Shriver Education for the Arts — Donation FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Donating to Shriver Education for the Arts

Thank you for supporting Shriver Education for the Arts. Because of you, we will be able to provide more job opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and we will be able to further spread our goal of inclusion for all.

Note: The questions and answers on this page apply to donations made in the United States. Please contact us with questions regarding donations made outside the United States.

Will I get a receipt for my donation?

Yes. When you make an online donation, you will see a confirmation page and receive an email confirmation, either one of which may be used as an official receipt (you may have to check your Junk email folder to retrieve the receipt). If you mail in a contribution, we will send a confirmation letter in approximately 2-3 weeks. If you have any questions, please contact our Donor Services Department at [email protected].

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Shriver Education for the Arts, Inc. is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code so 100% of your donation is tax-deductible. Our Federal Tax ID number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 84-2941641. Donations made outside the United States may not be tax deductible.

My donation has not processed. Why?

If your donation failed after completing the transaction, it is likely that information provided, such as the credit card CVV number or address did not match exactly with what is on file at your bank. For further assistance, please contact us at [email protected] and include the details of your transaction.

How can I update my information or preferences?

Please contact us at [email protected] and let us know about any changes to your information and preferences on how we communicate with you. In order for us to locate your record and expedite the requested changes, please be sure to provide complete information such as address or name we would have on file. Though we process the changes you request right away, please note that due to our production schedule it may take up to 6-8 weeks for your request to take effect in the mail.

How can I be sure you are using my support wisely?

How much of my donation goes to support program activities? Shriver Education for the Arts strives to operate as efficiently as possible. A significant portion of our revenue comes from a broad base of donors, $10 and $20 dollars at a time. Every contribution makes an important difference. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a chance to secure successful jobs. Donations go toward supporting job skills training, opening additional stores, and much more. Maintaining high standards is a priority at Shriver Education for the Arts. 

What credit cards are accepted? How can I be sure that my is donation secure?

We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. We take every precaution to protect our donors’ information, please refer to our privacy policy. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions are among the most reputable in the field, trusted by major charities. SSL encryption and certificate services are utilized for communicating potentially sensitive data over the Internet. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls over information you share with us, we work to accurately process your contribution information. Please let us know if you have questions about your financial donation at [email protected].

Can I donate in honor or memory of someone? Will you send a tribute card to the recipient?

Yes, donating in someone’s name is a meaningful way to celebrate a friend or remember a loved one. You can enter information in the “Honor and Memorial Giving” section of the donation form. We will mail a personalized card to the honoree or their family letting them know that you made a donation to honor them. Cards are processed each business day but please allow 1-2 weeks for your honoree’s card to arrive in the mail.

Can I become a monthly contributor?

Absolutely! Monthly giving is one of the best ways you can support Shriver Education for the Arts, providing a reliable revenue stream for the needs of our art studios and job skills training. You can sign up using this secure online form. Your first donation will be processed right away and then each following month on approximately the same date. You will receive confirmation when your contribution is processed. If you would like to make any changes to your monthly donation at any point or have any questions about monthly giving, please contact us at [email protected].

Does Inclusion Revolution offer planned giving?

We offer a wide range of planned gift options for you to choose from including bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, and retirement assets. Making a planned gift to Shriver Education for the Arts helps ensure our ability to respond to the challenges we will face in the future. To learn more about the various ways you can include Shriver Education for the Arts as a part of your estate plan, please contact us at [email protected].

I would like to get more involved with Shriver Education for the Arts, how can I do that?

We welcome volunteers at our studios and other job program locations, and we encourage local fundraising events. Have an impact on your community and help spread our message of inclusion for all. Please contact us at [email protected] to see how you can get involved.

Will Shriver Education for the Arts accept a matching gift from my company?

You can double or triple your support through your company’s matching gift program. Visit your personnel office to ask if they match charitable donations, obtain a matching gift form, fill it out completely and mail it along with your contribution to:

Shriver Education for the Arts, Inc. 
Attn: Donor Development
111 South Pineapple Ave.
Unit 601
Sarasota, FL 34236 

Can I donate to Shriver Education for the Arts through my Donor Advise Fund (DAF)?

Yes! A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. Your financial advisor, or fund manager, can help you get started recommending a grant to Inclusion Revolution. Your fund manager handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.

I have a question about donating to Shriver Education for the Arts that was not answered on this page.

Please contact our Donor Services Department at [email protected]To help us answer your inquiry, please provide your complete information and how we can reach you. If you have a general question, comment, or suggestion, please contact us via [email protected].