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Where would Real Change be without donations? Nowhere.

As with many alternative media outlets, like NPR affiliated public radio stations and PBS affiliated television stations which rely on listeners and viewers, Real Change is a reader supported social enterprise. We combine quality news production, fearless social justice advocacy and non-judgmental low barrier employment opportunities for homeless & very low-income people.  We rely on broad-based grassroots donor support to fund approximately 2/3 of our annual budget. The remaining 1/3 of our revenue comes from earned income sources - advertising, circulation sales and subscriptions.

Every year we are overwhelmed and amazed by the outpouring of donor support. Our donors are our publishers.

Click here to learn more about Real Change’s non-profit status on GuideStar.

Would you like to invest in Real Change? Here’s how:

  • Cash Donations
    • Join with us during our semi-annual Fund Drives in the spring and winter.
    • Make your gift online - and consider a monthly contribution automatically charged to your bank or credit account.
    • Write a check and mail it to our office at 219 1st Ave S, Ste 220, Seattle, WA 98104

  • Attend an Event
    • Every fall we host our Annual Fundraising Breakfast.  Click here for information on our 20th Annual Breakfast on September 18, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center.

  • Matching Gifts
    Many employers match donations to charitable organizations made by their employees, retirees and family members. Employer matching gifts can double or even triple your donation to Real Change. Check with the personnel or human resources department at your and/or your partner’s place of employment. Click here to see a list of companies with a Matching Gifts program.

    If the employer uses a Matching Gift form, please complete and send it to:

    Real Change Development
    219 1st Ave S, Ste 220, Seattle, WA 98104
    Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Fax: 206-267-7620


  • Honor and Memorial Gifts
    When you make a gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one, we will send the honoree or the family of the memorialized person a special card notifying them of your gift. Please fill out the Tribute section of our online donation form.


  • Donate your Automobile
    Donating a car is easy! And so is donating other vehicles. Real Change contracts with Charitable Auto Resources (CARs) to streamline the process for you and Real Change. CARs accepts all types of vehicles nationwide — cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs and even boats. Click here to donate your vehicle and support Real Change.


  • Make a Gift of Stock
    To help you facilitate a gift of stock, please contact us at 206-441-3247.


  • Remember Real Change in your Will
    You can name Real Change as a beneficiary of a portion of your estate. These types of gifts provide long-term financial stability for Real Change and our mission.

    If you are considering a bequest and need help with specific language, our Development staff is available to answer your questions.

    You can include Real Change in your Will using simple language. Here are some examples:

    “I give to the Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project, Seattle, Washington _______________ Dollars ($____________)
    [alternate 1:] _____________ percent (______%) of the residue of my estate.
    [alternate 2:] all of the residue of my estate.
    [alternate 3:] specific asset for (purpose) by Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project


  • Volunteer your Time
    Real Change relies on responsible, committed volunteers and interns to help us fulfill our mission of organizing, educating, and building alliances to create solutions to homelessness and poverty. Click here for our current volunteer opportunities.

Companies with Matching Gift Programs

Adams Harkness & Hill Inc.
| ADC Telecommunications
 | Adobe System Inc. | 
Advanced Micros Devices Inc.
| Aetna Inc. 
Air products and Chemicals Inc. 

| Akzo Nobel Inc. 
| Albemarle Corp. 
Alexander & Baldwin Inc. 
Alexander Haas Martin & Partners
| Allegro MicroSystem Inc. 

| Alliance Capital Management 
Alliant Energy Corp. 

| Alliant Techsystems 
Altria Grup, Inc. 

| American Express Co. 

| American Honda Motor Co. Inc. 
American International Group Inc 

| American Stock Exchange
| Amgen Inc. 

| AMP Inc. 

| AmSouth BanCorp. Found. 
Amsted Industries Inc. 
Analog Device Inc. 
Anchor/Russell Capital Advisors Inc.

| Andersons Inc 

| Aon Corp. 
Archer Daniels Midland 
Aspect Telecommunications 
Associates Corp. of North Am. 
AT&T Wireless
| ATOFINA Chemicals Inc. 
Autodesk Inc. 
Automatic Data Processing Inc. 
Avon Products Inc. 
AXA Financial 

Bank of America Corp. 

| Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd
| Bank One Corp. 
| Bard Inc. 

| Barnes Group Inc. 

| Baxter International Inc. 

| Becton Dickinson and Co. 

| BellSouth Corp. 
| Bemis Co. Inc. 
Binney & Smith Inc. 
Bituminous Casualty Corp.
| Black & Decker Corp. 
Blount Foundation Inc. 

| BMC Industries Inc. 

| BMO Financial Group 
BOC Group Inc. 

| Boeing Co. 

| Bonneville International Corp 

| Borden Family of Cos. 
Boston Gear 
Bowater Inc. 
Bowater Newsprint, Calhoun Operations 
Barkley Briscoe Inc. 

| Brink’s Co. 

| Brown Shoe Co. Inc. 

