Community Support

We are the grateful recipients of financial and in-kind support and services from these individuals, businesses, and organizations. Thanks for seeing our potential! (Painting created above Mineral Lake, by Gage Opdenbrouw ’18.)


Amazon Literary Partnership has awarded us with generous grants to support writers’ residency.

Community Foundation of South Puget Sound awarded us scholarships to nonprofit continuing education conferences.

Sustainable Arts Foundation has awarded us with generous support to fund parent artists during shorter-format residencies for artists with families.


We thank the following organizations for their help:

Americorps for sending a team to help clean and landscape. 

Artist Trust for providing onsite educational opportunities to metro Lewis County artists.

AT&T for matching employee donations.

Aunt Dora’s Studio for donating Mineral-made gifts.

Avasta Press for donating books for our library.

The Bean Tree (now Rivers Bistrofor helping us feed dancers during 2014 and helping us host events in 2018.

Chin Music Press for donating books for our library.

The Chronicle, Centralia’s and Lewis County’s largest newspaper, sponsors our summer events series.

Copper Canyon Press for donating poetry books for our library.

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum for donating books for our library.

Georgetown Brewing for donating beer for our fundraiser.

Girl Friday Productions for donating space and employee time.

Hugo House for partnering on events.

Humanities Washington for supporting presenters and speakers.

Steve Jensen Studios & Vincent Lipe Productions for donating space for our 2020 fundraiser.

Lucia Marquand Books for donating art books for our library.

Mineral Lake Lions Club for financial support, volunteer help, and partnering to run our annual summer art fair.

Mineral Lake Lodge for donating lodging for our visiting authors and artists.

Mountaineers Books for providing books for our library.

Mt. Rainier Railroad for helping us reward donors, volunteers, and residents with train trips.

Rainier Independent Film Festival for providing festival tickets and partnering for a screenwriters’ residency.

Sasquatch Books for providing books for our library.

Seattle7Writers for providing us books by notable authors.

Shine Agency for providing discounted graphic design services.

StandStand for donating portable stand-up desks for our residents.  

StormKing Photography for donating professional photography.

Type Set for donating space for fundraising and holiday events, and space for alumni to write and work in Seattle.

White Center Coworking for offering affordable meeting space and discounted coworking opportunities to alumni.