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

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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April 20, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am

Join Philanthropy Northwest and the Regional Community Foundation Network for a conversation on how foundations are adjusting scholarship programs that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions we will be discussing include:

  • How have school closures affected your
  • ...
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January 2020 |

Read the second regional spotlight in our current "Trends in Northwest Giving" series. Education was the top priority for funders to Montana in 2016, receiving one-third of all funding. This article features Montana and the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation's unique public-private partnerships to fund collective impact programs that strengthen Montana's education system.

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January 29, 2020
All day
Seattle, WA

Collective Action for Education Equity is a sub-group of the Building Community Philanthropy Initiative who meet to work on education equity within their communities.


November 2019 | Philanthropy Northwest

Trends in Northwest Giving began as a project of Philanthropy Northwest in 2002 and has been published every two years as an aggregation and analysis of grantmaking trends that shape our region — Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. The Trends in Northwest Giving 2019 report focuses on the most recent data available, through fiscal year 2016, and includes a combination of information from our membership network, Form 990s and intermediaries.

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October 23, 2019 to October 24, 2019
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Yakima, WA

CAFEE partners will meet in Yakima for the third meeting of the year.

This is a sub-group of the Building Community Philanthropy Initiative. This is a closed group.

June 2018 |

On a recent trip to Anchorage, after engaging with local philanthropic leaders and learning about Alaska’s unique attributes and challenges, it dawned on me the many lessons funders in the lower 48 can glean from Alaska’s philanthropic leaders. In a geographically large state with a small population, funders wear multiple hats and coordinate easily across organizations to address formidable challenges – including homelessness, lack of affordable housing and healthcare services, access to high-quality P-16 education, workforce development and much, much more.

From this recent visit and in my role with Philanthropy Northwest over the past year, I’d like to share my observations about the unique positioning of philanthropy in Alaska.

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