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Youth Grantmaking Board Awards $20,000 to Local Nonprofits

June 19, 2017

Washington Building Leaders of Change and Na'ah Illahee Fund recognized for their work with youth

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African American Heritage Fund Awards 5 Grants Totaling $260,000

June 09, 2017

Grant awards benefit the African American Community of Greater Seattle

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Seattle Foundation and Amazon Host Nonprofit Expo

June 07, 2017

Amazon employees learn about 60 nonprofits focused on homelessness, literacy and STEM education

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Climate Change - Small Actions Mean Big Changes

September 01, 2016

"It's really important that we broaden the tent and help more people see their role in the climate fight, find their voice in the climate fight." --Kathy Washienko

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Announcing Eight Engagement Pipeline Grants

June 21, 2017

Funding supports leadership development and mobilization of underserved community groups to increase equity

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Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community

May 16, 2017

"Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."
– John Steinbeck

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N2N Highlight: Theatre Battery Connects Contemporary Theater with Social Issues

June 07, 2017

The theater will use their grant to help provide no-cost admission

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Seattle Foundation and King County Elections announce Voter Education Fund grants

June 09, 2017

30 nonprofits receive funds to increase voter engagement

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The Voter Education Fund

April 13, 2017

Seattle Foundation partners with King County Elections to increase civic engagement. Deadline to apply for funding is May 2.

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Welcome Aileen!

May 24, 2017

Seattle Foundation welcomes new Neighbor to Neighbor consultant


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GiveBIG Communications to Nonprofits

May 16, 2016

Here, you will find the e-communications made to our nonprofit partners during and post-GiveBIG 2016. Check back for the latest information and follow-up to this year’s giving day.

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Sharing Food and Culture with Eat with Muslims

February 16, 2017

Elaine Chu, philanthropic advisor at Seattle Foundation, shares her experience with Neighbor to Neighbor grantee organization Eat with Muslims

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Neighbor to Neighbor Announces Grant Recipients

September 07, 2016

Building diverse leadership and capacity at the grassroots level.

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Nonprofits Recognized for Promoting Civic Engagement

September 09, 2016

Seattle Foundation and KEXP announce first round of nonprofits awarded participation in KEXP's Community Partnership Program.

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Seattle Foundation Philanthropists Launch $150,000 Funding Cycle for the Arts

August 24, 2016

The Morgan Fund, a Family Foundation at Seattle Foundation, announces the 2016 round of the Puget Sound Initiative: a funding opportunity for small to mid-sized dance and theatre organizations in our region.

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Partnering to Address the Mental Health Crisis in Statewide Jails

March 27, 2017

To support mental health, we are partnering with ACLU of Washington and Disability Rights Washington (DRW) as the fiscal sponsor on the settlement of the Trueblood v. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services case.

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Seattle Foundation Announces New Vibrant Democracy Initiative

October 14, 2016

The goal of the Vibrant Democracy Initiative is to strengthen the voice and participation of underrepresented communities to allow for more equitable systems change.

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Youth Grantmaking Board Accepting Applications for Civic Leadership Opportunity

September 13, 2016

Built on the concept of youth powered change, students across King County participating in Seattle Foundation's Youth Grantmaking Board have contributed over $200,000 into Seattle's public sector - all to support the success of children, youth and families.

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Youth Grantmaking Board Request for Proposals

February 09, 2017

The 2016 -2017 Youth Grantmaking Board is requesting proposals from organizations and programs that support post-secondary education for historically marginalized communities.

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Community Matters! KEXP Partners with Seattle Foundation to Re-Launch Community Partnership Program

August 02, 2016

KEXP’s Community Partnership Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Q3 and Q4 Cycles.

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Increasing Voter Participation Through Community Partnerships

July 28, 2016

Twenty-two community based partners funded to strengthen civic engagement among limited-English speaking residents

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Statewide Capacity Collaborative Releases Leadership Report

April 22, 2016

“If you take a tent and you stake it far out at the margins…the middle is always covered.  And the further out you stake it the stronger the structure you get.  And why is that?  Because in our systems and our social systems the people at the margins are actually living with the failures of the systems.  And they are creating adaptive solutions to them.  So when we design to take care of them we build stronger systems for everyone.” Cesar McDowell, President of the Interaction Institute for Social Change.

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Seattle Foundation and King County Elections Partner to Fund Community-Based Voter Engagement

June 16, 2016

Seattle Foundation and King County Elections announce second round of funding to support community-based voter engagement


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GiveTogether Spring 2016: Child Welfare

April 08, 2016

We believe that all children have the right to a safe, stable, permanent and loving home.

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Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community

March 09, 2016

"Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit." – John Steinbeck

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Communities of Opportunity 2016 Systems and Policy Change Grants Announced

April 22, 2016

$1,226,000 in grants awarded to 18 local efforts leading systems and policy change work in King County

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Equity & Environment Agenda Released

April 25, 2016

Year-long effort a result of the Environmental Equity Initiative — a partnership between Seattle Foundation, community partners, the City of Seattle and other local funders

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Seattle Foundation Takes Part in New Funding Collaborative

March 03, 2016

Seattle Foundation, Bullitt Foundation, Loom Foundation and Social Venture Partners join to create the Sustainable Communities Funders group

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Seattle Foundation Receives HUD Secretary’s Award for Public Philanthropic Partnership

April 11, 2016

The Department of Housing and Urban Development recognizes Seattle Foundation for its work to improve health, social, economic, and racial equity in King County

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Seattle Foundation Fosters Vibrant Communities through Arts Engagement

August 06, 2015

Collective fundraising effort raises $241,500 for 16 local arts nonprofits

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Seattle Foundation Launches Leading for Impact - Seattle

December 15, 2015

Leading for Impact – Seattle is designed for nonprofit CEOs and their executive teams to learn together and build increased alignment on strategy.