Your support has the power to change lives in the Chinatown International District. By supporting SCIDpda, you are helping to provide our community with the following critical services and resources:

  • Affordable housing for more than 700 individuals, including families and seniors
  • Senior services that help keep more than 700 elders healthy, active and independent
  • Commercial/retail space that is affordable to small neighborhood businesses
  • Community amenities, such as our community center and public library
  • Small-business technical assistance
  • Space for neighborhood nonprofits and service providers
  • Service referral assistance to residents from a culturally responsive staff


Your donation supports our work to increase the quality of life in the Chinatown International District community by providing affordable housing, assistance to neighborhood businesses, senior services, and more. For questions, please contact or (206)-838-8238.

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. All donations should be written to The Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Association (CIDpda).

Donate online.

CIDpda is the fundraising avenue for donations to SCIDpda and its programs. CIDpda is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, Federal Tax Identification Number 91-1645126. For more information, please contact Please call Joseph Guanlao at: (206)-838-8238. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Or, mail your donation to:

Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
PO Box 3302 Seattle, WA 98114

Businesses often encourage their employees to contribute to the community through a workplace giving fund such as the United Way.

In most of these charity directories you can find SCIDpda listed as Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Association.

Check with your human-resources or community-relations representative to find out if your organization has a workplace giving program. In-kind donations are crucial to SCIDpda’s programs and help us provide better service to the community and a dignified living environment for our clients.

If you would like to donate an item(s) to one of our programs, please contact Joseph Guanlao at (206)-838-8238. Does your employer match employee donations? Employer matching gifts can double or even triple your donation to SCIDpda!

To initiate a matching gift, check with the personnel or human resources department at your place of employment.

If your employer uses a matching gift form, please complete and send to:

Attn: Fundraising
PO Box 3302
Seattle, WA 98114


SCIDpda supports the neighborhood in many ways. We seek volunteers for a variety of roles, from joining neighborhood spring cleanup work teams to hosting a movie night for our seniors or helping plan our annual fundraiser. Volunteer as an individual or as a team! We will work with you to find the best fit for your interests.


In our mission to preserve, promote, and develop the Seattle Chinatown International District as a vibrant community and unique ethnic neighborhood, we encourage community members to exercise their rights as citizens by registering to vote. Let your voice be heard for what you wish to see in your community, and register to vote here.

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