We rely on donors to keep POVA running. Donors differ from customers as donors give funds directly to the organization in order to cover operating costs such as studio space, specialty supplies, training, and more. We have several different levels for major giving, as well as event sponsorships.

Make a donation this spring to invest in our Emerging Art Education Program at POVA!

  • Make an online donation HERE.

  • Become a monthly donor HERE.

  • Mail a check payable to "Poverty and the Arts"
    1207 Dickerson Pike Nashville, TN 37207

In-Kind Donation Needs 

TAX ID: 46-3699416

Poverty and the Arts is funded in part by Metro Arts Nashville Office of Art + Culture, Tennessee Arts Commission, St. George's Enterprise Ministry, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, The Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Foundation, Bonnaroo Works Fund, Fullgraf Foundation, Caterpillar Financial, Memorial Foundation, and the HCA Foundation.

Watch this artist testimonial video of Kateri created by Mazzo Media!


Easy Ways To Give Back!


Sign up for our Airbnb Experience

Whether you live in Nashville or are just visiting, this unique experience is a fun way to get a look at Music City's emerging art scene. Sign up and learn more HERE. 100% of what you pay for this social immpact experience goes to Poverty and the Arts.


Buy a POVA Shirt

Buy a POVA t-shirt or sweatshirt HERE, and Bonfire will donate a percentage of every purchase to Poverty and the Arts! We have hoodies, crewnecks, tees, tanks, and youth sizes in black and gray. Get yours today to support artists impacted by homelessness.


Amazon Smile

Go to and sign up or into your Amazon account. Type “Poverty and the Arts into the search bar and click search. Then select Poverty and the Arts in Nashville, TN. Congratulations! Now Amazon will donate  0.5% of each eligible purchase to Poverty and the Arts.


Kroger Community Rewards

You can help POVA by shopping at Kroger! By registering you’re Kroger Plus card with Kroger Community Rewards, Poverty and the Arts will recieve a portion of your purchase.

Start by visiting
After creating an account you can search for “Poverty and the Arts” or enter HC483.

Arts Plate

TAC Specialty License Plate

Support POVA and the Tennessee Arts Commission through your purchase of a Tennessee specialty license plate. TAC provides funding and support through its grant program to POVA, as well as arts organizations throughout Tennessee. The Tennessee Arts Commission's mission is for all citizens of Tennessee to have access to and participate in the arts.