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Become a Sustaining Evergreen Member

An Evergreen Membership is an ongoing monthly contribution to KUOW set up as an automatic donation that helps spread your support over the year.

Why is Evergreen Membership so important? Ongoing monthly donations sustain everything we do at KUOW to deliver news, information and storytelling rooted in connecting our community. Your monthly support is a valued, reliable investment that allows us to plan our budget better, maintain and develop the best programming possible, reach new and under-represented audiences and stay on top of the constant news cycle. All to deliver the facts and stories our community deserves and depends on. As traditional fundraising methods for public media diminish over time, your support as an Evergreen Member remains strong and continues to sustain the important work of KUOW and NPR for the good of our community.

How can I become an Evergreen Member?

It's easy! Just select “Monthly” at the bottom of the KUOW donation form. You can choose from our suggested monthly donation options or enter an amount that works for you. Want even more of your donation to go to the programming you love? Be sure to select checking account as your payment option — it reduces processing fees and there's no expiration date associated with outdated credit cards!

What are the benefits of becoming an Evergreen Member?

Partnering with KUOW for a sustainable future means no renewal mailings and far fewer donation solicitations. Plus:

  • You'll enjoy special benefits from local businesses like Seattle Opera, Cupcake Royale and more!
  • Early bird announcements and ticket specials for KUOW and KUOW partner events including live shows of some of your favorite programs from NPR and American Public Media.
  • You'll receive Member Memo, a monthly newsletter just for KUOW members that offers spotlights on KUOW staff and sneak peeks inside the station and production of your favorite podcasts and programs.
  • An annual thank-you gift of your choice of KUOW swag and even invitations to vote on designs for future items.


Questions regarding Evergreen Membership?

  • Email us at or
  • Call 206.221.2501
  • If you'd like to set up an Evergreen Donation by EFT through the mail, send a voided check to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, P.O. Box 84148, Seattle, WA 98124–5448

Privacy is important to KUOW. Read our donor privacy policy.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Is my gift tax deductible? As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, donations made to KUOW are tax deductible. Calendar year tax statements are sent out to all donors in mid-January and list all donations made in the preceding year. Check with your tax expert to be sure your contributions qualify. KUOW’s tax ID is 91–2079402 .
  2. What is the best way to support KUOW and public radio? Joining KUOW as a sustaining, monthly Evergreen Member is the most impactful way to support KUOW and NPR programming long-term. However, there are many other ways to support us. From car donations to stock or legacy gifts, all contributions help the mission of public radio!
  3. Does KUOW get government funding? KUOW receives 4% of its annual funding from the government in the form of federal grants bestowed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The majority of our funding comes from individual donations and community business support.
  4. How do I know KUOW is a reputable nonprofit company? KUOW has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator which means if you support our mission to serve an informed public, you can give with confidence. We encourage you to learn more about us and our mission!