The San Francisco Folk Music Club produces the El Cerrito Free Folk Festival in association with the City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission. The Festival is 100% volunteer-run — none of the organizers, performers or workshop leaders are paid. But as with all large events, we have  costs, including publicity and computer support. We rely on donations to help cover these costs.

The San Francisco Folk Music Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit organization, federal tax ID 94-3281922.

Donations by check before or after the festival can be mailed to:  Marlene McCall, P.O. Box 164, Berkeley CA 94701. Checks should be made payable to SFFMC (San Francisco Folk Music Club). Please note that if you wish to support the El Cerrito Free folk Festival, please provide your name and address for a specific donation receipt.

(Not applicable this year) We also encourage donations at the festival. The information table provides donation receipts.

For more information about donations, contact us at

If you can’t afford to donate money, we understand! The festival is free for everybody. We would still welcome a donation of your time.  Contact Bob at or Hali at You can also volunteer time directly at the Festival.