Y’all, I just totted up the $1 & $5/month donations to the SLF that have come in over the past two weeks, and it’s $31 / month, from 15 people, and maybe that doesn’t sound like a lot to you, but it’s $372 / year, which is almost half a grant — I just wrote the $800 check for this year’s travel grant winner and put it in the mail. Congratulations to us! Exciting.
Just thinking about how powerful it is, those little donations that you make, maybe on a whim, that add up. I support a few different individual artists on Patreon that way, at the $1 / month level. One of them was able to quit her day job because of my donation, and similar ones from a host of other people.