Donations of Supplies for Art Projects

A lack of art supplies is a major issue with schools around the country and is particularly acute in K–12. Art is not just students having fun; it is a critical part of releasing energy and uses many of the skills that students are learning in other subjects, including math and engineering skills.

The MAG Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity that donates art supplies to K–12 educators and their students. Teachers and qualified educators apply to MAG, and the organization then vets their credentials. After the vetting, MAG invites eligible applicants to submit an Amazon Wish List to the foundation for art supplies they need for their projects. Once a quarter, the foundation’s art committee meets and decides which wish lists will be fulfilled.

The MAG team reviews applications on a rolling basis. The review process typically takes two to four weeks, after which applicants will receive notification about the status of their application. Fulfillment takes an additional one to two weeks.

The foundation does not have a maximum amount for the wish lists and will consider lists for any projects that are interesting and productive. However, applicants can increase their chances of their wish list being approved by keeping the total of their desired items to the recommended amount of under $150. Occasionally, MAG will temporarily raise the recommended amount, and all approved educators will get an email on this occasion.

An online gallery displays artwork that K–12 teachers and students created with supplies they received.

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