Support us

The health and success of El Centro de la Raza begins with you! Support from a broad base of community members including foundations, individuals and corporations is critical to our success and we ask that you carefully consider making a personally meaningful gift – it may be the most impactful gift you ever make.

Donating online is simple and can accept a variety of payment methods including most credit/debit cards, EFT, and PayPal.

Please consider making a recurring gift payable at the interval that works for your budget. Regular donations give us stability and help us more accurately budget for maximum effectiveness.

To donate by check: 

Please make checks payable to El Centro de la Raza and mail the check to El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144.

Donation Matching:

Want to make your donation go further? Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Check to see if your employer has a matching gift program here!

Other ways to give:

El Centro de la Raza exists because of the passionate community it serves. Our enthusiastic volunteers and generous donors help us to continue building our cherished community. There are many ways you can support El Centro including attending our annual auction gala, purchasing a tree at our annual Christmas Tree Sale, volunteering and donating inkind goods and/or services.

No matter how much you choose to give, know that every dollar raised and every gift is vitally important in our mission, your mission. We appreciate your support and thank you for being a friend to El Centro de la Raza. Please remember that our staff, volunteers, board and participants all consider you a member of our family. You will always have a home at El Centro de la Raza.

If you would like to speak to someone in person about making a donation, please contact our Development Director at (206) 957-4611 or


Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to make a donation by phone, who do I call?

Please call (206) 957-4621 and we can process your donation via phone.

Is my donation tax deductible?

The IRS has recognized El Centro de la Raza as a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Tax ID: 91-0899927.

will my personal information be sold to a third party?

No. We will never share or sell donor information with third parties.

My employer will match my donation. What is your Tax ID Number?

Tax ID: 91-0899927
Full legal name:  EL CENTRO DE LA RAZA

I received an error when I tried to donate online. What should I do?

Double-check that your expiration date and/or CVV code (the three-digit code on the back of your card) are correct. Also, ensure that all of the required fields have been completed. If you are still receiving an error, email and state your issue, name and phone number, and someone from our Development Office will look into it and get back to you.

How do I know my donation was received?

If you made your donation online via our website or phone, an automatic email confirmation is sent to you shortly after your donation is submitted. If you cannot locate it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. If you do not receive anything within 24 hours, email your information to and we can verify for you.

If you mailed in your donation, you will receive an acknowledgement letter via mail unless you indicated you would like it emailed and provided your email address to us. If you would like to verify that your donation was received, please email or call Kiki (206) 957-4621 with your name, contact information and donation amount and she’ll be happy to verify it for you. If your donation was for $250 or more, a tax letter will be mailed to you no later than January 31.

Can i designate my donation to a specific program?

Yes, you can. You can indicated which program in the Program Designation box when you donate online or in the Memo line on your check if you donate via mail.

Can I make a donation in memory or honor of someone?

Yes, you can. You can indicate the name of the person in the field, “This gift is honor or memory of” on our online donation form or in the Memo link of your check.

We strive for budget transparency and consistently receive high ratings from nonprofit watchdog groups so you can give with confidence.