Support PEN/Faulkner

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 organization.

Donate Securely Online

Your contribution will support the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, our Literary Conversations, and Writers in Schools, which brings writers and books to the classrooms of DC public and charter school students. Click here to donate.

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
641 S Street NW
3rd Floor
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.

  • Anonymous
  • Compass
  • 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
  • Cafritz Interests
  • William Randall Cone
  • Tracy & Greg McGillivary
  • Mary & Robert Haft
  • The Horning Family Fund
  • David Rubenstein
  • Katherine Field Stephen & Andrew Stephen
  • Anonymous
  • Shalom Baranes
  • Conrad & Ludmila Cafritz
  • Diageo, Inc.
  • 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
  • Paul Malamud
  • Bill & Alison Paley
  • Douglas D. Smith