Support Red Hen

When you donate, your contribution ensures the longevity of the Red Hen Press and allows us to continue publishing innovative, award-winning literature. Red Hen is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All donations are 100% tax-deductible. For more information, please contact our Development Associate at or (626) 406-1205.

Join the Red Hen Book Club! Recurring Monthly Donors Get Free Books
Sign up to make a monthly recurring donation and stretch your impact even further! Depending on the level of donation, receive a hand-selected number of Red Hen Press titles each year. All monthly sustainers will receive special thanks on our website and at our annual benefit. New sign-ups receive a free book immediately!

Support a Specific Red Hen Program — Any Amount
Are you particularly passionate about literacy and supporting arts programs for underprivileged youth? Consider sponsoring our Writing in the Schools program (WITS). Do you want to specifically support emerging authors? Help keep our successful awards running. Or maybe you love our literary journal, the Los Angeles Review? You can direct your support specifically for that, too!
*Please indicate your program of choice or general operations.

Become a Book Angel — $1,000+
Play an integral role in the support of literary excellence by adopting an upcoming title and contributing to its production with a gift of $1,000+. All Book Angels will receive acknowledgment in their adopted book and on Red Hen’s website, a signed copy of the book and other exclusive perks!
*Please indicate which upcoming title you would like to support
Currently unavailable titles: I Was a Bell

Donor Wall Sponsorship — $5,000+
A donation of $5,000 in one year or $2,500 each for two years puts your name on the donor wall, which will be prominently displayed at Red Hen’s permanent event space at the Hen House Literary Center in Pasadena.

Planned Giving: Go Above and Beyond
You can help us discover and empower diverse authors. You can help ensure the future of independent literature, and you can create a legacy for yourself and your family.

Featured Program: Writing in the Schools

Cover for One More Star, the WITS 2019-2020 anthology


Ah, a penny’s life can be tragic.
Not that quarter’s life is fun and full of magic
But my kin the quarter gets respect, I’ve found
At least folks will pick him up from the ground.
Though we’re like cousins, but my life is sadder.
I’ve got twenty-four reasons to say, “I matter.”

— Jazmin H.
Pacoima Charter Elementary School

Did you know it costs up to $10,000 to fund an entire WITS program at one school? Since 2003, Red Hen Press has provided free creative writing workshops and books to over 4,500 low-income students. Support the next Amanda Gorman by donating to WITS today!

How to Give

To mail in checks:

Red Hen Press
PO Box 40820
Pasadena, CA 91114

DTC wire:

Merrill Edge
NFSC DTC#: 8862
Account #: 28Z-40Y64

General Bequest Provision:

Red Hen Press
Pasadena, CA 91114
Tax ID Number: 95-4754598

NOTE: The forms shown below are merely suggestions and should be rewritten or adapted by legal counsel to satisfy the donor’s individual situation. The Red Hen Press Board of Director’s policy on minimum amounts required to establish Hen House Legacy Funds is available upon request.

A bequest provision in your will can be designated for the general operational purposes of the Press or for specific projects can be written as follows:

I give to Red Hen Press, a nonprofit, independent publisher located in Pasadena, California, ______ (insert here: a dollar amount; percentage [%] of estate; or a description of the property you intend to bequeath) for its general operational purposes.