“Seattle is a better, kinder, and more thoughtful place
because of the work that you all do. Thank you.” – SAL Patron

Individual Giving

SAL counts on supporters like you to help us bring our community together – people of all ages and backgrounds – to read and write, to listen deeply, and to bring forward the voices we all need to hear. Sixty percent of our annual revenue comes from charitable donations. Please join us to power another year of inspiration, conversation, and community.

Institutional Giving

Generous support from corporate sponsors, foundations, and public entities makes it possible for SAL to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together for transformative literary arts experiences. Learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor today.

Words Matter 2018 Benefit Gala & Literary Auction

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Thank you to everyone who gathered together to celebrate SAL’s 30th Anniversary at Words Matter! Thanks to your remarkable generosity, together we raised $318,534 to fuel inspiration, conversation, and community. It was truly a gift to come together to toast our 2018 Prowda Literary Champions – the intrepid journalist Mary Ann Gwinn, and the visionary founders of the Seattle Review of Books, Paul Constant, Martin McClellan, and their editor Dawn McCarra Bass – and to celebrate WITS student Selome Daniel Girma. Thank you for your amazing support!