Philanthropy has the power to ensure all people have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. Seattle Foundation provides the expertise, network of partners and research that enables philanthropists to maximize their impact in meeting our community’s most critical needs. Every day, we convene, communicate with and catalyze our philanthropic partners, uniting passion and discipline to create lasting change. We call this intersection the heart and science of philanthropy.

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  • 1,200

    Number of community philanthropists working with Seattle Foundation to create lasting change



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  • Over $1 billion

    Total amount Seattle Foundation has invested over the past 70 years to help make Greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all



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  • Almost $100 million

    Total funds raised the past seven years via Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBIG online event



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  • 11,643

    Number of people unsheltered in King County

    Source: All Home: 2017 Count Us In Report



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  • 2160%

    Difference in average income between Seattle's top 1% and the other 99%

    Source: Economic Policy Institute: Income Inequality in the U.S. by state, metro area and county, June 16, 2016



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Philanthropy is critical

Our region is prospering, yet many of our community members have been left behind in the rush of new opportunities and wealth. Philanthropy can help right this imbalance by ensuring that everyone in our community has the chance to thrive. Seattle Foundation guides philanthropists to make investments that directly address inequities and result in powerful change.

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The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

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Our Vibrant Democracy Initiative Fosters Progress and Partnerships

July 21, 2017

Three interconnected efforts aim to increase equity through systems change

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Proposition 1 Expands Access to the Arts for All

July 19, 2017

The ballot measure increases equity in the arts and makes our region more vibrant

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Element Notes

July 14, 2017

In this news roundup, Washington state budget is approved, the community responds to Charleena Lyles’ shooting and the city council approves an income tax