| Bunge North America Inc. 
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.
| Business & Legal Reports Inc.
| Butler Manufacturing Co

Capital Groups Cos. 

| Caterpillar Inc. 

| Charles Schwab and Co. Inc. and 

| ChevronTexaco Corp. 

| Chicago tribune Co. 
Chubb and Son Inc. 

| CIGNA Corp. 

| Cingular Wireless 

| Circuit City Stores Inc. 

| CITGO Petroleum Corp. 

| Citigroup 
Citrix System Inc. 

| CNA 

| Coca-Cola Co. 
Colonial Management Association Inc. 
Compaq Computer Corp. 
| Computer Network Technology Corp. 
Consumers Energy/CMS 
Cooper Industries 

| Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. 

| Corning Inc. 

| Corporate Software 

| Cranston Print Works Co. 
CSG Systems Inc.
| Cyprus Amax Minerals Co.

D D & B 
Danforth Foundation 

| Data Services Direct 
David and Lucile Packard Foundation 

| David L. Babson and Co. Inc. 

| Deluxe Corp. 
Deutsche Bank Americas 

| Dominion 

| Dominion Foundation 
Donaldson Co. Inc. 

| R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.
| Doris Duke Charitable Found. 
Dow AgroSciences, LLC 

| Dow Corning Corp. 

| DTE Energy 

| Duke Energy

Eastern Enterprises 
Eaton Corp. 

| Eaton Vance Management 

| eBay Inc. 
|  EducationQuest Foundation Inc. 
| Eli Lily and Co. 
Emerson Electric Co. 

| Endo Pharmaceutical
| Energen Corp. 
ERE Yarmouth 
| ExxonMobil

 Factory Mutual Insurance Co. 
Fannie Mae and the Fannie Mae 

| Federal Home Loan Mortgage 
Federated Department Stores Inc. 

| Fiduciary Trust Co., Boston 
Jamee and Marshall Field Foundation 

| First Tennessee National Corp. 

| FirstEnergy Corp. 

|  FleetBoston Financial 
FMC Corp. 

| Fortis Health 

| Fortis Woodbury 
| Fortune Brands Inc. 

| Freddie Mac 

| Frederic W. Cook & Co. Inc. 

| Freeport-McMoRan 

 Gennett Co. Inc. 
Gap Inc. 
Gartner Group 
Gary-Williams Co./Piton 
GATX Corp. 

| General Mills Inc. 

| General Re Corp. 

| Geon Co. 
Georgia-Pacific Co. 
J. Paul GettyTrust 

| Gillette Co. 
Glenmede Corp. 
Globe Newspaper Co., and Subsidiaries 
Gnat Inc. 

| Goodrich Corp. 
| Grainger Inc. 
Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co., LLC 

| Greenleaf Enterprises, LLC
| GreenPoint Bank 

| Grenzbach, Giler & Associates Inc.
| Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. 
Guidant Corp.

 Haemonetics Corp. 
Hambrecht & Quist, LLC 
Hampton & Harper Inc.
Harris Corp. 
HSB Group Inc. 

| Hasbro Inc. 

| H. J. Heinz Co. 

| Heller Financial Inc. 

| Heublein foundation Inc. 
| Hillman Co. 
Holyoke Mutual Insurance Co. in Salem 
Honeywell International 
Houghton Mifflin Co. 
Household International Inc. 
HRTek Corp.

 Illinois Tool Works Inc. 
Instron Corop. 

| International Business Machines Corporation 
| Invensys Building System 

J J. P. Morgan Chase & Co. 

| Jefferies Group Inc. 

| Jefferson Pilot Financial 

| John Hancock Funds 

| John Hancock Life Insurance Co. and eligible subsidiaries 
John Wiley & Sons Inc. Publishers

 | Johnson & Johnson Family of Cos. 
Johnson Controls Inc. 

K Kansas City Southern 

|  Kellogg Co. 
W. K. 
|  Kellogg Foundation 

|  Kennametal Inc. 
Kennedy Associates Real Estate Counsel Inc. 
KeyCorp | 
Kmart Corp. 

|  KN Energy Inc. 
Koger Equity Inc.

Lam Research Corp. 

| Lamson & Sessions Co. 

| Lehman Brothers Inc. 

| Leo Burnett Co. Inc. 

| Levi Strauss & Co. 
Lexmark International Inc. 

| Lincoln Financial Advisors 
Thomas J. Lipton Co. 

| Liz Claiborne Inc. 

| Loews Corp. 

| Lubrizol Corp. 
Lumina Foundation for Education
| Lyondell Chemical Co. 

