How Can I Help?

The New Deal Cafe is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, non-stock, cooperative membership corporation. We rely on the contributions of members and volunteers to stay in business! Here are some ways you can help us out:

  • Become a member! For just $25 per year, you can become one of the owners of the Cafe! Your dues ($50 for the first two years, and $25 each year after the initial two-year period) entitles you to special membership discounts, happy hours and other privileges, and to voting rights at membership meetings. Your dues also give you the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping to ensure the future of this unique, award-winning music and arts venue!
  • Volunteer your time and talents! Volunteers help out with bartending, sound engineering, the website, marketing, database management, event planning and assistance, outreach and public relations, and much more!  Volunteers also play a crucial role in running the Cafe by serving on our Board of Directors, Audit Committee and other special committees. Please email us at and lend us a hand!
  • Make a donation! Whether it’s for our 25th anniversary fund drive (see below), or to help us pay our many monthly bills, or for a special need, please give generously!
  • Make a tax-deductible gift to FONDCA! Giving money to our charitable arm, Friends of New Deal Cafe Arts ( FONDCA), supports the arts in and around in the Cafe, and may qualify you for a tax write-off!

Please donatE to our 25th Anniversary Fund Drive!

To celebrate the Cafe’s 25th anniversary in 2020, we’re trying to raise $250,000. This money will go to updating the Cafe’s decor, purchasing and repairing equipment, paying down our debt, setting up an endowment, and much more. Please help us survive and thrive for another 25 years–give generously, and receive the premiums below as our thanks to you!

New Deal Cafe 25th anniv T-shirtA donation of $100 or more entitles you to one of our beautiful, all-cotton, limited-edition 25th anniversary T-shirts! Available in both women’s and men’s cuts, sizes S to XXXL.

New Deal Cafe 25th anniv. beer glass

25th anniv coffee mug

For a donation of $50 or more, we’ll give you you a handy, attractive 25th anniversary beer glass or coffee mug!

Compost bag label

We also have a limited supple of 1lb. bags of New Deal compost, generated in our on-site worm-composting bins from our kitchen scraps! Great for gardening, and available for a $25 donation.

New Deal Cafe bumpersticker

Donors of $10 or more get this colorful New Deal Cafe bumpersticker!