Seattle Foundation unites generosity, passion and discipline to create lasting change in our community.


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You are a philanthropist

Philanthropy literally means “love of humanity.” Seattle Foundation provides the expertise, relationships and research to help you turn your heartfelt concern for economic, social and environmental challenges into impactful giving strategies. We offer a number of ways for you to support the issues and organizations that matter most to you.

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How we work with you

Working together, we identify your values and interests, evaluate your philanthropic budget and discuss your goals for involving successive generations. Using our expertise and deep knowledge of the community, we devise a giving plan that is personally rewarding, targeted and measurable.

Lifetime Philanthropy

Giving to a cause you believe in brings tremendous satisfaction and the reward of knowing you are making an impact in areas of critical community need. Start "giving while you are living" and make a personal commitment to your area of interest by opening a fund now and creating a strategic plan for the future.

Legacy Philanthropy

Creating a giving plan with your family—siblings, extended family or across generations—builds consensus around shared values and ignites a tradition of giving. Engage your family in developing a giving plan, choosing nonprofits and establishing your legacy.

Organizational Philanthropy

Effective organizational philanthropy can make tangible impact in the community. Learn how we can help your business transform from unfocused check writing to strategic philanthropy aligned with your corporate goals.

Specialized Services

Our specialized services include four unique opportunities for philanthropic investment: Global Giving, Impact Investing, Scholarship Funds and Supporting Organization. These personalized options allow philanthropists to select – and pay for – the level of service they need, based on their philanthropic goals and strategies.

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Impact

The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

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Seattle Foundation to invest $1M in the Opportunity Center at Othello Square

November 09, 2020

Opportunity Center at Othello Square is dedicated to opening the door to home ownership for communities that have been historically excluded from its benefits.

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2020 Year-end Giving and Estate Planning Strategies

November 09, 2020

Seattle Foundation’s team is here to help take the stress and confusion out of year-end giving, especially which assets to give and when to make a gift.

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An Update for Our Community

October 31, 2020

We look beyond this moment with a re-commitment to strengthen relationships and build bridges across our community – while centering racial equity.

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Tell us about yourself and how you’d like to invest in your community. A Seattle Foundation philanthropic advisor will be in touch shortly.

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