Ways to Give

Giving Is Easy

It’s easy to donate to the Artisan’s Asylum. Whether you donate to a shop, program or make a gift to support general operations, 100 percent of your gift will benefit the Artisan’s Asylum, our members, and the communities we serve.

Artisan’s Asylum’s Tax ID/EIN number is 27-2604571. You can view our GuideStar profile here.

Gift Certificates

This holiday, give the gift of making. An Artisan’s gift certificate can be used toward membership, the cost of studio and storage space, classes and more. Purchase gift certificates here.


Click here to give online securely. Tax acknowledgments are sent for all donations over $250 and upon request for check donations below $250.

Be A Friend
Friends contribute a sustaining gift of at least $10 a month. We’ll subscribe you to our newsletters, send invitations to special events, and share the warmth of knowing you sustain creativity and learning for all. Join today!

Gifts of Stock
When you donate appreciated securities, both the gift amount and charitable deduction are the fair market value of the stock and there is no capital gains tax.

To give shares (stocks, mutual funds, or other securities), contact your brokerage firm to verify delivery instructions. Artisan’s uses the services of Fidelity Investments to handle gifts of securities; in addition to following your firm’s specific instructions, you may need to provide the following:

  1. Artisan’s account registration information, including the type of account (corporate) and its ownership (joint).
  2. Fidelity’s Depository Trust Company (DTC) number, which is 0226
  3. The address of Fidelity Investments:
    Attn: TOA Receives
    PO Box 770001
    Cincinnati, OH 45277-0036

By Mail
Please make checks payable to Artisan’s Asylum, Inc. and send them to:

Artisan’s Asylum, Inc.
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143.

Tax acknowledgments are sent for all donations over $250 and upon request for check donations below $250.

Visit the Asylum during business hours to drop your donation in one of our collection boxes. If you would like a receipt please include a note with your contact information.

Become a Friend

Our “Friends of Artisan’s” program is a special way to get connected with our community while making it possible for us to help everyone bring their ideas to life. As a Friend of the Asylum, you’ll unlock opportunities to engage with like-minded individuals who appreciate the empowerment of creativity and innovation. Become a Friend today!

Sponsor the Asylum

As one of the first and largest maker spaces in the world, Artisan’s Asylum empowers artists, engineers and everyone in between to build their knowledge and skills, expand their imagination and their networks, and make anything they can dream. Learn more about available opportunities in our 2019-2020 Invitation.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are a great way to increase your giving! Talk to your employer and see if they will match your donation to Artisan’s Asylum. Artisan’s is proud to be registered with Benevity, one of the most respected purpose-driven giving platforms; view our profile.

Looking for another way to give through your company or organization? Let us know

Online Shopping

You can support Artisan’s Asylum when you use retailers that donate a part of their receipts to the Asylum:

  1. Use this Amazon link to send an extra percentage of your Amazon purchases to Artisan’s above and beyond the smile.amazon.com program!
  2. Check out Humble Bundle great bundles on books, PC and mobile video games
  3. Make us a favorite on eBay and you can support us when you buy at auction and you can auction your cruft to benefit us!

Charitable Bequest

Although it can be a bit strange to think about, your will allows you to support the people and organizations you love after you’ve passed. By including Artisan’s Asylum in your will, your awesome legacy ensures that creativity always has a place to thrive. A bequest may specify a dollar amount, a particular asset, or a percentage of your estate, and can be as simple as a sentence or two in your will or living trust agreement.

Artisan’s is honored to recognize the generosity of those who have named Artisan’s Asylum (EIN 27-2604571) in their will or estate plans. Such future gifts demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the Asylum and our mission to make lifelong learning and creativity accessible for all.

Planned gifts are exempt from estate taxes.

  1. Wills and Living Trusts – Name the Artisan’s Asylum as a charitable bequest in your will or living trust.
  2. Beneficiary Designations – Name the Artisan’s Asylum as a beneficiary of your assets – retirement plans, life insurance policies DAFs, bank or brokerage accounts.  Simply list Artisan’s Asylum (tax ID EIN 27-2604571) on your beneficiary designation form.

By supporting Artisan’s Asylum, you are empowering others to make what they imagine. Thank you for your generosity!

Artisan's Asylum sponsors include Verizon, Autodesk, Aeronaut, Dassault Systemes, and Wolfram