The Seattle International Foundation works to improve the lives of disadvantaged people around the globe, and support international philanthropy in our community.
SIF's core approach includes developing individuals' leadership skills, strengthening the capacity of organizations working in key development areas, and building networks of agents of change with the ability to transform economies, communities and societies. SIF also recognizes partnerships and local county leadership as critical elements to successful development efforts.
Within this broad framework, SIF is focused on two primary goals:
Reducing Poverty Around the Globe: SIF does this through our Global Program, providing financial support to local organizations working internationally, and by supporting Global Washington, which bring together key local actors from the non-profit, government and business sectors. See our full list of grantees by clicking here.
Reducing Poverty In Central America: SIF does this through our Central America Program through investments with organizations with potential for broad and lasting impact for social change such as: micro-finance, leadership development, and research and public policy. See our full list of grantees by clicking here.