Brighten charity spaces. Launch creative careers. Create a 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. Most are created by our summer workers.

Among the recipient charities in 2016 were:

Art Road
City Year
Coalition on Temporary Shelter
Green Living Science
Junior Achievement
Legal Aid and Defender Association

Mack Alive
Mosaic Youth Theatre
Ruth Ellis Center
Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers
The Sphinx Organization
YMCA of Metro Detroit

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.