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May 17, 2017
2:00pm to 4:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Join Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle Foundation for a discussion about corporate social responsiblity strategies in our current social and political climate. Speakers will include leaders from Seattle-area corporations engaging in innovative practices to address global health challenges and support underserved communities locally, including veterans, immigrants and refugees.

Space is limited, please register by May 8.

March 2017 | Philanthropy Northwest

Cities consist of many communities tied together by proximity, infrastructure and networks. But what happens when some communities are overlooked, when neighborhoods are gentrifying or otherwise going through changes that may not necessarily be in everyone's best interest? How do you prevent this from happening — or how do you deal with it when it does? Place-based philanthropy can ensure the sustainability of urban development efforts by providing long-term strategy, mobilizing patient capital and connecting funders with grassroots community leaders. In the Northwest, I recently visited three extraordinary urban sustainability projects that demonstrate the power of place-based philanthropy as a convener and catalyst: Yesler Terrace in Seattle, Living Cully in Portland and the Puyallup Watershed Initiative in greater Tacoma.

August 2016 |

The Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority announced more than $3.1 million in grants to 20 community agencies working to improve health care access and outcomes in King County, Washington.

June 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, April with four arts funders and May with five rural funders. For June, we interviewed representatives of four banks engaged in Northwest philanthropy: First Interstate Bank, Pacific Continental Bank, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.

March 2016 |

Ken Ristine, Ben B. Cheney Foundation | We've known about impact investing for a long time, but most of the groups the Ben B. Cheney Foundation works with need equity, not debt. As a result, it took a special situation to create our first program-related investment (PRI) last year: a loan to a Habitat for Humanity Store in Lakewood, Washington. As we look for other impact investing opportunities, we are reviewing the five parts of this story: what prompted this investment, what's been easy, what's been challenging, what have we learned — and what's next?

March 4, 2016
All day
Seattle

Created in 2015, Seattle City Club's Livable Neighborhoods Civic Boot Camp addresses Seattle’s commitment to sustainable neighborhoods. We explore green space, food access, historical and cultural preservation, transit and walkability, and housing and development. The focus is on Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhood, Cascade-South Lake Union, and tackles issues of change in the area's economy, demographics, ecology and culture.

January 2016 |

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.