Children’s creative work is our passion. We started Stone Soup in 1973 and we continue to publish the very best literary and creative work by under-13s our our magazine, books, and online. Through 2020 we have risen to the unique challenges of stay-in-place orders and online schooling by launching additional programs and creating community for our students: to date (Thanksgiving 2020) we have published over 125 creative prompts; run 25 flash contests; given 28 Zoom writing workshops; and held 21 Zoom book club meetings. We have also published almost 100 additional blog posts by young writers reflecting on their experiences during the pandemic: art, poetry, photography, journal entries and short fiction. Join us as a Patron to help us continue and expand this work!
When you support us you support the magazine itself and our website, as well as all our programs for young people: workshops, activities, contests, the refugee project, publishing books by kids, and much more. Your support for Stone Soup says that you believe in the power of imagination, and in adding an A to STEM education. If you believe in the necessity of art and writing to help all young people integrate their understanding of the world, then Stone Soup is the project for you to support.
There are two ways to set up your payment now: via Paypal, which charges us lower fees and allows a minimum of $1 in one-off and monthly donations, or via Donorbox, which offers more flexible giving options (monthly, quarterly, annual; and the option to direct funds or make a donation in memory of someone) with a $3 minimum, and where a slightly higher processing fee is charged, which the system will ask you if you are willing to cover. If you would like to discuss other options for making your gift (such as direct bank transfer or gifts of stock), or would like to explore matching or naming opportunities, please email us and William Rubel and/or Jane Levi will be very happy to talk to you one-to-one.
One-off and regular donations
For 47 years Stone Soup has inspired young creators to produce their very best creative work, and rewarded them by publishing it in a high quality literary magazine (and now on our website, too). Countless children, and their parents, teachers, grandparents, librarians, counsellors and class leaders have told us that our approach to children’s creativity–to take it seriously, to encourage it, respect it, develop it, and show it to the world–has transformed lives. Stone Soup is by children and for children. Peers writing for their peers. That is its strength.
Our schools, our teachers, and our children need what Stone Soup has to offer. The extraordinary writing and art in Stone Soup is widely recognized for its excellence. Stone Soup is honored to have stories and poems that we publish routinely included in major school textbooks and assessment tests. Students being inspired by their peers to do their best is what Stone Soup is all about. We ask you to join us in the Stone Soup project by contributing to our ongoing fundraising efforts. Every dollar, every cent counts, whether as a one-off or regular payment, and no gift is too small to make a difference. We have naming opportunities for very large gifts. Every gift is welcome! All patrons are listed in the Stone Soup Annual each year.
Thank you for becoming a part of the Children’s Art Foundation Supporters’ community.
Why become a Stone Soup Patron?
We each give to organizations for our own reasons. If you believe that art ought to be a genuine means of self-expression and want to help support the honest vision of young artists, then giving money to Stone Soup is the way to do that. Alone, we can each do very little. But, together, with each of us tossing a little something into the soup pot, we can create something great. Please throw something in our Stone Soup pot.
The Children’s Art Foundation, our parent, is a a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an explicit focus on the literary and creative education of children. While much of our work is supported by subscription revenue (and sales of books, back issues and the Stone Soup Annual in our online store), we rely on wider fundraising to fulfill our mission.
We want to continue to develop Stone Soup for today’s young creative artists and thinkers, for others their age who are inspired and motivated by seeing their peers being published, and for future generations. Your support makes our work to encourage and improve the creative education of our children possible. Please support us.
Children’s Art Foundation-Stone Soup Inc. is a 501(c)(3) educational charity registered in the United States of America, EIN: 23-7317498. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. No good or services were provided in exchange for your contribution.
Our current and ongoing campaigns
While most of our work is funded by income from subscriptions, we are able to take on additional projects and extend our reach through the gifts of generous patrons. Throughout the year we run campaigns focused on specific initiatives, as well as accepting donations that will be allocated by the Stone Soup team to those initiatives and other work as needed. Find out more about our special projects, and donate to the ones that interest you most, using the links on this page.