NCBF provides bail assistance for those facing pre-trial detention due to the inability to pay. We post bail in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties in Western WA State. We cannot assist with requests for bail outside of these counties. To read more about us, return to our website. If you need bail assistance in other regions of WA or another state, you may be able to find a local bail fund at The Community Justice Exchange or at The Bail Project.

Due to the disproportionate impacts the criminal punishment system has on non-white and non-cisgender people and our limited funds, the bail fund will prioritize requests for people who are non-white and non-cisgender. Factors that we will additionally prioritize and consider include but are not limited to health factors, pregnancy, impending loss of job, housing or shelter bed, caretaking responsibilities, and potential separation of families.

While we do not require anything in order to post bail, we do ask that the person we post for attempts to make it to their court dates to the best of their ability. We operate on the ability to get our funds returned to us. (See this FAQ on ‘What’s a bail bond, and how is it different from a bail fund?‘.)

It will likely take at least a week, possibly longer, for us to post someone’s bail; we cannot post immediately once we receive a request. Please do not submit more than one request per person. Please look for emails from and calls from (877) 622-6223 following up on this request.

The Northwest Community Bail Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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