Donate to The Folk School

Note: As of 9/1/2019, the membership and donation policies of The Folk School have changed. The information below reflects the new policies. For the background on why we’re making these changes, see our Updating the TFS Membership Program blog post.

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, or see below for the details of our donor levels.

One-Time Donation

Make a one-time donation to The Folk School, in any amount.

Sustaining Donor

Sign up to make automatic, recurring donations to The Folk School.

Note: Please do not make a donation 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!

Donor Levels

The Folk School values our supporters, and want to acknowledge our financial supporters. We have established the following donor levels:

  • Week in the Woods 2019Contributor – $25-$49.99
  • Friend – $50+
  • Family – $75.00+
  • Partner – Anyone giving a monthly sustaining donor with a $120 calendar-year minimum.
  • Supporter – $125+
  • Sponsor – $250+
  • Leader – $500+
  • Patron – $1,000+
  • Visionary – $2,500+
  • Founder – $5,000+

Donors at Friend level and above will receive individual membership benefits.

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


Once you reach the Friend donor level 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.

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