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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Fueling Learning Through Impact Investing: 2020 Successes of the Early Learning Facilities Fund

April 20, 2021

Now more than ever, our community needs high-quality early childhood education that strengthens the stability and resilience of children, families, and our community. Learn how impact investing has fueled the creation of jobs and early learning spaces over the past year and what’s ahead for this work.

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An Update for Our Community

April 16, 2021

This update seeks to provide the latest information about our ongoing work to review our current grantmaking policies, and consider ways we can ensure these policies align with our collective commitment to address the widening disparities in our region.

Amy Banovich Joins Seattle Foundation’s Board of Trustees

Amy Banovich Joins Seattle Foundation's Board of Trustees

April 16, 2021

The Managing Partner of KPMG’s Seattle Office currently serves on the Board’s Audit Committee.

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