GIVING BACK - We are donating 5% of purchases on this site to organizations supporting artists & the art community

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Giving Back

We believe in supporting non-profit organizations that are dedicated to helping artists and the art community. Many artists and the organizations that support them are facing an uncertain future especially during these challenging times.

Therefore we will donate 5% of all purchases made on this site to non-profit organizations helping artists and the art community listed below. 

Thank you for believing in our products.

Together we can make a difference. 

Bernadette Ward & Ladd Forsline

Co-creators PanPastel

 

YOU SHOP. WE GIVE.

 

HOW IT WORKS

It’s easy!

Select one of the organizations* suggested during the checkout process. 5% of your purchase (excl. shipping & taxes) will automatically be donated to the non-profit organization you select, at no cost to either you or the charitable organization. The organization you select will receive 100% of your donation. We have provided more information on these organizations below.

If you change your mind, prior to final checkout, you can change the organization that you selected by clicking “Update Cause” under the “You Shop. We Give” button.

 

*We have partnered with Shopping Gives for this initiative so we are working with the listing of non-profit organizations that they have vetted and verified as part of their regular compliance assessment process. 

We will change the organizations that we suggest every now and then as the needs within the art community changes. We are also suggesting art and artist focused organizations for Shopping Gives to verify and add to their database.

 

Here is info from the organizations that we are currently suggesting:


Artists for Humanity:

"Artists For Humanity's (AFH) mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing under-resourced youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. We celebrate the talents and energy of young people by giving them hands-on experiences in creativity, business, teamwork, and self-governance. Participants learn the techniques and tools of professional artists and the business world while engaging in education, employment, artistic exploration, and entrepreneurial experience. This produces life-transforming change for youth and for their communities."

http://afhboston.org/

United States Artists:

"United States Artists (USA) is a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, IL. We raise money and redistribute it in the form of unrestricted awards to this country’s most compelling artists and cultural practitioners.

Artist Relief: To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grant makers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists."

https://www.unitedstatesartists.org/

 CERF+ The Artists' Safety Net: 

"We provide direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. We also advocate, engage in research, and back policy that supports craft artists’ careers."

https://cerfplus.org/

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

"Since its inception in 1963, the mission of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts has been to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations. FCA depends on artists to fund its programs; to date, over 1,000 artists have contributed paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, performances, and videos to help fund grant programs that directly support individual artists. Thus, FCA remains the only institution of its kind: created and sustained by artists to benefit artists."

https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/