Become a Friend of Folklife

Donate Any Amount

In 2018, the Northwest Folklife Festival and our year-round multicultural programs are more important than ever. Your gifts amplify the amazing voices of our big neighborhood and create opportunities for ALL to celebrate, share and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest. Thank You!

Suggested Donation $50.00

Folk Sustainer: $20+/month (or $240+/year)

You will receive donor benefits for the appropriate giving level based on your cumulative giving PLUS the convenience of automatic monthly payments and a unique Thank You gift available only to Folk Sustainers. This level requires monthly electronic payments of $20 or more from your bank account or credit/debit card.

Suggested Donation $20.00

Folkster: $50-$249

  • Festival Guide mailed in mid-May
  • Two Friends of Folklife buttons for admission to the Friends of Folklife Headquarters at the Folklife Festival
  • Happy Hours at the FoF headquarters

Suggested Donation $100.00

Stage Manager: $250-$499

All of the above PLUS:

  • One additional Friend of Folklife button
  • Two Hospitality Buttons for admission to the Folklife Festival’s Hospitality area
  • Invitation for Two to 'First Look', our pre-Festival VIP preview and reception
  • Invitation for Two to the Saturday Night Party
  • One NWFL Tote Bag
  • Recognition in the NWFL Annual Report
  • Invitations to VIP parties and multi-cultural events between Festivals

Suggested Donation $250.00

Emcee: $500-$999

All of the above PLUS:

  • NWFL Goody Bag at the Folklife Festival
  • Recognition in the Festival Guide
  • Two drink tickets

Suggested Donation $500.00

Curator: $1,000-$2,499

All of the above PLUS:

  • ‘Northwest Folklife’ License Plate Frame
  • Behind the Scenes group tour of the Festival with Artistic or Managing Director
  • NWFL Festival limited edition guest art poster
  • NWFL’s Annual Report mailed to you in the Fall

Suggested Donation $1000.00

Headliner: $2,500-$4,999

All of the above PLUS:

  • Complimentary NWFL T-shirt (only to be picked up at the Folklife Festival)
  • Complimentary parking during the Northwest Folklife Festival

Suggested Donation $2500.00

Producer: $5,000-$9,999

All of the above PLUS:

  • Two Additional tickets to ‘First Look’
  • Digital schedule of the Folklife Festival emailed prior to publication
  • Personalized playlist created for you by the Artistic Director
  • Dinner with Artistic or Managing Director
  • Meet the Artist opportunities

Suggested Donation $5000.00

Folk Legend: $10,000 and above

All of the above PLUS:

  • Two Additional tickets to ‘First Look’
  • Feature story on NWFL’s website
  • “This stage brought to you by… Your Name” banner on a stage at the Festival or NWFL event

Suggested Donation $10000.00


Your support makes it possible for Northwest Folklife to bring artists and audiences together to play, dance, sing, taste, learn and participate.

Need to reach us?


Northwest Folklife
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
Call: (206) 684 - 7300 (main line)
Email: give@nwfolklife.org

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