Anjana Pandey, Donor and Member Relations Director
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been three months since I joined Philanthropy Northwest. In that time, I've had a chance to interact with more than 100 members and donors, and am so excited by the energy of our learning network!
Our membership includes nearly 200 organizations committed to Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming, through family, community, corporate and independent foundations and giving programs. This year, we've also welcomed 15 new members to Philanthropy Northwest, representing the full spectrum of organizational giving in our region. Here's a snapshot of their focus areas:
- Alan Biller & Associates, Menlo Park, California: Alan Biller and Associates is one of the largest independent fiduciary consulting firms in the Western United States, responsible for more than $75 billion in all asset classes, serving as fiduciaries for all of our retainer clients, and specializing in helping clients make the best informed decisions and solve novel and difficult problems. Clients include corporations, public entities, endowments and foundations.
- Alaska Airlines, Seattle: Supporting health and human services, arts and cultural programs, as well as education, environmental, and civic organizations, we focus on communities that will be served now or in the near future. We also prefer to focus on communities where a significant number of our employees live or work. When considering requests, we favor organizations and efforts that are most likely to enhance a community's cultural and economic vitality and improve the quality of life for its citizens.
- City of Seattle, Seattle: Working for a safe, affordable, vibrant and connected city.
- Comcast Foundation, Lynnwood, Washington: The Comcast Foundation strives to empower communities nationwide by concentrating investment in the areas of digital literacy, community service and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since 1999, the Comcast Foundation has contributed more than $163 million to help strengthen the communities we serve.
- Corporation for National & Community Service, Washington, D.C.: We are the Corporation for National and Community Service a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation. We invest in thousands of nonprofit and faith-based groups that are making a difference across the country.
- Dietel Partners, Seattle: Our multi-generational family clients passionately believe in the power of philanthropy to support positive change in the world. Together, we are providing financial and other resources to enhance human rights, improve the lives of women and children, preserve cultural diversity and ensure the environmental health of our planet. We have the great privilege of helping to ensure that this important work gets done.
- First Federal Community Foundation, Port Angeles, Washington: We exist to benefit the communities in which First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles maintains full-service branches. We are committed to improving the quality of life in these communities by investing in public activities or charitable services to be provided in those communities. We emphasize providing support to capital projects providing valuable community benefits, facilitating economic development or enhancing availability of affordable housing.
- Foundant Technologies, Bozeman, Montana: Foundant Technologies provides a web-based grants management solution to nonprofits and foundations.
- Harbourton Foundation, Portland, Oregon: Harbourton Foundation is a family foundation founded by Jay and Amy Regan in 1985. It was established with the intention to help individuals and communities in need. We partner with and fund organizations that promote healthy individuals, healthy communities and a healthy planet. Harbourton primarily funds projects in New Jersey, Oregon, California and Central America. The foundation’s areas of interest are Human Rights, Health and the Environment.
- Jones Family Foundation, Yarrow Point, Washington: The Jones Family Foundation oversees charitable giving in Washington state.
- Privateer Holdings, Seattle: Privateer Holdings is a private equity firm shaping the future of the legal cannabis industry. Our companies are in the business of creating meaningful returns, both financial and social.
- Quixote Foundation, Seattle: Quixote Foundation wants to see free people in fair societies on a healthy planet. 392 years after Cervantes wrote Don Quixote, Arthur Stuart Hanisch created the Quixote Foundation. We’re motivated by Don’s fearless idealism. We share their devotion to taking on the most urgent causes at hand, even those others don’t see. And we plan to bring home a piece of the windmill in their names.
- Serve Washington, Olympia, Washington: A priority for Serve Washington is the promotion of service and volunteerism to address the needs of communities throughout the state. We seek to expand the ethic of service throughout Washington by inviting citizens of all ages and backgrounds to contribute their time and talents to strengthen and promote service and volunteerism as strategies for building healthy communities.
- The Stewardship Foundation, Tacoma, Washington: The Stewardship Foundation provides resources to Christ-centered organizations that share their faith in Jesus in word and deed with others throughout the world. The people we serve include the poor, the marginalized, the disadvantaged and those who lack faith in Jesus Christ. The areas we serve include the Puget Sound region, the United States and the developing world. The programs we target include Christian leadership, poverty, reconciliation and justice, relational evangelism and discipleship, and children at risk.
- The Whittenberger Foundation, Caldwell, Idaho: The Whittenberger Foundation currently gives priority to innovative and enriching projects which significantly improve the quality of life for children and young people. The foundation's areas of interest relating to children and young people are education, arts and culture, health, social welfare, recreation and the environment.
Please join us in welcoming these new members, both virtually and at our upcoming events and opportunities to engage.
New and returning members are also invited to the next two stops on our Local Matters series: Alaska + Indigenous Communities (October 11-14) and Washington (November 3-4). Local Matters convenings are a series of intimate, focused gatherings in each of our six states, engaging nonprofit and philanthropic partners in unique place-based conversations. These next two stops are open to funders from across the region, and will focus on partnering with indigenous communities and serving the role of trusted conveners, respectively. We hope to see you there.
Anjana Pandey can be reached at email@example.com.