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. Most paintings are created by our summer workers.

We are grateful to the Skillman Foundation, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Culture Source and many individuals and artists for support of Paint Detroit with Generosity.

Among the charities to receive paintings in 2019 are:

826 Michigan

Arts & Scraps

Belle Isle Conservancy

Brilliant Detroit

City Year
Crossroads of Michigan

Detroit Horse Power
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Downtown Boxing Gym


Ecoworks Detroit
Freedom House
Greening of Detroit
LBGT Detroit
Life Remodeled
Judson Center
Mercy Education Project
People for Palmer Park
Ronald McDonald House of Detroit
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The Youth Connection

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. If your business wants to invest in creativity and generosity in Detroit, we are seeking partners.