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Folio is a nonprofit member supported organization. 
We serve the Seattle Community and Cultural Sector in the following ways:

A lovingly curated growing collection of books from Northwest collectors

Programs to inform the public (author readings, book discussions, music, civic forums)

Affordable workspaces for writers and workers; quiet spaces for reading and reflection

Collaborations with cultural and community groups to foster the life of the mind

Beautiful rooms to rent for literary, civic and community events and fundraisers

Thousands of free books donated back to the community

Your tax-deductible donations make The Seattle Athenaeum flourish.

Don't forget to ​ask your employer about matching donations to double your support. 

Tax ID: #47-2486862

Make A One Time Donation
Make A Monthly Recurring Donation

Donate By Check

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

93 Pike Street #307

Seattle, WA 98101


Donate Stocks

Make a gift of appreciated stock and receive tax benefits while supporting The Seattle Athenaeum.

Please contact Executive Director Caroline Cumming at, before making the donation.

Account details:

Brokerage: KMS Financial Services

Broker: Michael Macaulay

Tel: 206-441-2881

Account: 4DR-254515

Tax ID: #47-2486862

Download the stock transfer form here


Planned Giving 

Planned gifts including bequests, life insurance and retirement plans provide for our future growth and stability. By remembering The Seattle Athenaeum in your estate plan, you ensure that we will continue to thrive and serve future generations.​ Contact Executive Director Caroline Cumming at 206-402-4162 or with your questions and bequest intentions.

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from IRAs: If you have an Individual Retirement Account and are over 70 ½ years of age, you may avoid paying taxes on your annual minimum required distribution (up to a limit $100,000) by making a gift directly from your IRA to a qualified charity such as The Seattle Athenaeum. Please speak with your tax or financial advisor for professional direction, and let us know if you are planning to make such a gift so that we can contact you when the funds have arrived.

Books & Periodicals 

We are always looking for interesting collections of quality books in good condition. We accept curated collections in specific fields, as well as small donations of individual titles. Learn more about Donations of Books and Periodicals.

Crypto Donations

Contact Director Caroline Cumming at 206-402-4162 or 

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