Giving Guide 2018

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018 | Special Advertising Section 1 R 2 GIVING GUIDE s the community’s foundation, Seattle Foun- dation is tremendously proud of pioneering GIVEBIG eight years ago as a community-wide day of online giving. We created GIVEBIG as a way to har- ness the incredible generosity of our residents to make our community stronger and more vibrant for all. In total, GIVEBIG has raised an amazing $100 million from generous community donors and invested that in the critical work nonprofits are leading in our region. We are so gratified by the impact this has made for the more than 1,700 nonprofits that have par- ticipated over the years, helping them to grow their fundraising, social media and marketing capabilities at a time when everything was increasingly moving to the digital sphere. For many nonprofits, donations received through GIVEBIG were a critical component of their budgets, money that allowed them to increase programs and services, or to put their organization on solid financial ground. And in turn, those nonprofits fueled by GIVEBIG contributions have positively impacted the lives of so many community members who have been touched by services, programs and expansions that are a direct result of GIVEBIG. That might mean a meal delivered to the home of an individual who is disabled or a senior who’s homebound. It could be tutoring support for a young refugee child, or take the form of program scholarships for talented young artists who can’t afford classes to develop their skills. While we can count the dollars raised, we can’t mea- sure the tremendous ways GIVEBIG dollars have posi- tively impacted the lives of Greater Seattle’s residents. GIVEBIG has been an important part of Seattle Foundation’s commitment to creating an inclusive community where all have equitable access to oppor- tunity and the benefits of a healthy community. Using our philanthropic expertise, deep roots in the com- munity and network of partners, we develop targeted strategies and effective partnerships that quicken the pace of progress toward a stronger community for all. We exercise our civic leadership and use grantmaking, impact investing, research and technical assistance to work toward greater racial and economic equity. In this, our eighth year of GIVEBIG, the theme and call to action is to Give Big For All. That means we share the prosperity of our community through generosity to make our region a stronger, more vibrant and more inclusive place. We prepare a seat at the table for those who have been left out by creating economic opportunity and addressing imbalances in racial equity that have become even wider in recent years. We thank this community and its caring residents for the many years of participating in GIVEBIG and making it such a success. We are also deeply grateful to the wonderful and committed sponsors who provided critical support in many forms to make GIVEBIG a vibrant and magical day of community generosity. Seattle Foundation hopes this will be the biggest GIVEBIG and that more people than ever will par- ticipate. We need your energy, your love of this com- munity and your deep generosity to make this the best GIVEBIG ever. Tony Mestres President and CEO, Seattle Foundation This is truly the year to give big for all This section was produced by the Advertising Publications Department of The Seattle Times. Contact us at 206- 464-2400 or advertising@seattletimes .com. Content was provided by the respective organizations. 3 9 10 FOOD LIFELINE SEATTLE FOUNDATION 4 RAVE FOUNDATION 6 SOLID GROUND 7 CHILDHAVEN OCEAN GREENS SEATTLE’S UNION GOSPEL MISSION 8 20–26 PARTICIPATING NONPROFITS INSIDE 11 JUMA VENTURES 12 YWCA OF SEATTLE | KING | SNOHOMISH 13 THE ARC OF KING COUNTY 14 CRISIS CLINIC A Tony Mestres, left, with former Sounders FC player Kasey Keller. Seattle Foundation’s GIVEBIG has been channeling community generosity to nonprofits since 2011. To learn more or make a donation, visit