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 Click here to donate now.

It’s easy to do and helps us enormously.

826 Valencia’s programs are made possible thanks to the generosity of our donors. At 826, we believe that writing is empowerment—a tool for self-expression, for building community, and for dreaming. Not only does your contribution help keep us in pencils and books—it helps bring our students’ ideas to life. We are deeply grateful for your support.

Donate $100 or more and you will be enrolled in the Shipmates Society, 826 Valencia’s membership program. Click here to learn about benefits for each level.

Whether it’s $20 or $20,000, every last cent will be hugely appreciated and put to good use. 826 Valencia’s tax ID # is 04-3694151.


Other Ways to Give

  • By Mail: 826 Valencia —Donations, 826 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110
  • In Person: Stop by the Pirate Store any day between the hours of 12 and 6 p.m. Pick up some Scurvy Begone while you’re at it.
  • In-kind Donations: Email or call 415-642-5905 x202.
  • Employee Matching Gifts: Click here for a list of Employee Matching Gift programs.
  • Stock Gifts: Click here for more information about donating stock or securities.
  • Other Giving: Click here to learn more about charitable bequests, donor-advised funds, vehicle donations, and more.


What Difference Can My Gift Make?

826 Valencia’s student writers grow and thrive thanks to the generous support of our donors. Here are some concrete examples:

  • $50 Provides one student a full afternoon of one-on-one tutoring support in all subjects.
  • $120 Sponsors one high school senior to attend an intensive workshop and leave with a polished personal statement for college applications.
  • $250 Gives one San Francisco public school teacher a session of classroom support for specialized writing projects.
  • $750 Allows one student to participate in our After-School Tutoring Program for a full semester.
  • $1,500 Gives a teacher access to a field trip for the entire class where each student leaves with a professionally illustrated, personalized publication.
  • $4,500 Allows an entire group of students to complete a fun multi-session, project-based writing workshop taught by a specialist and culminating in a chapbook or reading.