Seattle Donation Request


Did you raise your hand to help find gift card donations for an upcoming  raffle or auction in the neighborhood?  Good for you!  It takes five minutes to complete a donation request here.  We would love to make your day and support your community building.


  1. Eat Ballard collects gift cards from local restaurants, bars, cafes, retailers.
  2. The gift cards are pooled and matched with local community-building organizations for their events, generally involving a raffle or auction.
  3. Everything that comes into the pool goes out to support community-building and participation. There is never a cost to recipient groups.
  4. Priority is given to requests from nearby groups, clubs, schools, volunteer initiatives and events.  We also consider the probability of gift cards being redeemed and the expected multiplier effect.


Here is a partial list of community-building organizations who have received gift cards for their raffles and auctions:

  • Washington State Association of Chefs
  • Farestart
  • Ballard Cub Scout Pack 100
  • Northwest Danish Association
  • Japan-America Society of the State of Washington
  • SIFF
  • Whittier PTA
  • Seattle Ladies Choir
  • Mary's Place
  • Pawsitive Alliance
  • Eastside Heritage Center
  • Roosevelt Jazz Boosters
  • Sustainable Ballard
  • Riverview Education Foundation
  • African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest
  • Nordic Heritage Museum
  • The World is Fun
  • Moisture Festival
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound
  • Seattle Milk Fund
  • Northwest Parkinson's Foundation
  • Refugee Women's Alliance
  • Ballard P-Patch
  • Bloodworks NW
  • Heron Habitat Helpers
  • Adams Elementary School
  • Todd Beamer High School AVID
  • Washington Environmental Council
  • Friends of Salmon Bay
  • Northwest Danish Association
  • Academy Schools - Tukwila
  • BurlyCon
  • Sustainable Seattle
  • Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
  • Northwest Center
  • The 5th Avenue Theatre
  • Eastside Heritage Center
  • Bellevue College Foundation
  • Washington Rush
  • St. Mark School
  • Northwest Youth Services
  • Open Window School
  • Associated Friends of Roosevelt Drama
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Ballard High School Performing Arts Booster Club
  • Little Angels Service Dogs
  • Woodinville Family Preschool
  • Roosevelt Jazz Boosters
  • Alliance for Education
  • Bellevue Children's Academy Parent Association
  • Small Faces Child Development Center
  • Shunpike
  • Ballard Landmark
  • Way Back Inn
  • Sister Schools
  • Futurewise
  • Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
  • Sustainable Ballard
  • Seattle Area Feline Rescue
  • Denise Louie Education Center
  • Shilshole Bay Marina
  • Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA)
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Washington
  • Seattle Mariners Women's Club (SMWC)
  • Ballard P-patch
  • Attain Housing
  • FareStart
  • France Education Northwest
  • Studio East
  • Imani Care International
  • ALS Association
  • Violent Crime Victim Services
  • Northwest Behavioral Associates
  • Pacific Asian Empowerment Program
  • Ballard High School Foundation
  • Ballard High School
  • White Center Food Bank
  • Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle
  • Kidspace Childcare Center
  • Ballard Emblem Club #216
  • Ballard Elks
  • Ardor Creative Media
  • ARC Dance
  • Nordic Heritage Museum
  • Northwest Danish Association
  • Whitman Middle School PTSA
  • Camp Kesem UW
  • Soulumination
  • Fife Booster Club
  • John Hay Elementary School
  • Salmon Bay Elementary School
  • WSCA
  • Sustainable Ballard
  • Pure Food Kids Foundation
  • Ballard Emblem Club #216
  • Rotary Club of Ballard
  • and many more...

Community Feedback (pdf)
Community Organizer Feedback (pdf)


Q - Can I request a gift card donation from a specific establishment?
A - Yes.

Q - Will I receive the specific gift cards I request?
A - Yes, subject to availability in the fund.

Q - How much are gifts from the pool worth?
A - Gifts from the fund range in face value between $25 and $100.  A suitably matched gift card for the occasion can raise two, three or more times its face value in a raffle or auction.

Q - Do the gift cards have any special restrictions or strings attached?
A - No.  These are the gift cards and certificates sold at donating establishments.

Q - Can I request a gift card from the fund to recognize or honor an exceptional student, team, class, volunteer, donor, writer, artist, senior, leader or group?
A - Yes.

Q - Can I request gifts from the fund to thank guest speakers who address our nonprofit group?
A - Yes.

Q - We are not organized as a registered Washington nonprofit.  Can we still receive a gift from the pool?
A - Yes.

Q - Will you consider any request?
A - Yes.

Q - How long will it take to process my request?
A - If we can help, then you will receive a gift before your deadline.

Q - How will I know if my request was approved?
A - You will receive a gift before your deadline.

Q - When should I submit my request?
A - Submit your request once your fundraising effort has started and your event has been scheduled.

Q - Will you share/publish my contact information?
A - We will not publish your name, email, address or any other personally identifiable information.  If you give permission, then we may forward your request to local business owners and managers, asking them to support you with a donation.



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