Your gift will help us sustain our social impact during a time of scarce public funding and limited corporate giving. We know that we are still rebounding from America’s recent economic woes but murals represent in very real ways the health and values of our communities.
The real impact of our mission should not be measured just by the quantity of our individual works, but by their impact on children, families, communities, and the economics that drive our city forward. You can help give us a boost right now. Please make your contribution today to ensure our continued impact.
Our Annual Fund is the lifeblood of our organization and supports the capacity of Mural Arts, ensuring that our programs and projects are both of high quality and enduring value. Below are levels of support— all of which help us carry out our mission.
Friends receive a subscription to our semi-annual newsletter, Off the Wall, timely updates through e-blasts, and invitations to special events throughout the year
Patrons receive all of the benefits of Friends plus $2 off any public mural tour or Mural Arts Program merchandise.
At the Sustainer level you will receive all of the above and a set of full color mural notecards.
At the Benefactor level you will receive all of the above AND a copy of the book If These Walls Could Talk: Community Muralism and the Beauty of Justice by Maureen O'Connell, as well as invitations to events held exclusively for Benefactor level members.
At the Investor level you will receive all of the above and an invitation to an exclusive event for Investor Giving level members with Mural Arts Program Founder and Director Jane Golden and a limited edition print of an iconic mural.
Mural preservation is important to Mural Arts. It’s a sign of respect for communities and artists, it’s a demonstration of the responsibility we have for commissioned work, and it’s a strategic use of time and finances that has a positive effect both on protecting our investment and improving our future murals.
Like museums across the country, we feel committed to preserving our works and the assets they represent in the community. Many of our most important older murals are now in need of attention. We have made it a priority to conserve and restore 30 to 40 murals per year. These projects – which can include minor touch-ups, major face lifts, re-envisioning the work with a new mural, or simply removing it entirely – are as critical to the continued success of our program as the creation of new murals.
We need your help to make mural preservation a priority. Please show us that mural preservation is important to you. To make a donation to our preservation fund, please contact our Development Office at 215-685-0759.
Dedicating your donation to Mural Arts to someone in your life is a great way to honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate events in the lives of those you care about. Mural Arts will send a letter to your honoree or their family members to notify them of your gift, and you and your honoree will receive special recognition in the Mural Arts Program Annual Report.
To make a gift in memory or in honor of someone simply fill out the section of the donation form with their name and contact information of those you would like notified.
Many employers participate in United Way campaigns, and Mural Arts is an approved United Way Donor Choice organization. You can designate your United Way contribution to the Mural Arts Program by selecting Donor Choice # 12472.
Telephone: If you prefer to make a credit card donation over the phone, please call our Development Office at 215-685-0759.
Check: If you prefer to make a donation via check, please make payable to The Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates and send to:
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
1727-29 Mount Vernon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Matching Gifts: Your employer may have a matching gift program that will double or even triple your gift. Inquire at your place of employment and include the matching gift form with your donation.
"Art heals, art unites, and art changes minds in convincing fashion. Art drives the agenda. Great art is never silent, can’t be ignored and serves poorly the status quo."Mural Arts Core Value