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“I give to Cave Canem as a way of celebrating the lyricism, warmth and allegiances born each year through its programs.” — Donor

Ally Yourself with Black Voices.
Become a Cave Canem Donor.

Ways To Give

Online: Click HERE to make your tax-deductible donation online.

Check: Donations by check can be made payable to “Cave Canem Foundation” and sent to

Cave Canem Foundation,
20 Jay Street, Suite #310-A
Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Donations by Stock Transfer:

Please notify Executive Director, Lisa Willis here of stock gifts directly and include donor name, address, name of security, number of shares, and value of shares

Tax ID Number:
20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel. (718) 858-0000
Direct line: (917) 744-1730

Brokerage Firm
: Vanguard Institutional Services
Phone Number: 800-339-4515
DTC #: 0062
Cave Canem Account Number: 65600076

For information to send donations by Bank Wire, ACH or EFT, please contact Elizabeth Thompson and Natalie Desrosiers here.


When You Give to Cave Canem

Cave Canem has established a legacy for creating a pathway for Black poets to evolve into their best creative selves and pursue careers as artists.

Your contribution to discovering and sustaining the many voices of Black poetry has the power to broaden this impact.

When you give to Cave Canem, you join a growing group of dedicated individuals with a stake in the future of Black poetry.  Your donation:

  • Sustains the cost of delivering public programs
  • Supports the costs of transportation, room-and-board, and tuition for the annual writing retreat
  • Ensures that community writing workshops, book prizes and the annual retreat remain free to apply, and so much more.

Ally Yourself with Black Voices.
Become a Cave Canem Donor.

Cave Canem Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue code. Gifts made to Cave Canem are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Unless you specify anonymity, your name will appear in our reports.