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Support our 50th Anniversary fund

The Clay Studio depends on funding to support our artists, educational programs, exhibitions, and community engagement initiatives. The 50th Anniversary Fund was launched to celebrate The Clay Studio’s history and ensure that our work continues at the highest level in the years to come.

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Support Claymobile

Claymobile runs year-round, sending professional teaching artists for one-day workshops or multi-day artistic residencies at 120 partner sites, reaching more than 6,000 participants annually.

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Support our After-School Program

Clay Club combines academic support with arts activities to engage students and prepare them for academic success.

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Support our Exhibition Fund

We’ve established a reputation for mounting thought-provoking, high-quality exhibitions that address cutting-edge issues facing the art world.

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Support our Scholarship Fund

Our goal is to address obstacles to participation and ensure that everyone, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to express themselves and find community through clay.

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Support Residents & Guest Artists

With your support, The Clay Studio will continue offering the Residents free studio space, a monthly stipend, and a solo exhibition in a creative, supportive environment.

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Thank you for considering a donation—we are here because you choose to make a gift.

—Warmly, The Clay Studio Staff

More Ways to Give

Make a Gift by Check

All checks should be made out to The Clay Studio and sent to the attention of:

Development Department
The Clay Studio
1425 N American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Gifts of Stock

It’s easy to support The Clay Studio through a gift of appreciated securities, such as stocks and mutual funds. Often this provides you with a larger deduction at the end of the year.  

Please contact for more information.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a way to strengthen the future of The Clay Studio and provide you and your family with long-term financial benefits.  

  • Bequests are the simplest way to make a gift to The Clay Studio. To do this all you need to do is include us in your will. You can leave bequests of cash, artwork or property.
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts are designed to provide you (the beneficiary of the trust) with income for a specified period of time. Once this time has expired The Clay Studio can receive the remainder of the trust. 
  • Charitable Lead Trusts are designed to reduce your beneficiaries’ taxable income. First, The Clay Studio would receive a portion of the trust’s income, then after a specified period of time, the remainder of the trust would go to your named beneficiaries.
  • Gifts of Plans and Policies would include making The Clay Studio beneficiary of retirement plans or life insurance policies.

Please contact for more information.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are a great way to make your personal contribution go further. Many corporations in the region offer opportunities to match or multiply your gift to The Clay Studio. To take advantage of this opportunity, visit your human resources department to obtain an Employee Matching Gift Form. Complete the employee portion and mail to:

Development Department
The Clay Studio
1425 N American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Companies that offer matching include:

  • The ACE INA Foundation
  • Aetna Foundation, Inc.
  • AIG
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Altria Group, Inc.
  • American Express Company
  • Aon Corporation
  • Arkema Inc.
  • ATK Foundation
  • Automatic Data Processing
  • AXA Foundation, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Bemis Company Foundation
  • Berwind
  • BlackRock
  • Boeing Company
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Carpathia Consulting and Peopleflex Accounting Professionals
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • CIGNA Foundation
  • Citi Smith Barney
  • Citigroup Foundation
  • Colorcon
  • Connelly Foundation
  • Deluxe Corporation Foundation
  • Deutsche Bank
  • ExxonMobil Foundation
  • Federated Department Stores, Inc.
  • First Data Corporation
  • FM Global Charitable Contributions (US and Canadian)
  • FMC Corporation
  • GE Foundation
  • The Getty Foundation
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Glenmede
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • IBM Corporation
  • Illinois Tool Works Foundation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JPMorgan Private Bank
  • Kaplan Inc.
  • Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
  • Law School Admission Council
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lincoln Financial Group Foundation
  • Liz Claiborne Foundation
  • Macy's Foundation
  • May Department Stores Company Foundation
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • The Merck Company Foundation
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Microsoft
  • Minerals Technologies Inc.
  • Mobil Foundation Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mueller Group, Inc.
  • The New York Times C
  • ompany Foundation, Inc.
  • Norfolk Southern Foundation
  • NRG Global
  • Nuveen Investments
  • PepsiCo Foundation
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Pfizer Foundation
  • The Philadelphia Foundation
  • Philadelphia International Advisors, LP
  • PJM Interconnection, LLC
  • Prudential Foundation
  • Quaker Chemical Corporation
  • Rio Tinto Minerals
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation
  • Sandmeyer Steel Company
  • SAP Matching Gift Program
  • Schering-Plough Foundation
  • Subaru of America, Inc.
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • Sunoco, Inc.
  • Susquehanna International Group, LLP
  • Tenet Healthcare Foundation
  • Tiff Advisory Services, Inc.
  • Tyco Electronics
  • Tyco International
  • UBS Financial Services Inc.
  • United Technologies
  • UPS Foundation
  • The Vanguard Group of Investment Companies
  • Verizon Foundation
  • Wachovia Foundation
  • Archie D. & Bertha H. Walker Foundation
  • Wellington Management Company
  • Western Union Foundation
  • The William Penn Foundation
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • XL America

Other Ways to Contribute

Host a Fundraiser
Shop Amazon Smile

When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to The Clay Studio. There is no additional cost to you! Visit our Amazon Smiles and support us every time you shop. 

Donate your Vehicle

Donate your car, boat, truck, RV, jet ski, or snowmobile to The Clay Studio and receive a tax deduction, with no cost and no hassle. Request a pickup with this online form, or contact our fundraising partner Donation Line LLC at 877-227-7487 (be sure to ask for The Clay Studio by name or our extension #3086).  

Contribute through United Way

The Clay Studio is a United Way donor choice option with proceeds supporting our mission. To make a gift through the United Way, please use our agency #47896. 

We're an Educational Improvement Organization—Make a Corporate Gift

The Clay Studio is an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) under Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. These credits are awarded to businesses that make contributions to EIOs like The Clay Studio.  

About EITC

The Education Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) provides tax credits to eligible businesses. These tax credits can be donated to The Clay Studio’s Claymobile program in the form of a contribution.

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will consider tax credits awarded under this program to be effective on the first day of the taxable year in which the contribution was made.

Benefits to Your Business

Your business can receive tax credits up to 75% of your contribution (up to $750,000 per taxable year), or up to 90% for two-year charitable commitments (up to $900,000 per charitable year).

How to Apply

  • Review this overview of the EITC program and these detailed guidelines, both provided by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
  • It is recommended that you consult with your tax advisor.
  • Apply online through the DCED application system.
  • Upon receipt of written notification from DCED that you have been approved for tax credits your business has 60 days to make a contribution.
  • Mail your business’s EITC donation (checks should be made payable to The Clay Studio) in support of the Claymobile program to:

The Clay Studio
Attn: Development Department
1425 N American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

  • You will receive an acknowledgement letter from The Clay Studio.
  • You must submit the acknowledgement letter received from The Clay Studio to the DCED within 90 days from your original written notification approval from DCED.
  • DCED will communicate with the PA Department of Revenue and the applicable tax credit is applied to your business tax account.
  • The credit is taken as a payment on your business’s annual tax return filing.

Past events

Relive our previous events and campaigns that got us to where we are today!

Director of Development