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Thank you to the hundreds of individual donors who contributed to our year-end campaign!  We are incredibly moved by the generosity of this community. 

To date, we've raised $69,000 - surpassing our goal! All donations will go towards our vision of enabling youth in every California county to discover, cultivate and amplify their own creative voices through reading, analyzing, writing, performing and publishing poetry.

It's never too late to donate to California Poets in the Schools.  Thank you again to all who offered their support this past fundraising season. 

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One line of poetry can change a life.

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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





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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.

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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.