Donate Now

Your gifts make the magic of Folklife happen.

Northwest Folklife is an iconic arts and culture organization, which has created some of the most inclusive, wide-reaching arts experiences in the Pacific Northwest (and quite possibly the nation!) since 1972. We are 100% community-powered and funded, and our thousands of dedicated community supporters are the heart and soul of the organization. Thanks to your generosity we continue to bring together over 250,000 people each year to participate in and celebrate the cultural traditions of our region’s diverse communities. Plain and simple, we wouldn’t be here without YOU. There are many ways to help us keep the magic of Folklife going:

  • Donate Now:Make an online gift of any amount in support Northwest Foklife’s exceptional programs. To donate by mail, please make your check payable to:

Northwest Folklife

305 Harrison Street

Seattle, WA 98109

  • Become a Friend of Folklife:Join our Friends of Folklife family of supporters with a donation of $50 or more and enjoy exclusive donor benefits. Friends of Foklife donating $250 or more provide critical support to our year-round programs, including youth and family programming and the Crossroads Cultural Arts Series. We affectionately call these donors ‘folkstarters.’
  • Become a Monthly Sustainer:Provide stable, long-term support for Northwest Folklife’s all-accessible programs.
  • Make a Gift of Stock: Donate your appreciated shares using our trusted brokerage firm and enjoy special income tax advantages.
  • Become a Planned Giving Donor:Help preserve Northwest Folklife for generations to come.
  • Donate a Vehicle: Make a difference by donating your vehicle.
  • Shop and Donate: Support Northwest Folklife while you shop on AmazonSmile
  • Multiply Your Donation: Check with your employer on any Matching Gift opportunities that can help multiply your gift to Northwest Folklife.

For questions about making a charitable gift to Northwest Folklife, contact Augusta Sedoff at or (206) 648-7300. Northwest Folklife is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Tax ID # is 91-1311548.


The Northwest Folklife Festival is one of the last free-sanding, all accessible community folk celebrations left in America? We cannot take it for granted and your support is necessary. Please take a moment to renew your support. Learn more about the values that drive Northwest Folklife, the term folklife,’ and our community-power.