Children’s creative work is our passion. We started Stone Soup in 1973 when we were college students. We are still publishing! We ask you to join us to help us continue in our mission now and into the future.
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.
When you support us you support the magazine itself, our website, our contests, refugee project, publishing books by kids, and much more. Your support for Stone Soup says that you believe in the power of imagination. If you believe in the power of art and writing to help young people integrate their understanding of the world, then Stone Soup is the project for you to support.
Our schools have moved away from teaching creative writing. Expository writing is the focus of the Common Core, and other current curricula. 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. Thank you.
One-off and regular donations
Each of our Supporter levels is named for a well-known author or artist who, like our Stone Soup contributors, did remarkable work as a child before going on to adult greatness. Please consider giving a gift at one of these levels, either as a one-off donation, or a little every month, or once a quarter: as little or as often as you like! And don’t feel constrained by our bands: every dollar, every cent counts, and no gift is too small to make a difference. All donors above $1,000 are, of course, Angels. We have naming opportunities for very large donations. Every gift is welcome! All donors are listed in the Stone Soup Annual each year.
Thank you for becoming a part of the Children’s Art Foundation Supporters’ community.
Why donate to Stone Soup?
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 donations are what 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 donors. 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.
Spring fundraiser: reaching kids in marginalised communities
Summer/Fall fundraiser: the Stone Soup refugee project
Ongoing: support for Stone Soup‘s ongoing outreach and creative support for kids, allocated to projects by the team as needed over the year
The links here take you to our fundraising campaigns on the Donorbox platform, which charges a small fee to process donations. If you would like to discuss other options for making your gif, or would like to explore naming opportunities, please email us and we’ll be very happy to talk to you one-to-one.