Established in 1946, the Seattle Foundation aims to support thriving communities where individuals have equal opportunities and outcomes. The Foundation was established by Dr. Richard Fuller, the founder of the Seattle Art Museum and a leader in civic engagement.
Regions: The Seattle Foundation supports communities across Washington, including both rural and non-rural counties.
Issues Supported: The Foundation’s key areas of funding focus include education, health, and human services. The Foundation supports nonprofits that are working to improve the well-being of communities through projects in the arts, culture, civic support, and health and wellness.
Grant Process and Application: The Seattle Foundation offers several grant programs with varying deadlines. Find out more information about open grant programs and corresponding deadlines by visiting the Foundation’s website.
Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Seattle Foundation provided grants in the amount of $113 million.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Chief Seattle Club is a grantee located in Seattle that provides housing for individuals struggling with substance abuse, homelessness, and disabilities. Truly Motivated Transitional Living is another grantee located in Yelm, Washington (in partially rural Thurston County), that provides sober housing opportunities for men and women in recovery from substance abuse.
Washington Opioid Settlement Funds
Washington is not participating in the national opioid settlement and instead chose to pursue legal action independently.
How About Your County?
To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.
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