National Novel Writing Month supports hundreds of thousands of creators.
We know that stories matter—and we’ve harnessed a unique, world-changing way of telling them. Our nonprofit mission statement:
National Novel Writing Month believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.
Your donations and purchases directly benefit our work with these creators.
- Over 470,000 participants who explore their creative voices during NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo.
- 80,000 students and educators who share stories in their classrooms through the Young Writers Program.
- 500 public libraries, bookstores, and community spaces hosting creative gatherings.
- 900 worldwide volunteers helping writers ignite their imaginations.
When you click on any donation item, you’ll see a direct example of your gift’s impact.
National Novel Writing Month is primarily participant-funded.
70% of our annual income comes from people just like you. We truly depend on your contributions to make all this happen!
National Novel Writing Month is committed to financial transparency. Please see our GuideStar report or most recent 990 for a breakdown of our income and expenses.