You are a philanthropist
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Our specialized services include unique opportunities for philanthropic investment: Global Giving, Impact Investing, 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.
Profile in Philanthropy
It’s important that music be discovered by audiences through vehicles other than commercial radio… And I want to support that.—Philanthropist Paula Boggs
Learn how a generous Seattle donor turned her love of music into a fund supporting emerging local musicians.
The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community
- Turning the Page TogetherBy Alesha Washington // This month marks my one-year anniversary as Seattle Foundation’s President and CEO. As I reflect on the past year, some themes come to mind.
- Multigenerational Philanthropy: Aligning Family Values for ImpactBy Crystal Thompkins // Families should consider their philanthropic values as part of their overall wealth plan and focus on shared values instead of generational differences.
- Year-end 2022 Through a Philanthropic LensThose who work with donors must be ever mindful that their hearts don’t take a day off. Still, the head has a critical role to […]
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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