Specialized Services

Seattle Foundation offers specialized services, whether you’re an experienced community philanthropist or just getting started.

We offer four unique opportunities for philanthropic investment:

I. Global Giving

Our strategic partnership with Seattle International Foundation allows us to provide timely and effective guidance to philanthropists on global giving.

II. Impact Investing

A growing channel for venture philanthropy, this option provides the opportunity for both a social and financial return by investing in local projects. After tremendous success in investments over the past decade, we are excited to increase our capacity to support this work through partnerships with Threshold Group and Canopy.

III. Scholarship Funds

We manage nearly 50 scholarship funds and award over $1 million a year. This continues to be a very popular way to honor the legacy of loved ones and invest in the futures of our community’s young people.

IV. Supporting Organization

Similar to an operating foundation which, while its own 501(c)(3), also receives support through its ties to Seattle Foundation


These personalized services allow philanthropists to select a level of service they need, based on their philanthropic goals and strategies.

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Tell us about yourself and how you’d like to invest in your community. A Seattle Foundation philanthropic advisor will be in touch shortly.