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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The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

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Nos Vamos: A New Photography Exhibit Explores Migration

August 08, 2019

The exhibit at Seattle International Foundation features images by Central American photojournalists

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Taking Thoughtful Action After Tragic Mass Shootings

August 08, 2019

In the aftermath of recent mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy, we must come together to create a stronger, safer community for all

First grader Jesse Alba collaborates on Native totem drawings with Michael Truong. Both are students at MLK Jr. Elementary.

Arts and Culture: The Creative Advantage

August 05, 2019

The Creative Advantage brings the power of arts education to Seattle students in under-resourced schools and communities

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