Teen Writers Workshops participants posing on a staircase

Save the historic house and support literary programs that nurture passion for writing

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is dedicated to preserving the author’s home and nurturing local writers through a series of literary offerings including writers groups, summer camps, workshops, and poetry festivals.

To make a general donation, click here.


Select a campaign to donate to:

Support Teen Programs

Support our programs for local students.

Help us preserve Laura’s historic home.

Become a sponsor for our 2021 Poetry and BBQ.

Where can our programs take you?

Mia Martinelli, ’21

Mia participated in our Teens Listen program, and it stuck with her.

“I appreciate the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation for giving me the opportunity to meet such great quality people through Teens Listen.”

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Pat Draper

Pat Draper manages the Heart Failure and Transitional Care Clinic at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. She is also a Porch Poet and won second place in our local poetry competition.

“The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation has been central to my writing experience by offering programs and supporting the Porch Poets. I believe that LRJF is a reflection of the cultural heritage available in our community. It’s here for us all, students and adults alike.”

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