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Ways to Give

Your gift to ArtsWave supports organizations all across the region that are creating a more vibrant and connected community through the arts. ArtsWave offers exciting benefits and opportunities to connect with the arts and other donors. Help us make Greater Cincinnati an amazing place to live. Thank you!

Giving Levels and Benefits
ArtsWave offers benefits for gifts of $75 or more. Find the giving level that’s right for you.

Give Online
Make a secure one-time gift or monthly contribution.

Make a Pledge
Make your pledge to ArtsWave for payment at a later date: balance due by 12/31/24.

Make a Gift of Stock
Donating stock instead of cash can have many benefits for you and can be a convenient way to support ArtsWave.

  • Increase your gift to ArtsWave while realizing additional tax benefits.
  • Avoid capital gains tax on appreciation.
  • Receive an income tax deduction for charitable giving.

ArtsWave's stock gift account is at Fifth Third Bank. If you need the account details for a transfer you can contact or call 513.871.2787 or click here for instructions. Please ask your broker to provide your name with the transfer so that we can acknowledge your support.

Check or Money Order
To make a donation by check or money order, please make payable to “ArtsWave” and mail to:

  • ArtsWave
    PO Box 645582
    Cincinnati, OH 45264-5582

IRA Distribution
Are you over 70 ½? You can make a tax-free Qualified Charitable Distribution from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to ArtsWave.

  • Please direct your administrator to make the gift for
    "Cincinnati Institute for Fine Arts DBA ArtsWave" (Tax ID: 31-0537138)

Sample Request from IRA Owner to IRA Administrator
Sample Letter from Donor Informing ArtsWave of IRA Distribution

Donor Advised Funds
Giving through your Donor Advised Fund provides favorable tax benefits. Click here for information.

  • Please direct your administrator to make a grant for
    "Cincinnati Institute for Fine Arts DBA ArtsWave" (Tax ID: 31-0537138)

Plan a Future Gift
Make the arts your legacy by including ArtsWave in your will or trust or as a beneficiary of retirement plan assets. Learn more about future gift options here.

Honor and Memorial Gifts
Giving a gift in honor or memory of someone is a wonderful way to pay tribute to their life.


ArtsWave Groups
Connect with others who are dedicated to making an impact on our community through the arts. ArtsWave has a variety of donor groups that offer shared arts experiences, networking opportunities, and other amazing events.

Retail Partners
Support ArtsWave while you shop through our partnerships with certain retail outlets.

Designating Your Gift
Gifts to ArtsWave support more than 100 arts projects and organizations through impact-based grants. Donors can designate to a particular ArtsWave Sustaining Impact grantee by notifying ArtsWave of their designation. A list of Sustaining Impact grantees can be found here. ArtsWave Sustaining Impact grantees receive designated dollars only if total designations for the organization exceed their annual grant amount from ArtsWave.