Give to Densho

If you value the work we do here at Densho, please consider making a tax-deductible financial contribution. Densho is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax number 91-2164150.

*Scroll down for exclusive premium options available to all who donate between now and December 31st, 2019.

Giving Options

Give online now via our secure PayPal site.

Or to make your gift by mail, please print and fill out our contribution form and send a check or credit card payment to us at: Densho / 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.

2019 Winter Appeal

Make a donation of $125 to Densho before December 31, 2019 and we will send you a thank you gift; donate $250 or more and we’ll send you two! 

Premium One: “Full Circle” by Mitsuye May Yamada

Mitsuye May Yamada is an acclaimed poet, essayist, educator, feminist and human rights activist, At the age of 96, she has released her latest work, Full Circle: New and Selected Poems (2019).  

“There is something about the ‘Full Circle’ Portrait of Mitsuye Yamada’s life writings found on these pages that gives one hope. Hers is a living testimony of moving from invisibility to a politicized visibility as a woman, as Japanese American, and now as an elder at the precipice of a near-century of conscienced political evolution.”  -Cherríe Moraga, co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Premium Two: The First in a Series of Collectible Pins 

Designed exclusively for Densho by artist Kiku Hughes, this custom enamel pin is an homage to the Japanese Americans incarcerated in Tule Lake, who would hand craft intricate corsage pins from shells found around camp. That resilience in the face of injustice inspires our work every day, and we hope it inspires you too. This is the first in a new series of pins representing each of the ten main concentration camps where Japanese Americans were held during WWII, so get started on your collection today!

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.

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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. Click here to learn more. 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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