Past Events


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!


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.


Protecting Marginalized Communities During the Next Four Years

February 17, 2017,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Seattle, WA

Please join us for this urgent conversation about protecting marginalized communities over the next four years. We are inviting nonprofits, funders, community leader and governmental offices to an urgent meeting featuring organizations at the forefront to discuss their work, what they need to be effective and how all of us can help.


Democracy Northwest: Raising Philanthropy's Voice

January 24, 2017,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Seattle, WA + Online

Philanthropy Northwest is moving its new Democracy Northwest initiative from an exploratory phase into a broader community-wide action agenda, and we hope you will participate!

One of the most unsettling election seasons in our history is now behind us. But the work of strengthening democracy is really just getting started. We’ve been asking ourselves some key questions these past few months and here is where we landed: we believe foundations have an important role to play in confronting and overcoming the deep challenges facing democracy today. We hope you will join us in a conversation about this, that you will lend your voice and experience in developing and sharing strategies to strengthen democracy, and that you will help us reflect on what responsibilities we have as a field in these critical times.


Foundations on the Hill 2016

April 12, 2016 (All day) to April 13, 2016 (All day)
Washington, D.C.

Each year, Philanthropy Northwest members and staff travel to Washington, D.C. for Foundations on the Hill to connect and build relationships with federal elected officials, educate them about philanthropy’s impact in our region, encourage them to view foundations as resources on public policy issues and connect with other funders interested in public policy.


Stand for Your Mission - Creating Positive Change Through Advocacy

May 14, 2015,
9:30am to 11:00am
Philanthropy Northwest and the Campion Foundation invite you to join us for a conversation around a new national campaign, Stand for Your Mission on how advocacy, particularly from nonprofit boards, can enhance the mission of organizations. Anne Wallestad, CEO of BoardSource, will lead a discussion for philanthropy and nonprofit advisors on how advocacy can expand nonprofit impact and what – as funders and advisors – we can do to support stronger advocacy amongst our nonprofit partners.

Stepping Up Our Game: How Can Philanthropy Strengthen Democracy?

March 25, 2015,
8:00am to 11:00am
Are you concerned about the state of our democracy? Are you interested in hearing more about cutting edge efforts to strengthen democracy? Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle CityClub are please to co-present a tremendous line up of sector leaders including special guest Daniel Stid, director of the Madison Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to work together to begin building a coordinated philanthropic response to this historic challenge.