As we begin our fifth decade, we face unprecedented challenges.

The troubled economy means that our generous 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 are proud to say that we are able to give funds to all who ask, but we are not able to give as much as is requested or needed.

Your donations also help us stay in our beautiful venue in Squaw Valley. In recent years, The Squaw Valley Ski Resort has become a year-round destination. While our participants benefit from the lively Village atmosphere and amenities, these changes have drastically affected our costs. We have already weathered the end of 40 years of very low rent for our summertime workshop spaces, but market rates for rent and catering continue increase annually.

We depend on your gifts to stay in our physical space for our summer workshops, to build our Scholarship Fund, and to absorb dramatic increases in the costs of staging our programs.

General Fund Needs:

  • Keep tuition and housing reasonable for all participants
  • Secure our facilities in Squaw Valley
  • Increase our capacity to support alumni

Student Scholarships Needs:

  • Increase our annual gifts to deserving writers and poets, with funds available for tuition, housing, and travel
  • Admit the most qualified and diverse participants in the country regardless of ability to pay.

Checks can be made out to The Community of Writers and mailed to PO Box 1416, Nevada City, CA 95959. Donate now with PayPal.

For more information, contact Laura Cerruti, Director of Development at (415) 221-6901

The Community is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Donations are tax-deductable. Tax ID: 23-7179177