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August 14, 2020
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT

Philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting community response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak. This week's topic will focus on broadband availability and access.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reliable, high-speed internet connection has become

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Event Banner for COVID-19 Weekly Northwest Funders Call with virus icon and Philanthropy Northwest logo
February 2020 |

Last month, Starbucks announced plans to expand its Community Store initiative, which supports economic opportunity in diverse, low- to medium-income urban neighborhoods across the country, by opening 100 new Community Stores by 2025. Starbucks has opened 14 of these stores since the program’s...

Inside the Starbucks at White Center
February 20, 2019
7:00am to 10:00am
PST
Online

This event will reveal insights from the African American Financial Capability Initiative (AAFCI), a three-year effort facilitated by Prosperity Now (formerly CFED). The initiative supports communities of practice that tailor financial stability projects to the needs of six communities across the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest through the collaborative work of 30+ black-led nonprofits in Portland, Oregon; Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Each community of practice addresses the racial wealth divide with innovative approaches.

July 2018 |

Risk is a huge and relevant topic for investors. Rosalie asks, "do we take it too far?" This post is part of a multi-part blog series about innovative foundations and financial advisors working to make impact investments in the (mostly) Pacific Northwest region.

February 2018 |

This case study identifies untapped areas for co-investment in regional food economies in Oregon and Washington, then outlines a combination of grantmaking and investment strategies for transformational impact.

October 2017 | Philanthropy Northwest

In Philanthropy Northwest's “Pacific Northwest Changemakers,” generously supported by the Satterberg Foundation, Mitchell Thomashow takes us on a tour of place-based, community-driven philanthropy, from Central Washington to Montana, from Coastal Alaska to Portland.

Older woman and younger woman face to face with each other, with their foreheads touching
May 2016 |

The Northwest Area Foundation approved 20 grants worth $2 million in the first quarter of 2016, focused on advancing good jobs and financial capability by funding grantees whose work creates enterprise development, access to capital, workforce opportunity, and financial inclusion for low-income communities, with a special focus on those that are Native, communities of color or immigrant. The Minnesota-based foundation makes grants across the country; more than half of the first quarter grants went to organizations in Oregon and Washington.