Non-Profit Groups

The Surplus Store is open to Non-profit organizations 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday and on our Tuesday Public Stores from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

To qualify to purchase from UW Surplus Property, Non-Profit organizations must provide the following:

  1. A copy of the Internal Revenue Service document that states that the organization qualifies as tax exempt under section 501 (C) 3 and displays the organization’s EID (Employer Identification Number, if not included on the IRS documentation). Click here to view an example.
  2. A list of representatives authorized to purchase on behalf of the organization.

Authorization must be from the head of the organization and must be submitted in writing on the organization’s letterhead. Non-Profit organizations may pay for purchases by check or credit card imprinted with the name of the non-profit or may be billed. Washington State sales tax will be applied to all store invoices. Click here for more information about non-profit organizations and sales tax. Property purchased by a non-profit organization MUST be for the expressed use of the organization and is designated not for resale. Non-compliance of this policy may jeopardize the non-profit organization’s status as a priority purchaser of UW Surplus Property. Documentation may be hand-delivered to us, emailed, faxed, or paper-mailed to us: tel. 206-685-1573, FAX: 206-616-5280, email: surplus@uw.edu