Best Organizations Giving Back To The Seattle Arts

April 23, 2012 6:00 AM

Numerous charitable organizations support a wide swath of arts and culture programs throughout the Seattle area. Some focus their attention on a specific art, while others provide support and services to a variety of arts and culture institutions. Provided here is just a small spectrum of some of the most influential charities in the Seattle area.

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10 Harrison St, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 281-9050

ArtsFund promotes and helps fund over 70 community arts and culture programs throughout King County, specifically in and around Seattle. By reinforcing the infrastructure of a myriad of programs through a rigid feedback system, ArtsFund has helped stabilize and strengthen the arts within Seattle’s community. In early February, it was announced that nearly $2 million would go toward bolstering up to 140 art programs throughout 2012.

Related: Guide to Puget Sound Art Museums

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KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
4518 University Way NE, Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 543-2710

KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio strives to spread event news and knowledge to an informed and thoughtful audience. Since KUOW’s inception in 1999, the station has evolved to include state-of-the-art communication equipment used toward fostering a clear message of cultural diversity and professional growth. KUOW serves as a charitable beacon to all interested in arts and culture programs in and around Seattle. They aim to educate listeners by partaking in unbiased and objective journalism practices to remain at the forefront of public opinion and voice.

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Market Foundation
85 Pike St, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-7453

The Market Foundation was created to support Seattle Market, with Pike Place being its primary focus. Other services provided by the foundation include the maintenance and repair of historic Market buildings. Furthermore, this organization has played a large role in the improvement of the Pike Place clinic and child care facilities for low-income families and individuals. Without the Market Foundation, the very heart of this city’s business and tourism, which underlies the cultural identity of Seattle, would be irrevocably damaged.


Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 441-2424

The Pacific Northwest Ballet is one of the most premier ballet companies in the United States. It sets the standard in ballet training, and mentors close to a 1,000 students per year. They push the boundaries of creativity, innovation and artistic ingenuity by enrolling the top dancers, choreographers and artists to extract an interactive and enthusiastic audience. Each year, the Pacific Northwest Ballet spends millions of dollars in charity to teach aspiring performers and their respective audiences the importance and skills behind cultivating an appreciation for the arts.

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The Seattle Foundation
1200 5th Ave, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-2294

The Seattle Foundation acts as a channel for donors throughout the Puget Sound area by matching contributions going toward organizations in need. With deep roots in the community, they have been making cultural improvements since 1946. Overall, their access to over $600 million in assets explains why this foundation stands tall as one the most diligent philanthropic powerhouses in Seattle.

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