Any donation to the Foundation should be addressed to:
The Santa Maddalena Foundation, Inc.
277 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how to give.
The Foundation has been granted a tax exempt status under Section 501 (a) of the United States Internal Revenue Code as a section 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Donors to the Foundation may deduct contributions as provided in Section 170 of the United States Internal Revenue Code.
By supporting writers at Santa Maddalena, you are helping to create a global community of art, and a vital conversation about the state of our world. Every donation goes into fellowships that provide studio space, uninterrupted work time, living accommodations, and meals for up to 20 writers a year; the writers themselves pay no fee. Fellowships supported by donors like you have supported legendary writers such as Zadie Smith, Michael Ondaatje, Colm Toibin, Juan Gabriel Vasquez and Dany LaFerriere. Santa Maddalena Fellowships have helped launch careers, and Fellows have gone on to earn Pulitzer Prizes, Prix Goncourt, National Book Awards, Booker Prizes, International Dublin Literary Awards and other major distinctions.
The Foundation relies upon major gifts designated for Fellowships in order to preserve our tradition of inviting only the finest writers. Each Fellowship covers the cost of a single residency for a period of up to six weeks.
Annual Fellowship — A gift of $10,000 supports one writer’s residency for a single year, and of course can be renewed or set up for a particular stretch of time.
Endowed Fellowship — A gift of $200,000 establishes an Endowed Fellowship that will underwrite a Fellowship each year in perpetuity. Multiple Fellowships may be endowed.
Both of these fellowships are naming opportunities for the donor, and may cover a specific theme or region. Donors will learn annually about the recipients of their Fellowships, and there is often a correspondence with grateful writers.