Spark+Echo Arts is the coming together of thousands of patrons and artists from around the world to illuminate every verse of the Bible through the arts. Your generous donations go towards:
- Commissioning great artists to create new works of art
- Connecting people to the Bible and art on our site
- Covering the organizational costs necessary to keep our proverbial lights on so that we can continue inviting people to engage with the Bible in a whole new way
There are multiple ways to support and become a part of this one-of-a-kind community!
• PayPal Giving Fund
Spark+Echo Arts is confirmed as a charity on PayPal through PayPal’s Giving Fund. You can give once or make your gift ongoing! PayPal Giving Fund is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) public charity (Federal Tax ID: 45-0931286). Learn more at paypalgivingfund.org
• Make micro-donations through PayPal when you shop online
Support Spark+Echo Arts when you shop online with PayPal. Set us as your favorite charity, and you can choose to donate $1 each time you check out with PayPal. Easily set us as your favorite charity by clicking the heart icon on our PayPal Giving Fund charity page.
• National Christian Foundation
To make a special donation of any amount as part of your annual charitable giving or in honor of someone special, click the Donate Now button. Your donation is handled securely by NCF, the largest National Christian Community Foundation in the country. Spark+Echo Arts and NCF are 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Founded in 1982 by Larry Burkett, Ron Blue, and Terry Parker, the National Christian Foundation has sent over $4.5 billion in in grants to over 30,000 churches, ministries, and non-profit organizations like Spark+Echo Arts. Visit newyork.ncfgiving.com or contact us to learn more about how to maximize your giving potential. There are many exciting options here for the generous giver!
Give a Major Gift of Non-Cash Assets
We are thankful to the generosity of various foundations that have supported the ongoing work of Spark+Echo Arts. Foundation support has been crucial in giving artists and audiences transformative experiences with the Bible and the arts. Through our integration with Patreon, our project gives opportunities for individual donors at any income level to support the intersection of faith and art.
If you are part of a foundation that is looking for ways to inspire people of faith to support the arts, consider a grant that matches Patreon gifts as a potential opportunity to further your mission. Contact us to learn more.
A Vision for our Financial Future
As of 2018, Spark+Echo artists have illuminated 14% of the Bible. We estimate it will take 4,000 works of art and twelve years to illuminate the rest of the Bible.
When we have a full house of 2,000 patrons, giving via Patreon, our community will be able to raise our artist honorarium to $500 per work. We will also be able to provide a “creative fund” to help filmmakers hire actors, musicians pay for studio time, choreographers to pay dancers, and more. Our vision is for the entirety of patron gifts to be put toward artist honorariums and this creative fund.
Through many small gifts of 2,000 people over twelve years, our patron community will be able to do something grand, raise $3,000,000 to give directly to artists creating art on the Bible.
Four thousand new works of art over twelve years means we will be premiering approximately one work every day. Our small staff facilitates the creation and sharing of these works. We are looking to major donors, foundations, and non-cash assets to match this $3,000,000 of generosity from our many small-gift patrons on Patreon, providing the support staff to facilitate the creation and dissemination of 4,000 works of art.
Our vision: Together, loyal patrons, major donors, and foundations will raise $6,000,000 over twelve years, the total cost to premiere a magnificent, never-been-done, breathtaking, unique, surprising, beautiful, collection of art from artists in every state and every nation on every verse of the Bible.
Spark+Echo Arts is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.