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

Martha Kongsgaard and her husband protesting

Powering Change with Philanthropist Martha Kongsgaard

July 19, 2019

Kongsgaard and husband Peter Goldman have been leaders in stewarding our natural world for more than 30 years 

Friends Deysi Olivera, left, and Elisa Antonio, appreciate the 10- week Youth Corps program that increases their understanding of environmental issues and green careers.

#NextGen: Duwamish Valley Youth Corps

July 10, 2019

A mural project helps young people learn about environmentalism

Guests toast at Belonging Event

How to Belong in Seattle

June 24, 2019

Our 'We Belong Here' staff and other experts share insights on connection

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