Artivate ( creates shared experiences where the transformational power of the arts is an essential part of daily life—enhancing education and creating connections that transcend language, culture and individual circumstance. The organization engages local communities to create interactive arts experiences that inspire learning.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Maryland, D.C. and northern Virginia

What a donation buys:

  • $250 helps make a performance program happen for a school.
  • $500 helps fund a Project Youth ArtReach mural program for court involved youths.
  • $1,000 provides key support for a program in an under-resourced school community.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Help with a special event
  • Ongoing: Provide office support (filing, copying, mailing prep).
  • Internships