In Conversation, In Community: The Black-led Joy and Wellness Fund

In this instance of our In Conversation, In Community series, we engaged with three community leaders who have received one of the first rounds of grants from the Black-led Joy and Wellness Fund. By Jonathan Cunningham, Senior Program Officer Seattle Foundation hosts a quarterly In Conversation, In Community event designed to provide a space where […]

Celebrating Black Philanthropists

Black Philanthropy Month is an opportunity to amplify the different ways in which members of the Black community have invested their time, talent, treasure, ties and testimonies to meet the needs of their community. By Cedric Davis, Philanthropic Advisor In August 2021, Black philanthropic leaders formally launched Black Philanthropy Month in Washington state. Dr. Jackie […]

Organizations Working to Decrease Gun Violence

Following the horrific tragedies in Uvalde and Buffalo, we turn to local and national organizations working to reduce gun violence. As we reel from the devastating school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 19 students and two teachers, it is more important than ever for communities to take […]

Highlighting the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) pool for Seattle Foundation philanthropists

The Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Pool, managed by Aperio, aligns with the three pillars of Seattle Foundation’s Blueprint for Impact: A Just Democracy, Equitable Economy, Resilient Environment. By Allison Parker, managing director, philanthropy strategies, and Guillermo Andalon, investments and fund accountant We have consistently heard from philanthropists that they want their donor advised funds invested […]

Seattle Foundation welcomes Donna Moodie to its Board of Trustees

Moodie brings a wealth of community building, neighborhood activism and small business acumen. Seattle Foundation is thrilled to welcome Donna Moodie to its Board of Trustees. Moodie currently serves as Executive Director of Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and Community Roots Housing Executive Vice President. Moodie is also a well-known restauranteur whose restaurant, Marjorie, opened in 2003. […]

Every Dollar – and Effort – Compounded

In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting three Black trailblazers who continue to make significant strides in Seattle. Voices are hushed. Steady music comes from the altar. And the worship leaders remind their congregation of the importance of contributing anything they can. The donations range from a $1 to $1,000. No amount is too […]

Amy Carter Joins Seattle Foundation’s Board of Trustees

Carter brings of wealth of philanthropic and strategic partnership experience to the organization. Seattle Foundation is excited to welcome new Board member Amy Carter, the Director of Community Engagement at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In her current role, Carter works to build thriving, diverse and equitable communities in the greater Seattle region. Through […]

Trish Millines Dziko Joins Seattle Foundation’s Board of Trustees

Dziko guided the Technology Access Foundation to statewide leadership in public education. Seattle Foundation is pleased to announce that Trish Millines Dziko, the co-founder of a leading organization in public education, recently joined our Board of Trustees. Dziko co-founded the Technology Access Foundation (TAF) in 1996 after spending 17 years in the technology industry. TAF […]

Bolstering Black Philanthropy in August and Beyond

A question—more so, a charge, from Seattle Foundation Chief Engagement Officer Stephanie Bray was shared at the last ‘In Conversation, In Community’ event. “Now that we know, what are we going to do?” Her question came after a poignant discussion about why donors should provide funding to Black-led and rooted organizations. The panel of leaders […]

North Star to Guide Investment in Community-led Organizations and Systems Change

The Blueprint for Impact is Seattle Foundation’s new “North Star” outlining how philanthropy can play a unique role in supporting and deeply investing in community-led organizations to create systems change. This summer looks profoundly different than the season we ushered in one year ago. Instead of lockdowns, we are beginning to feel openness; instead of […]

Regional Census Fund Grants

The fund is investing more than $580,000 in 36 nonprofits that serve historically undercounted populations. In its second round of funding, the Regional Census Fund is investing more than $580,000 in 36 grants to nonprofits serving historically undercounted populations in King County, including Black, Latinx, immigrant and refugee communities, low-income residents, children under five, LGBTQ […]