Tax-Deductible Giving Options with Corporate Matching

The Urbanist is now accepting tax-deductible 501(c)(3) donation via a partnership with fellow nonprofit Urban Sparks. As a politically engaged organization, The Urbanist was founded as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. Under normal circumstances, this means donations are taxable and we do not qualify for most corporate matching programs. That is until now.

Urban Sparks partnership for 501(c)(3) donations

Due to administrative costs, only large gifts qualify. Our minimum 501(c)(3) donation is $250 without an employer match, or $125 with an employer match. If you are donating less than that, please use our 501(c)(4) donation page. To donate:

Option 1:  Use this Paypal link or QR code. Both offer employer matching options.

Option 2:  Write a check to Urban Sparks, write The Urbanist on the memo line, and mail to:

Urban Sparks
4229 Baker Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Option 3:  Make a donation of at least $125 from your employer’s matching portal or $250 from your donor advised fund:

Look up:  Urban Sparks
EIN:  72-1541261
Direct the donation to “The Urbanist” program.
Use the above mailing address

Other options

Check donations of any size to our 501(c)(4) organization may be made out to The Urbanist and mailed to:

PO Box 31196
Seattle WA 98103

This saves on the credit card fees so your donations go further.

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