Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

Accessibility at The Givens Foundation
The Givens Foundation for African American Literature is committed to making its programs accessible to everyone in the cultural community. Please contact the Givens Foundation at for more information or to discuss accommodations you may need.

Screen Readers
The Givens Foundations website is designed in compliance with ADA accessibility guidelines. Applications for the Givens Emerging Writers’ Mentor Program are accepted through Submittable, a submission portal that works with screen readers.

Wheelchair Accessibility
The Givens Foundation programming is presented in a wide variety of locations throughout the Twin Cities and beyond, and we are committed to presenting in wheelchair accessible venues. Our programming is also frequently presented at the wheelchair-accessible Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and The Loft Literary Center.

Many of The Givens Foundation readings, events, and programs are free. For the few fee-based programs we present, discounted rates and scholarships are available to writers, students, and other individuals who qualify based on household income.

*Please contact The Givens Foundation at if you have any questions regarding accessibility.


Major support for The Givens Foundation activities is provided by Givens Foundation individual donors, The Edward J. Phillips Family Foundation, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Target Foundation. This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.