We believe that widening the conversation around belief and literature is a worthwhile endeavor. We also know that it is a costly endeavor.

As we grow, we look forward to pursuing new initiatives: a program that will bring a world-class writers into K-12 classrooms across West Michigan; the establishment of a visiting writer at the CCFW; and increased access to and publication on the writers brought into conversation under the auspices of the CCFW and the Festival. To learn more about endowing any of these initiatives, please contact us directly.

We also continue to need—and appreciate—your support for the CCFW’s ongoing work. Your gifts help us continue bringing world-renowned writers to the Festival of Faith & Writing and other events. They also help us to begin training the next generation of publishing professionals, readers, and writers. In short, by giving to the CCFW, you are cultivating literary community. And we are immensely grateful for your part in our shared work of welcoming into faithful conversation all those who recognize the power of story and the beauty of language.

We’re also eager to partner with other organizations invested in readers, writers, and conversations about belief and the literary arts. We offer the following opportunities for businesses and non-profits:

  • The CCFW offers opportunities to reach avid booklovers via our podcast, print program, and event app. For more information about rates and to check availability, email ffw@calvin.edu
  • The social hub of each Festival, the Exhibit Hall provides sponsors space to host book signings, sell merchandise, connect with writers, and more. Plus, the perks of being an exhibitor include registration badges, reception space, and a link in the FFW event app. In 2020, unstaffed tables are $250, standard tables are $450, and booths are $650. For more information and to check availability, email ffw@calvin.edu. 
  • The CCFW will recognize organizations that supports the Festival 2020 with a gift of $10,000 or more, affording them additional benefits. To speak with us about underwriting opportunities, email ccfw@calvin.edu.

To see the full range of ways that your organization can collaborate with us, see our prospectus for sponsors.

Together, all of our partners play a vital role in helping the Festival of Faith & Writing offer outstanding programming while keeping registration fees accessible. 

So thank you, thank you, thank you for your partnership.

Gifts can be sent via this secure online form. Or, if you prefer, you can mail your gift to us at:

Calvin University Development Office

Attention: Lynelle Cook, Gift Officer

3201 Burton Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546