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March 2021 |

In honor of Women’s History month, we sat down with Maria Kolby-Wolfe, Washington Women’s Foundation’s new president and CEO to get her thoughts on the significance of their women-powered collective giving model, the...

Graphic with Maria Kolby-Wolfe's headshot and text that says "A Conversation with WA Women's Foundation's New CEO"
March 16, 2021 to March 25, 2021
9:00am to 2:00pm

Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is a virtual convening in Washington, DC, that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to meet with Congress to discuss issues of critical importance to philanthropy and our communities. Each year, Philanthropy Northwest leads a delegation from our region. Join us!

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February 11, 2021
12:00pm to 1:15pm

Many philanthropic families have a strong sense of identity, defined by their traditions and culture and carried out through their commitments to one another and the public trust. A clear family identity is driven by a shared purpose and philosophy, which in turn promotes a successful collective...

February 2021 |

Dear Colleagues,

Today I share some bittersweet news. I am stepping down as CEO of Philanthropy Northwest, effective June 30. I am honored to have served as Philanthropy Northwest’s first woman of color CEO, and I am grateful to our board of directors for the incredible opportunity to...

Philanthropy Northwest Leadership Transition graphic with a headshot of Kiran Ahuja at the center
February 2021 | The Giving Practice

Developed in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest, this report shares 10 big ideas that bubbled up from extensive interviews with foundation trustees, CIOs, investing staff, outside investing advisors and industry advocates who are centering racial, social and gender equity in their investment committees. 

Foundation investment committees on racial, gender, and social equity
January 12, 2021
11:00am to 12:15pm

In early spring this year, as the coronavirus pandemic worsened, foundations in the U.S. began to respond by shifting resources and practices. Some funders, nonprofits and others in the field called for fundamental changes in how funders approach their work — including upping the provision of...

January 2021 |

Philanthropy Northwest has an impressive and engaged board of directors, all of whom show up in different ways for our network and represent the diverse field of philanthropy in our six-state region. At our annual membership meeting in October of 2020, we proudly welcomed three new board members...

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