Neighbor to Neighbor Spotlight Summer 2022: Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education

Centering the power of community is critical when providing safe and culturally responsive spaces for Black youth. Bringing community voice back to the education of Black students is one way to help close the racial disparity seen in classrooms. By Aileen Balahadia, N2N Program Consultant When Dr. Debra Sullivan talks about supporting Black childhood education, […]

Honoring Pillars of this Community

“Liberated relationships are one of the ways we actually create abundant justice, the understanding that there is enough attention, care, resource, and connection for all of us to access belonging, to be in our dignity, and to be safe in community.” ? adrienne maree brown By Alesha Washington As I reach my three-month mark with […]

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 […]

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

Marking the One-year Anniversary of REPAIR (Racially Equitable Philanthropy Aimed at Initiating Reparations) By Jonathan Cunningham This month, Seattle Foundation marks the one-year anniversary of the Racially Equitable Philanthropy Aimed at Initiating Reparations (REPAIR) framework. Launched the week of Juneteenth in 2021, this framework is a large-scale, long-term effort to invest or direct necessary resources […]

Our Commitment to the Black Community in Action

An update on Racially Equitable Philanthropy Aimed at Initiating Reparations (REPAIR) and our $25 million commitment to the Black community of the Greater Seattle Region. By Jonathan Cunningham,Senior Program Officer Canadian-based philosopher, entrepreneur, and author Matshona Dhliwayo once said, “You become strong by lifting others up, not pulling them down.” Seattle Foundation is on a […]

Now accepting applications for the Seattle Foundation and Communities of Opportunity (COO) Systems and Policy Change (SPC) RFP – apply by October 11

Application Launch: August 24 Applications due: October 11, 2022, 11:59 PM Notification of Selected and Non-Selected Applicants: February 2023 We are excited to announce that the Seattle Foundation and Communities of Opportunity (COO) Systems and Policy Change (SPC) Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open! This funding opportunity closes on Tuesday, October 11 at 11:59 […]

COVID-19 Response Fund: ACRS addresses the intersection of racial equity and mental health

Receiving financial support from the COVID-19 Response Fund allowed Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS) to continue providing essential, culturally relevant tools and resources to communities across the greater Seattle region. Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS) briefly stopped offering its essential services and closed its doors in March 2020 because of COVID-19. In an […]

Second Creative Equity Fund Cohort Announced

Seattle Foundation proudly announces the latest round of Creative Equity Fund grant recipients. The newest cohort represents the latest round of funding for organizations in King County who will be advancing racial justice work through arts and culture. Creative Equity Fund was launched in 2018 as a funder collaborative and is made possible thanks to […]

An Update for Our Community

To advance racial equity and maximize community impact, the Foundation’s grantmaking policies have been revised to address the inequities in our region. For 75 years, Seattle Foundation has played an active role in our community as a bridge builder, civic leader, and partner to thousands of community nonprofits and philanthropists. The Foundation remains focused on […]