Support the Press
As a not-for-profit publisher, the University of Washington Press publishes books based on their significance and impact rather than commercial viability. While sales cover a good share of our costs, grants and gifts from donors like you provide the essential additional support that makes our books possible.
How to Give
Choose a fund that supports overall UW Press priorities, like the Northwest Writers Fund or the Director’s Venture Fund, or make a gift to a specific book or to one of the funds tied to specific subject areas.
Make a Gift by Check
Make your check payable to the University of Washington Press. Please specify the book, fund, or area you wish to support, and mail your check to:
UW Foundation – Gift Services
4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98195-9505
Make a Gift by Phone
Call 1-877-UW-GIFTS (877-894-4387) with your credit card number. Please specify the UW Press book, fund, or area you wish to support.
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If you need assistance or would like to discuss your giving options, please contact Shelby Williford, associate director of advancement, at 206-616-6521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All gifts made to the University of Washington Press are tax-deductible and qualify as gifts to the University of Washington.
The University of Washington Press Advisory Board advances the press’s reputation and reach by cultivating community engagement and financial support. The board was established in 1988 and consists of community leaders who share a love of books and an appreciation for high-quality publishing.
William S. Hahn
Michael J. Repass
Barbara Earl Thomas
Mary Jane Anderson
Peter Capell, MD
Matthew N. Shobe
Book Funds and Endowments
To make a gift to any of the following book funds and endowments, please visit our giving page.
The Northwest Writers Fund supports the publication of books by some of the region’s most talented nonfiction writers. Funds are used for author advances to help support research and writing, as well as for production costs, promotion and marketing, and public events.
University of Washington Press Director’s Venture Fund
The Director’s Venture Fund provides unrestricted support to the University of Washington Press to be used at the discretion of the press’s director to underwrite books, launch new initiatives, and advance the press’s mission in an increasingly competitive environment.
University of Washington Press Publication Fund
Contributions to the University of Washington Press Publication Fund support specific books to be published by the press. Please note the title of the book or area you would like to support in the “Comments” box when making your donation.
The Capell Family Endowment supports books that deepen the understanding of social justice through historical, cultural, and environment studies.
The Keyes Endowment provides support for the press’s publication program in Southeast Asian studies.
This fund supports the publication of English translations of seminal works from the early Chinese intellectual tradition. These translations are based on the most reliable original texts, informed by recent archaeological discoveries, and executed by outstanding scholars from research universities around the world.
Named in honor of former press director Don Ellegood, this fund supports the publication of books in international studies.
Helen Marie Ryan Wyman was intelligent, curious, and gregarious; she put great stock in books and reading, and books abounded in her life. The Wyman family is proud to sponsor this book fund in Native American and Indigenous studies in her name.
This endowment supports a series of books in international studies published by the University of Washington Press in association with the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.
This endowment, established through the generosity of Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight, supports the publication of books about American art and artists.
Joan Paterson Kerr Publication Endowment
This endowment enables the press to enhance its publication of illustrated volumes, especially in the fields of American history and art.
The Joseph and Lauren Allen Fund supports books that explore topics in Asian humanities, with an emphasis on literature and the arts from East, South, and Southeast Asia.
The Jill and Joseph McKinstry Fund supports books in Native American and Indigenous studies as well as works that deepen our understanding of the distinctive history, culture, and natural history of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Established by Martha McCleary McLellan and Mary McLellan Williams, one of our founding board members, the McLellan endowment supports books in the humanities and social sciences.
The Michael J. Repass Fund for Northwest Writers supports books about the history and culture of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Established in honor of the press’s longtime editor-in-chief, the Pascal Endowment helps our editors compete for outstanding manuscripts in a very competitive publishing environment.
The Heilman Endowment supports the publication of books in literary studies, broadly defined to include literary history, literary biography, literary criticism, cultural history, and editions of literary works.
The Ruth Kirk Fund supports books on the history, ecology, archaeology, and Native cultures of the Pacific Northwest.
The Stroum Endowment supports the publication of works of lasting significance concerned with all aspects of the humanities and those aspects of the social and natural sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches.
The Oki Endowment supports the publication of books in Asian American Studies, including scholarly books, creative writing, and other works that promote an understanding of Asian American culture.
The Shawn Wong Book Fund supports the publication of books on Chinese American history and culture.
Soden-Trueblood Family Endowed Publishing Fellowship
The Soden-Trueblood Endowment supports an annual fellowship that introduces outstanding graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to the world of scholarly publishing.
The Traditional Chinese Culture and Society Book Fund supports the publication of books on Chinese history, literature, and art in the periods before 1800.
The UW Authors Fund, established through generous gifts from our authors, supports first books by up-and-coming scholars.
University of Washington Press Endowment
This endowment supports all areas of the press’s publishing program.
This endowment supports the publication of books about architects, architecture, urban planning, and other issues related to the built environment.
University of Washington Press Technology Fund
The Technology Fund enables the press to keep up with changing technologies used in the digital publishing marketplace. It supports staff training as well as technology needed to develop, edit, design, market, and produce books in multiple formats.
This endowment, established by Virginia and Dee Wyman in honor of V Ethel Willis White, supports the publication of scholarly works and original creative writing by African American writers, and scholarly works on African American history and culture.
Established by Jan and Jack Creighton along with members of the Weyerhaeuser family, this endowment supports Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books, a series of publications dealing with significant environmental issues
The Hahn Fund supports books on East Asia by top scholars and writers, with a special emphasis on the experiences and roles of women in politics, education, culture, and society.