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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.

You’ll have the option to become a recurring donor by joining Notebooks & Pens, and to make a contribution towards specific causes, such as the Community Relief Fund and Retreat Scholarships.

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.

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.