In just four years, we have been thrilled to see the impact the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival has made in the Sonoma Community: 7,100 middle school and high school students have explored new ideas in person with our award-winning writers and thought leaders, and received over 11,000 books all paid for with private funds, written by the presenting authors.  Festival attendees have learned from over 100 world-class authors discussing a myriad of topics and various disciplines.  In addition, over 1,600 Sonoma County citizens have participated in Authors on the Plaza, our free, family-friendly, community event on the historic Sonoma town square.

Your Impact By The Numbers

In 3 years of holding the Festival in-person:

8,500+ students

have explored new ideas in person with our award-winning writers and thought leaders

14,000+ books

written by the presenting authors have been given to students, all paid for with private funds

125+ world-class authors & speakers

have discussed a myriad of topics and various disciplines

1,400+ Sonoma County citizens

have participated in Authors on the Plaza, our free, family-friendly, community event on the historic Sonoma town square

None of this would have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors and donors. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we could not bring you the annual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival, Students Day, and Authors on the Plaza events without your contributions. Thank you!

We would be honored to have your help in bringing the 5th Sonoma Valley Author Festival to Sonoma! There are several ways for you to contribute:

Become a Sponsor

As a Sonoma Valley Authors Festival Sponsor, your generosity will significantly help support the Festival and the Sonoma Valley Community. Our sponsors enjoy special benefits during the Festival as well as invitations to exclusive events throughout the year. A portion of each sponsorship is tax-deductible.

Attend and support the Festival through our sponsorship opportunities. We offer Individual Sponsorships and Corporate Sponsorships, as well as the option to sponsor a specific event during the weekend.

Donate to the Festival and Students Day

Donations to the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival will go directly towards benefiting the Sonoma Valley community and students, as well as helping us cover the costs of producing the Festival. The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization, established in the Sonoma Valley in 2018. Our mission is to stimulate the minds and nurture the souls of readers of all ages. In addition to the main 3-day Festival, our Students Day program invites over 2,700 Sonoma Valley middle and high school students to explore thought-provoking ideas as they personally engage with some of today’s most extraordinary writers. Every dollar counts as we work to cover costs such as speaker fees, author arrangements, transportation, hosted meals, event communications, registration and event support, and more. 

Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID 84-4846165.

Donations, as well as the tax-deductible portion of a sponsorship, may be paid by using your donor-advised funds.

Goods and services, or the non-tax-deductible portion of your sponsorship may NOT be paid using your donor-advised funds; that portion must be paid using a credit card or personal check. Call our office at (707) 282-9028 or email us at admin@svauthorsfest.org and we will process your sponsorship payment that involves a donor-advised fund.

Donations from your donor-advised fund should be mailed to Sonoma Valley Authors Festival, PO Box 1447, Sonoma, CA  95476. Our tax-ID is 84-4846165.

In most instances, highly appreciated assets such as securities are deductible at their current fair market value. Transferring securities is easy. To ensure proper tax credit, timely acknowledgment, and accurate processing of your stock donation, please call our office at (707) 282-9028 or email us at admin@svauthorsfest.org for updated instructions.

To wire a gift, please phone our office at (707) 282-9028 or email us at admin@svauthorsfest.org for updated instructions.

A memorial gift can help perpetuate the values and ideals that guided a loved one’s life. Donations may honor a person during their lifetime or commemorate a significant event. Families of those honored will be sent notification of the donor’s gift.

Please phone our office at (707) 282-9028 or email us at admin@svauthorsfest.org for memorial gifts.

Double your donation and make twice the impact through your company’s Matching Gift Program.

For more information or questions, please contact:

The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival
P.O. Box 1447
Sonoma, CA 95476
Email: admin@svauthorsfest.org
Telephone: 707-282-9028