Ankeny Art Center | Support


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The Ankeny Art Center is an independent visual arts facility that meets its own financial needs through fundraising, grants and support from community members like you. Please consider us as you plan how to contribute to the community. The Ankeny Art Center operates under the direction of Ankeny Friends of the Arts which is a 501(c)(3) organization; that means all your contributions are tax-deductible. Outlined below are several ways you can provide support to the Ankeny Art Center.

Become a Member
Members are a crucial part of bring art to our community. Through the generosity of memberships we can continue too provide educational experiences, informative exhibits, and entertaining events. For our members we provide invitations to exhibitions and events, 20% discount on classes and discounts on special workshops. Special contributions will also recieve all traditional family benefits, recognition on the Sketchbook and on the web site, and recieve a gift item from the Ankeny Art Center. Either use the Pay Pal button below or click here and print our membership form.

Financial Donations
We are always glad to accept monetary donations to help us meet the operating costs of the Ankeny Art Center and it's programs. These donations are tax-deductible and we'd be glad to provide a receipt. If you would like to donate to a specific program, please consider the following:

  • Capital Improvements:  Renovating the second gallery with track lighting, flooring and furnishings to add exhibit space to the Center. Improving handicapped accessibility at the Center by renovating building access and adding a ramp to the classrooms on the second floor.
  • Educational Needs:  Assist with providing funds for educational materials, equipment and scholarships. Click here for more information on giving for educational purposes.
  • Exhibits:  Assist inproviding funds for materials and operating costs to help support the galleries. With your help we can continue to provide exhibits and receptions that are free and open to the public.
  • Foundation:  In late August 2014, the Ankeny Art Center became part of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. With their help, we have created an endowment that will assist us to financially fulfill our mission and secure a long term financial plan for the future of the visual arts in Ankeny and surrounding communities. For more information on the Ankeny Art Foundation Fund Giving, visit:

Birdies for Charity

How does Birdies For Charity work? The 2018 Birdies For Charity program will provide a 10% match on ALL pledges made through the program.

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The Ankeny Art Center values all our dedicated volunteers! Volunteering is a wonderful and fulfilling way for individuals and organizations to give to the arts and to the community. Opportunities include: joining an events team, serving on a committee, assisting in 'spring clean', greeting at a reception, helping assemble mailers, or even delivering information around town. Time commitment, flexibility and scheduling will vary depending on the activity.

  • Many companies will match employee donations to non-profit organizations. Ask your Human Resources department about how you can contribute to the Ankeny Art Center with their matching grant program!

Thanks To Our Sponsors!


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DMI Computer
Ankeny Women’s Club
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