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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N2N Spotlight Spring 2022: New Connections of South King County

June 29, 2022

A fresh start for justice-involved youth, adults, and families.

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Our Commitment to Black-led Organizations and Businesses in King County

June 22, 2022

Marking the One-year Anniversary of REPAIR (Racially Equitable Philanthropy Aimed at Initiating Reparations)

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Organizations Working to Decrease Gun Violence

June 01, 2022

Following the horrific tragedies in Uvalde and Buffalo, we turn to local and national organizations working to reduce gun violence.


Variance Power

All donor funds established at Seattle Foundation are subject to the Foundation’s “variance power,” as set forth in Article VII(a)(i) of its Articles of Incorporation, as amended from time to time. The variance power gives the Foundation the authority to modify any donor recommendation or condition on distributions from a fund for any specified charitable purpose or to any specified charitable organization if, in the sole judgment of the Foundation, such recommendation or condition becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community.

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