Donate to The Folk School

The Folk School of Fairbanks relies on community support. We greatly appreciate any donation, large or small. As a 501(c)3 organization, your donations to The Folk School are tax-deductible.

Select one of the options below to make a donation with a credit card through PayPal. You can make a one-time donation of any amount, or become a sustaining donor by making automatic, recurring donations to The Folk School.

Donor Levels

The Folk School values our financial supporters, and acknowledges them at the following levels:

  • Willow – up to $100
  • Alder – up to $500
  • Larch – up to $1000
  • Spruce – up to $2500
  • Birch – over $2500

Donors who have contributed $50 or more during a 12-month period will receive individual membership benefits.

Donors at Spruce level and above will be invited to receive a spotlight in the Newsletter.


Once you have contributed $50 or more in any 12-month period, you automatically receive a one-year membership in The Folk School. Memberships are rolling, which means that they start the month you achieve it and expire one year later, wherever that falls in the calendar year. 

Membership benefits include:

  • Emailed Annual Report
  • Access to annual Members-only events
  • Newsletter
  • 10% off in-store purchases
  • The Folk School Library privileges

Note: In-kind donations are a great way to support The Folk School, but they don’t count toward membership.

Other Ways to Donate

The Folk School is also qualified to accept donations from IRA required annual minimum distributions. Please have the funds transferred directly from your financial institution or trustee in order to qualify for a tax break (our EIN is 45-2974643). We will provide you with a donation receipt for your tax records.

If you would like to donate by check, please mail your donation to The Folk School at P.O. Box 83572, Fairbanks, AK 99708. Please enclose a note to indicate which type of donation you are making.

Note: This page is for donations only, and not as a way to pay The Folk School for other services (class registration fee, store items, Folk Bucks, etc.). We’ll credit it as a donation with deep gratitude, but it won’t pay for the other thing. If you need to make such a payment, please contact Thanks!

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