Past Events


Washington Health Philanthropy Partnership Autumn Meeting

October 3, 2019,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Philanthropy Northwest

The Washington Meeting of the Health Partnership (HPP) will occur the afternoon of October 3, at the Philanthropy Northwest Office. 

The Washington Health Philanthropy Partnership is inclusive of health funders in Washington. It is primarily a learning community with the intention toward aligning strategies, language, and resources to achieve health equity in the region.


Philanthropy Deep Dive: Dismantling Islamophobia, Championing Community

September 23, 2019,
9:00am to 12:00pm
Seattle, WA

While our sector continues to develop its lens on racial equity and racial justice, we rarely examine the connections between Islamophobia, philanthropy and democracy. Join us in a three hour deep-dive with Muslim community leaders to explore how we can collectively strategize to work with Muslim communities to address pressing concerns and envision future partnerships. We will prioritize relationship building, education and laying the foundation for future work together. 


Racial Equity, Economic Security and Taxes: Fitting the Puzzle Pieces Together

June 11, 2019,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
The Seattle Public Library

Join the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Funders Network, Puget Sound Asset Funders Network and Philanthropy Northwest for an engaging funder discussion exploring the intersection of racial equity, taxes and the role of philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest. **This meeting is free of charge and open to foundation representatives and philanthropic advisors only.


Transforming Philanthropy Towards Tribal Sovereignty: ATNI Winter Convening Discussion

January 29, 2019,
8:30am to 5:00pm
Portland, OR

How can philanthropy transform itself to invest in the preservation and protection of tribal sovereignty and the cultures, languages and way of life of tribal nations in the Northwest? How do we do our philanthropic work in the spirit of the historical context in which we live today? Join philanthropic leaders at the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) Winter Convening, where tribal nations do their collective work to strengthen and leverage their power. 


Regional Community Foundations Convening

September 11, 2018, 6:00pm PDT to September 13, 2018, 1:00pm PDT
Port Townsend, WA

Philanthropy Northwest supports a network of community foundations throughout the Northwest in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. As part of this work, we are coordinating a regional convening to bring together the leadership of community foundations. We believe there is a unique richness when we learn and activate as a collective of community foundations. We hope to leave this gathering with a clear sense of our strategy as a network for 2019 and beyond. Please join us!


Pierce County Funders Meeting - Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities (SPARC)

May 21, 2018,
9:30am to 11:30am
Tacoma, WA

Tacoma/Pierce County is one of 10 communities across the U.S. participating in the multi-year Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities (SPARC) initiative. Please join the Pierce County Funders Group to learn about the SPARC initiative from guest speakers Pamela Duncan from the City of Tacoma and Tess Colby from Pierce County and continue our discussion about Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in Pierce County.


Supporting Frontline Communities Convening

March 29, 2018,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Seattle, WA

Please join Philanthropy Northwest, Nonprofit Assistance Center and Rainier Valley Corps as we reconvene and discuss how the situation has changed for those communities on the frontline. How can foundations and community-led organizations work better together in response to new realities?


Imagining the Future of Family Philanthropy

March 22, 2018,
11:00am to 1:00pm
Seattle, WA

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) invites you for a focus group discussion on the future of family philanthropy. We hope that you will join us on Thursday, March 22nd from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the offices of Philanthropy Northwest to share your thoughts, ideas and outlook.  We also welcome you to share this invitation with any of your colleagues or trustees who you think might have an interest. 


Foundations on the Hill 2018

March 12, 2018 (All day) to March 14, 2018 (All day)
Washington, DC
Capitol Dome

Join Philanthropy Northwest March 12-14 in Washington, DC, for Foundations on the Hill 2018! Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is an annual convening that brings together foundation leaders from across the country for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy. FOTH is presented by United Philanthropy Forum in partnership with the Alliance for Charitable Reform and Council on Foundations. Each year, Philanthropy Northwest leads a delegation from our six-state region.


#GENINDIGENOUS Northern California Funders Tour

October 5, 2017, 6:00pm PDT to October 7, 2017, 7:00pm PDT

Native Americans in Philanthropy, The California Endowment and HAF are partnering to host funders from October 5-7 to learn about successful and promising health/education/racial equity efforts, specifically through a lens of working closely with Tribal communities.


Generation Indigenous: Northwest Regional Convening

April 28, 2017 (All day)
Seattle, WA

Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) will share progress on the Generation Indigenous national work, feature story presentations of Native youth, and discuss cross-sector alignment and goals on funding and programmatic outcomes. This program is for funders committed to communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.


The Science of Hope

April 26, 2017, 8:00am PDT to April 27, 2017, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA

The Foundation for Healthy Generations invites you to join them at the Science of Hope 2017, their annual two-day conference for those working to create enduring healthy equity.