© 2018 Seattle Parks Foundation

Seattle Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Tax ID: 91-1998597

Ways to Give

In our increasingly dense city, the need for parks has never been more urgent. Your tax-deductible gift through Seattle Parks Foundation will empower dozens of community groups who are bringing people together to make parks happen.

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Support citywide park and public space efforts by clicking here to give through Seattle Parks Foundation.

You can direct your donation to a specific community-led project via the Support a Partner page.

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Making a stock gift to Seattle Parks Foundation is easy. Simply follow these steps to facilitate the transfer of shares:

  1. Provide your broker with the following information:
    Broker Account: Morgan Stanley
    -Account Rep: Polly Sidwell (206.628.4885)
    -Account Name: Seattle Parks Foundation
    -Account Number (Charitable Organization Information number): 130-063761-147
    -Depository Trust Company (DTC) Number: 0015
    -Account Address: 225 108th St. NE, #800. Bellevue, WA 98005
    -Seattle Parks Foundation Tax ID: 91-1998597
  2. Remind your broker to include your name, contact information, and any special instructions for use of the gift with your transfer.
  3. Contact us at erin@seattleparksfoundation.org with information about the type of stock you’re giving and number of shares, as well as any special considerations you may have.

Through Seattle Parks Foundation, you can honor a special person, mark a special occasion, or make a memorial gift while supporting our city’s parks and public spaces. After you make your gift, we will send a personalized card acknowledging your thoughtful donation to each honoree. Complete the donation form and include the name of the person you are honoring and your recognition preferences.

If you have additional questions about making an honor or memorial gift, contact us at donations@seattleparksfoundation.org.

If you have a donor-advised fund (DAF), you can recommend grants to Seattle Parks Foundation or to one of our many community partners. All grants to Seattle Parks Foundation support community-led public space initiatives around the city.

How does it work?

  1. Select the name of your DAF sponsoring organization from the drop-down list. The DAF Direct application currently supports four sponsoring organizations: Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, Greater Kansas Community Foundation, and the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund. (More sponsoring organizations may be added in the future.)
  2. In the Designation field, specify Seattle Parks Foundation or one of our community partners.
  3. Specify the grant amount and click Next.

Our Tax ID is: 91-1998597

If you have questions, please contact us at donations@seattleparksfoundation.org.

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to Seattle Parks Foundation!

We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment, and other motorized vehicles. All or part of your donation may be tax deductible.

To get started, simply complete the online donation form or call 855.500.7433 or 855.500.RIDE to speak to a representative. You can also read more at careasy.org.

The Parks Legacy Circle honors people who have made an investment in our city’s parks and public spaces, by establishing a future gift through their will, trust, or other planned giving.

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Building on a record of strong financial administration and expert stewardship and oversight, Seattle Parks Foundation currently manages $11.5 million in funds dedicated to our city’s parks and public spaces. Included in that amount are restricted and general-purpose funds, including endowments, for donors who want to make long-term and legacy investments in Seattle’s parks and public space system.

These funds include an endowment for Streissguth Gardens; long-term maintenance funds for Lake Union Park, Homer Harris Park, and Waterway 18; a fund to support programming in Occidental and Westlake parks, and the Clise Orchid Collection Fund.

We also manage the Community Parks Fund, a legacy gift from Seattle philanthropist and park advocate Stim Bullitt, which has allowed us to provide more than $1.8 million to more than 30 community-led planning, capital, stewardship, and park activation efforts since 2013.

To inquire about establishing a fund at Seattle Parks Foundation, contact Erin Miller at erin@seattleparksfoundation.org or 206.332.9900 x16.

Great cities need great parks. And great parks need supporters!

Our Corporate Partners include regional and national companies that believe in the value of public spaces in our growing city. By contributing to the foundation’s vision of a city connected through public spaces, you can help make Seattle a place where people want to live and work and where our world-class parks are accessible to everyone.

Learn More and View Our Corporate Partners

Direct your gift to a specific community-led project via the Support a Partner page.

Support a Partner

Recognition and Thanks

Your support of Seattle Parks Foundation helps bring people together to make parks happen.

We offer the following benefits to donors who make contributions through Seattle Parks Foundation:

Parks Legacy Circle
Individuals whose estate plans include Seattle Parks Foundation receive the benefits listed below, for life!

$5,000
Invitation to a special thank-you dinner in a private home, plus all benefits listed below.

$1,000
Invitation to our annual Donor Gratitude event, plus all benefits listed below.

$500
Invitation to an event featuring community heroes who are changing our city, plus all benefits listed below.

$250
Strategic mailings throughout the year, plus the benefits listed below.

A gift of any size.
Printed newsletters and email updates.

All donors who have been giving for 5 years or more will also receive an invitation to our Loyal Donor Tea.