Densho preserves the history of Japanese American WWII incarceration with more than 800 oral history interviews, 50,000 digital photographs and historic documents, an extensive encyclopedia, and resources for teachers. We are able to make this material free to everyone thanks, in part, to your generous donations. If you value the work we do here at Densho, please consider making a tax-deductible financial contribution. In order to make this process as convenient as possible, we offer several options for donating.
Learn about the special incentives we are currently offering as part of our Winter Appeal 2015 campaign.
You may make a tax deductible gift to Densho online using a credit card by clicking on one of the buttons below. Through the secure forms at either JustGive.org or PayPal, it takes only a few minutes, and you will receive immediate confirmation through email. You have the option of making your donation anonymously or in honor of another.
Send a Check or Credit Card Payment
To make your gift by mail, please print and fill out our contribution form and send it to us at
1416 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98144
If you are unable to download and print the contribution form, please include with your check your mailing address, phone number, and the name you wish to be credited for the donation.
Call or Email Us
To make a credit card donation by phone please call us at (206) 320-0095. You can also write to Nina Wallace at [email protected] to request more information. For your protection, please do not email credit card information.
Pledge a Donation
Pledging a contribution by installment is an excellent means of sustaining support. You can specify the length of the pledge period, frequency of payments, and method of payment to fit your situation.
Make a Tribute Gift
Mark a happy occasion such as a birth or commencement with a living tribute gift, or honor the life of a friend or family member with a memorial gift to Densho. Your contribution will live on to commemorate the person you designate.
Take Advantage of Employer Matching
Many companies encourage philanthropy by matching their employees’ donations. Please check with your employer about its matching gift guidelines. The power of your gift could be doubled.
By contributing appreciated stocks or other assets, you can realize significant savings at tax time. To give a gift of stock, please contact Naoko Magasis at (206) 320-0095 or via email at [email protected].
Offer an In-Kind Gift
Gifts of goods and services help us carry out our work. We are indebted to professionals and community members who donate their skills. If you wish to donate services or items, please let us know.
Make a Deferred Gift
Please consider remembering Densho in your will. Your generosity will allow us to reach upcoming generations of young people.
Participate in an Event
Sponsorship, donation of goods and services, and attendance at Densho events present wonderful opportunities for education, corporate philanthropy, and community involvement.