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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!

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

Give Online
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 12/31/23. 

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 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:

  • ArtsWave
    PO Box 645582
    Cincinnati, OH 45264-5582

IRA Distribution
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.

Planned Giving
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.

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 on page 8 of ArtsWave's 2023 Community Report. ArtsWave Sustaining Impact grantees receive designated dollars only if total designations for the organization exceed their annual grant amount from ArtsWave.