Funding Climate Action: A Grassroots Philanthropy Workshop

While there is growing recognition that immediate and significant action is needed respond to climate change, only 2 percent of global philanthropy dollars fund climate change projects. Further, most of this money comes from large foundations and goes to large scale climate mitigation projects that focus on reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions. These projects are […]
Oct 2, 2019

Who Profits from Philanthropy?

Join us for an interactive and educational event on alternatives to big philanthropy! Speakers will include representatives of CAGJ, Social Justice Fund NW, Resource Generation, and Thousand Currents. SPEAKERS: Burke Stansbury – Social Justice Fund Simone Adler – Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch Ruth Sawyer – Resource Generation Rajiv Khanna – Thousand Currents Emma […]
Feb 14, 2018

Immigrant giving shapes a new culture of philanthropy

Young people and immigrants in Seattle are proving that philanthropy doesn't only have to flow from the rich to the poor.
Mar 31, 2014
Alpacas: the cutest way to alleviate poverty in Peru. (Photo courtesy Heifer International)

No strings attached: the new experiment in international giving

What happens when donors give directly to the world’s poor, without any conditions or accountability?  
Sep 16, 2013

Is the Gates Foundation’s new visitor center inspiring, or insulting?

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s six-floor headquarters, across from the Seattle Center, is an imposing complex of glass and curved architecture. Hence the need for an inviting, accessible new visitor center! Opening to the public this Saturday, the visitor center’s high-tech interactive exhibits invite participation, not just passive observation. But how exciting is philanthropy […]
Feb 3, 2012