Art Van Furniture is a name synonymous with superior quality, service and customer satisfaction. And as with the company that bears his name, Mr. Art Van Elslander has a deep commitment not only to his customers and his 3600 employees, but to the community at large.
AMERICA'S THANKSGIVING PARADE
America's Thanksgiving Parade is broadcast nationwide, and our special tradition is shared with millions of families across the U.S.
ART VAN CHARITY CHALLENGE
Art Van Furniture is proud of its long-standing reputation for strong commitment to philanthropic involvement.
Art Van Furniture strongly believes in giving back to local and statewide organizations.
Art Van Furniture is proud to help distribute donated furniture to those in need.
In 1991, America's Thanksgiving Parade was on the verge of collapse. Art Van Elslander, the founder of Art Van Furniture, made a historic donation that saved the parade, one of Michigan's most beloved traditions. Since then, Mr. Art Van Elslander, his children and grandchildren and many Art Van Furniture Associates have made it their tradition to walk in the parade. Art Van Furniture became the parade's presenting sponsor in 2013, a great source of pride for the company's entire team. Today, America's Thanksgiving Parade is broadcast nationwide, and our special tradition is shared with millions of families across the U.S.
Once a year Art Van Furniture runs the Art Van Charity Challenge allowing charities to compete for grants. The next Art Van Charity Challenge will be held dates to be determined. Please know that we wish you great success in your efforts.
Art Van Furniture is all about the family and we are proud to support the Art Van Sports Complex in Rockford, Art Van Grand Rapids Santa Parade presented by the Grand Rapids Jaycees, Tulip Time Festival in Holland and the Woodward Dream Cruise in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Are you replacing furniture in your home and would like to donate your used furnishings that are still in good condition? Choose from a list of community organizations that can come and pick up your donation.
Community Giving & Sponsorships
Art Van Furniture has been funding important initiatives for decades. Chances are we have come across your question somewhere along the way.
The most important criteria for consideration is aligned with our key focus areas:
501(c)3 non-profit tax exempt IRS letter
Provide the donation request on official charity letterhead
Be located in or provide services to a community where Art Van Furniture has a store location
State what Art Van Furniture will receive in return
Who and where does Art Van Furniture support? Art Van Furniture supports local grass-root organizations in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois where Art Van Furniture stores are located.
How much money does Art Van Furniture give for a sponsorship/donation? It all depends on the cause and our fiscal year budget.
Can the same organization apply for a sponsorship/donation more than once during a year if the requests are different projects? No, because we want to help out as many grass-root local organizations as we can in the communities we serve.
When will I hear back if my sponsorship/donation request has been approved or denied? Once you email the firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, you will hear back within a two week time period.
Who at Art Van Furniture determines the sponsorship/donation approval or denial? The Leadership Team and Board of Directors meet to approve or deny all charity requests.
Can I call the Community Initiatives phone to discuss the sponsorship/donation request instead of submitting it through email? Unfortunately not, since we receive hundreds of requests per week. Email is the fastest way to receive a response and before the request can be reviewed it needs to have all of the correct criteria.
What type of projects does Art Van Furniture fund? We focus on women, children, human service and health care.
Does Art Van Furniture give back to "Individuals"? No, Art Van Furniture does not give to individuals only to 501(c)3 non-profit tax exempt charities.
Does Art Van Furniture fund scholarships? No, Art Van Furniture does not fund scholarships.
Are there deadlines for applying for sponsorship/donations? There are no deadlines to submit a request.
Does Art Van Furniture give to private or public schools? No, Art Van Furniture does not give to private and public schools.
Does Art Van Furniture give to "Golf Outings"? No, Art Van Furniture does not give to Golf Outings.
Does Art Van Furniture provide grants for groups that are not considered 501(c)3 non-profits? No, Art Van Furniture only gives to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.