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Space Needle Foundation

As a subsidiary of the Seattle Foundation, the Space Needle Foundation is committed to elevating our community’s collective future by supporting organizations which are at the forefront of transforming lives and making a positive difference in the Puget Sound region.

Base 2 Space

Seattle’s most iconic stair climb in support of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Have you ever wanted to climb the Space Needle’s 832 “open-air” stairs? Join us for this rare opportunity - it’s all for Base 2 Space: Seattle’s Most Iconic Climb and the Space Needle Foundation’s leading fundraising event benefiting Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and the Space Needle Foundation. The Space Needle Foundation is proud to support Fred Hutch, a world-renowned organization dedicated to eliminating cancer and other related diseases.

Mark your calendars! Base 2 Space returns Sunday, September 29, 2024! Visit for more information.

Round-up at the Needle

Make your pennies go further!

Guests who visit the Space Needle’s retail store, Spacebase, have the opportunity to round-up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the Foundation’s featured charity partner. Thanks to our generous guests and passionate Team Members, the Space Needle Foundation donated more than $140,000 since the program started in 2017. Round-up at the Needle beneficiaries include: Seattle Children’s Hospital, YouthCare, Friends of the Children and our current partner, The Nature Conservancy.

The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. All donations raised through Round-up at the Needle will support their ambitious mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to impact conservation in 79 countries and territories across six continents. To learn more or make a donation, visit


Our committment to elevating our community’s collective future

Through our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, we're partnering with organizations making a positive difference in Seattle and the Puget Sound region. Learn more about the committee's work and community impact.

Request a Donation

As part of the Space Needle Foundation’s community-giving program, we donate 5,000 complimentary admission tickets to local organizations in our region. Before making a request, please carefully review the giving guidelines. If your organization is eligible to make a ticket donation request, please fill out the donation form below. In order to be considered, all donation requests must be submitted 12 weeks in advance.

Space Needle Donation Form