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Individual Supporters like you power 11% of all our programming, reaching thousands of individuals across disabilities, ages, and experiences in the Twin Cities, MN and beyond.

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Upstream Arts’  EIN: 20-4451219

So you want to make your donation go the farthest….  below is a quick guide to fees and platforms for individual giving.  No matter how you give, we’re incredibly grateful for your support.

Your investments make our work possible!  Thank you.

One of our adult participants who uses a power chair holds the mic center stage and speaks during an Art of Me performance.

Via GiveMN

GiveMN is a Minnesota charitable platform, though you do not need to be in MN to register. They charge a 6.9% fee, but also give you the option to cover the fees, ensuring that your entire donation goes directly to Upstream Arts’ work. 

You can set up an account and donate directly on the GiveMN website HERE.

Via Check

Old-fashioned paper checks are still the most effective way to donate to Upstream Arts!  You can mail checks to:

Upstream Arts
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Some banks will also send a check for you through an online bill pay system. Check with your individual bank to see if this is an option. 

Via PayPal Giving Fund

We can accept donations through the charitable arm of PayPal with no fees if you are within the United States.

If you donate through PayPal as a standard transaction instead of via this PayPal Giving Fund link, we will be charged a fee of 1.99% + 0.49.

You can contribute to Upstream Arts via PayPal Giving Fund HERE.

Via Venmo

We can accept donations via Venmo, with a flat fee of 1.9% +.10

You can Venmo us at our registered charity account: @UpstreamArts

Via Employer Match

Request a match from your employer! Many corporations will match 50%, 100%, or 200% of your donation. Check with your company to see if they will match your contribution.

Via Estate Planning

Including Upstream Arts in your will allows your legacy to carry on through our work. Planned giving can ensure that Upstream Arts continues to thrive in the future. Email [email protected] to start a conversation on how you can become a legacy donor. 

Via Stock Donation

You can make a donation of stock or mutual funds to Upstream Arts! Support our work with a gift of appreciated securities. Email [email protected] to learn more and set up your transfer. 

Via Netgiver

Netgiver, developed by credit unions, allows you to donate to Upstream Arts with no fees. You do not need to be a member of a credit union. You can set up recurring or one-time donations through this platform. 

You can sign up and donate via Netgiver HERE.


We are honored to have earned the “Meets Standards” seal from the Charities Review Council! To learn more, click here.

Foundation, Government, & Corporate Supporters

We’re grateful to everyone in our community who makes our work, work.
To view a list of our current Individual Donors, please read or listen to our Annual Report.


Logo for Archie Bertha Walker Foundation
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Hardenbergh Foundation
MN Department of Human Services
Logo For Greater Milwaukee Realtors Association Youth Foundation
Logo for The Harri Hoffman Family Foundation

Lilian Wright & C Emil Berglund Foundation


Best Buy Foundation
Logo from Minnesota State Arts Board and Cultural Legacy Amendment

Upstream Arts’ programming is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The H.E. and Helen Warren Foundation

Headwaters Foundation for Justice logo
Logo for Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation

The Nash Family Foundation