If you believe that homelessness can be eliminated, make a contribution now!

Your gift to DESC makes it possible for us to continue serving the most vulnerable men and women in Seattle. Thank you!

Because DESC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Make a secure online contribution now

Or you can send a check (payable to DESC) and mail to:

DESC Fund Development
515 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Have questions? Email and someone will get back to you promptly.

For information on corporate donations or foundation grants, contact Barbara Miller, Foundation and Corporate Gifts Manager, via email or at (206) 464-1570 x3067

For information on making a personal gift of $1,000 or more, planned giving or stock donations, contact Margaret Miille, Major Gifts Officer, via email or at (206) 515-1509

To learn more about volunteering or making gifts of goods, products, or other in-kind donations, visit the In-Kind gifts page here or contact Donald Rupp, Volunteer and In-Kind Gifts Manager, via email or at (206) 723-1883 x1071

If you’re interested in sponsoring or attending an event or have questions about a ticket purchase, you can contact Leah Traxel, Communication and Events Officer, via email or at (206) 464-1570 x3301

For other questions please contact Megan Mayes, Director of Fund Development, via email or at (206) 515-1553

Tax Information:
Full Name: Downtown Emergency Service Center
Tax ID: 91-1275815
View our 990 forms from 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016
IRS Determination of 501(c)(3) Status

If you have questions about our programs, projects, or anything not related to donations, please send an email to, and someone will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

If you need immediate assistance, please call 206-464-1570 during our office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Other ways to support DESC’s mission to end homelessness:

Workplace Giving

Workplace donations are a convenient way to make regular donations to DESC straight from your paycheck. Talk to your company’s Human Resources department for information on whether or not they participate in workplace giving campaigns, and how to designate DESC as a recipient of your monthly or bimonthly gift.

Memorial & Commemorative Gifts

Your gift can be made in memory or honor of a loved one by including their name and address with your donation. DESC will notify the party that a gift has been made in their name.

Stock Donations

Please email Margaret Miille to find out more about giving appreciated stock donations.

Planned Giving

Leave a legacy well into the future through a bequest or other planned gift vehicle. Contact your attorney to establish a bequest or charitable trust to benefit DESC.

In-Kind Gifts

DESC accepts donations of many types of goods or products. For more information, contact Don Rupp, Volunteer and In Kind Gifts Manager.

Become A Member of DESC’s Key Club

Key Club members make automatic monthly donations directly from checking accounts or credit cards. If you give more than one gift annually, or if you would like to make a more significant contribution but feel you can’t afford to write a large check, small monthly donations through our Key Club may be just the thing for you.

To learn more and to sign up, contact Megan Mayes, Director of Development via email.