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 EIN Tax ID# is 91-6001541. Consult your tax professional for further guidance.
  • How do I request a matching gift from my employer?
    • For instructions specific to your employer, you can search our employer match directory at 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# is 20-5402402.

Other Ways to Give

Donate a car, truck, boat, RV or other vehicle by calling 855-500-7433 or online at

Donate stocks or bonds or other appreciated securities, to our non-profit, C89.5/KNHC Public Radio Association. For instructions and forms, visit

Estate Planning. Including C89.5 in your will, trust or estate plan is a wonderful way to leave a legacy and realize tax benefits in the near term.

Payroll deduction and Work-place giving Many companies encourage employees to support nonprofits through payroll deduction. An added bonus is your employer may match your donation. Contact your HR department for details about your employer’s payroll deduction program. 
Washington State employees can give through the Combined Fund Drive

Donating through Paypal, Venmo, and Facebook. You can also donate to C89.5 through Paypal and Facebook, but Venmo’s terms of service prohibit fundraising for non-profits.

Amazon Smile and Rewards Cards

  • Designate C89.5 as your preferred charity through Amazon Smile and portion of every purchase made there will go to C89.5.
  • Your Fred Meyer rewards card can also designate a portion of every purchase to go to C89.5.


  • I’m a monthly Sustainer. Do I get an annual thank-you gift?
    • Yes! Visit our Sustainer page to learn more about the perks of being a recurring monthly donor.
  • How do I increase, decrease. or cancel my monthly donation?
    • Just provide your contact info here or call 206-252-3817 during business hours and we’ll be in touch to confirm your new monthly donation. Please include your full name in your message so we can look-up your account information.


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 with anyone. We will never give your email address to another list. Our full privacy policy is here.
  • 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 challenging, or info on special thank-you gifts. You will also receive an annual statement of your donations to C89.5 for tax purposes. You can unsubscribe at any time just be clicking the link at the bottom of the email.
  • Is my credit card information secure?
    • Yes. Your credit/debit card or banking information is processed by, an industry-leading, PCI-compliant credit card processor. C89.5 does not store your credit card, debit card, banking, or other payment information.