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December 20, 2012
Contact: Gloria Mayne

Seattle International Foundation publishes 2013 Global Giving Guide

Highlights local, high-impact organizations working to alleviate poverty around the world

SEATTLE – The Seattle International Foundation (SIF) released our community’s first Global Giving Guide. The Guide connects caring citizens with high-impact, local organizations working around the globe to reduce poverty and improve lives.

The Global Giving Guide features the work of 20 high-impact Washington state charities doing important work such as: educating girls in Rwanda; improving access to health care in Bolivia; strengthening women’s leadership in Guatemala; and providing economic and educational opportunities to people with disabilities in Vietnam.

Born out of the realization that it is difficult to identify the best nonprofits working internationally, the Global Giving Guide leverages the foundation's knowledge for the benefit of the entire community. Since its founding in 2008, the Seattle International Foundation has reviewed over 100 local charities, and has awarded more than $10 million in grants. The foundation is pleased to share this carefully vetted list of trustworthy nonprofit organizations, and provide donors with a meaningful way to engage in global philanthropy.

“This resource helps individuals directly improve lives in developing countries, while also strengthening our community’s role as a leader in the fight to end global poverty,” said Mauricio Vivero, Executive Director of SIF.

Busy Seattleites may be interested in the Global Giving Guide’s “Donate Now/Decide Later” option. Donors can write a check now, and choose their recipient in 2013. Donors receive their year-end tax deduction and, when the holiday rush has settled down, make thoughtful decisions on supporting the charity that means the most to them.

Request a copy of the 2013 Global Giving Guide by emailing

UPDATE 7/22/2013: The 2013 Global Giving Guide is now available online! CLICK HERE.


Seattle International Foundation (SIF) was founded as a supporting organization to The Seattle Foundation for the purpose of increasing and enhancing international philanthropy and development efforts from the Pacific Northwest and to serve as a resource to our community. Since 2008, SIF has awarded over $10 million in grants over 110 organizations working in 38 countries. For more information visit


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