The Seattle Foundation has unveiled a new Web site designed to provide prospective donors with crucial information about some 675 nonprofit organizations in Seattle and the surrounding Kings County, Washington area, according to a Seattle Times (ST) news story Wednesday, September 8.
The story, as well as a related article from The New York Times, is posted on the foundation’s Web site.
The foundation’s new online Giving Center contains the results of assessments of local nonprofit groups that were previously available only to its clients. Now anyone can search the Web site free by location, mission, key words or other criteria to match their charitable interests, or can simply look for organizations active in specific philanthropic areas.
The Seattle Foundation makes grants on behalf of more than 500 clients who maintain donor-advised funds, and also manages 650 other funds set up as bequests or endowments. It has combined assets approaching $600 million, and awards approximately $48 million in grants each year, according to the ST.
Accessing information about a nonprofit organization on the new Web site is easy, and the information available about a specific group can serve as a launch pad for further investigation and due diligence by a potential donor.