Support InvestigateWest’s Award-Winning Journalism


This is your chance. On May 3, InvestigateWest is participating in The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG. GiveBIG is our community's biggest day of giving of the year and an opportunity to STRETCH your donation to InvestigateWest.

Here's how it works: In this 24-hour event, individuals have the opportunity to make tax-deductible donations to non-profit organizations that have registered with the Foundation.  All participating organizations contribute in  important ways to the health, stability, and quality of life in our region.

Then the Seattle Foundation will stretch your donation with contributions from individual donors and sponsors like Seattle International Foundation, Bezos Family Foundation, Boeing, Microsoft, Medina Foundation, Starbucks and more. We invite you to make a donation to InvestigateWest on Tuesday, May 3. Donating to InvestigateWest through the Seattle Foundation's website in any amount  is easy  – just go to between midnight and midnight on Tuesday, May 3 and search for the 'InvestigateWest' profile.

We know you value the public interest journalism we do. Won't you help us do more of it?

Donate to InvestigateWest on GiveBIG 2016.


High-quality journalism is essential for democracy.

We tell stories that uncover and show how to fix problems, bringing accountability to powerful people and institutions in the Pacific Northwest.

Your tax-deductible gift will support high-impact investigative reporting on the environment, affordable housing, social justice and much more in 2016.

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About InvestigateWest

InvestigateWest is a nonprofit newsroom supported by our readers.

With your help, we publish award-winning journalism you can find on this website and in dozens of local and national news outlets — stories that strengthen communities and engage citizens in civic life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I donate with a credit card?

Absolutely. We use PayPal to securely process donations, but you can use your credit card to donate without having a PayPal account. Recurring payments do require a PayPal account.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. InvestigateWest is a non-profit corporation, and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code. Contributions by U.S. taxpayers are deductible.

Will I get a thank-you note?

Yes! All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged with a thank-you note (if you share your mailing address) or a personal email.

Can I mail you a check?

We will happily accept checks. Our mailing address is PO Box 9574, Seattle WA 98109.

How can my company or business support InvestigateWest?

We love to get matching donations! We’d be happy to work with you to fill out the paperwork. And if your company wants to join our underwriting program, please email Jason Alcorn for more information.

How do I cancel my membership?

You can cancel your membership at any time through PayPal. Or just get in touch with us at the phone number below and we’ll take care of it for you.

As a donor, do I get a say in the stories you write?

In short, no. InvestigateWest’s policy on financial support is designed to protect the integrity of our newsroom and our reporters. That said, we welcome tips from everyone, donor or not.

What if I still have questions?

Give us a call at (206) 441-4288 or send an email to our executive director, Robert McClure.

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