Donations / Money

The festival runs at a loss every year: an average of $1528/year over the period 2002-2006. Although we are 100% volunteer-run (none of the organizers, performers or workshop leaders get paid), we still have major expenses. Building rental and publicity are the largest.

We ask for donations to help cover these costs and to reduce the loss we make - which the SF Folk Music Club has paid each year. However, the club may be unable to continue funding our losses.

Please donate what you are able to the yellow cans around the festival. Donations of $5 or more at the front desk earn you a button. You may also ask there for a tax-deductible receipt. We are a 501(c)3 organization, federal tax ID 94-3281922. Checks payable to "San Francisco Folk Music Club". Enquire about membership!

Email our Director with any concerns.

Donations (payable to SFFMC) may also be mailed to: Marlene McCall, 432 60th Street, Oakland, CA 94609. Let us know your name and address if you want a receipt for tax.

If you can't afford to donate money, we understand! The festival is free for everybody. We would still welcome a donation of your time . Thanks!

If you or your company can donate services the festival could use to reduce our expenses, that would also be much appreciated! We need:

  • Printing of flyers and programs
  • Craft supplies
  • Loan/rental of a truck
  • Loan/rental of tables and chairs