Membership and Donation FAQ


Is my donation tax-deductable?
Yes. C89.5 is owned by Seattle Public Schools. It is the opinion of the Seattle School District that contributions to the District may be claimed as charitable contributions as described in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Tax ID (EIN) is: 91-6001541. Consult your tax professional for further guidance.
How do I request a receipt for tax purposes
You will receive an annual tax receipt for donations made in the previous year by January 31st. If you would like a receipt before then or did not receive your receipt, please contact our membership department or leave a message at 206-252-3817. We will get back to you within 2 business days.
How do I request a matching gift from my employer?
Search our employer match directory at for instructions specific to your company. NOTE: be sure to have your employer match your donation to the C895/KNHC Public Radio Association, our partner 501(c)(3) non-profit. The Association’s Tax ID (EIN) is: 20-5402402.
How do I update my contact information?
Contact our membership department online or leave a message at 206-252-3817.
How do I make other changes to my membership, such as my communication preferences?
Contact our membership department online or leave a message at 206-252-3817.
If I renew my membership, can I request a new thank-you gift?
Yes! Any time you donate to C89.5, you are eligible for the thank you gifts that are available at that time, based on the value of your donation. Visit

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Sustainers (Monthly Membership)

How do I update my credit card, expiration date, or other payment information?
There are two options for updating your payment information:
Option 1:  Log in to your online membership account. For security purposes, you will be required to request a password reset. If you have difficulty, please contact contact our membership department or call 206-252-3817.
Option 2:  Simply start a new monthly donation and, in the comments, let us know you would like this to replace your previous monthly donation.
How do I increase my monthly donation?
Log in to your online membership account to increase your currently monthly donation. For security purposes, you will be required to request a password reset. Or, if you prefer, just call our membership department at 206-252-3817 and we can take care of it for you.
How do I decrease or cancel my monthly donation?
Just provide your contact info here or leave a message at 206-252-3817 and we’ll be in touch to confirm changes to your monthly donation. Please include your full name in your message so we can look-up your account information.
As a Sustainer, can I get an annual thank-you gift?
Yes! Visit our Monthly Donor page to learn more about the perks of being a recurring monthly donor.

Privacy & Security

Does C89.5 give out my address, email address, phone number or other personal data?
No. We do not sell, rent, trade or share your personal information. Read our full privacy policy.
Will I be bombarded with mail or email?
No. We send out a monthly newsletter and you will receive reminders when it is time to renew your annual membership or update your personal information. During fundraisers, you may receive invitations to special events, opportunities to participate in a matching challenge, or info about special thank-you gifts. You will also receive an annual statement of your donations to C89.5 for tax purposes.
Is my financial information secure?
Yes. When you donate to C89.5, your payment information is encrypted and processed by, an industry-leading, PCI-compliant payment processor that specializes in supporting non-profit organizations. C89.5 does not store your credit card, debit card, banking, or other payment information.

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