Please support our 2015 Annual Fund with a contribution today.
The Community is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Donations are tax-deductable.
The Annual Fund supports all aspects of the operations of the Community of Writers. We depend on the generosity of friends, former participants and staff to help us balance our budget and to fund the scholarship and tuition waivers we grant to our talented participants. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.
Please contact Amy Rutten, Development & Alumni Relations, if you are interested in donating stock or participating in your employer’s matching gift program. You may call (530) 470-8440, or email her.
Checks can be made out to The Community of Writers.
Mail to PO Box 1416, Nevada City, CA 95959.
Your Donation Can Make All the Difference
For more than 45 years the Community of Writers has been a place where writers and poets come together. Many of today’s most prominent writers first developed their work at our workshops in the High Sierra. We provide a genuine practical learning experience for a diverse population of qualified participants, and engage our local and national communities in relevant conversations on the craft of writing, and the business of publishing, and the life of the writer.
Operating Costs: The Community of Writers is much more than a summer writing workshop. We are a nonprofit organization that works year round to keep the Community of Writers connected through an informative website, newsletters, publications and events. Your contribution helps support all of these efforts. It also helps us keep the cost of the workshops and associated housing as low as possible. You can help make sure that the most qualified and diverse participants in the country are able to attend the summer workshops.
Site Security: The Community of Writers doesn’t keep a permanent office in Squaw Valley and relies on the Squaw Valley Resorts, our landlord, for consideration. Headquarters, workshops spaces and venues must be found and arranged anew each summer season. These costs continue to increase as Squaw Valley faces rapid economic changes, and continues to grow as a year-round resort destination. This has become a particular challenge to our vital community.
Scholarships: The increase in venue expenses means that our scholarship programs are needed more than ever. At our most recent workshops, more than half of our participants received financial aid in order to be able to attend. We try to provide aid to all qualified participants who ask, and to provide the most talented what they need to attend. However, we are not always able to give as much as is requested or needed. We depend on the generosity of friends, former participants and staff to help us fund the scholarship and tuition waivers we grant to our talented participants. View our list of ongoing Scholarships.
For more information, contact Amy Rutten, Development & Alumni Relations at (530) 470-8440 or email her.