Ways to Give
Take Action for Your Community
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!
Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020. Included in this legislation were several provisions that expand charitable giving tax deductions this year. Click here for additional information.
Giving Levels and Benefits
ArtsWave offers benefits for gifts of $75 or more. Find the giving level that’s right for you.
Gifts can be made to ArtsWave at one time or split into recurring monthly contributions.
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.
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.
- Earn a standard tax deduction on both federal and state taxes.
ArtsWave's stock gift account is at Fifth Third Bank. If you need the account details for a transfer you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 871-2787. 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:
PO Box 645582
Cincinnati, OH 45264-5582
Over 70 ½? You can make a tax-free Qualified Charitable Distribution from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to ArtsWave.
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.
Make the arts your legacy by including ArtsWave in your will or trust.
Honor and Memorial Gifts
Giving a gift in honor or memory of someone is a wonderful way to pay tribute to their life.
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.
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 on page 4 of ArtsWave's 2021 Report to the Community
. ArtsWave Sustaining Impact grantees receive designated dollars only if total designations for the organization exceed their annual grant amount from ArtsWave.