Direct Giving

Each fall, FOSB invites Salmon Bay families to participate in our Direct Giving campaign, one of our largest fundraisers of the year. Instead of asking you and yours to buy cookie dough, wrapping paper, or popcorn, we keep it simple and ask you to contribute directly to our work to support Salmon Bay School. Our goal this year is to raise $77,000! Here’s our fundraising progress so far:


To donate, text FOSB to 71760.

  • Or, if you prefer to donate by check, make it payable to FOSB, write Direct Giving in the memo line, and deliver it to the school office, or mail it to FOSB Direct Giving, c/o Salmon Bay School, 1810 NW 65th St, Seattle WA 98117.

To make your donation go even further:

  • Ask your friends and family to donate: If folks in your circle want to support education at Salmon Bay School, please ask them to text FOSB to 71760 (or mail a check).
  • Ask your employer to match your gift: If your employer matches charitable donations, it can double, triple, or even quadruple your contribution! Just follow your company’s process for requesting a matching gift. Contact your human resources department to learn more.  
    • Some of the companies that have contributed to Direct Giving in past years through a matching gift program: Google, Gates Foundation, F5, GitHub, Pfizer, Publicis, RELX Inc, T-Mobile, Microsoft.
    • Not sure if your employer matches gifts? Check the UW’s search engine
    • Need help with employer matching? Contact our treasurers at

Donations to Friends of Salmon Bay are tax-deductible. FOSB’s tax ID is 91-1622350. 

Where your donation goes:

FOSB works with Salmon Bay School leadership to close the ever-expanding gap between the programming that is funded by the school district and the support our students need. Your contribution to the Direct Giving campaign will be used during this school year! With your help, FOSB funds:

  • Community-building activities for students and families throughout the school year
  • Committee work that fosters diversity, inclusion and education within our school community
  • A generous annual grant to Salmon Bay school that helps to close the gap in funding between what the district provides and what it costs to staff the school, purchase supplies and enhance curriculum  
  • Scholarships to ensure that every student has access to our school’s unique programs such as SEP (Spring Enrichment Program), camps for every grade level, and co-curricular field trips that extend classroom learning
  • A yearbook for every student
  • Complimentary staff tickets for our annual auction
  • And so much more!

Learn more about how FOSB fundraising supports Salmon Bay School.