© 2022 Seattle Parks Foundation

Seattle Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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 below to donate to Seattle Parks Foundation.

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

Checks can also be made out to Seattle Parks Foundation with a memo indicating if the donation is for operations, or for a specific project (and if so, which project the donation is for). Please send any donations by check to our mailing address at:
Seattle Parks Foundation
PO Box 3541
Seattle, WA 98124-3541

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Did you know that you could double or triple the impact of your gift? Numerous employers use matching platforms such as Benevity and America’s Best Local Charities. Login to your employer giving portal to submit your matching request now! Not sure if your company offers this? Send a note to your employer’s human resources representative and ask about your company’s matching gift program.

Some of the generous companies that match employee gifts to Seattle Parks Foundation include Adobe Systems, Inc., Apple, Bank of America, BECU, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boeing, Business Wire, Cambia Health Solutions, Expedia, Goldman Sachs & Co., Google Inc., IBM, Liberty Mutual, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, Nasdaq, Nintendo of America, Inc., Nordstrom, Inc., Salesforce.com Inc., Seneca Real Estate Group, Starbucks Coffee Company, Tableau Foundation, Visa, Inc. 

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:
    -Bank Name: Bank of New York Mellon
    -Account Name: Seattle Parks Foundation
    -Depository Trust Company (DTC) Participant Number: 8275
    -Agent Bank Number: 60916
    -Reference/FFC: 10380476500 Seattle Parks Foundation-IMA-GIFT
    -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 donations@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.

Donate

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.

Learn More

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 us at donations@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.