The Global Program provides grants in three areas:
Program Support: By providing direct financial support to local non-profits working internationally, SIF supports poverty alleviation efforts around the globe, as well as enhancing Washington State’s global development sector. SIF supports large, established organizations such as Global Partnerships, PATH, and the Landesa. SIF also supports smaller organizations working in a specific region or with a special population. These organizations include One by One, Water First International,and PeaceTrees Vietnam, and many others. Click here for a full list of 2012 grantees.
Collaboration & Networks: In order to stimulate innovation, partnerships, and growth in the sector, SIF provides ongoing support for Global Washington, an association linking Washington organizations working on international issues and projects. Through this investment, the Foundation seeks to promote collaboration and strong ties among businesses, NGOs, universities, the media and think tanks. Additionally, this network seeks to increase our state's its influence at the national level on development and aid issues.
Research & Special Events: SIF seeks to reach a wide audience of donors, volunteers, students, and the broader Puget Sound community to inform them about global poverty and related issues. For example, by supporting the World Affairs Council, SIF supports events with leading innovators who have been involved in global poverty and development issues. By supporting Philanthropy Northwest and The Seattle Foundation, SIF is working to build a strong philanthropic community in the Northwest and connecting community members in order to achieve more with their global giving.