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There are several ways you can make a donation to The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Gifts of any size are appreciated. We’ll keep your personal and financial information completely confidential. The Seattle Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered with the IRS and Washington State.  All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Online or by phone

Make a one-time gift here.
Make a monthly gift by clicking here.
Gifts may be made by credit card or bank transfer.

Give by phone by calling the Foundation at 206-386-4130.

Mail

Download and print the donation form and send it with your check or credit card information to:
The Seattle Public Library Foundation
PO Box 3951
Seattle, WA 98124

Gifts of Stock

To make gifts of stock, please contact [email protected] or call 206-386-4130 and provide the number of shares and type of securities you intend to donate. Additionally, please click here to download instructions for providing an electronic transfer to your broker. Once we receive your contribution, a member of our team will contact you to confirm the successful transfer.

Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

DAFs can be easily set up through many financial institutions or community foundations. You can search for The Seattle Public Library Foundation as a beneficiary of your gift, or use the DAF Direct form below. Our tax identification number is 91-1140642.

Individual Retirement Account

You can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA directly to The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Simply provide the Foundation’s tax identification number 91-1140642 to your IRA provider, and ask them to make the distribution to The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

create a legacy

Designate a gift in your estate plan or establish an endowment fund in your name or the name of a loved one. Learn more here.

endowment giving

Establish an endowment fund in your name or the name of a loved one. Learn more here.

DONATE YOUR CAR

Fill out this online form or call 1-855-500-7433 to contact CARS (Charitable Adult Rides and Services). CARS picks up your car for free and sends The Seattle Public Library Foundation a check for 80 percent of its cash value. Learn more here.