| What is Seattle Polish Foundation?
What is its mission?
Seattle Polish Foundation (SPF), formerly Polish Home Foundation, is a Seattle based non-profit organization
that promotes Polish heritage in the Pacific Northwest by
sponsoring local events involving Polish culture and arts,
by taking part in events important to the Polish-American
community and by assisting Polish-American organizations
in the area. The Foundation does not promote any political
view or religion.
SPF is affiliated with Polish Home Association but it is
a separate institution with the 501(c)(3) tax exemption
status. Donations to SPF are tax deductible.
Yes! We need supporters of all kinds and we welcome members.
To become a member please fill in the membership
form and send it in.
Yes! We have a lot of volunteering opportunities as SPF
is run entirely by volunteers and does not have any paid
staff. Please see the Volunteers
| How can I donate to SPF?
To donate to the Foundation:
- Make donations through its PayPal
- write a check to Seattle Polish Foundation and send it
in. To indicate your preferences, you can attach the donation
form or simply write a comment on your check. In any
case, don't forget to attach a gift matching form from
your employer, if applicable.
- or contact any of the officers
with a non-monetary contribution or if you have any questions
| How does SPF manage the donations?
The Foundation maintains the following funds for better
managment of donations and expenditures:
- General (unrestricted) fund
This fund gathers money from unrestricted donations; that
is when donors don't indicate preferences for any specific
- Polish Festival fund
This fund gathers money in support of the Polish Festival at the Seattle Center.
- Cultural events fund
This fund gathers money in support of cultural events
promoting Polish culture and heritage.
- Educational fund
This fund gathers money in support of educational issues
related to Polish culture and language.
- Medical and emergency fund
This fund gathers money for emergency support within our
- Polish Home improvement fund
This fund gathers money offered in support for improvements
at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski (aka Polish Home) in Seattle.
Yes, the Foundation awards grants to support events and
issues in line with our mission stated above. To apply for
a grant please fill and send in the grant
Please attend meetings of the Foundation members. To be
informed about events related to Polish culture in Puget
Sound area and in the Pacific Northwest, you can subscribe
to a weekly email bulletin at Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org.
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