Art of Giving Black Tie & Sneaker Gala | July 9

The Art of Giving Foundation was born from passion, diligence, and a genuine concern for the enrichment of communities and the common good. We fund local art programs and artists in need of seed funding to launch or maintain social initiative programs that benefit their communities.

Explore the charitable projects we support

Artist Grant Program

Annually, the Art of Giving Foundation awards five Chicago artists a $5,000 grant to fund their social initiative community outreach project, in the form of a mural of their impression.

What’s For Dinner?

Several groups of local underprivileged youth are treated to a night out at some of Chicago’s most popular restaurants, for an immersive culinary experience.

Performing Arts Stimulus

Annually, the Art of Giving Foundation awards one Chicago performing arts group with a $2,500 grant to fund their extended education within their art of choice.

Adopt A School

Providing art and school supplies to over 60 Chicago Public Schools in need.

The Artist Revolution

Art students team up with Chicago developers and interior designers to create the largest permanent citywide art installation ever produced.


Engaging events for a cause

Throughout the year we host and support a variety of events – from fundraisers that support the Art of Giving Foundation to partner events and gallery openings. All of our events are a great way to mingle, meet new people, and support great causes. Be sure to follow us and check back often for updates.


Who’s Who in Chicago | Oct 1, 2021
Fifteen nominees will be recognized at this year’s event, amongst their friends, colleagues, mentors, and family. We cordially invite you to attend one of the largest networking events in Chicago, amongst the most integrity driven individuals, to celebrate the success and dedication of your peers as well as be a part of a culture unlike the rest.

Early bird tickets now on sale.

October 1, 2021 @ 6pm – 9pm
The Promontory
5311 S Lake Park Avenue West, Chicago, IL

Michael Godard Art Exhibit – Olive Nights

Date: TBD (Late summer/early fall)
Location: Artifact Events, South Building 
Hours: TBD
Hosted by Pippco, Inc. 
Artists Displayed: Michael Godard  

Check back soon for more details!