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Thanks to a variety of influential, compassionate, and forward-thinking donors, Litquake has thrived for 18 years as a nonprofit, producing fresh, engaging, and inspiring programming to fuel our diverse literary community of booklovers. Help us continue to connect readers and writers, encourage empathy and understanding, and create more informed, impassioned citizens of the world. Thirty percent of our annual budget relies on support from generous individuals. Litquake is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID #27-1103184


Where Your Money Goes

  • Nine-day fall festival
  • Lit Crawl San Francisco (Lit San Francisco website page)
  • Shadow & Light (website page)
  • Master Class Mixers (website page)
  • Kidquake & Teenquake (website pages)
  • Special Events (website page) and co-presentations
  • Lit Cast Live (website page)
  • 86% of events are free

Giving Levels

Whether a one-time gift or monthly giving, an online donation is quick and easy. Words matter. Donate here.

Litquake is grateful for the continuing support from the San Francisco Bay Area’s vibrant community of writers, readers, and fans of the written word.

  • 1Literary Angel $10000+
  • 1Benefactor $5000+
  • 1Pillar $2,500 - 4,999
  • 1Patron $1,000 -2,499
  • 2Visionary $500 - 999
  • Icon $250 - 499
  • Luminary $150 - 249
  • Contributor $75 - 149
  • Booster $50

All donors at the above levels are listed on our website and in our printed festival program.

1Donors at the $1000+ level receive special invitations to private author events and 4 tickets to festival events of their choice up to $60/ticket value.

2Donors receive 2 tickets to festival event of their choice up to $30/ticket value.

Ways to Give

Monthly Giving

Monthly donors provide a dependable stream of money. For less than what you spend on a latte or two a week, your monthly donation will form a reliable core allowing Litquake to plan relevant, superior programming throughout the year.

Stock Gifts

In addition to supporting Litquake, gifts of appreciated stock may also provide capital gains tax and other benefits. Before transferring stock, simply call or email us your name, name of the stock, and number of shares. Then contact your brokerage to deliver those shares to:

Fidelity #Z48719596
Routing number: 101205681
DTC number: 0226

Tribute Giving

This type of gift honors a loved one’s special occasion, or the memory of someone special who has passed on. Just complete the tribute section on our online giving page, and we will notify the person listed that the gift has been made.

Matching Gifts

Want to double the impact of your gift? Many employers of all sizes and sectors have matching gift programs which match employees’ donation (money or time) to qualified nonprofits like Litquake. Check with your employer’s finance or human resource departments. If they have a matching gift program, simply complete the form provided, and send it along with your check. We will notify you when the gift is matched.

Legacy Gifts

Making a legacy gift can be a meaningful expression of the importance of Litquake and its programs. The most common legacy gift is a simple bequest, and helps to leave a larger impact than you might imagine. It can be as simple as including basic language in your estate plans, such as, “To Litquake, San Francisco, California, taxpayer identification number 27-1103184, I give [#% of the remainder of my estate] or [the sum of $#] to the Litquake Foundation.” For more information we encourage you to consult with an attorney.