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
Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship Fund
Center Art Foundation
Chris Hooyman Outdoor Education Fund
Creative Advantage Fund
Creative Equity Fund
East King County Community Fund
Geeks Give Back
Huard Family Foundation
The Hudson/Kevin Martinez Community Impact Fund
Jordan Morris Foundation
King County Parks Foundation
Edwin M. Lee Memorial Foundation Fund
Mercer Island Community Fund
Michael Miyauchi Foundation
Microsoft HOLA Scholarship
The Mother House Fund
Nora Stone Smith Scholarship Fund
PONCHO Legacy Fund
The Residency Fund
Safe Start for a Healthy Economic Transition & Recovery Fund
The School of Life Project
Seahawks Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund
The Seattle Times Investigative Journalism Fund
Encouraging amateur athletics and promotion of fellowship among its members
The Foundation annually awards scholarships to 10 college-bound high school seniors based on a combination of academic achievement, athletic accomplishment and need. Additionally 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.
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.
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.
Connecting people to art in meaningful ways
The Center Art Foundation is committed to building a vibrant community by connecting people to art in meaningful ways. Chihuly Garden and Glass established the Center Art Foundation in 2018 to enrich life in the Pacific Northwest by further supporting the arts. This commitment to our community is fulfilled through financial and in-kind support of arts organizations, youth arts programs, school arts education and scholarships for individual artists to empower the next generation of artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joining forces to support our neighbors
In the Puget Sound region, homelessness is affecting many members of our community. That’s why GeekWire, Bank of America and Seattle Foundation are collaborating with five local nonprofits through our annual Geeks Give Back campaign to support those who are working hard to create meaningful change and make the region more inclusive and accessible for everyone in our community.
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.
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.
Help combat climate change through the planting of 1 million trees in King County by 2020
Through its Million Trees Campaign, King County Parks Foundation is helping supply trees to King County and its partners who are striving to plant 1 million trees by 2020 across the county. We invite you to join the 1 Million Trees effort. Whether you volunteer, donate, or plant a tree, everyone has the opportunity to make a difference. 1 Million Trees is part of King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution and prepare for climate impacts.
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.
Help students succeed by adopting a classroom and supporting literacy
Make a donation to Newspapers In Education through the Literacy Fund. Your contribution will give K-12 students and teachers access to award-winning standards-based educational materials, lesson plans, teacher guides, and the electronic edition of The Seattle Times.
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.
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.
Supporting thoughtful programs that build community while making a difference in the lives of children and families
The Fund strives to support unique initiatives that spark compassionate actions resulting in life-changing outcomes. It also seeks to provide grassroots organizations with resources to help them succeed, and build relationships with Puget Sound-area nonprofit organizations through their grantmaking process.
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.
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.
A collaboration between Museum of Pop Culture, Arts Corps, and Grammy award winning artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, created as a response to the glaring gap in access to high-quality, experiential arts education for low-income youth
The Residency seeks to build a powerful community of young hip-hop artists equipped with the artistic and leadership skills, business acumen, and mentorship necessary to become professional artists and cultural change makers. Through their participation in The Residency, young artists from low-income families acquire tangible artistic and professional skills while also gaining confidence, teamwork, and a deepened understanding of their own identity and power. Donations to The Residency Fund to directly support this program.
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.
Empowering kids to unleash the potential of their own stories into their own lives
The School of Life Project consists of two parts: A Video Journal Kiosk that captures children’s views of themselves and their world annually as they grow, resulting in a time capsule of themselves growing up and the Ambassador’s Film Project made up of 250 kids in ten countries across the world. Its aim is to develop media curriculum to let other kids know that they are not alone on the road to growing up.
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.
The Seattle Times Investigative Journalism Fund, an initiative with Seattle Foundation, is collaborating with community funders and personal champions of the free press to ensure the future of local investigative journalism and protect and expand the ambitious, rigorously reported work that has a direct impact on our community.