GiveTogether

GiveTogether

Joining with others to take a deep-dive into critical community issues

GiveTogether brings like-minded philanthropists together to learn, invest and, most importantly, multiply the power of their giving.  It’s a way for people to really roll up their sleeves and dig deep into the causes they care about most.  Seattle Foundation’s GiveTogether is collective giving at its best, demonstrating what powerful, rewarding philanthropy is really all about.  

GiveTogether is built on the premise that effective philanthropy is informed philanthropy.  We begin by learning, listening to local experts, targeting specific needs, and designing and reviewing Requests for Proposal.  We visit nonprofit organizations, collaborate to select grant recipients, and then collectively invest in the promising proposals.  Each year, GiveTogether brings forward two to four specific elements of our Healthy Community Framework and asks philanthropists to join together in this shared experience of learning and investing. Seattle Foundation’s staff leads the effort, helping everyone learn more about the issue at the grassroots level and coordinating the grant submission and review process.  In addition, Seattle Foundation ‘seeds’ GiveTogether with an initial investment. 

GiveTogether teams have collaborated to invest in:

• Affordable access to the arts
• Youth and the Outdoors
• Global opportunity for women and girls (in partnership with Seattle International Foundation)
• Homelessness
• Mental Health

To get involved in current and future GiveTogether partnerships, contact givetogether@seattlefoundation.org.

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The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

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Element Notes

February 17, 2017

In this roundup, the city’s homeless sweeps continue to come under scrutiny, Seattle City Council divests from Wells Fargo, Mayor Murray works to expand priority hiring and more.


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The Morgan Fund Awards $165,130 in Grants to Arts Organizations

February 17, 2017

We're proud to announce that the Morgan Fund has awarded $165,130 to local arts organizations. Grants will support high quality performing arts for the community by funding 25 dance and theatre organizations in the region.

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A conversation with Alice Ito

February 16, 2017

An interview with Alice Ito, who leads Seattle Foundation’s Center for Community Partnerships. Ito’s experience spans more than 25 years working in community-based nonprofits and philanthropic organizations.

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