M John D. and Catherine T. MacAuthur Foundation 

| MacLean-Fogg Co. 

| Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation 
Maguire Oil Co. 

| Malinckrodt Inc. 
Management Compensation Group Dulworth Inc. 

| Manulife Financial 
Maritz Inc. 

| Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
| MasterCard International Inc. 

| Mattel Inc. 
May Department Stores Co. 
Maytag Corp. 

| Mazda (North America) Inc.

| McCormick & Co. Inc. 
McDonald’s Corp. 
McGraw-Hill Cos. 

| McKnight Foundation 

| Medical Consultants Network 
Mellon Financial Corp. 

| Mentor Graphic 

| Meredith Corp. 
Merit Oil Corp. 

| Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. 

| Metso Automation 

| Microsoft Corp. 

| Millipore Corp.
| Minerals Technologies Inc.
| Minnesota Life Insurance Co. 

| Mitsubishi Electric and Electronic U.S. 

| Mitsubishi International Corp. 

| Mizuho Financial Group 

| Moen Inc. 

| Monsanto Co. 

| MONY Life Insurance Co. 
Morgan Construction Co. 

| Morgan Stanley 

| Morrison & Foerster, LLP
| Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 
MTS System Corp.
| Murphy Oil Corp. 
Mutual of America 

 NACCO Industries Inc. 

| National Grid Cos. 

| National Semiconductor Corp. 

| National Starch and Chemical Co 

| NCR Corp. 

| Network Associates 

| New Century Energies 
New England Business Service Inc. 

| New England Electric System Co. 
New York Stock Exchange Inc. 

| New York Times Co.

| Newmont Mining Corp. 

| Nicor Gas 

| NIKE, Inc. 
Nissan North America Inc. 

| Nordson Corp. 

| Norfolk & Dedham Group 

| Northern State Power Co. 
| Northern Trust Co. 

| Novell Inc. 

 Old Mutual Asset Management Charitable Foundation 

| Olin Corp. 
Ondeo Nalco Co. 

| OppenheimerFunds Inc. 

| Organon International Inc. 
Osmonics Inc. 
Owens-Illinois Inc.

P Palm Inc. 
Pella Corp. 

| PepsiCo. Foundation 
Pew Charitable Trust 
Pilzer Inc. 

| Pharmacla Corp.
Phoenix Cos. Inc. 

| Pioneer Group Inc.
| Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. 
Pitney Bowes Inc. 
PJM Interconnection, LLC 
PLATINUM technology Inc. 

| PNC Financial Services Group 

| Pogo Producing Co.
| Polaroid Corp. 
PPG Industries Inc. 
PQ Corp. | Progress Energy 

| Provident Cos. Inc.

 | Providian Financial
| Prudential Financial 

Q Quaker State Corp.

 RadioShack Corp. 
RBC Dain Rauscher Inc.
| Reader’s Digest Association Inc.
| RealNetworks Inc. 
Reebok International, Ltd.
| Reliable Life Insurance Co. 
Rexnord Corp. 

| RLI Insurance Co. 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
Rockefeller Brothers Fund Inc.
| Rockefeller Family & Associates
| Rockefeller Group 
Rockwell Automation 
RONIN Development Corp.
| Ryco Division, Reilly-Whiteman

 SAFECO Corp. 

| St. Paul Cos. 

| Saint-Gobain Corp. Foundation 
Sallie Mae 

| Sara Lee Corp. 

| Sedgwick Inc. 
Sempra Energy 

| Shaklee Corp. 

| Sheldahl Inc. 
Shenandoah Life Insurance 
Sherwin-Williams Co.
| Sifco Industries Inc.
| Sonat Inc. 

| Sony Corp. of America
| Spiegel Inc. 

| Sprint Corp. 
SPX Corp. 
A. E. 
| Staley Manufacturing Co.

| Staley, Robeson, Ryan, St. Lawrence Inc. 
Stanley Works 

| Steelcase Inc. 

| Subaru of America Inc.

| Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada 
Sun Microsystem Inc. | 
Suntrust Bank, Atlanta
| Susquehanna Investment Group

TCF National Bank, Minnesota
| Teagle Foundation Inc.

 | Technimetrics Inc. 
Tektronix Inc. 

| Telcordia Technologies 
Temple-Inland Inc. 

| Tent Healthcare Corp. 


| Tesoro Hawaii Corp. 

| Tetley USA Inc. 

| Texas Instruments Inc.
Textron Inc. 

| THAT Corp. 

| Thomson Financial 

| Thrivent Financial for Lutherans 

| Toro Co. 

| Transamerica Corp. 
| Travelers Express Co. Inc. 

| T. Rowe Price Group Inc. 
TRW Inc. 
Turner Broadcasting 

| Tyco International, Ltd 

 Unilever United States Co. 

| Union Pacific Corp. 

| United Parcel Service 

| United Technologies Corp.
| Universal Studios 

| U.S. Bancorp 
U.S. Borax Inc. 
USG Corp. 

| UST Inc.

Vanguard Group Inc. 

| Verizon Corp. 
Virginia Power/North Carolina Power 

| VulcanMate rials Co 

 Wachovia Bank 
Warner Brothers 

| Washington Dental Service
| Washington Mutual 
| Washington Post Co. 
West Group 
Whitman Corp. 
Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. 

| Winter Wyman & Co. 

| Wisconsin Energy Corp. 

| Words at Work Inc. 

X Xtra Corp. Charitable Foundation

List is subject to change.

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