Your contribution will make a difference!

The Institute is glad to fund poetry and healing projects that make a difference in the hearts and lives of people throughout the United States!  This key part of our mission is made possible by donations from people like you who support our mission. We are always grateful for financial help, for your prayers and encouraging words.

In appreciation for your donation of $20 or more IPM will send you  The Only Gift to Bring,  a new book of poems by John Fox.    More about The Only Gift to  Bring

 

 

Donate by mail or on-line

Mail check made payable to: 
The Institute for Poetic Medicine
P.O. Box  60189, Palo Alto, CA  94306.

We will send you a letter to thank you and acknowledge your donation for IRS purposes.

  • Your gift will help John Fox and IPM Poetry Partners bring the healing art of poetry to:

    • Veterans
    • children and adults with mental health challenges & physical disabilities
    • people in drug and alcohol rehabilitation
    • pastoral care departments
    • people with acquired brain injury
    • people who are currently homeless
    • scholarships for deserving students
    • cancer support centers
    • under served communities
    • immigrant and refugee youth
    • elders in assisted living
    • hospice volunteers
    • incarcerated youth and adults
    • medical students, nurses and physicians
    • children: elementary, middle and high school
    • international settings

     

  • You can also support The Institute for Poetic Medicine by shopping here >>

    cafepress.com

    When you shop at Cafe Press.com using this link, a portion of your shopping amount will be shared with The Institute for Poetic Medicine.  We have many products: shoulder bags, notebooks, bumper stickers, t-shirts, all with the distinctive IPM logo.

    iGive.com

    When you shop at iGive.com using this link, a portion of your shopping amount will be shared with The Institute for Poetic Medicine.  This website lists over 650 retailers who share a percentage of your purchase with The Institute for Poetic Medicine.  The percentage donated is listed on the website from name brand stores when you shop via iGive.com.  You'll find everything thing from clothing to airline tickets on this website.

    Amazon.com (Amizon Smile)

    Any time you shop at Amazon using this link, a portion of your shopping amount will be shared with The Institute for Poetic Medicine.  This is a way for you to purchase books, CDs and other items and support us at the same time.  (You must use the link above for us to receive credit for your purchase

WAYS OF GIVING

Every donation matters

Our commitment is to put it to effective and efficient use.

Re-Occuring Donations - “A Year of Poetic Healing”





  • 10 Month / $100 Year
  • Weekly email campaign which includes John’s teachings, poetry and writing prompts
  •  $84 Month / $1000 Yearly  - Weekly email + monthly/bi-monthly online poetry therapy support group (moderated by John, Mary Ellen, or Certificate Training Students)

One-Time Donations

  • 20+ book of poems “the only gift to give”
  • $30 book of poems “the only gift to give” + journal
  •  $50 book of poems “the only gift to give” + tote bag
  • $100 Weekly email (for 1 year)
     $150 Weekly email + signed copy of Finding What You Didn’t Lose
  • $200 Weekly email + signed copy of Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making by John Fox (1997-10-13)
  •  $250 Weekly email + Free entry to 1 IPM workshop w/ John
  •  $300 Weekly email + 1 private poetry therapy sessions with John (online)
  •  $400 Weekly email + 2 private poetry therapy sessions with John (online)
  •  $500 Weekly email + 3 private poetry therapy sessions with John (online)
  • $1000 Weekly email + monthly/bi-monthly poetry therapy support group (online/1 year)

“Kindling” Donations / Major Gifts

  • 15 “kindling donations” @ $4,000 per year for 3 years for a total of $60,000 each year in order to sustain the work of IPM over the next 3 years.

Matching Pledges

  • Our challenge is to receive pledges matching Geoff & Leslie Oelsner’s pledge of $15,000 each year for the next three years
  • Looking for $15,000 yearly donations, for 3 years from 4 donors for a total of $75,000 each year in order to sustainably support the institutes poetry therapy programs over the next 3 years.

In-Kind Donations/Sponsors

  • Workshop space
  • Event coordinator

Donors will be recognized by name via specific groups

  • On our website
  • With a poem written by John for their group (works in the name) sent along with Thank You letter
  • Friend of the Institute - $20–$149
  • Supporting Hands - $150–$349
  • Heart of Community - $350–$999
  • Spirit of the Muse - $1000+

 

 

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