Looking to GiveBIG? Here's a list of good literary causes that need your help

It's time again for GiveBIG, the one-day nonprofit fundraising event in which local charitable organizations batter your inbox in hopes of a donation. Many of these organizations rely on GiveBIG to raise a large portion of their annual funds, and lots of them have acquired additional matching funds to maximize your donation, so you really should consider donating if you can afford it.

Here is a list of local literary nonprofits that could use your support. Please note that many of these organizations could easily be categorized in two or three different listings — Hugo House, for instance, does writing education, but it's also a venue and a performance hub — so please look through the whole list before making your donation.

Library Organizations

Bellevue Friends of the Library

Books to Prisoners

Duvall Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library of Kirkland

Friends of the Shoreline Library

King County Library System Foundation

Seattle Public Library Foundation

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation

Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

White Center Library Guild

Literacy Programs

Books of Joy

Creative Coloquy

International Dyslexia Association

Literacy Source

Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program

Reach Out and Read

Slingerland Institute for Literacy


Literary Performance

Bushwick Northwest

Seattle Arts & Lectures

SPLAB - Seattle Poetics Lab

Literary Venues

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Folio: A Seattle Athenaeum

Geek Girl Con


Short Run

Town Hall Seattle



Copper Canyon Press


Minor Arcana Press

StackeDD Magazine

Whit Press

Writing Education

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas

Clarion West


Humanities Washington

Jack Straw Foundation

Old Growth Northwest

Pongo Publishing

Queer Foundation

Richard Hugo House


Till Writers

That's what we have. Go forth, give big, and remember to spread the wealth. It's hard out there for nonprofits.