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. 

$1000+ donors receive all of the above plus a signed work from one of our renowned artists. These donors also receive invitations to Ink Well parties and events.

Amazon Smile and eBay Programs: click the below links before making a purchase at Amazon or eBay and a portion of your purchase will automatically be donated to The Ink Well at no cost to you!

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 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

SUSTAINER $1000- $4999
Dick Blick Art Materials (2015-2018) Annual donor!
Peter de Séve (12/2018)
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!
Maria Scrivan (11/2018)
Adrian Sinnott in honor of his mother, Bernadette (12/17)

PATRON $100-$499 (2017-2019)
Alexandra Breuer (12/2017)
Mark Saskin (11/2018)
Adrian Sinnott (11/2018)

FRIEND $0-$99 (2017-2019)
Ricardo Simpson (12/2018)



12/2019: it’s an honor to have renowned illustrator and character designer, Peter de Séve, on our board. It’s also an incredible thrill when he auctions off some of his original art work to support the Ink Well kids! Thank you so much, Peter. You are our knight in shining armor forever. 





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 to buy an Ink Well t-shirt. They are $30 each and all proceeds go to the kids’ free art kits. The t’s are 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