Under the Volcano is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York. Tax-deductible donations may be made at any time via PayPal, by direct deposit to our account at Chase or by writing a check in any amount, payable to Under the Volcano International, Inc. Please email for the appropriate guidelines.

Generous contributions from individuals and sponsors enable us to cast a wide net for talented writers and to support those who require assistance with tuition, housing or travel. Recent grant recipients have come from Australia, Canada, Eritrea, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom and from diverse communities across the United States. We are pleased to acknowledge all donations in our printed programs, at our public events and on our Honor Roll.

Our full fellowships recognize emerging writers of exceptional talent.  Recipients attend our eight-day January session tuition-free and are invited to stay on in Tepoztlán to write during our two-week extension residency, with all costs, including hotel and ground expenses, covered for a total of 24 days.  Please see Special Fellowships for examples of our current fellowships.

The cost of a full named fellowship in honor of a family member or favorite writer is $3,000.  We will be happy to brainstorm with you, your family or your organization to develop such an opportunity. We are also open to partnering with other organizations or foundations whose mission statements align with ours, particularly to ensure that our program reflects the broadest possible spectrum of ages, nationalities, etc. 

Special offer:  Contribute $500 or more to our scholarship fund and we will send you this stunning 9″ woven bowl from the state of Oaxaca.