You are a philanthropist

Philanthropy literally means “love of humanity.” Seattle Foundation provides the expertise, relationships and research to help you turn your heartfelt concern for economic, social and environmental challenges into impactful giving strategies. We offer a multitude of ways for you to support the issues and organizations that matter most to you.


How we work with you

Working together, we identify your values and interests, evaluate your philanthropic budget and discuss your goals for involving successive generations. Using our expertise and deep knowledge of the community, we devise a giving plan that is personally rewarding, targeted and measurable.

Lifetime Philanthropy

Giving to a cause you believe in brings tremendous satisfaction and the reward of knowing you are making an impact in areas of critical community need. Start "giving while you are living" and make a personal commitment to your area of interest by opening a fund now and creating a strategic plan for the future.

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Legacy Philanthropy

Creating a giving plan with your family—siblings, extended family or across generations—builds consensus around shared values and ignites a tradition of giving. Engage your family in developing a giving plan, choosing nonprofits and establishing your legacy.

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Organizational Philanthropy

Effective organizational philanthropy can make tangible impact in the community. Learn how we can help your business transform from unfocused check writing to strategic philanthropy aligned with your corporate goals.

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Specialized Services

Our specialized services include four unique opportunities for philanthropic investment: Global Giving, Impact Investing, Scholarship Funds and Supporting Organization. These personalized options allow philanthropists to select – and pay for – the level of service they need, based on their philanthropic goals and strategies.



The Voice of Philanthropy in Our Community

Heart & Science: Read How Philanthropists, Community Organizations and Seattle Foundation Are Building Partnerships to Create Lasting Change

July 25, 2016

In the inaugural issue of Heart & Science, we elevate Basic Needs and Vibrant Communities; two essential needs society must support and invest in so that a community can thrive.

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Your Guide to Impact Investing

July 22, 2016

Philanthropic advisors at Seattle Foundation discuss their current impact investing process and how philanthropists can get started.

GiveTogether Puts Focus on Child Welfare; Grants $235,000 to King County Nonprofits

July 18, 2016

Organizations demonstrated a strong focus on preventing vulnerable children and families from entering the child welfare system, or arranging supportive, culturally relevant, placements, both short term and permanent, when staying with parents is not possible.

Be a catalyst

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