Building an Economy that Works for Everyone

Ways to Support Us

From all of us at EOI, thank you!

Your support powers our work- and there are so many ways to make an impact! Without you, we couldn’t do the research, analysis, and advocacy to make Washington State a more equitable place to live and work. Together, we can build an economy that works for everyone.


EOI thrives with support from equity-minded people like you! Your generosity allows us to develop research and policy solutions that lift up Washington’s most vulnerable communities. Make your tax-deductible gift today, and be a part of our community of donors!

Donate Stock

Donating stock is one of the most tax-efficient ways to give, making sure that more of your gift goes directly toward EOI’s work building a more just economy. Transferring stock electronically is the easiest way to make a stock gift. Provide your broker with the following information, and don’t hesitate to reach out to Melanie at with any questions!

Recipient name: Economic Opportunity Institute
Receiving account: #2037-1408
Custodian: Seattle First Asset Management, LLC
Brokerage firm DTC number: 0075
Tax ID Number (EOI): 91-1999302

Rollover your IRA withdrawal to EOI

Many people find that they don’t need the funds from their mandatory IRA withdrawals. If this is you, you can direct your withdrawal to EOI and advance economic equity without increasing your taxable income. Taxes are not owed on IRA rollovers to nonprofits, so the nonprofit receives the full withdrawal amount. You can make this decision year-by-year, ensuring that your needs are met first. To initiate an IRA rollover, contact your bank or fund manager.

Become a Monthly Donor

A growing number of our donors are choosing to maximize their impact and spread their support over time by giving monthly or quarterly. Monthly donors provide us the stable funding we need to pursue long-term project while reducing our administrative costs. You can scale your gift to fit your budget and you’ll receive special recognition at our Annual Dinner! Sign up for your recurring gift today!

Make a Planned Gift

Make the most of your dollars while leaving a legacy of equity and opportunity through a planned gift. Giving through your estate is flexible, impactful, and ensures that the work you care about will continue in perpetuity. Get in touch with Melanie Mazza, Development Manager, at or click here for more information about planned giving.

Donate through your workplace

Workplace giving or payroll deduction is an easy way to maximize your support! Some employers will even match your donation, making your gift twice as impactful. We’ve listed some common campaigns and giving opportunities below:

  • Washington State public employees and University of Washington Employees: Washington State Combined Fund Drive runs each fall. To designate your gift to the Economic Opportunity Institute, you will need to include our ID: 330117.
  • King County Employees: King County Employee Giving Program runs each fall. To designate your gift to the Economic Opportunity Institute, you will need our agency ID: 9098.
  • City of Seattle Employees: Seattle employees may initiate workplace giving any time of year.  Please send an email to to make your gift.
  • Boeing Employees: Boeing employees may initiate workplace giving any time of year. Boeing also matches gifts of financial support and volunteer hours. Please contact your human resources for more information.
  • Microsoft Employees: Microsoft employees may initiate workplace giving any time of the year. Please contact your human resources office for more information to initiate matches of both financial support and volunteer hours.
  • Other Private Workplace Campaigns: The Gates Foundation, Wells Fargo, Eddie Bauer, Costco Companies, REI, IBM, RealNetworks, Starbucks, and many others allow the Economic Opportunity Institute to be written onto their pledge forms. Please contact your human resources office for more information.
Join us at our Annual Dinner

As our biggest fundraiser of the year, our Annual Dinner is an uplifting and celebratory evening with our friends, supporters, and community allies. More details will be announced soon, but here are a couple of ways you can consider supporting the event:

  • Be a table captain: Amplify your impact by gathering a group of 5-10 friends and colleagues to join you at our Annual Dinner. We meet so many of our new supporters and allies this way, and we would love to get to know your community. Contact Melanie Mazza at for more information about being a Table Captain.
  • Workplace sponsorship: Would your workplace be interested in sponsoring our Annual Event? You’ll receive tickets for your team as well as publicity before and during the event. For more information and to find a sponsorship level that is right for your company or organization, reach out to Melanie Mazza at

Other Ways to Get Involved

Follow us on Social Media

Want to stay current with what we’re publishing, reading, and making policy strides on? Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for up-to-date policy news and analysis.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

We’re constantly reading and writing, and we distill the best of the best into our bi-weekly newsletter and send it out to you! Sign up here for twice monthly newsletter.

Be an EOI Action Alert Responder

During the Legislative Session, we send out periodic Action Alerts when your voice matters the most. You’ll be asked to add your name to petitions and to send messages to your legislators, all with a few clicks! Sign up here to be an Action Alert Responder.

Book a Speaker

Do you have a group that is interested in learning more about progressive policy in Washington State? We have a team of dedicated policy staff that are experts in education, health, tax, and labor policies. Request a speaker by contacting Melanie Mazza at with information about your event.

Thank you! The Economic Opportunity Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which makes all donations to us tax deductible. Your support enables our work to build an economy that works – for everyone.