The PEN/Faulkner Foundation offers unique literary programming at a time when reading for pleasure and personal growth is diminishing as a pastime. In addition to sponsoring the national Award for Fiction, we offer valuable literary programming to DC residents and students alike. PEN/Faulkner partners with organizations city-wide to bring writers to Washington readers, local audiences to our reading programs, and public high school students to new cultural venues.
PEN/Faulkner is an independent non-profit organization and must raise 100% of its annual operating budget. Please support this essential literary organization.
Donate Securely Online
Your contribution will support the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, our public Reading Series, and Writers in Schools, which brings writers and over 1,800 copies of their books to the classrooms of DC public school students. Click the link to donate to PEN/Faulkner.
Donate by Mail or Phone
We gladly accept donations of all kinds via phone or mail. To donate by phone, call 202.898.9063. To donate by mail, please address your contribution to the following address:
641 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Thank you so much for your generous support.
PEN/Faulkner Thanks Its Supporters
In addition to the generous gifts of our Friends of PEN/Faulkner and individual contributors, we thank the following individuals, foundations and government agencies for their invaluable support.
The City Fund
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
The Share Fund
Scottish Rite Foundation
Katherine & David Bradley
Ann & Donald Brown
William Randall Cone
Tracy & Greg McGillivary
Mary & Robert Haft
The Horning Family Fund
Katherine Field Stephen & Andrew Stephen
Conrad & Ludmila Cafritz
Molly Elkin & Ivan Wasserman
Lisa Barry & James Gale
Ginny Grenham & Paul Zevnik
DC Humanities Council
Debbie Dreisman & Frank Islam
David & Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation
Lisa Hook & Peter Gillon
Robert & Aimee Lehrman
Ludwig Family Foundation
Bill & Alison Paley
Douglas D. Smith