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Help us reach our $25K match!


It is an important moment for The Word to utilize the foundational gains of the past six years. A generous donor has offered to match up to $25,000 of donations this winter to make sure the strong ground of The Word's work can meets its full potential to expand the spaces where storytelling seeds thriving community.

Double your donation with our match before Dec. 5!



All donors at any level are entered to win our giveaway of a 30-minute Zoom meeting and personalized reading list from with the one and only @lupita.reads!

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Lupita Aquino is the creator of a popular Instagram account – @Lupita.Reads, which has turned into a passionate bookish movement to build literary social media spaces for readers to connect. The @Lupita.Reads spaces are dedicated to building human connections through literature by highlighting the importance of reading and discussing books by authors of different backgrounds, ethnicities, and identities.

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Donate $50 or more to be entered to win a tote bag full with a variety of advanced reader editions of works from Riverhead Books!

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Donate $100 or more to receive a one-month audiobook subscription from Fill your month with audiobooks!

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Sustaining Circle

Join The Word's

Our monthly giving members sustain this collective equity work. Thanks to our friends at & Riverhead Books, it's a love-love situation. Join today. 

Reader - $5/mo
Gift upon joining
Early access to events
Members only communications
BDay Wishes
Thank you in annual Dec newsletter

Advocate - $10/mo
All above +
Yearly gift from publisher partner
Discount to biennial [margins.] Conference

Builder - $25/mo
All above +
Extra yearly gift from publisher partner (total 2 gifts)

Collaborator - $50/mo
All above +
Invitation for complimentary attendance
at biennial [margins.] Conference

Investor - $100/mo
All above +
Invitation to special event at [margins.] Conference
Annual book club/Author reading event


Thank you to our sponsors! makes it possible for you to buy audiobooks through your local bookstore, giving you the power to keep money within your local economy, create jobs, and make a difference in your community.

Riverhead Books is a leading publisher of literary fiction and quality nonfiction. Since its inception in 1994, Riverhead has been devoted to publishing authors who change the conversation—urgent, unheard voices from a wide variety of backgrounds who have new perspectives and new stories to tell.

More ways to support us:

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Support The Word on Colorado Gives! Support The Word through Colorado Gives 365 here. From one-time gifts to tax-advantaged giving accounts, Colorado Gives 365 connects donors year-round for all types of giving. 


Use IGive when you shop and support the Word automatically! Yep, just install this little browser plug-in or download the IGive mobile app, choose The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary to support, and shop at the stores you always shop—the store donates a part of your purchase to support us. Yep, home goods, office supplies, and a side of fighting equity. 


Visit the PayPal Giving Fund to support The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary. All donations made through the Giving Fund will save the Word any payment processing fees!

Donor-Advised Funds:  Donate to The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary through a donor-advised fund. If you have questions or need any tax-related information just reach out to us! 


Company matches: Did you know that many employers offer to match your charitable donations? If you’re donating, let’s double it by asking your employer about giving too. Let us know if you need any tax-related information! 

Thank you for your support!

A special thank you to The Word's Founding Circle of Monthly Givers:

We are so grateful for the support and community of Chris Augilar-Garcia, Deependra Prasad, Dominique Nong, Laura Wolf, Livia Ip, Liza Bevams, Patricia McCrystal, and pavlos stavropoulos, our founding circle of monthly giving members.

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