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D O N A T E 

Poetry education matters.

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A committed donor, who believes strongly in our mission, has generously offered to match all donations up to $10,000, through August 15th. This summer fundraising campaign will boost our capacity to offer poetry residencies in California schools and classrooms in need during the 2024-25 school year.

Creating poetry together, sharing, being heard & listening respectfully to others can be a powerful step to overcoming loneliness & alienation, and can quickly lead to elevated feelings of belonging and well-being.

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. 

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.

Because they offer us a free service, Givebutter asks everyone for an optional tip to their company.  Bypassing the tip is possible!  Please move carefully through the process.  


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Other Ways to Donate:  

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

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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.

Donate Your Old Car!

We're partnering with CARS to accept donation vehicles.  We'll handle the logistics, and pick-up is on us!  Your generous gift is tax-deductible, providing you with additional savings.  Your donation directly supports our California Poets in the Schools, making a positive impact in our community.  Click here to learn more.


Shop With Your eScrip Card

In Sonoma County?  Find us on eScrip when you buy groceries - at Olivers, Fircrest & More.   Learn, register, and choose our organization here.  

Donate items to Community Thrift Store (San Francisco) 

Community members are empowered to support California Poets in the Schools through this innovative community thrift story by donating gently used clothing or household items, and choosing California Poets in the Schools as a beneficiary. Community Thrift shoppers are able to find everyday necessities and unique treasures at affordable prices.  Learn more here:

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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