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Northwest Folklife is a Seattle treasure. We strengthen our communities through participatory arts and multi-cultural practices that spark the imagination, encourage intergenerational transfer of knowledge, and promote social engagement and world peace right here, in our big neighborhood. Would you like to join us in this exciting enterprise? You can choose from a variety of different options to support our programs and help us keep the magic of Folklife going.

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

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Donate Now

Your donations keep the magic of Folklife alive!


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) 648-7300. 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.


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.