Partner

Testimonials

“IPaintMyMind, thank you for sharing your artwork with our school! The Shared Walls Program has stimulated great interest and enjoyment in our hallways amongst the staff and students alike. We are currently exploring possible projects with maps!”

Ms. Gonzalez,

Art Teacher, Lorca Elementary School

Partner

Testimonials

“The team has just been wonderful… they came and did exactly what they said they’d do. IPMM will be a partner, always.”

Dr. Ronald Whitmore

Principal, Smyth IB World School - Chicago, IL

ARTIST

Testimonials

“Thank you for creating such a magical organization!”

Sam Kirk

Independent Artist

CORPORATE GIVING WITH REAL, LOCAL IMPACT

Are you looking for a unique charitable giving & corporate social responsibility campaign for your employees in 2021? IPaintMyMind can help!We’ve worked for 8+ years to bring art programs to over 110 Chicago Public Schools citywide. Each school gets comprehensive arts programming for One Year, but many need support longer term.

That’s where you come in.

IPaintMyMind’s Sponsor-A-School Initiative provides companies with a simple, plug-n-play model to support your city through charitable giving. Your company can single-handedly ensure a public school receives the arts programming they need by Fundraising and Volunteering to affect local impact, delivering much-needed resources and joy to teachers, students, and families throughout Chicagoland.

How cool is that?! Support Chicago’s Teachers and Students today!

YOUR COMPANY WILL ENSURE THE SCHOOL RECEIVES...

A FULL YEAR OF ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMMING!

If accepted into the 2021 cohort, your company will put forward a 1-3 person team to coordinate its Sponsor A School Fundraising and Volunteer commitment. You will select a baseline fundraising commitment level below, which your company will be expected to raise by the end of August.

IPMM Team Members will work closely with your team to plan your Sponsor A School Campaign (April – August), ensuring that your company and its employees can raise as much for your partner school as possible!

Then we’ll build up to the Volunteer Event, in which your team will be invited to install art in the school you’ve been paired with, helping build that connection and bond, showing exactly how great companies in Chicago are giving back.

Each school receives:

  • a 12 to 20 piece art gallery for the entire school year
  • The IPaintMyMind Arts Education Curriculum & Resource Guide – an incredible 80+ page resource that is essentially an entire Art Program in English and Spanish!
  • Videos, Blog Articles, Tips, Discounts, Events, and Other Bonuses for Teachers
  • an Artist Workshop or curator talk (in-person or online)
  • support in building up to the culminating event of creating a Student Art Gallery through our ‘Experience, Reflect, Make’ framework

Join our network of enthusiastic corporate sponsors & charitable partners by activating your company’s corporate social responsibility efforts to provide between 1+ years of comprehensive art programming to the school of your choice.

HOW IT WORKS

1. LEARN MORE & APPLY

Review the information on this page and then click the link to APPLY NOW!

We’re evaluating applications on a rolling basis and will let you know as soon as we have a decision.

2. WE PAIR YOU WITH A SCHOOL

After deciding on a fundraising goal, we’ll work to pair you with a school that you’d like to fundraise for specifically. Whether supporting a school in a particular part of town, or that serves a specific demographic, we love pairing our backers with a deserving community and its leaders. The cool thing is that you’ll be able to build a relationship with the school through volunteering and support year after year.

3. WE CO-LAUNCH YOUR CAMPAIGN

We publish your dedicated webpage featuring you and the community you’re supporting, giving you one easy place to send anyone helping to fundraise for your school. We’ll connect you directly with your school so you can collaborate directly throughout the campaign and we’ll share a kick-off dinner together. Then we really get after it and kickstart things!

4. HIT YOUR FUNDRAISING GOAL!

Get out there and hit your fundraising goal! Host a dinner, a virtual gathering, send emails to friends & colleagues, share your fundraising page on social media, and even ask your partners & clients to support your goal! By keeping the campaign concise, we ensure you can fully commit to meet the goal, then get back to your regularly scheduled messaging.

5. VOLUNTEER & CELEBRATE!

Once you reach your fundraising goal, we’ll celebrate together and organize your continued involvement with your partner school. Whether helping us install the school’s next art gallery or volunteering at a workshop, we ensure lasting connection & partnership.

You’ll also receive an IPMM Art Prize Pack for meeting your mark, including art prints, IPMM gear, and more!

Support Teachers & Students

Sponsor A School by IPaintMyMind invites companies operating in Chicago metro area to apply to be selected as one of our charitable giving partners for 2021, and potentially beyond. This extends to companies in Northwest Indiana, as well as the Chicago suburbs, including corporations in Naperville, Schaumburg, and the outlying areas. We also highly encourage any companies in downtown Chicago or River North to apply, as we expect a lot of interest!

The perfect company for Sponsor A School cares deeply about arts education and education at large, and understands supporting kids in Chicago and local communities as one of its giving priorities. We’re also open to companies looking to begin giving in these areas.

What’s more, we know that students who receive an arts education are:

  • 5x less likely to drop out of school
  • 4x more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
  • 3x more likely to receive a bachelor degree
  • 30% more inclined to pursue a professional career

Join The IPaintMyMind Movement, Sponsor A School!

1

PAIR UP

with a deserving local school

2

RALLY

your companies network

3

FUNDRAISE

to reach your goal

4

DONATE

to support directly

5

PIONEER

a new, visionary solution

6

VOLUNTEER

your energy to a great cause

OUR WHEEL OF IMPACT

Support Artists

Engage Great Businesses

Connect Communities Through Art

Create Local Impact

WHY APPLY?

100% OF FUNDS SUPPORT SCHOOLS!

  • Your company wants to enhance its charitable giving work
  • You like the idea of one, easy corporate giving campaign
  • You’d like to donate and volunteer
  • You have charitable giving budget to allocate
  • You have offices in Chicago!

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