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May 2016 | Philanthropy Northwest

Our "virtual roundtable" interviews feature a group of leaders from across our network who work on a common issue area, illuminating the diversity of place-based approaches to the shared topic. We kicked this series off in February with the CEOs of five healthcare conversion foundations, then continued in March with the Pacific Northwest's seven statewide nonprofit associations and April with four leading arts funders. For May, we interviewed grantmakers from five foundations — The Ford Family Foundation, Montana Community Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, Whatcom Community Foundation and Wyoming Community Foundation — focused on rural communities.

October 28, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Please join the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities webinar with special invites to the Intermountain West Funder Network and the North East Funder Network.
July 2015 |
Lawson F. Knight, Intermountain Impact Investments | Some people crave security and predictability in their careers. Not me. I'm drawn to adventure and invention — doing things we don't know how to do yet. One of my mentors, Dr. Ellen Wolf, past president and board member of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation, recognized this and predicted that I would someday leave my comfortable position as the foundation's executive director to blaze new trails. She was right. With a colleague in Wyoming, I co-founded Intermountain Impact Investments last year.
July 2015 |

Wells Fargo will donate $1 million to NeighborWorks America to help replace or rehabilitate owner-occupied homes in nine rural areas, including a southwest Oregon community.

The grant, from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation,...

July 2015 |
Kristen Holway, Senior Manager, Learning Practice | Drought conditions have brought wildfire season early to the Pacific Northwest. With 30,000 acres engulfed in Idaho, Oregon and Washington over the weekend, and as we approach the first anniversary of the devastating Carlton Complex Fire, I'm reminded of the interdependence of the people, government and funders in our region's disaster preparedness, response and recovery — especially long-term recovery.
February 2015 | Philanthropy Northwest
Jeff Clarke interviews Natalie Camacho Mendoza, board member of the Northwest Area Foundation. This is the sixth in an ongoing series of interviews with key leaders in philanthropy from across the region and around the nation.
February 2015 | Philanthropy Northwest

In this 5th edition of "Trends in Northwest Giving - 2014," we analyzed 23,783 grants to northwest organizations from 245 funders in 2012, totaling $958,347,806. This represents a 4% decline in giving over 2010, which was expected given the volatile economic recovery since the 2008 recession. Read on to find out about giving in our region, state-by-state trends and more!

Cover image for Trends in NW Giving 2014 report-a elder man with gray hair and mustache wearing a white shirt and white cowboy hat