Annie and Meskie - Yellowstone 2013Based in Seattle, Washington, The Mize Family Foundation is committed to supporting organizations that operate with one or more of the following strategies: innovative media, leadership development and community empowerment. Supporting these areas of focus provide the Mize Family Foundation a distinctive opportunity to address the urgency of climate change and global environmental justice.

One of the most important steps our foundation can take in advocating for a resilient society is to divest from fossil fuels. We are proud and thrilled to take part in the Divest-Invest Philanthropy Campaign. We hope to set a precedent for other foundations and organizations to commit to a future without dependence on fossil fuels.

 

Contact Us

info[@]mizefamilyfoundation.org

206-860-2504

 

Proposals are accepted by invitation only. 

Grant cycles are for one calendar year. At this time, MFF does not fund multi-year grants; however, at the discretion of the MFF Board, organizations may be invited to submit a proposal for subsequent years in a row.


 

Our Leadership Team

Anne B. Mize

Anne is the President of the Mize Family Foundation. She has over thirty years of consulting experience in the nonprofit sector. As an organizational development consultant and philanthropist, she has worked with community groups in sub-Saharan Africa and the US.  She holds a Doctorate in Psychology, and has been in private practice...

Nannette Fok

Nanette Fok is Secretary of the MFF Board. Nanette is an independent grantwriter, working with a variety of nonprofit agencies based in the Seattle area. She has worked in fundraising and organizational development for well over a decade, including individual donor development, foundation/government grantseeking, special events coordination and strategic planning. She...

Meskerem Mize

Meskerem Mize graduated from American University with a BA majoring in sociology and minoring in anthropology. She is currently living in Oakland, California serving with AmeriCorps as a group leader for an organization called Super Stars Literacy, focused on children in kindergarten through second grade who exhibit significant delays in...

Katrin Wilde

Katrin Wilde,  is the Executive Director of the Channel Foundation, where she guides its grantmaking, advocacy, and collaboration in order to support and promote leadership in women’s human rights around the globe. She co-founded the Northwest Global Donors Exchange (NW-GDX), and serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for...

Savitha Reddy Pathi

Savitha Reddy Pathi is the Vice President and Treasurer of the MFF Board. She was born in Hyderabad, India, and raised in Bath, Ohio. She brings nearly 15 years experience in the nonprofit sector, including philanthropic advising, grant-making, fundraising and fundraising consultation. Currently, she works at Climate Solutions as a Development Director....

Zane Sibanda

Zanele has spent her career supporting local communities to solve their own problems as a researcher, facilitator, and funder. She evaluated community driven change on a research team at the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago. She led the social and education components of Invest in Chicago, a community...

Valentina Montecinos

Valentina Montecinos is the Program Officer of the Mize Family Foundation. She holds an MBA from Pinchot University in Sustainable Business with a concentration in Community & Economic Development and Food & Agriculture. Before moving to Seattle in 2009, Valentina worked in the nonprofit and small business worlds. She was a Program Manager at...