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 button below to donate to PEN/Faulkner through  


You’ll receive a confirmation of your contribution via email. If there are any questions regarding your contribution through Network for Good, please feel free to contact PEN/Faulkner at 202.898.9063. 


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:

PEN/Faulkner Foundation
201 East Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003–1094

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 Herb Block Foundation

David & Katherine Bradley

The Honorable Ann W. Brown & Donald A. Brown


Conrad & Ludmila Cafritz

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Cafritz Interests


Chevron Corporation

The D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities

Wm. Randall Cone

Diageo, Inc.

The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

FedEx Corporation

The Folger Shakespeare Library

Herb Block Foundation

Robert & Mary Haft

The David & Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation

Joseph & Lynn Horning

National Endowment for the Arts

Scottish Rite Foundation of DC

The Share Fund

Douglas & Gabriella Smith, The Amanter Fund

And the Philip L. Graham Fund, for supporting the re-design of


PEN/Faulkner Reading Series Program Underwriters:

Aegean Arts Circle

Hill’s Kitchen

New York University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing 
& New York University’s Low-Residency MFA Writers Workshop in Paris

Sonoma Restaurant