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Corporate Champion Award Certificates

Celebrating Corporate Philanthropy in King County

May 17, 2017

Puget Sound Business Journal and Seattle Foundation Honor Healthy Community Corporate Champions

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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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KEXP and Seattle Foundation to Host First Community Partnership Program Benefit Concert

October 24, 2016

Seattle Foundation’s partnership with KEXP is an extension of its Vibrant Democracy Initiative, a $2.5 million, five-year effort designed to increase civic engagement and amplify the voice of communities of color and low-income communities.  

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It's Time to Talk About GiveBIG 2017

October 11, 2016

Seattle Foundation invites King County nonprofits to attend one of three nonprofit gatherings happening this month and provide your input on different ways to approach GiveBIG.

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Thanks for Coming out to Share Feedback on GiveBIG 2017

October 31, 2016

Thank you to the nonprofit partners that attended one of our three nonprofit gatherings and provided their input on different ways to approach GiveBIG 2017.

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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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GiveBIG 2016 Exceeds Goals - Delivers Lift for Many Local Nonprofits

June 14, 2016

The final results are in — GiveBIG 2016 generated a record $22 million in contributions to nonprofits.

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The Partners Who Power GiveBIG

May 02, 2016

A few examples of some new technologies being developed, targeted to philanthropists of different generations to help them track and share their giving.

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Community Foundation Opportunity Network Aims to Narrow the Opportunity Gap

July 19, 2016

Community foundations from coast to coast working together on issues critical to kids and communities

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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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The Divide

August 01, 2016

Our country is facing a defining moment, and as the community’s foundation, we must face our own defining moment as well.

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Seattle Foundation Expands Heart and Science of Philanthropy Team

July 13, 2016

Our staff possesses diverse expertise, with specialists in community issues, nonprofit effectiveness, civic engagement, family philanthropy, planned giving, research and more.  

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Achieving Strong Academic Outcomes For All Youth

June 20, 2016

Summer learning programs can provide a variety of activities such as academic support, enrichment opportunities, cultural and social development, leadership skills, job training or even environmental exploration.

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Heart & Science: Read How Philanthropists, Community Organizations and Seattle Foundation Are Building Partnerships to Create Lasting Change

July 25, 2016

In the inaugural issue of Heart & Science, we elevate Basic Needs and Vibrant Communities; two essential needs society must support and invest in so that a community can thrive.

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The Power of Youth: Seattle Foundation kicks off its 11th year of the Youth Grantmaking Board

October 27, 2016

Built on the concept of youth powered change, YGB’ers have contributed over $200,000 into Seattle’s public sector to fund organizations or projects that provide direct services to system change programming.

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Youth Grantmaking Board Recommends $20,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

July 12, 2016

Seattle Foundation's Youth Grantmaking Board is a civic leadership opportunity that is completely youth-focused and youth-led from start to finish.

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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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Remembering Doug Walker - Seattle Philanthropist

January 02, 2016

Doug's impact on our region was as monumental as the mountains and outdoors he so enjoyed.

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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 Lawyer Sings the Praises of Localized Philanthropy.

October 31, 2015

Paula Boggs translated her love of music into a fund benefitting KEXP radio.