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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 23, 2021
9:30am to 11:30am

Please join the first Pierce County Funders group meeting of 2021. This meeting will be virtual, and we look forward to seeing our partners who fund in and around Pierce County. We will be hearing from local experts on current legislative and policy highlights that are pertinent to the...

February 17, 2021
10:00am to 11:30am

The Tribal Broadband Learning Community engages in monthly convenings to discuss topics related to broadband strategies for tribal communities.

During this session, we will consider the long and complicated history of tribal nations and the Federal Communications...

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December 18, 2020
1:30pm to 3:00pm

In Washington, people with low and middle incomes pay six times more in state and local taxes as a share of their income than the wealthiest one percent. Our state-funded services and programs rely on a stable and equitable tax system. How does it work? Why do people say it is regressive? How does it impact everyone in our state and the critical work of nonprofit organizations?

December 15, 2020
10:00am to 12:00pm

Trusted messengers. Inclusive communities. These have been the major lessons from 2020 Census outreach, and they remain important for a range of issues, from response to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine uptake to inclusive regional planning and economic recovery. Join Census Legacies for a national launch with partners across the country. 

December 10, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am

Census Legacies project builds on the foundations of census coalitions to create stronger and more equitable communities. At this meeting, you will learn about the rapidly growing peer-learning network seeking to re-purpose Census outreach tables from around the country to shape the future of our regions.

November 2020 |

A reflection from our public policy and advocacy staff.

The 2020 election capped a year of turmoil across our country and in our communities. From the onset and resurgence of the global COVID-19 pandemic, to the national reckoning with systemic racism in the wake of police...

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