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.

Visit the GiveBIG website to learn about the community nonprofits we work with.

  • 1,200

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

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  • Nearly $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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  • $56M

    Total funds raised the past 5 years via Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBig online event

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  • 10,000

    Approximate number of men, women and children who sleep on the street, stay in homeless shelters or find temporary shelter each night in King County

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  • 20–25%

    Estimated percentage of homeless people nationally who are living with mental illness

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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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GiveBIG 2017 Webinars and Workshops: New Workshops Added!

March 20, 2017

We hope you are looking forward to May 10 as much as we are! In order to support your organization's success in GiveBIG, we are offering a series of technology, marketing and development trainings. 

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Element Notes

March 16, 2017

In this roundup, Mayor Murray’s levy on homelessness, a rise in hate crimes and challenges to the new youth jail are dismissed.



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Linking Lifetime and Legacy Giving

March 16, 2017

Susan Peterson, Seattle Foundation’s Director of Gift Planning, writes on the trend of giving now rather than endowing in the March 10 special Estate Planning issue of Puget Sound Business Journal.