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We are hiring an Operations and Grants Manager!

January 23, 2019
Stolte Family Foundation is hiring an Operations and Grants Manager – a new role that will strengthen our internal systems and team so that we can be a stronger partner in efforts to advance clean energy and achieve education equity in King County. Join our team and help shape the foundation’s work as it grows. Please share... more

Our Commitment to a Clean Energy Future!

October 05, 2018
On September 6th, the Clean Energy Transition Institute launched. Stolte Family Foundation was an early partner and believes in this nonpartisan effort with the commitment to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy by identifying deep decarbonization strategies; advancing urban clean energy solutions; and building a clean energy workforce. The role of... more

Introducing Earthlab

October 05, 2018
Imagined as part of the University of Washington's College of the Environment, EarthLab is building capacity to accelerate and focus UW expertise to address large-scale environmental challenges, making a positive impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. Part research engine and part community catalyst, EarthLab engages public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors in a... more

The Road Ahead, A Message from Kim Wright

June 15, 2018
As the founding Executive Director of Stolte Family Foundation (SFF), I am humbled by the opportunity to shape a new philanthropic endeavor. I am excited to advance our work and partnerships within our three priority funding pillars – narrowing academic achievement and opportunity gaps, mitigating climate change and advancing clean energy solutions, and investing in community movements... more

Meet Anna Guarneri

June 14, 2018
Anna brings more than a decade of experience working with philanthropies and community-based organizations to help children and families reach their full potential. Prior to moving to Seattle, she served in a dual role at the William Penn Foundation in Philadelphia, aligning the foundation's strategies and operations for effective grantmaking, and managing advocacy and research grants designed... more

Social Venture Partners 20/20 Vision

May 25, 2018
In this video clip, Social Venture Partners CEO, Solynn McCurdy reminds us that there is still more work to do. As philanthropists, volunteers, givers, and activists we have a personal responsibility to be good stewards of our region. Watch SVP's 20th anniversary video, where you meet Drake and other local champions of racial equity. Stolte... more

Seattle Youth Climate Action Network

December 12, 2017
The SFF was happy to help the Woodland Park Zoo launch a summer program, Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (SYCAN). SFF funding allowed the zoo to use the important summer months to expand its education programming to a more diverse audience of youth. Over 120 youth attended the SYCAN Summit in October 2017, along with Governor Inslee... more

SFF is proud to support KUOW's Terrestrial

November 30, 2017
We believe in telling climate change stories in a way that resonates with a broad audience, and we’re pleased to support Ashley Ahern (host of the terrestrial podcast) in her efforts to do just that as she explores the choices we make in a world that we have changed. Listen to KUOW Terrestrial.Please... more
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Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development

December 20, 2017
Research from the Center on the Developing Child (2009) identified the Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development. What do these five numbers tell us? Getting things right the first time is easier and more effective than trying to fix them later.Early childhood matters because experiences early in life can have a lasting impact on later... more

Black Youth in South King County & South Seattle

December 20, 2017
A new Road Map Report, Start with Us, shows the need for systems to combat racial bias, promote positive school climates, racial identity development, and listen more closely to students. It also includes new data on several dimensions of college readiness and postsecondary success. During focus groups called Listening Sessions, local Black high schoolers shared what mattered... more

Vu Le - Advocating for Equity

November 30, 2017
Vu’s perspective on the nonprofit starvation cycle and nonprofit hunger games, along with his focus on equity and healthy funder and community relationships, has been an important resource for the Stolte Family Foundation. Vu's recent blog post on building power in community aligns with the SFF’s commitment to advocacy and engagement. We know... more
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