Now accepting applications for the Seattle Foundation and Communities of Opportunity (COO) Systems and Policy Change (SPC) RFP – apply by October 11

Application Launch: August 24 Applications due: October 11, 2022, 11:59 PM Notification of Selected and Non-Selected Applicants: February 2023 We are excited to announce that the Seattle Foundation and Communities of Opportunity (COO) Systems and Policy Change (SPC) Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open! This funding opportunity closes on Tuesday, October 11 at 11:59 […]

COVID-19 Response Fund: ACRS addresses the intersection of racial equity and mental health

Receiving financial support from the COVID-19 Response Fund allowed Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS) to continue providing essential, culturally relevant tools and resources to communities across the greater Seattle region. Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS) briefly stopped offering its essential services and closed its doors in March 2020 because of COVID-19. In an […]

N2N Spotlight: Wonder of Women International

Creating sacred space that unapologetically centers Black women and people By: Aileen Balahadia, N2N Program Consultant and Elaine Chu, Senior Philanthropic Officer During a Neighbor 2 Neighbor (N2N) virtual site visit with Wonder of Women International (WOW), we got a glimpse of their gallery space in downtown Seattle, and we immediately realized that Zoom just […]

Opening the Door to a More Inclusive Society

How Open Doors for Multicultural Families is Meeting the Needs of People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and their Families  “You have to love yourself first and build self-confidence.” This is the mantra Ginger Kwan holds as she helps multicultural families navigate complex special education systems. As the mother of a son with a disability, Kwan understands […]

Second Creative Equity Fund Cohort Announced

Seattle Foundation proudly announces the latest round of Creative Equity Fund grant recipients. The newest cohort represents the latest round of funding for organizations in King County who will be advancing racial justice work through arts and culture. Creative Equity Fund was launched in 2018 as a funder collaborative and is made possible thanks to […]

Casa Surya Healings

Empowering the Latinx community through cultural and ancestral healing By: Aileen Balahadia, N2N Program Consultant and Elaine Chu, Senior Philanthropic Advisor Xochitl Garcia knows firsthand the impact that stress and illness have on health and wellbeing, especially for members of her Latinx community. Years ago, Xochitl, whose name comes from the Aztec word for “flower,” […]

Using Data to Fill the Greatest Needs for PPE

Seattle Foundation Philanthropists Rich Tong and Trang Le leveraged their technology backgrounds to help state and local leaders make important purchasing decisions for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other vital pandemic resources. Rich Tong and Trang Le were new members of Seattle Foundation’s family when COVID-19 struck. With a desire to help, the husband-and-wife team […]

Amy Banovich Joins Seattle Foundation’s Board of Trustees

The Managing Partner of KPMG’s Seattle Office currently serves on the Board’s Audit Committee. Seattle Foundation is excited to announce that Amy Banovich, Managing Partner of KPMG’s Seattle office, recently joined our Board of Trustees. Banovich is responsible for leading KPMG’s market strategy, managing and inspiring more than 500 team members, delivering outstanding client care, […]

Seattle Foundation Statement on Murders in Georgia and Persistent Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Violence

Seattle Foundation joins millions in condemning anti-Asian hate crimes and violence, and mourning tragic loss of life in Georgia. Our region and our country have witnessed violent, hateful, and deeply alarming acts against the Asian American community. Here in the Seattle region, where Asian Americans make up roughly 18% of King County’s population, members of […]

N2N Spotlight: Muslimah’s Against Abuse Center

Cultivating safer spaces for Muslim girls and women. By Aileen Balahadia, Neighbor to Neighbor Program Consultant, and Elaine Chu, Senior Philanthropic Advisor Rahmo Rashid recalls the first time she was asked to support young Muslim girls in her African community. Her instincts told her they needed to meet in a group, face to face, and […]