EIN 91-6013536

Seattle Foundation

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The Seattle Foundation's mission is to foster powerful and rewarding philanthropy to make king county a stronger, more vibrant community for all. Foster powerful and rewarding philanthropy to make king county a strong, vibrant community. Foster powerf...
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Program areas at Seattle Foundation

Donor-directed grantmaking: Seattle Foundation's mission is to ignite powerful, rewarding philanthropy. With more than 600 individual, family, and corporate funds, this area of investment reflects the grantmaking directed by our donors to support a broad range of community interests and scholarships primarily in our region and Washington state, and also extending nationally and internationally.
Community leadership: Seattle Foundation draws on our deep community insight and long history as a civic leader to launch and participate in cross-sector initiatives that amplify our reach and impact. Led by our commitment to equity and opportunity, our role as a civic leader is to align key stakeholders around strategies to address our region's greatest challenges.
Foundation-directed grantmaking: Seattle Foundation manages targeted funds, called area of interest funds, on behalf of the community, to support defined interest areas. Similarly, our impact strategies reflect our priority to center equity and support organizations led by, and created for, historically and currently underserved communities, including black, native, latinx, immigrant, and low-income communities. Seattle Foundation evaluates organizations and then makes grants to best reflect the intended purpose of the funds. The Foundation frequently leads special initiatives designed to address specific community needs in king county, including emergency response funds.

Grants made by Seattle Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundTransfer of All Assets$6,300,000
United Way of King CountyTo Provide General Support.$5,418,515
University of Washington FoundationUwmed Emer. Resp$2,000,000
...and 977 more grants made totalling $122,827,413

Who funds Seattle Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Philanthropic TrustPublic, Societal Benefit$6,391,104
TSF PropertiesTo Provide General Support$2,488,582
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$2,006,608
...and 114 more grants received totalling $30,931,055

Personnel at Seattle Foundation

David BleyInterim Chief Executive Officer$0
Tony MestesPresident and Chief Executive Officer$474,514
Josephine WongChief Financial Operating Officer
Michele FrixChief Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff$188,378
Fidelma McGinnChief Philanthropy Officer$195,025
...and 42 more key personnel

Financials for Seattle Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$256,220,290
Program services$1,475,465
Investment income and dividends$12,718,798
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$93,304
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$33,101,161
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$89,120
Total revenues$303,698,138

Form 990s for Seattle Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-10-29990View PDF
2019-122021-02-17990View PDF
2018-122019-11-23990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-11-08990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 45 new grant, including a grant for $2,488,582 from TSF Properties
July 10, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 8 new vendors, including , , , , , , , and
July 7, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
July 2, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
December 22, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 13 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsCommunity foundationsCharities
Community improvement
MembershipsPolitical advocacyOperates donor advised fundsProvides grantsLobbyingOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
1601 Fifth Ave No 1900
Seattle, WA 98101
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
King County, WA
Website URL
(206) 622-2294
Facebook page
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T31: Community Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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