Art Van Charity Challenge Guidelines

Art Van Furniture has always given back to local and statewide organizations, particularly groups and programs which focus on children, health and human services.

To be eligible for a contribution, your organization must meet the following requirements:

  • Be recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not a private foundation
  • Be able to provide financials according to these guidelines: If you're a public charity with gross annual support and revenue of over $500,000 you must provide an audited financial statement prepared by an independent CPA. If you are a public charity with gross annual support and revenue of below $500,000, but above $250,000, you must provide a financial statement that is either reviewed or audited by an independent CPA. If you are a public charity with gross annual support and revenue of under $250,000, you must provide a profit and loss statement.
  • In policy and practice do not discriminate based on age, race, color, sex, religion, disability, national origin, height, weight or marital status
  • Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event or program date to be considered eligible
  • Financial track record showing sustainability including no more than 50% of your revenue comes from one specific area, ie private donors, corporate donors, government, etc.
  • Organizations cannot receive more than half of their funding through government grants

Art Van Furniture considers requests from a wide range of organizations and encourages creativity and innovation to develop partnerships that are of mutual benefit to community organizations and Art Van Furniture. We seek sponsorships that bring value to our customers and employees. As a sponsor of an event, Art Van expects to receive the following results:

  • Enhance Art Van Furniture's visibility in the community
  • Help position Art Van Furniture as a leader in the corporate community
  • Introduce associates to potential new customers
  • Raise money for the benefit of nonprofits in the neighborhoods we serve
  • Opportunities for cross promotion through in-store events and community activities

Art Van Furniture does not provide donations or sponsorships to:

  • Humane Societies
  • Individuals
  • Annual Fund Campaigns
  • Private foundations or endowment funds
  • General Operating Support
  • Capital Campaigns or capital projects
  • Religious organizations (i.e., churches)
  • Political activities, parties, or candidates
  • Government agencies
  • Entertainment events
  • Scholarships or conferences
  • Golf tournaments
  • Travel or tours
  • Municipalities
  • Public or private schools and universities
  • Courtesy advertising program books, and yearbooks
  • PTA and Booster events
  • Fraternal or labor organizations
  • Sporting events, or teams
  • Medical research