Targeted fundraising efforts supported by Seattle Foundation philanthropists.
Learn more or contribute now to these specific areas of interest funds established and administered through Seattle Foundation.
The 101 Club Foundation
Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship Fund
Chris Hooyman Outdoor Education Fund
Creative Advantage Fund
Jordan Morris Foundation
Michael Miyauchi Fund
Microsoft disAbility Scholarship Fund
The Mother House Fund
The Nature Project
Nora Stone Smith Scholarship Fund
PONCHO Legacy Fund
The School of Life Project
Encouraging amateur athletics and promotion of fellowship among its members
The Foundation annually awards scholarships to 10 college-bound high school seniors based on a combination of academic achievement, athletic accomplishment and need. Additionally the Foundation periodically awards grants to individuals and organizations nominated by members of the 101 Club. Since 1933, the 101 Club has been responsible for everything from sending students to college to athletes to the Olympics.
Honoring the memory of Alden Landis
The Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Alden Landis, who died on December 20, 2011 at the age of 23 while in service in the Peace Corps in Mozambique, Africa. The scholarship is intended for high school students (grades 9-11) who demonstrate financial need and who are enrolled in a summer study abroad or service trip run by a 501(c) 3 public charity. Students must demonstrate a commitment to other cultures and community service.
Honoring the life of Chris Hooyman and his love for the outdoors
The Chris Hooyman Outdoor Education Fund was established to honor Chris’ compassion for others, his love of life, and his spirit of adventure. Chris, a guide with Rainier Mountain Guides, died while attempting to assist a client on Mount Denali in 1998. Sustaining the Fund keeps Chris' spirit alive by supporting outdoor leadership education, which had such a profound effect on his short life. Together we have provided over 100 scholarships to youth from families with limited financial resources. GOLD and BOLD are currently the primary programs supported by the Fund.
Creative Advantage Fund
Restore access to the arts for all students in Seattle Public Schools
The Creative Advantage will reinvest in Seattle’s students and our community’s economic and creative future by addressing current inequities in access and restoring arts education to all Seattle classrooms.
Funding diabetes research and community events for diabetics
Jordan Morris is a professional soccer player for Seattle Sounders FC. He is also a Type 1 Diabetic, diagnosed at age 9. Through the Jordan Morris Foundation, he strives to change the stigma surrounding diabetes and change the perspectives of those with this disease.
Help students succeed by adopting a classroom and supporting literacy
Make a donation to Newspapers In Education through the Literacy Fund. Your contribution will give K-12 students and teachers access to award-winning standards-based educational materials, lesson plans, teacher guides, and the electronic edition of The Seattle Times.
Honoring the legacy of Michael Miyauchi
The mission of the Michael Miyauchi Foundation is to: 1. support organizations that are committed to the treatment of cancer and the research for the cure of cancer; 2. assist youth programs dedicated to faith and service to our community; 3. participate in events and activities promote good health, good works and good fellowship. The foundation's primary fundraising event is the annual M&M Golf Classic.
Empower and enable high schools students with disabilities to go to college and target a career in the technology industry
The disAbility Scholarship at Microsoft delivers on the mission of Microsoft's cross disability employee resource group to empower and enable people with disabilities. This scholarship enables high school students with disabilities to go to college and target a career in the technology industry. In addition, it hopes to contribute to increase the pool of persons living with a disability enrolling in higher education and, in the long term, decrease the unemployment bias for this demographic.
This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and have a financial need. The amount of this renewable scholarship to be awarded is $5,000 per year, up to $20,000, which is paid through Seattle Foundation on behalf of the disAbility Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Microsoft to the recipient's school's Financial Aid Office.
Supporting thoughtful programs that build community while making a difference in the lives of children and families
The Fund strives to support unique initiatives that spark compassionate actions resulting in life-changing outcomes. It also seeks to provide grassroots organizations with resources to help them succeed, and build relationships with Puget Sound-area nonprofit organizations through their grantmaking process.
Providing underserved youth the opportunity to experience nature
Founded by professional football player Cooper Helfet and ecologist and storyteller Charles Post, The Nature Project creates opportunities for kids to get outside, experience the wonders of nature and the power of mentorship with support from their staff, passionate volunteers, supporters and award-winning outdoor education groups to create transformative outdoor experiences for underserved kids.
Providing financial support to deserving immigrant students, regardless of their citizenship status
The purpose of the Nora Stone Smith Scholarship is to honor and to give financial support to deserving immigrant high school seniors and students who have graduated in the past year and have participated in an ESL/ELL program at some point in their lives. This scholarship is available for all ESL/ELL students, regardless of their citizenship status. Undocumented students are encouraged to apply. Nora Stone Smith was an avid reader and self-educated woman. Education was so important to her that she returned to school to get her B.A. in her late 50s and went on to complete her M.A. in Literature. This scholarship was created by her daughter to honor her memory.
PONCHO Legacy Fund
Enriching the quality of life in this region through increasing resources and community support for the arts
For 50 years, Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations (PONCHO) provided critical financial support of $35,000,000 to 238 deserving organizations in the Puget Sound region. In Spring 2013, PONCHO ceased its day to day operations. Now the legacy of PONCHO will continue in the form of the PONCHO Legacy Fund at Seattle Foundation.
Puget Sound’s first true endowment to help secure the financial future of six of our greatest community arts & cultural treasures: Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Opera, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, a portion of the Fund will support K-12 arts education initiatives as determined by Seattle Foundation. Each of the six organizations and the arts education initiative will be supported equally each year.
Empowering kids to unleash the potential of their own stories into their own lives
The School of Life Project consists of two parts: A Video Journal Kiosk that captures children’s views of themselves and their world annually as they grow, resulting in a time capsule of themselves growing up and the Ambassador’s Film Project made up of 250 kids in ten countries across the world. Its aim is to develop media curriculum to let other kids know that they are not alone on the road to growing up.