Northwest Folklife is a Seattle treasure.

We strengthen our communities through participatory arts and multicultural practices that spark the imagination, encourage intergenerational transfer of knowledge, and promote social engagement and world peace right here, in our own neighborhood. Please show your support for Northwest Folklife and help us continue to provide accessible year-round programs for generations to come.

Ways to Support

Donate Now

Your donations keep the magic of Folklife alive. Donate today!


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.


Nights for Folklife

Benefit events in support of Northwest Folklife’s year-round programs, including the Northwest Folklife Festival.



Help us reach out Spring Campaign Goal!


Shop & Donate

Support Northwest Folklife while you shop.


Donate a Vehicle

Make a difference by donating your vehicle to Northwest Folklife.


Gifts of Stock

Donate your appreciated shares using our trusted brokerage firm and enjoy special income tax advantages.


Planned Giving

Endow the future of Folklife by becoming a planned giving donor.



Be a part of the magic and volunteer at any of our year-round programs!


Become a Sponsor

Northwest Folklife offers a wide variety of sponsorship benefits.


For questions about making a charitable gift to Northwest Folklife, contact Natalie Meek, Development Coordinator, at or (206) 684-7300. Northwest Folklife is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID # 91-1311548. Donations to Northwest Folklife are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

To donate by mail, please make your check payable to: Attn: Development, Northwest Folklife, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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