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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  • 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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  • $16.3M

    Funds raised this year 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.

Impact

The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

Seattle Foundation GiveBIG 2016

GiveBIG 2016 - Let's Do This. Together.

January 20, 2016

Part one of a four-part “Campaign in a Box” DIY toolkit that outlines a strategic plan for community nonprofits to make the most of Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG 2016.

Seattle Foundation Celebrates Record Year of Community Philanthropy

January 21, 2016

Nearly $100 million invested in 2015 and total grants hit $1 billion since Seattle Foundation’s inception