Because we know that nearly six in 10 children whose parents have no college education live in low-income families[1],  and because the children of educated parents are 16 percent more likely than the children of less-educated parents to get their college degrees.[2]

Your investment changes lives, one family at a time, generation, after generation.


Seattle Milk Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.  There are many ways you can invest in moving families out of poverty:

By Mail

Seattle Milk Fund
1130 N. Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98133

Workplace Giving

Donors may designate Seattle Milk Fund by writing our name on their United Way work place giving campaign card. Seattle Milk Fund can also be a designated recipient during employee giving drives through Microsoft, Boeing, King County, Washington state, Adobe, Google, Morgan Stanley, United Way, and other local employers. Please call the office if you have questions. If you are an employer and would like a presentation by Seattle Milk Fund, please call Inga Paige at 206-526-7034.


Gifts given in honor of a deceased friend or relative are also welcomed with our sincere condolences. A card is sent to the family indicating who gave the memorial, and we send a letter/receipt to the donor.


To make a secure online donation using your credit card.

Matching Gifts

When making a donation please check to see if your employer will match all or part of your gift. These additional dollars mean that your money goes further!


Planned Giving

Legacy gifts are among the most valuable gifts any organization can receive. Seattle Milk Fund has created a Legacy Circle to recognize and honor generous individuals who have included Seattle Milk Fund as a beneficiary in their will or estate plan.

If you wish to be recognized and honored, please complete the following form: Planned Giving Notification Form

Thank you for your contribution.


[1] National Center for Children in Poverty. (2011, January 19).Washington: Demographics of low-income children. Retrieved from

[2] Research in Social Stratification and Mobility


Volunteer OpportunitiesPassionate about helping families? We are looking for your energy! Share your time and talents with us and get those feel-good feelings that come with giving back to your community. From one-time event volunteers to periodic committee or office work, we are looking for every kind of volunteer. We’d love to hear from you! Please complete this form and we’ll be in touch soon.

Open volunteer positions:

  • Volunteer Mentor – This is a great, flexible position that allows you to directly connect with the students in our program. This at-home position requires, on average, one hour of volunteering per month. Our mentors support our students and their families throughout the academic quarter by providing encouragement, resources, and guidance as they progress towards graduation. By volunteering for this position, you will be offering our students the best preparation for life after graduation — giving them a much needed boost for today’s competitive job market. You can read about our current students and their successes here.


  • Thank You CrewAre you available Monday, May 18 or Wednesday, Sept. 23? If so, come over to our office and help us thank our donors by writing cards and making phone calls. Any amount of time that you can devote between 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  would be greatly appreciated. Snacks and drinks will be provided.


  • Garden Party – From time to time, we host volunteers to help around the office grounds. Things like weeding, cutting back greenery, and organizing the office are needed a few times a year to help keep the office in tip top shape. Our next Garden Party will be Tuesday, June 16 at 12 noon, following our Board of Trustees Meeting.


  • Event Volunteers – We are always looking for volunteers at our events. From our Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 22 to CookieFest on Saturday, Dec. 12, we’d love to have you be a part of the team! Check out our calendar to see other upcoming events.

If you would like to volunteer for any of these positions, or be a part of our volunteer pool, please contact us at or 206-526-7944.

Volunteer for the Holidays with Seattle Milk Fund

We have several volunteer opportunities open over the holidays. If you are interested in volunteering for our Thanksgiving Baskets event on Nov. 20-22 or at CookieFest on Dec. 13, feel free to call us at the office to learn more at 206-526-7944. You can also sign up for upcoming events, here.

Volunteers needed for the following events:

Our Thanksgiving Basket program is provided to our students and their families as part of our family support portion of their child care grant. All families receive a basket of Thanksgiving food, a turkey and a $50 grocery gift card. We need volunteers to assist with setting up the food that has been donated.  A big thank you to National Frozen Foods and the Kiwanis Club of Industrial Seattle for providing the food for the baskets.

Our annual CookieFest event is a cookie-lovers dream! Seattle’s best bakers and bakeries come together to donate thousands and thousands of holiday-inspired cookies each year to benefit Seattle Milk Fund. We need volunteers to help set up, staff tables, and help people pick out their favorite cookies!

GiveBIG is coming to town May 6th

Midnight to Midnight, May 6th,  you have the opportunity to participate in a full day of giving and the chance to becomeKim and Erin Cropped Seattle Milk Fund’s newest Super Hero.  Just like Kim and Erin, our unsung heroes open doors to better jobs, renewed  confidence and financial  stability for local families.  They create endless opportunities for our recipients through their support and volunteerism.

SMF thrives with the support of our donors, volunteers and members.  When The Seattle Foundation hosts its fourth annual GiveBIG, you too can step up to the plate and become one of our Super Heroes!

May 6th GiveBIG or  GiveLittle
Help SMF Meet Our 2014 GiveBIG Goal
The Most New Super Hero Donations in One Day!

Your GiveBIG donation will be joined with all GiveBIG donations to create the largest one-day-donations for Seattle Milk Fund.  So, please GiveBIG or GiveLittle because every dollar counts.

Your Super Hero Power:     Strengthening a family’s  future!


Help Us Spread the Good News!

HELP Seattle Milk Fund receive more NEW and returning individual donor gifts, than ever before, by INVITING a neighbor to join you in making a gift to Seattle Milk Fund, to help decrease the likelihood a child is raised in poverty!

SHARE the news that SMF is removing financial barriers to higher education for low income parents, by ASKING a colleague to help fulfill a Childcare, Education or Family Support Grant for a resilient parent in order to provide access to college!

PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES to help move families out of poverty, by SPREADING the word to your friends, family and neighbors, OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES to make dreams come true.

Giving is a joy, ALLOW OTHERS TO GIVE THROUGH YOUR KNOWLEDGE, by sharing Seattle Milk Fund with others.  CREATE PHILANTHROPIC AVENUES for others to feel great about the strong futures they create for local families.

Save the Date – GiveBIG – May 6th.

CityScape with GiveBIG Logo

Volunteer Contact Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteer for Seattle Milk Fund Organization. Someone from our office will contact you to follow up on your inquiry.