Double your Direct Giving donation!

Many companies will match their employees’ charitable donations dollar-for-dollar. That means if you donate to FOSB’s Direct Giving campaign and then follow your employer’s matching gift process, your donation will be doubled! (Some companies even triple or quadruple donations!) 

Please donate to Direct Giving and take advantage of your employer’s matching program! So far, nearly 20% of this year’s Direct Giving donations have come from employer matches. It really does make a big difference.

  • How do I know if my employer matches gifts?
    Use the UW’s handy search engine to find out if your employer has a matching gift program.

    Some of the companies that have contributed to FOSB through a matching gift program include Boeing, Nordstrom, BECU, Gates Foundation, Expedia, F5 Networks, Google, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Tableau, Netflix, and Github.
  • My employer does matching! Now what?
    If you haven’t already, please donate to our Direct Giving campaign. Any amount is sincerely appreciated. Then, contact your HR department to request a matching gift.
  • What if I need help with employer matching?
    Contact our bookkeeper, Jerri Harden.

Some employers may ask for a copy of the receipt you received after donating online, or for the following information about FOSB:

Nonprofit Status: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Legal Name: Friends of Salmon Bay
Address: 1810 NW 65th St, Seattle, WA 98117
Tax ID Number: 91-1622350

Join us at the April FOSB meeting! And save the date for May!

New date: Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. via Zoom

New Zoom link: (Our apologies for the other non-working Zoom links!)

Monthly FOSB board meetings are open to all FOSB members. [Are you the parent or guardian of a Salmon Bay student? Guess what — you’re automatically a FOSB member! No fees to join, no forms to fill out!] At this month’s FOSB board meeting, we’ll hear updates from our school administrators, our volunteer coordinator and others. We’ll also recap the recent Finance & Budget Committee meetings and hear about upcoming school events. View the meeting agenda here.

And please mark your calendar for FOSB’s annual membership meeting on Thursday, May 19Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. We will vote on two important items for the next school year: FOSB’s budget and our slate of officers and directors. We need as many FOSB members to attend as possible in order to meet quorum for these votes. Please join us!

Learn more about FOSB meetings and the difference between monthly board meetings and annual membership meetings. (Hint: you’re invited to both!)

Last chance to submit your Ballard Market receipts!

Many thanks to Town & Country’s Ballard Market for supporting us through their 1% receipt donation program! The program is ending at the end of March. We’d like to do one last collection of Ballard Market receipts by March 22, so our volunteer(s) can sort and tally the receipts in time to make a final submission. Please send your Ballard Market receipts to the school by March 22. There’s a collection envelope in the volunteer coordinator’s office. After that date, we will no longer be collecting these receipts.

Learn more about how your day-to-day shopping can support FOSB.

We’d like to express our appreciation to Town & Country Markets for their generous past support. We look forward to partnering together in new ways moving forward!

March FOSB Events

Here’s what’s happening with FOSB this month. We’ll update this post when new items are added.

For virtual events, you’ll find Zoom links in the Weekly Bulletin email, sent Fridays by our volunteer coordinator.

FOSB Budget Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. New date! Sunday, March 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (virtual)
It’s time to talk about the budget! We are always looking for community input for funding. If you are interested in learning about the budgeting process, please join us! We want to make sure everyone understands how this process works!

Camp Out! It’s auction time!
Silent auction bidding: Starts March 3
Live event: Thursday, March 10 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at
Gather ’round the virtual campfire at FOSB’s annual auction, our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Register today by texting CAMP to 71760, then browse our auction items and start bidding! Learn more.

FOSB Meeting
Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. (virtual)
As always, you are ALL invited to our monthly FOSB board meeting. where we hear updates straight from our administration team, our volunteer coordinator and others. This month, we will hear from 4th grade teacher, Chad Voight, who is in his first year at Salmon Bay. This is a great opportunity to get to know him and hear about what’s happening in his classroom. We will also vote on funding for Salmon’s Bay’s Whole Child Grant and hear a debrief on our annual spring auction. You can view the meeting agenda here.

February FOSB Events

Here’s what’s happening with FOSB this month. We’ll update this post when new items are added.

For virtual events, you’ll find Zoom links in the Weekly Bulletin email, sent Fridays by our volunteer coordinator.

Special Education and Disability Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 2 at 7 p.m. (virtual)
This is our general monthly committee meeting for parents/caregivers of IEP/504 students. Come, join other special ed parents and caregivers to share ideas, learn about resources and plan upcoming events.

FOSB Budget Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (virtual)
It’s almost time to start the budget process for next school year. In preparation, the Finance & Budget Committee Meeting is holding their first meeting this month. All parents are invited to join, especially those with previous experience with the FOSB budgeting process or an interest in learning about it! We are also looking for someone to be a temporary Finance Committee Secretary to record the meeting minutes. Please email if you are interested! Here’s the link to the budget meeting agenda.

FOSB Meeting
Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m. (virtual)
Join us for our monthly FOSB board meeting. All FOSB members are welcome! Watch the weekly bulletin for details and the agenda.