Supporting thriving, diverse communities.

Supporting thriving, diverse communities.

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Strong civic institutions are the bedrocks of a thriving, diverse community. Success depends on a nonprofit ecosystem that values leadership, equity, and each organization’s capacity to tackle big problems. That is why our Community & Civic Engagement team provides a range of grants to community and civic groups in the greater Seattle region, including grants to build capacity and leadership at organizations like the Rainier Valley Corps, Washington Global Health Alliance, Philanthropy Northwest, Seattle CityClub, and many more.

In 2012, we launched a Building Community Philanthropy (BCP) partnership with Philanthropy Northwest, which empowers a network of local philanthropy organizations across Washington State — all working together to address local, pressing needs. These community foundations, United Ways, and organizations serving specific demographic groups are in the best position to create deep relationships within their communities — because they’ve been doing it for years. Philanthropy Northwest oversees the coordination of this network, which collectively reaches 90 percent of high-poverty areas in our state, bringing partners together share best practices, training and resources.

Our Seattle-based employees also are engaged members of our hometown, and participate as neighbors, parents who send their children to local schools, activists, donors, and volunteers—employees give almost $5 million per year to locally based nonprofits like KUOW, Pride Foundation, Northwest Harvest, Rainier Scholars, Seattle Art Museum, and the Seattle Children’s Theater.