Art of Giving Black Tie & Sneaker Gala | July 9

Save the date for the 2022 Art of Giving Black Tie Gala on Sept 30!

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.


Casino Royale Black Tie Gala | Sep 30, 2022
Everyone gets lucky at the Casino Royale. Put on your best Bond-style and join us September 30 for casino-style gaming, premium cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment – and some unique surprises.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Early bird tickets on sale soon.

Date: September 30, 2022 @ 7pm – 11pm
Venue: Artifact Events
4325 N Ravenswood, Chicago

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!