VOLUNTEERISM + CHARITABLE GIVING

Are you looking for a unique charitable & volunteer experience for your employees? IPaintMyMind can help! We’ve worked for 5+ years to bring art programs to over 70 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.

How cool is that? Contact us to learn more.

FUNDRAISE, VOLUNTEER, INSPIRE.

  • What if your employees could volunteer at a local school?
  • What if your company could fundraise to provide art programs too?
  • What if your business could give back in a really cool way?

Schools are underfunded & corporate charitable giving departments need new, cool, locally impactful solutions.

When partnering with IPaintMyMind, fundraising & an annual volunteer event supports important arts programs at a specific local school. We help you build that bond with a deserving local community, so that the connection can grow over years, and we can work together to make sure every kid in Chicago has access to the inspiring arts programming they should get to experience.

Contact us to learn more about how your charitable giving department can work with IPaintMyMind!

WHAT DOES EACH SCHOOL RECEIVE?

A 360 DEGREE, IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCE

We’ve curated and methodically acquired a growing art collection, representing 50+ artists in various mediums – illustration, photography, collage, and more. We’ve also focused on adding art to the collection that reflects the communities we serve.

Each school receives:

  • a 12 to 20 piece art gallery for the entire school year
  • a 10+ page Art Guide with art curriculum, resources, and more that any teacher can use to engage the kids in the art exhibition
  • Engagement All Year Long
  • an Artist Workshop or curator talk
  • the opportunity to open an Artist Shop Online!

Join our network of enthusiastic supporters & donors by activating your companies charitable giving efforts to provide between 3+ years of comprehensive art programming to the school of your choice.

HOW IT WORKS

1. CONTACT US

Get in touch with our program managers and we’ll discuss the initiative with you to see if it’s a good fit!

Once we figure that out, we work with you to identify a fundraising goal that feels ambitious yet realistic, so we can really activate your company to provide needed arts programs for a deserving local school.

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 on IPaintMyMind.org 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!

Community Art Exhibitions

Shared Walls™ is a rotating art gallery program focused on bringing art to communities, not the other way around. It’s the only program of its kind that is building a large permanent art print collection for the purpose of displaying it in community spaces, making it a great way for any school to enhance their space, bolster the curriculum offered, and connect kids with art being made right in their backyard.

We pair you with one of those schools that wants to keep our programs and they can rest assured they’ll be working with IPaintMyMind for years to come.

By committing to a fundraising goal and activating your network, you’ll be inspiring children citywide. By making art accessible to them, we hope to help facilitate moments of creative inspiration that move the world forward for years to come.

1

FUNDRAISE

for a deserving local school!

2

VOLUNTEER

to bring art to our neighborhoods!

3

RALLY

your company around a common charitable goal!

4

DONATE

to support local children and families

5

PIONEER

a new, visionary solution

6

GIVE

your energy to a great cause

THE SPONSOR A SCHOOL INITIATIVE

SCHEDULE A CALL TO LEARN MORE

HOW WE INNOVATE

We pay artists first

We grow art as an asset & mobilize it as a service

We transform people & spaces

We turn art into impact

WHY SHOULD MY COMPANY SUPPORT THIS MISSION?

BECAUSE 100% OF FUNDS SUPPORT ART PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS

  • You’re looking for a great cause to support
  • You know how art can change lives
  • You understand the plight of defunded schools
  • You have charitable giving budget to allocate
  • You love being part of an innovative mission

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

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