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Remembering Jeff Brotman

August 04, 2017

Honoring the Costco co-founder and Seattle Foundation philanthropist who did his giving “in bulk”

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Seattle Foundation Reports a Record 2016

January 01, 2017

Seattle Foundation had a very strong year in 2016, securing $105 million in gifts from philanthropists that will be invested through strategic philanthropy locally, nationally and internationally. We are grateful for the trust bestowed upon us, in this record year of generosity and remain steadfast in our commitment to helping our partners to achieve greater community impact. Read about our 2016 investment results and more.

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Seattle Foundation's Giving with Goals Recognized as a National Model

April 30, 2017

National conference showcases giving tools and staff expertise

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Seattle Foundation's Bao-Tram Do Receives Kicking Up Our Heels Award

March 23, 2017

Seattle Foundation’s very own Bao-Tram Do was honored by the Center for Women and Democracy with the Kicking Up Our Heels Award  for her work advancing the rights of women in Washington state.


Supporting Women’s Rights in an “Open World”

March 23, 2017

"We’ve opened our eyes to the problems of the world… we are not going back from an open world, and we are not afraid to stand for women’s leadership.”

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Hope and the Humane Economy

December 13, 2016

Last Friday evening, we celebrated the release of Wayne Pacelle's latest book, The Humane Economy, a frontline account of how conscience and creativity are driving a revolution in business that is forever changing our treatment of animals.

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In Response to a Global Crisis: Syria

December 22, 2016

Given the extreme refugee crisis and unprecedented devastation in Aleppo, we know many are seeking ways to help. Seattle Foundation and Seattle International Foundation have curated a list of five, high-impact international NGOs working to address the critical needs of Syrians affected by the current crisis.

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Leading for Impact Cohort Announced

February 13, 2017

Seattle Foundation and The Bridgespan Group bring unique leadership development opportunities to local nonprofits.

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Plan for Tax-Wise Year-End Giving

December 09, 2016

As many of us begin to consider charitable donations to make before 2016 comes to a close, Director of Gift Planning Susan Peterson shares some considerations to think through your year-end giving

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Remembering Lou Pepper

December 29, 2016

Longtime staff member Allison Parker reflects on the community legacy of Lou Pepper, former Washington Mutual CEO and Seattle Foundation philanthropist, who passed away last Friday at age 92.

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Seattle Foundation is on the Move

October 07, 2016

After 12 years in the IBM building on 5th Ave., Seattle Foundation has moved to new headquarters.

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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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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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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 Lawyer Sings the Praises of Localized Philanthropy.

October 31, 2015

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