Donations can be made to four funds that SFWA offers its member-writers.
The SFWA Legal Fund makes grants available to authors who must take a writing-related dispute to court. Each grant is made on a case-by-case basis, after review by the Grievance Committee and the SFWA attorney.
The SFWA Emergency Medical Fund offers grants to members facing unexpected medical expenses. SFWA members are eligible to request assistance from the Fund.
The "Pay It Forward" Fund - is a fund to help members with their yearly renewal dues who may not be able to pay it themselves due to financial stress or other factors. Anyone may contribute to this fund with the idea that they can help SFWA members in need to retain their membership come dues renewal time.
The SFWA General Fund - SFWA exists to inform, support, educate, advocate and defend it's member-writers. Donations made to this fund will go towards programs and services (e.g. Author Reading Series, scholarships and grants, etc.) that benefit not only the members of the organization but the surrounding SFF community.
We thank you in advance for your donation. As SFWA is now operating under 501(c)3 rules, all donations are tax deductible. All donors will receive a thank you letter for tax reporting purposes.