The Word is a non-profit charitable organization. We rely on community support to run our programs. Together we can build a publishing community that fosters creativity and whimsy for all. Each and every donation supports this fight for underrepresented voices.


The Word is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Word are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Ways to support us:

Donate a one-time gift – any and all amounts are valued and appreciated! (Use the donate button above.)


Join the Hands-In Club by supporting the Word monthly:

(Use the donate button above.)

All monthly donors receive:

•    A personalized thank-you GIF at the end of your giving year. Just a little something to spark a smile and remind you of the stories you helped shine in this world. 

•    A thank-you in our December Word Monthly newsletter. 

$25+/month donors receive:

•    All the above, plus: 

•    Monthly recommended reads – sent right to your inbox! Searching for your next read from the margins? We got you. Recommendations from our crew at the Word and from our lit community. 

$50+/month donors receive:

•    All the above, plus: 
•    Two free books at the end of a full giving year! Yes, let’s get to reading some of these stories!


$100+/month donors receive:

•    All of the above, plus:
•    A special thank-you on our website. 
•    Our monthly writing inspiration newsletter or our monthly equity building newsletter (your choice) to inspire in the ways you need most.
•    A free book every quarter.
•    A Signed free book at the end of a full giving year!


$200+/month donors receive:

•    All of the above, plus:
•    A special Word Book Box, with books, giveaways, and goods from local vendors we love made custom just for you, at the end of a full giving year!


Interested in giving more?  We’d love to invite you to join our Sustaining Circle. Get in touch to get more information about large and planned gifts. 


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. 


Shop AmazonSmile and choose to support The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary. Delivery and doing good.


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!