Wowza!  We did it!  California Poets in the Schools extends our deep appreciation to the 213 donors who contributed to the CalPoets' year-end campaign and helped us to reach our goal. THANK YOU!

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We accept online transactions through PayPal.  Click the yellow button to get started: 

Now is a great time to make charitable gifts of cash and other assets that can also provide you tax benefits. The passage of the CARES Act and the SECURE Act offers advantageous ways to leverage charitable giving through December 31, 2020.

In 2020 only, if you do itemize your deductions, you may deduct cash gifts up to 100% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) instead of the usual 60% limitation.

No change was made for the age at which you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). If you are at least 70, you can still direct a QCD from your retirement account up to $100,000 without recognizing the income.

The Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) age was increased from 70 to 72 for retirement assets, and RMDs may be suspended in 2020. 


If you take the standard deduction on your taxes, you can also take a charitable deduction for charitable contributions up to $300 per tax return.



We are also able to  process your credit card payment over the phone:  (415-221-4201) OR - you may send your donation via check made out to California Poets in the Schools to P.O. Box 1328, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.  THANK YOU!



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


Your gift helps us provide the following:​​

  • $1000 helps support production of our annual statewide anthology of children’s poetry

  • $800 places a poet-teacher in the classroom for 10 weeks

  • $500 funds a 6-week residency at an underserved school

  • $250 brings one new poet-teacher to our yearly training Symposium

  • $100 donates our annual statewide poetry anthology to 10 school libraries

  • $75 teaches one poetry session in a local public school





Credit Card

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

If you would like to donate a fixed amount each month, please call Meg

Executive Director, at (415-221-4201) to set up your recurring donation.

How to Give

Personal Check


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

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

Note: This is new address as of 7/1/18

Planned Giving 

Meet your personal philanthropic and financial goals through legacy planning. Consult your financial advisor to determine a plan that works best for you and call us to set up your planned giving donation. 

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. Your company may already be on our list. Please mail matching gift forms to our office:  P.O. Box 1328, Santa Rosa, CA  95402 

Note: This is new address as of 7/1/18

Merchant Contributions

Major retailers or local businesses may have established programs that gift percentages of sales to nonprofit organizations.  Amazon Smile and eScrip are two of many.  Check with businesses where you shop to see if you can designate California Poets in the Schools as your charity of choice.