The Power to Make Mega Change

Each and every person has the power to make big change in every little aspect of their life. Gather friends, family, co-workers and help support our mission by creating an event that benefits Free Arts Minnesota. Even children find it very rewarding to help other children who are less fortunate. On behalf of all of us and the youth we serve, thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraising event. Your event will raise money to help fund our programs, as well as introduce people to our work to promote arts and healing in our community.

Our goal is to make fundraising as easy as possible. So, we’ve created a guide to share what we have learned to make your event a success!

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Employee matching gifts

Grants an employer makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Matching gift programs generally include these steps:

  • Individuals donate
  • Nonprofit notifies donor
  • Donor submits matching gift requests
  • Nonprofits validate grant requirements
  • Corporations cut checks

To find out if your company participates in employee gift matching, contact your human resources department.

“Free Arts Minnesota’s growing impact on the Twin Cities arts community can be measured both by the results of the direct service they provide to some of our most-at-risk youth and by their ability to serve as a catalyst for the involvement of a wide range of local artists in working for greater community good through art.”

– Janelle Doyle, painter and teaching artist

Other Ways to Get Involved

Have A Benefit Concert. We were grateful to be the charity recipient of all proceeds from the Turning Rebellion Into Money: a Tribute To Joe Strummer concert, but beyond raising money this event was a great opportunity to boost awareness of Free Arts within the music community.

Hold an Art Supply Drive. Yeng, Co-President for Century College Alpha Alpha Gamma Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society held an art supply donation drive for Free Arts Minnesota.

Donate Your Birthday Cate, a giving and wonderful little girl, asked for art supplies to be donated to Free Arts for her 8th Birthday.

Get Work Involved. Local creative agency KNOCK, collected employee donations for the holidays and donated to Free Arts.

Donate Your Proceeds. Local business, Room No. 3 donated 20% of their proceeds on Small Business Saturday.

Host a Party. HAUS Salon hosted a silent auction to celebrate their Minnesota Monthly’s 2013 Best of the Cities award

Choose Us as your Benefactor. For their  5% Back Day, Whole Foods and grocery goers helped raise over $2,000 for our programs.

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