by Ann Saxton, vice president | Last week I had the pleasure of attending Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) in Washington, D.C. with a number of our Philanthropy Northwest partners and almost 200 others in the philanthropy community from across the nation. Over three days we met with government agency officials and more than 20 members of Congress from across our six-state region to share the vital role our sector plays in supporting healthy and vibrant communities. For some, this was a first opportunity to meet and begin forming lasting relationships with elected officials and for others it was a chance to reconnect and show ongoing commitment to the mission, issues and communities we serve. more »
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by Sindhu Knotz, partner, The Giving Practice | I’m excited to announce the launch of our second CEO peer learning group on diversity, equity and inclusion. This cohort includes nine CEOs of foundations in Alaska, Washington and Oregon who will meet four times in 2015. more »
by Marie Sauter & Audrey Haberman | One year ago, on March 22, 2014, a devastating landslide hit near the town of Oso, Washington. On this somber anniversary, Philanthropy Northwest and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation would like to share a story of tremendous community resilience. We were honored to observe first-hand the roles of three of the many agencies and community members that worked closely together to meet the needs of people affected by the mudslide. more »
Giving up 18%
Giving up by more than $54 million
Higher education funding was down 35%
Community and public foundations provided 31% of all funding
Giving to health up 174%
Grantmaking by community foundations more than doubled, up 111% to over $6 million
Please join Northwest Children's Fund for conversations about how a new perspective on ACEs can inform strategies for healing children and building resilience featuring Dr. Kate McLaughlin, Assistant Professor of Child Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington.
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.
by Ted Lord, senior partner, The Giving Practice | Voluntary association fuels our nonprofit and philanthropic sector, and celebration is how we tune up and recharge. We neglect this at our peril. more »
In this 5th edition of Trends in Northwest Giving, we analyze 23,783 grants to northwest organizations from 245 funders in 2012, totaling $958,347,806. Read on to find out about giving in our region, state-by-state trends and more!
Our mission: Philanthropy Northwest promotes, facilitates and drives collaborative action by philanthropic organizations to strengthen communities in our region.
Philanthropy is a shared journey. Our member network connects you with fellow philanthropists, facilitates shared learning and fosters powerful collaborative work that builds stronger communities – in the Northwest and beyond.
Philanthropy Northwest is pleased to share this conversation about the dynamic, blended and complicated process called foundation governance. Existing at the confluence of mission, money and compliance, governance requires philanthropic leaders to make decisions and trade-offs with less than perfect information. more »
We recently found an error in our Trends report pertaining to Alaska. We originally published the list of top 10 funders that provided grantmaking data in multiple Trends reports over time. more »
In 2010, legal staff at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (collectively the “Foundations”) joined together to develop a comprehensive training program on legal issues in grantmaking. The goal of this collaboration is to create online, web-based trainings to supplement existing in-person training programs.