The Ink Well is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  Our EIN# is 26-3551869



Thank You for Your Support

The Ink Well is an all volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit. 100% of your donation goes directly toward providing free, stimulating, encouraging arts activities to children facing illness and hardship in New York and Los Angeles.  Every dollar makes a difference so we are grateful for any amount you may be able to give.

All Donors receive recognition on our site for one year from their donation date, a personal letter of thanks, and a tax deductible receipt.

$500+ donors are permanently honored on our website and all promotional materials. These donors also receive invitations to Ink Well parties and events.

$1000+ donors receive all of the above plus a signed work from one of our renowned artists.

Amazon Smile Program: click this link before making a purchase at Amazon and a portion of your purchase will automatically be donated to The Ink Well at no additional cost to you!



We are honored to be sponsored by Dick Blick Art Materials. They have enabled us to offer a wider range of activities, utilizing the highest quality materials available and to provide each child with their own art sets so they can continue creating on their own.


LEGACY DONOR $10,000-$14,999.
The Carnival of Love  (06/2013)
Private Contributor (2011-2016) Annual donor!  We rely heavily on this contribution and are extremely humbled by this person’s generosity.

ARTISTS CIRCLE $5,000-$9,999
Dick Blick Art Materials (2015-2016) Annual donor!

SUSTAINER $1000- $4999
Victoria Kann
‘s “Pinkalicious” and Crumbs Bake Shop (11/2010)
Teddy Theodoropoulos and the Coliseum Gym  (10/2009)

BENEFACTOR $500-$999
Todd Broder (05/2017)
Peter de Séve (2013, 2016 and 2017)
Diamond Dogs Bar (6/2015 and 6/2016).  Thank you to Nick and John Elezovic for throwing two Negroni fundraisers at their fantastic Astoria bar!
David and Patricia Paccia Monthly donor since 2014!  Sustaining donors make a huge difference.  Thank you, David and Patricia!
Adrian Sinnott in honor of his mother, Bernadette (12/17)

PATRON $100-$499
Alexandra Breuer (12/17)
Todd Broder (6/2016)
Zoe Piel (12/2016) in honor of Diane Shulman and in memory of Ronald Shulman. 
Irene Shigaki (1/2016)
Adrian Sinnott (12/2016) in honor of 3 South Nursing Staff at NY Good Samaritan Hospital.
John Stevens in honor of Bernadette Sinnott (03/2017)

FRIEND $0-$99
Christopher Caliguiri in honor of Bernadette Sinnott (02/2017)
Florence Caliguiri in honor of Bernadette Sinnott (03/2017)
Celeste Crockett in honor of Bernadette Sinnott (03/2017)
Bunny Hoest in honor of Bernadette Sinnott (03/2017)
Jim Postier (11/2016)
Rhiannon’s Beauty in honor of Bernadette Sinnott (03/2017)
Jessica Ruby (12/2016)
Tim Savage in honor of Bernadette Sinnott (03/2017)
Tia Scaltsas (12/2016)
Laurence de Souza (11/2016)
Joe Vissichelli in honor of Bernadette Sinnott (03/2017)

7/2013: We are overjoyed to announce a very generous donation of $10,000, made by The Carnival of Love! This incredible gift will allow us to hold many more events and to reach far more children than we could have without their help.  Please check out the great work these wonderful people are doing:

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8/2013: Thank you to The Society of Illustrators for donating 200 books to the Ink Well kids!  What a great way to kick off the school year.




Legal Counsel: thank you to Gowri Krishna of Urban Justice Center for getting us started at the very beginning and to David Kaye, William McNamara, Nathaniel Browand, and Greg Holland of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy who have graciously donated many hours of legal assistance over the years.

Accounting: thank you to Robert Starr for generously supporting The Ink Well through in-kind accounting services.

Sal Amendola and Dan Piraro at New York Methodist Hospital

Ink Well T-Shirts!


Contact us if you’d like to buy an Ink Well t-shirt. They are $30 each.  They’re made from fine, ring-spun cotton so they’re soft and comfy like your old favorite tees. Donate $100 or more and you’ll receive a t-shirt for free.

Sergei Aniskov at St. Mary’s Hospital