secure the financial future of six of our greatest community arts & cultural treasures: Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Opera, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, a portion of the Fund will support K-12 arts education initiatives as determined by Seattle Foundation. Each of the six organizations and the arts education initiative will be supported equally each year.

Safe Start for a Healthy Economic Transition & Recovery Fund

Help fund a safe start for everyone

Washington’s residents are facing historic challenges brought on by COVID-19. Individuals and family members are worried about their health, employers are concerned about the future of their small businesses, and nearly everyone is trying to figure out how to make ends meet in a stay-at-home world. To provide much-needed assistance, the Washington State Department of Commerce has created the Safe Start for a Healthy Economic Transition & Recovery Fund. Its goal is to prepare residents and entire communities to safely return to public life by creating support on a number of levels as Governor Inslee continues to work with public officials, health experts, employers, workers and philanthropic organizations to ensure the safety of every citizen statewide.

Seahawks Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund

Creating lasting change and build a more compassionate and inclusive society

The Seahawks Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund supports education and leadership programs addressing equality and justice.

Sellen Community Foundation Pre-apprenticeship Support Fund

The Sellen Community Foundation launched the Pre-apprenticeship Support Fund to help generate economic opportunity by reducing barriers to entry in construction trades and diversifying the industry. These efforts support local construction trades training and readiness programs with wraparound support services to recruit students, retain them and diversify construction industry talent in the greater Puget Sound region – especially for people of color and women.

If you have any questions about these funds, please contact us at [email protected] or call 206.515.2111.