Ways to Give

We can’t do what we do without our generous community!

Historic Seattle Preservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (tax ID #91-1729777) and gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Gifts to Historic Seattle fund our preservation projects, education programs, and advocacy.

Become a Sustainer

Sustaining Supporters are monthly donors to Historic Seattle who greatly value preservation and enjoy special perks.

Join Our Supporters’ Circle

By joining our Supporters’ Circle, you are contributing to Historic Seattle on an annual basis and receive benefits including discounts on our programming.

Other Ways to Give

Planned Giving
Landmark your legacy by designating Historic Seattle in your estate. As a legacy donor, you’ll be a part of Historic Seattle’s Keystone Society and receive benefits, including access to a special donor reception and tour discounts. We will work with you to ensure that your generous and visionary estate gift makes an impact in the area(s) of your interest, which can include underwriting educational programming, establishing a legal assistance fund for advocacy efforts, endowing support for a Historic Seattle property of your choice, and more.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Are you at least 70 1/2 years of age? You can avoid realizing taxable income by directly transferring from your IRA to Historic Seattle. If you’re 72 or older, a charitable transfer may also help you meet your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). To make a charitable rollover gift, simply instruct your plan’s administrator to directly transfer a gift to Historic Seattle (up to $100,000 per year; Historic Seattle’s tax ID is 91-1729777). Please consult your financial advisor to best evaluate how donating through your retirement fund can benefit you and your specific circumstances. If you have made a distribution to Historic Seattle or would like a sample letter of instruction for your plan administrator, please notify Naomi West, Director of Philanthropy & Engagement, at (206) 622-6952 ext. 222 or naomiw@historicseattle.org.

Gifts of Stock
For stock transfer instructions, please contact Naomi West, Director of Philanthropy & Engagement, at (206) 622-6952 ext. 222 or naomiw@historicseattle.org.

Corporate Giving

Corporate Sponsorship
Please contact Director of Philanthropy & Engagement Naomi West at (206) 622-6952 ext. 222 or naomiw@historicseattle.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, including recognition at dozens of public programs each year and/or at our annual benefit, the Preservation Celebration.

Business Membership
Businesses may join our Supporters’ Circle at the $150 level for sole proprietors and non-profits and at $300 and above for businesses with 2+ employees. Additional business benefits include a listing in our Preservation Professionals Directory. Businesses contributing at the Preservation Partners levels ($1,000+) also receive placement of a corporate or organization logo on the footer of the home page and all pages of Historic Seattle’s website.


Photo: Centennial Celebration and tour of Ellsworth Storey Cottages, 2014 / Source: Historic Seattle

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