Our approaches

Our approaches


As we build relationships with communities and develop our grantmaking, we are reflecting on the insights and guidance shared by leaders across Washington about what it means to be a respectful philanthropic partner.

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Building relationships with communities

We know that building a statewide foundation that is both reflective of and responsive to communities will only happen through deep, sustained relationships.

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Information, learning, and evaluation

We ground our learning in community wisdom, and are dedicated to sharing what we learn from our successes and setbacks.

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Inatai Living Language Guide

The Living Language Guide serves as a resource for Inatai Foundation staff and board to establish a shared understanding of the language we use for our work together. It is also a resource for partners to gain a deeper understanding of our values and worldview.

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