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D O N A T E 

Poetry education matters.


We take your privacy and security seriously.  We use a third-party site (Givebutter) to collect donations, who in turn processes donations via Stripe.  Read about their top-notch security and privacy policies here.

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Contributions are tax deductible.  We are a 501 (c)(3) - Tax ID# 94-2977264. 

We accept online transactions through Venmo,

Google Pay, PayPal, or by credit card.  

Also - see many other creative ways to give, below. 


Text the word "CALPOETS" to 53-555 for a direct link to the campaign on your phone.

Other Ways to Donate:  

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Credit Card

To make a credit card donation, enter an amount through the donate button above.

If you would rather make a credit card payment over the phone - we understand!  Please call the central office at (415-221-4201) to set this up.

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Personal Check


Please make your check payable to:  California Poets in the Schools

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 1328, Santa Rosa, CA  95402 


Legacy Gifts 

What legacy would you like to leave the world? How about more poetry for more kids?  We can work with you and your advisors to accept the following types of legacy gifts:


  • Bequests in a will or trust

  • Beneficiary designations in a retirement fund [e.g., IRA, 401(k), 403(b)]

  • Beneficiary designation in a life insurance policy

  • Outright gift of life insurance cash value [e.g., policy that’s no longer needed]

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Matching Gifts 


Multiply your financial donations through a corporate matching gift program.  Contact your Employee Benefits Office to see if your company has a participating program for you or your spouse. We regularly receive matching gifts from Netflix, Disney, Google and more.  Please call or email to learn more.  415-221-4201,

Put Your Online Shopping Dollars to Work through Shopraise

With the closure of the AmazonSmile program, we have researched and settled upon a hopefully better alternative.  ShopRaise allows online shoppers to support our nonprofit while buying from over 1,000 popular retailers.  Whether it’s shopping for daily essentials like groceries, buying furniture for your home office, or even booking your next trip, the ShopRaise app lets you turn your everyday shopping into support for your California Poets in the Schools, all at no additional cost to you.  Click here to get started.

Gifts of Stock

We accept gifts of stock!  All gifts of stock to California Poets in the Schools are currently processed by the Marin Community Foundation, where we have a managed fund established. We will work with you to set up a gift to our CALIFORNIA POETS IN THE SCHOOLS - UNRESTRICTED FUND of the Marin Community Foundation.  Please contact Meg Hamill for more information:

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