Calling all Literary Superheroes!

Austin Bat Cave is a community of teaching artists and writers. Through our free writing programs, we empower students to find their voices and tell their stories. But we need your help.

There’s no better way to strengthen education in Austin than by giving to ABC. We’re committed to helping students become stronger, more confident writers who succeed academically and personally. We publish the work of every student we work with because we know that seeing their work come alive in a book can instill a lifelong love of writing. Read about our latest anthology here.

Join the vibrant community of ABC donors as we improve the critical literacy skills of thousands of underserved Austin Public School students.

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From Our Students

What did you learn from Austin Bat Cave?

|“New words for stories and for emotions.”

|“To work together, meet challenges, and face your fears.”

|“I learn about writing and bravery.”



Make an Impact

We rely on our generous donors to fund our programs and serve thousands of students each year.

When you give to Austin Bat  Cave, you impact the education of thousands of students. With your help,  we bring creativity into the classroom and offer more students safe platforms in which to discover their own stories.

We work hard to enrich the public education system and give students an opportunity to find their voice. We’re proud of our success.

With the support of over 150 volunteers, we now serve upwards of 1500 students across Austin every year.

2017-2018 In Numbers:

  • 100% of parents responded that ABC provided a stimulating and creative program for their child.

  • 93% of partner schools and organizations reported that students were engaged and challenged during the ABC program.

  • 93% of partner schools and organizations responded that students learned a skill applicable to their education.

  • 90% of students responded that they were more confident writers.

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Other Ways To Give

By mail

Please make all checks payable to “Austin Bat Cave” and send them to the following address:
Austin Bat Cave, PO Box 4762 Austin, TX 78765

Goods and Services

We run a wide variety of programs and workshops, each of them requiring different materials. We’re always in need of general office supplies, particularly composition books, as well as arts and crafts materials. Donations of food and drink—whether healthy snacks for our workshop students or catering/adult beverages for a fundraising event—are also much needed and appreciated. Digital appliances, fine art, custom furniture, bookmaking supplies, venue use—you name it, we can probably use it. If you have items that you would like to donate to Austin Bat Cave, or if you know of a company that could supply us with donated materials or in-kind services, please email

Sponsor an event

Interested in being part of our yearly carnival of fun at Home Slice Pizza, or being a presenting sponsor for one of our monthly Story Departments? Email

Attend an Adult Program at ABC

If you are interested in participating in creative writing programs for adults, please email Programs for this semester are already in progress, but we offer semester-long and more limited programs for adults frequently and will put you on a list of people to contact with opportunities. Note that our adult programs cost money to attend; all proceeds support ABC’s free writing programs for children aged 6-18.

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