Over the years, the Seattle Foundation has worked in various ways to build the capacity of nonprofits in King County and has participated in partnerships to ensure the region has a stronger, more vibrant community for all. Many of these organizations were established to meet the specific needs of nonprofit organizations serving or based in communities of color.
In 2019, and going forward, the foundation is prioritizing its nonprofit capacity-building investments in programs that increase the effectiveness and long-term stability of nonprofit organizations led by, serving, or based in communities of color and refugee, immigrant, low-income and other communities that are impacted by systemic and institutional racism, and marginalized and burdened by significant economic, educational, health, and social disparities. The foundation seek to fund organizations with the experience and expertise to provide capacity-building programming to nonprofit organizations led by, serving or based in communities of color; organizations providing culturally responsive programs and supporting community organizations to be effective in their work and gain long-term stability and sustainability; and organizations with relationships, built on trust, with other organizations led by, serving, or based in communities of color.
Grants are available to current grantees of Seattle Foundation only and are offered by invitation.
See the Seattle Foundation website for additional information, including evaluation criteria and application instructions.