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Boeing Employees Focus on Major Grants

01/05/2016

Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Communications Manager | Since 1951, the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound has contributed more than $600 million to Washington nonprofits. Last year, ECF Puget Sound implemented new guidelines to focus on making larger, more impactful grants for capital campaigns and major renovations. more »

10 Examples of Progress in Washington State

12/18/2015

David Bley, director of the Pacific Northwest Initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation looks back at on  memorable moments for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Pacific Northwest partners and our team, helping families achieve stable housing, strengthening local community networks and supporting great schools that help students and teachers realize their potential and reach for their dreams. Here are just a few of his favorite moments of progress over the past year. more »

Microsoft Unveils New Philanthropy Organization

12/16/2015

Microsoft, a Northwest-based leader in global corporate philanthropy, has announced a new organization within the company: Microsoft Philanthropies. The new group will be led by Mary Snapp, a 27-year veteran of Microsoft's legal and corporate affairs team, and will "contribute in new and more impactful ways to a societal ecosystem that connects the benefits of technology to those who need it most and work harder to drive inclusive growth of the global economy," said Microsoft President Brad Smith. more »

Capital, Communities and Connectivity

11/20/2015

Craig Muska, Canopy | They say every place is unique, a complex melting pot of people, beliefs, history and politics. I’ve been thinking a lot about this “uniqueness” in recent weeks, especially given that earlier this year I launched Canopy, a new place-based investment collaborative. Today, nearly 30 Pacific Northwest leaders will convene in Roseburg, Oregon at The Ford Family Foundation headquarters for an experiential learning session focused on the rural economic development ecosystem, and how we all might help drive capital to our communities that need it most. I would invite you to tune in to the posts that follow as this work develops to watch what we hope will be a beautiful knitting together of our region. more »

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