Makara Awarded Seed Grant from Pollination Project

Makara has been awarded a grant from The Pollination Project! 

Read about how we'll be bringing more books to Santa Ana through our Public Fiction initiative. We'll start by installing a mini-lending library next to the exercise park on the Maple Street bike trail, with more locations to come. Residents will be able to borrow free books, and add their own books for others to take. 

Contact us and let us know if you have books you'd like to donate, or if you'd like to see a mini-lending library in your own neighborhood!

Makara's mission is to provide community access to arts & culture in Santa Ana. We are accepting book donations in the following categories:

  • Young Adult and Adult Fiction written by or about people of color

  • Fiction & nonfiction representing LGBTQ communities

  • Poetry

  • DIY arts instruction

  • Small business / entrepreneurship

  • Music education, instruction and history

  • Visual arts & architecture 

  • Math and Science (no textbooks please)

  • Fashion (no magazines please)

  • Foreign language fiction & poetry (Spanish, Khmer, Vietnamese preferred)