Give to Densho

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. Densho is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax number 91-2164150.

Giving Options

Send a Check or Credit Card Payment

Give online now. Or 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.

2018 Winter Appeal

Donate by December 31, 2018 and you will receive a postcard featuring an original illustration by Kiku Hughes. Isamu Arturo Shibayama, better known as Art, was born in Lima, Peru in 1930. At age 13, Art and his family were among more than 2,200 Japanese Latin Americans abducted by the U.S. government for hostage exchanges during WWII. The Shibayamas were incarcerated at the Crystal City internment camp until 1946, and narrowly avoided deportation to Japan. Art was later drafted into the U.S. Army — even as he was classified an “illegal alien” — and denied U.S. citizenship despite his military service. When he was also denied redress under the 1988 Civil Liberties Act, he pursued a decades-long campaign to claim justice for Japanese Latin Americans, raising their cause in Congress, the courts, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Art passed away earlier this year, but his fight to address this unfinished business of the Redress Movement lives on.

Donate $125 or more by December 31st and select one premium gift; donate $250 or more and we’ll send you both!

“Never Again Is Now” has become something of a mantra around here. It’s a reminder to be the allies we needed in 1942. As a thanks for your donation to Densho, our artists in residence created two exclusive pieces of wearable art to help inspire everyday action.

Canvas “Never Again is Now” Tote Bag

In August 2018, artist Erin Shigaki installed a large wheatpaste mural on Densho’s building, facing a busy intersection in Seattle. That mural was temporary, but now you can bring a memento of it into your every day. Details: 10 oz. canvas tote.

Enamel “Never Again is Now” Pin

Artist Kiku Hughes created this enamel pin, combining imagery of the notorious tags used during World War II incarceration and words to remind us that our history compels us to act. Now you can wear your activist beliefs and your love for Densho on your sleeve, er, lapel. Details: 1
inch long; hard enamel with gold plating.

Call or Email Us

To make a credit card donation by phone please call us at (206) 320-0095. You can also write to Dana Hoshide at to request more information. For your protection, please do not email credit card information.


2017 Annual Report

More Ways to Give

Make a Monthly Donation

Pledging a monthly contribution is an excellent means of sustaining support. Pledge now.

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.

Planned Giving

Please consider remembering Densho in your will. Your generosity will allow us to reach upcoming generations of young people. Please contact Danielle Higa to discuss planned giving options: (206) 320-0095 or

Donate Stock

By contributing appreciated stocks or other assets, you can realize significant savings at tax time. Click here for Densho stocks and securities donation information.

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. Please contact Danielle Higa to discuss in-kind gift options: (206) 320-0095 or

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.

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