... who and for what someone new deserves a shout out. One foundation celebrates resilience through rough patches with spontaneous movie ... more »
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Jeff Clarke, CEO | When talking about advocacy or policy, we often immediately think in terms of federal or state levels of government. But while the vast majority of policy is generated at the state level, out of Whatcom County, Wash. comes a stark reminder of the necessity of carefully monitoring local initiatives. more »
A special issue of Responsive Philanthropy devoted to what philanthropy can do to combat implicit bias, or the way in which our unconscious minds shape and contribute to our thoughts and actions. A diverse roster of authors explores how this phenomenon both affects the many challenges we as a society face and its implications for how philanthropy addresses these issues.
Kevin Walker, President and CEO, Northwest Area Foundation I have had the privilege of serving on Philanthropy ... more »
... we are again on track to make the largest payout in the foundation’s history. But we haven’t only been making grants this ... more »
Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support looks at how funders collaborate with and bring support to indigenous communities around the world. Through examples from a diverse range of foundations, this guide explores how grantmakers work with indigenous peoples, the approaches they take, and the practices they find effective.
As we grow as a nation, we are learning to become multicultural in a way where we benefit from our differences, rather than expecting people to assimilate into the dominant culture's norms, values and customs. Please join Philanthropy Northwest, Pangea Giving and Cultures Connecting for a skills-building workshop that explores frameworks for (a) building culturally competent work environments and (b) collectively addressing systemic barriers in order to advance equity through philanthropy. This event is sold out.
Judith Olsen, Impact Capital | Whenever I introduce myself as the president of a CDFI, a community development financial institution, I'm often asked, “Just what is a CDFI?” I would put it like this, “As a CDFI, we provide loans to nonprofits, small businesses and individuals who can't access the capital they need to create safe, equitable, vibrant communities; communities filled with affordable housing, lively commercial corridors, schools, parks, healthcare and fresh food.” In other words, CDFIs leverage impact investments from place-based foundations, banks and government leaders to assess, understand and respond to community needs. I am proud to be part of this work, and I look forward to many more exciting projects in communities across the Northwest. more »
... 500 participants to Seattle last month, including Seattle Foundation as a major sponsor, focused on accelerating civic participation. ... more »
Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Senior Communications Manager | ... awards luncheon May 19, in partnership with Seattle Foundation. In the large category, focused on companies with revenue ... more »
Remy Trupin, Catalyst Fellow | When Philanthropy Northwest and the Kettering Foundation published the first edition of Philanthropy and the Renewal of ... more »