Please Make a Donation:

Help us continue to provide equitable access to the arts and humanities.

We're Adaptive, Flexible and Resourceful. Since the early days of the COVID pandemic, DC Collaborative's team pivoted our work. We opened our virtual doors. We convened our community. We helped navigate how to best support and provide arts and humanities education resources. First with daily convenings when our members and community needed to hear from each other the most, to keep connected and supportive of educator and community needs. We pivoted our Arts and Humanities for Every Student legacy program to virtual asynchronous and synchronous experiential learning, we continued our collective impact work, we collected and analyzed data, and we developed the DC Collaborative Distance Learning Resource Database populated with digital and downloadable materials from DC Collaborative cultural institutions and teaching artist members.

We continue to strive to best meet the needs of DC's public education system and our members. With a dedicated staff and board, the DC Collaborative remains committed to our 23-year mission of providing equitable access to the arts and humanities for DC public and public charter school students. In service to our members during the dual pandemics of COVID and racial injustice, we strengthen and renew our commitment to equity and to learning from each other. 

Your support will help us serve DC's arts and humanities education community, during difficult times, in new and innovative ways.Your donation of $5, $50, or $500, will help us remain adaptive, flexible and resourceful in 2021. We need your financial support so that we can continue to pivot and reshape our services for DC’s cultural institutions, teaching artists/practitioners, schools, teachers, students and their families and care-takers.

Donations of any size can be made online by credit card, by check, gift of stock, planned giving, workplace giving, donor advised funds or while shopping with Amazon Smile.

Become a Friend: Your $100 gift will help the DC Collaborative each year.

The DC Collaborative is proud to be featured in the 2019-20 Catalogue for Philanthropy as "one of the best small nonprofits in the greater Washington region." We're featured in the 2019-2020, 2015-16, 2011-12, 2007-08, and 2003-04 Catalogue for Philanthropy for five consecutive award cycles! DC Collaborative uses the Catalogue for Philanthropy's secure donations portal for online giving. For more information visit the Catalogue for Philanthropy Website.

Support us Online:

Please make your online and credit card donations Here.

Donate by Check:

Please send your checks to:
DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
975 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Workplace Giving

Does your company have a matching gift program?  Your gift could be matched by your employer. Please let us know how we can help.

Do you work for the government? Select charity code # 66894 on your United Way/Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) pledge form, or online here. We’re on pg 20 of the CFC’s Catalog of Caring.

Gift of Stock / Planned Giving

Would you like to make a gift of stock or a planned gift? Let us know!

Shop through Amazon Smile and Amazon will support us!


Donor-Advised Funds

  • Give through your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
  • Begin by filling out the DAF Direct form

If you already benefit from donor-advised funds, please make checks payable to DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative and mail to the following address:

DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
975 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

DC Collaborative's tax identification number is 52-2125047


A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable account sponsored by a public charity which donors use to support their philanthropy. After establishing a donor-advised fund the donor may recommend grants to qualified public charities and may also advise the sponsoring organization (e.g. Fidelity Charitable® or Schwab Charitable, etc.) on the investment strategy for the charitable assets. A sponsoring organization is a 501(c) (3) public charity that sponsors a donor-advised program which often consist of thousands of individual DAF accounts.

DAFs allow you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.


  • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
  • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free).
  • Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice.


  • Simplicity: the DAF sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
  • Flexibility: timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision-making.
  • Tax-efficiency: Contributions are tax-deductible and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support multiple charities from one block of stock.
  • Family legacy: a DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
  • No start-up costs: There is no cost to establish a donor-advised fund. However, an initial minimum charitable contribution is often required to establish a DAF (typically $5,000 or more).*
  • No transaction fees: once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to your qualified public charity of choice.*
  • Privacy if desired: donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.

* Sponsoring organizations generally assess an administrative fee on the assets in a DAF. These fees vary by sponsoring organization.


The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Mailing Address: 975 F Street, NW
Office Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.