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Why give?

We provide free writing programs to thousands of students a year, and donors like you make it possible for us to continue supporting, tutoring, and publishing brilliant young authors.


Join us in making an impact by: donating (we accept card, Venmo, PayPal, or bank transfer) or becoming a monthly donor in Captain Blue’s Crew! Read on to learn how to give via a DAF, estate planning, stock, corporate matching gift or by mail!
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Donate by Mail

Please make checks payable to “826 Valencia” and mail to:

Attn: Development staff of 826 Valencia
P.O. Box 410595
San Francisco, CA 94141-0595

Stock Donations

A gift of stocks or securities can be a powerful way to contribute to 826 Valencia. Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving. Making a gift of securities offers the opportunity to support our work while realizing many important benefits. Email sofia@826valencia.org for stock transfer instructions. (And please be sure to notify us so we can send a tax receipt, otherwise the gift may remain anonymous.)

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

If you give through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), many DAF sponsoring organizations, including Fidelity and Schwab Charitable, have linked directly to our 826 Valencia operating account to make grant recommendations even easier. We gratefully accept grants of all sizes. Please contact your DAF holder to recommend a grant to 826 Valencia, Tax ID #04-3694151

Join our 826 Valencia Legacy Circle

826 Valencia’s Legacy Circle recognizes those who have included 826 in their estate plan. There are many ways to leave a legacy in support of the lasting and impactful work of 826 Valencia:

– A bequest in your will or living trust

– A beneficiary designation in your retirement plan or life insurance policy

– Designate 826 Valencia as the income or remainder beneficiary of a charitable trust

Please let us know if you’ve already included 826 Valencia in your estate plan or you would be interested in talking about opportunities to do so. You can reach out to Manager of Individual Philanthropy, Melissa Castillo Stamberger at mel@826valencia.org for more information.

In-kind Donations

In-kind gifts have helped furnish our Writing Centers, provided snacks for our students, and decorated our stores (yes, we once received a pirate collection!). Reach out to Ginnie Redmond, Grants and Development Coordinator, at ginnie@826valencia.org to learn more.

Employee – Corporate Matching Gifts

Ask your company if they match employee donations or volunteer hours; you may be able to double or even triple the impact of your gift! Matching policies vary–some even include retirees and spouses. To start, check our Double the Donation tool below to see if your company can match your gift and help support even more young writers.

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