The GRAMMY Foundation has prominently highlighted Caffè Lena through ongoing support from the Foundation’s prestigious grant program and an online video featuring Rufus Wainwright.
The Story with Dick Gordon dedicated a special program to our project featuring music digitized by Magic Shop Studio.
The Caffè Lena History Project is an initiative created by History Project Director Jocelyn Arem on behalf of Caffè Lena, a nonprofit organization. As a special outreach project in collaboration with Caffè Lena and serving to augment the Caffè’s full time operating activity, this project does not receive any direct funding from Caffè Lena. It therefore depends entirely on grant and donor support from outside agencies and individuals. Please donate today! Your charitable donation is tax deductible. We seek funds to support:
To donate by check:
Send your check to: History Project c/o Caffè Lena
Please visit the Caffe Lena website to learn how to donate in support of current programming.
Amazon Wish List
We have created a "Wish List" on Amazon where you can help us purchase items needed for the project. Visit the Amazon Wish List page and learn more.
Attention Artists, Patrons, Businesses! Ways You Can Help
Are you an artist with a mailing list of music supporters that might be interested in our project? Are you a new or long time Caffè Lena patron interested in holding a fundraiser? Are you a business interested in sponsoring our project and/or interested in purchasing bulk copies of our book + CD/box as a premium giveaway for your members or clients? Let's chat! Please contact us with your ideas or questions.
The Caffè Lena History Project is in the process of expanding the Caffè’s resource of archival material to enable continued teaching and research on the Caffè’s important place in America’s musical history. The archive is currently in development and unavailable for viewing. To donate archival materials including memorabilia and photographs, contact us.
Did you go to the Caffè in the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s? Know someone who did? Did you know Lena Spencer? Do you have stories to share? We’d love to hear from you!