Who Runs the Aven Foundation and How it Gives in the Pacific Northwest

Who Runs the Aven Foundation and How it Gives in the Pacific Northwest

Tech leaders John Stanton and Theresa Gillespie created the Aven Foundation to channel their philanthropic pursuits. Here are details about the Aven Foundation’s interests in youth sports and other Washington State causes.

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Here’s How the Ketchikan Community Foundation Gives in Alaska

Here’s How the Ketchikan Community Foundation Gives in Alaska

Managing over 500 funds, the Alaska Community Foundation is the center for philanthropy in this far northwest state. Yet in a place so geographically vast, it’s the affiliate funds and partner foundations that really link resources to residents.

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How a Health Legacy Funder is Addressing the Addiction Crisis in Spokane

How a Health Legacy Funder is Addressing the Addiction Crisis in Spokane

The Empire Health Foundation (EHF), a health legacy funder in Spokane, Washington, has made health equity a centerpiece of its strategy. Two areas it’s prioritizing as part of this focus are obesity and addiction.

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Behnke: A Family Foundation Evolves to Focus on Supporting Local Artists

Behnke: A Family Foundation Evolves to Focus on Supporting Local Artists

With deep ties to the Seattle area, the Behnke Foundation and the family behind it have evolved their grantmaking over more than half a century. Director Michelle McBride talks with us about the foundation’s evolution and its annual unrestricted artist award.

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The Arctic Slope Community Foundation: What Grantseekers in Alaska Need to Know

The Arctic Slope Community Foundation: What Grantseekers in Alaska Need to Know

There are quite a few community foundations in the state of Alaska, many of them affiliates of the Anchorage-based Alaska Community Foundation. But there’s another community funder in Anchorage worth discussing as well, and this one is interested in the small communities in the far-northern reaches of the state.

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How the Aldarra Foundation Builds from Boeing’s Success to Support Seattle Nonprofits

How the Aldarra Foundation Builds from Boeing’s Success to Support Seattle Nonprofits

June Boeing, the wife of the late Bill Boeing Jr., runs this foundation, which has been on the local funding scene since 2002 and gave away $1.5 million in a recent year. We take a look at where grants have been flowing lately.

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Among Regional Foundations, Early Childhood Commands Growing Attention

Among Regional Foundations, Early Childhood Commands Growing Attention

Even as national funders step up their giving for child development and learning, a lot of the new action is happening locally, with regional foundations focusing more resources on the very youngest kids. We look at emerging initiatives in Texas and Montana.

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Grantmaking in Rural Idaho: Why It’s Important and Who’s Doing It

Grantmaking in Rural Idaho: Why It’s Important and Who’s Doing It

Even as Boise booms, much of Idaho is struggling with problems common to rural America: a lack of economic opportunity, aging residents, and disinvestment in community services, especially healthcare. What can philanthropy do?

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