ARTprojectA is committed to giving back to our local, national and global community through ARTprojectACT. This unique program allows you, our client, to select a philanthropic area of interest at checkout to which a donation will be made from the proceeds of your purchase. Clients can choose from the following five fields: Arts; Environment & Animal Welfare; Global Health; Literacy; and Social Justice & Human Rights. All donations come from ARTprojectA’s share of the proceeds. This is not an additional cost to you nor is it deducted from the artists’ portion of the sale.
The ARTprojectA Team extensively researched many non-profits throughout the world before choosing which organizations to support at this time. There are, of course, many outstanding organizations in each of these fields. We made our selections based on criteria such as size and the extent to which our contributions could make a difference; the track record and success of each organization in its field; and ratio of program expenses to administration. We are proud to list the following organizations who have agreed to partner with us in ARTprojectACT. Over time, this list of partners will evolve and grow as we do! (The list is subject to change.)
Sun Valley Center for the Arts: The mission of the Center, located in Sun Valley, Idaho, is “to provoke and stimulate the imagination while opening hearts and minds through excellence in diverse arts programming.”
USA Projects: USA Projects fosters direct connections between artists and the public, catalyzing new funding for artists, bringing creative projects to life, and building community around the most accomplished artists in America.
ENVIRONMENT & ANIMAL WELFARE
Animal Shelter of the Wood River: This no-kill shelter promotes companion animal welfare by providing temporary shelter for homeless pets in the Sun Valley, Idaho area, adopting them to qualified homes, and reducing animal abuse, neglect, and overpopulation through community education and spay/neuter services.
American Rivers: The leading US organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations.
Friends Without a Border: Committed to caring for, educating, and providing for destitute, abandoned, neglected, ill and dependent children and their families in Asia. Started in Cambodia by world renowned fine art photographer Kenro Izu, Friends is exploring the possibility of replicating its work in nearby countries.
Water for People: WFP works to build a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and where no one suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease.
Little Sisters Fund: Little Sisters fosters a sustainable educational environment for Nepalese females by addressing the root causes of low female literacy in Nepal and provides safety, opportunity and hope through the gift of an education.
Pencils of Promise: They focus on building strong structures and sustainable education programs. By forming long-lasting, collaborative relationships with communities, increasing access to quality education and positively impact students and parents in high-need communities throughout Laos, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.
The Posse Foundation: This organization is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented US high school students, carefully selected and trained as Posse scholars entering institutions of higher learning, can serve as a catalyst for increased individual and community development.
SOCIAL JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS
Girls Educational and Mentoring Services: The mission of GEMS is to empower girls and young women in New York State, ages 12—24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking, to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.
Thriive: Thriive supports small businesses and promotes a culture of social responsibility in challenged communities throughout the world by providing two important components: Capital and Compassion.
ARTprojectACT is a core element of our business philosophy. It reflects the entire ARTprojectA Team’s belief that it is essential to be proactive in improving and enriching lives and preserving our planet. We encourage you to learn more about these fine organizations by visiting their websites! If you have any questions about ARTprojectACT, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]