Specialized Services

Seattle Foundation offers unique specialized services, whether you’re an experienced community philanthropist or just getting started.

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We offer four unique opportunities for philanthropic investment:

These personalized services allow philanthropists to select a level of service they need, based on their philanthropic goals and strategies.

I. Global Giving

From those who work locally, to others who see themselves as citizens of the world, Seattle Foundation supports philanthropists working here and abroad.

II. Impact Investing

A growing channel for venture philanthropy, this option provides the opportunity for both a social and financial return by investing in local projects. After tremendous success in investments over the past decade, we are excited to increase our capacity to support this work through partnerships with Threshold Group and Canopy.

III. Scholarship Funds

We manage nearly 50 scholarship funds and award over $1 million a year. This continues to be a very popular way to honor the legacy of loved ones and invest in the futures of our community’s young people.

IV. Supporting Organization

Similar to an operating foundation, a supported organization is its own 501(c)3, and also receives support and expertise from its relationship with Seattle Foundation.