Small Gift.
Big Impact.

Join us this Giving Tuesday and witness the power of small donations. Every contribution, no matter its size, makes a difference. Together, our collective generosity ignites the power of storytelling, sharing its magic for generations to come. Your donation today helps us create a better tomorrow.

The power of your donation


With $50, you can help bring a scout troop to the center to earn their patch and learn about storytelling and communications.

Bil Lepp with students at the NSF


A gift of $20 can bring a student to the world-renowned National Storytelling Festival as part of our student ticket program.


By donating just $10, you can help us bring the magic of storytelling to underprivileged youth through our Stories for Change initiative. 

Tim Lowry on stage at Kids Institute


Your $5 donation can bring a student’s history lesson to life through our annual Kids Institute program.

What it means to give

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that has transformed the way we think about philanthropy. At its heart lies the potential for small donations to make significant impact, especially for smaller non-profit organizations like us. With a donation as modest as $5, you can help us unlock the power of storytelling to benefit others.

The International Storytelling Center has been part of this community for more than 50 years, working to inspire and empower people everywhere to capture and tell their stories, listen to the stories of others, and use storytelling to produce positive change. We are eager to lay the groundwork for 50 more years and we would like you to be a part of that journey.

Small donations may seem insignificant on their own, but when combined with the generosity of others on Giving Tuesday, they have the power to ripple through communities, creating opportunities for growth and learning. By giving just a little, you can be part of something much bigger, helping to release the powers of storytelling at school, in the community, and even at home.

In essence, Giving Tuesday demonstrates that no donation is too small, and every act of kindness has the potential to make a profound impact. With your support, we can continue our mission to extend storytelling’s gift of education, and inspiration well into the future.