Paint Detroit with Generosity


Brighten charity spaces. Honor the work of nonprofits. Launch creative careers. Grow our generous mindset.
Mint Artists Guild believes in creating projects that “benefit our clients, our communities and our youth” –a win-win-win approach. So in 2016, Mint developed a new initiative called Paint Detroit with Generosity which donates teen-made paintings and art pieces to local nonprofit organizations. They hang in major charities such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and small ones like Crescendo Detroit and Stand with Trans. Almost all the paintings are created by our summer workers. We are grateful to the Buck Dinner, Skillman Foundation, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and many individuals and artists for support of Paint Detroit with Generosity in the last few years.
Among the charities to receive paintings created in 2021 are:

Alternatives for Girls

Brilliant Detroit

Capturing Belief

Congress of Communities


Detroit Creativity Project

Detroit Food Academy

Detroit Youth Volume

Engaged Detroit Homeschooling Network

Freedom House Girl Scouts of SE Michigan Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp. HAVEN Math Corps Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Mint Artists Guild National Lawyers Guild – Detroit TBA Stand with Trans Sugar Law Center

Several times a year, Mint brings young artists to serve and volunteer through art projects and workshops, helping in elementary schools and at community events and celebrations.



How You Can Nominate a Nonprofit to Our Program

To nominate a nonprofit to receive a painting or to request Mint at your school or event, please send an email to Describe the organization or school, your role and the event. Preference is given to charities that have headquarters or primarily focus on Detroit and organizations that serve youth or low-income, high needs populations.

If your nonprofit wants to become a Paint Detroit with Generosity partner and receive a piece, contact us by June 1. If your business wants to invest in creativity and generosity in Detroit, we are seeking partners.