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Ways to Support Hand Papermaking

Your donations help us continue to support papermaking artists and their work around the world.

Your generous donation goes directly toward supporting our publications and educational programs that advance the art and practice of hand papermaking. If you’re enjoying our free beginner articles, online events, and website resources, please help us grow these offerings by making a tax-deductible donation today.


Donate Items

Hand Papermaking’s Auctions are highly anticipated every year by papermakers and collectors all over the world. Bidders vie for unique papers, distinctive artwork, valuable services, rare books, useful products and tools, and unique historical artifacts, while providing Hand Papermaking with an important source of revenue that helps to keep subscription rates down and offer free resources and programs.

Donate goods or service for the next Hand Papermaking auction. If you have paper-related items to offer, especially unique and hard-to-find ones, please fill out our item donation form below or contact us.

Fill Out Our Donation Form

Year-End Appeal and Annual Broadside

Like many nonprofit organizations, Hand Papermaking relies on year-end gifts to keep our books balanced. Your annual gift, in any amount, keeps us going and shows your continued investment in Hand Papermaking’s mission as a contemporary, innovative, and forward-thinking organization that advocates for the art and traditions of handmade paper.

As a special incentive, Hand Papermaking offers a limited-edition handmade paper broadside to the first 100 donors contributing $125 or more to the year-end appeal. Created in collaboration between a papermaker, printmaker, and poet, the Year-End Broadside is a work of fine art, displaying a poem hand-printed on handmade paper, signed and numbered in an edition of 100. (It makes an awesome holiday gift too, wink.)

Past Broadsides

Donate to the Portfolio Archive Fund

Hand Papermaking’s Handmade Paper Portfolios are themed collections of handmade papers, housed in a clothbound portfolio box, prized in personal and institutional collections, and enjoyed by a wide audience through traveling exhibitions. Most importantly, they provide an archival record, showcasing the amazing work being done in our time by some 200 leading paper artists.

The Hand Papermaking Portfolio Archive Fund ensures access to these exceptional portfolios by setting aside 10% of each portfolio edition for placement in public collections and teaching institutions worldwide. Tax-deductible contributions to the Portfolio Archive Fund help share these cultural treasures long into the future. Any amount is greatly appreciated! Donations at $500 or more will be specially recognized in an archived portfolio—a bookplate adhered to the clamshell box will read “Gifted to XYZ Library by Hand Papermaking with the support of YOUR NAME and contributors to the Hand Papermaking Portfolio Archive Fund.”

Do you have a particular institution in mind? Perhaps your alma mater? Please call (651) 447-7143 to discuss details to pursue a gift in your name.

Donate online, call (651) 447-7143, or mail your donation of any size to Hand Papermaking, PO Box 50859, Mendota, MN 55150-0859. On behalf of those unknown who will someday share our passion, thank you!

Donate to the Portfolio Archive Fund

Donate to the Black Writers Fellowship Fund

In this time of necessary societal transformation, we recognize that Hand Papermaking has a responsibility to acknowledge to ourselves and to our community that we have been operating within a culture that perpetuates social inequities. Among a number of initiatives to repair and correct, Hand Papermaking established the Black Writers Fellowship program in the summer of 2020 to support Black writers through a monetary award, mentorship with the Hand Papermaking editor and professionals in the field, and publication of their research.

Donate today to support this important program in solidarity with the movement for Black lives. All donations are tax-deductible, and will be acknowledged in writing and in our publications.

Donate online, call (651) 447-7143, or mail your gift of any size to Hand Papermaking, PO Box 50859, Mendota, MN 55150-0859.

Donate to the Fellowship