We are passionate about mental health & art.

 

Our Mission

The Giving Gallery is a global online art gallery that raises awareness and funds for mental health through art sales.

Our Philosophy

Raising mental health awareness is our #1 priority, and collective social impact is the centerpiece of our approach. We are bridging the arts and mental health, led by the belief that creativity can transform lives and mental health programs.

How it Works

Artists join our movement by creating their very own Giving Gallery shop of artwork they wish to sell (like Etsy). Our artists and nonprofit partners promote our mission through their social networks. Proceeds from every art sale are split between the artist and a partnered mental health nonprofit. The Giving Gallery team facilitates every sale, working with the artist to package and ship the art to the buyer. We currently have four partnered mental health nonprofits, two of which are the largest grassroots mental health nonprofits in the United States: Mental Health America (MHA) and Active Minds.

Founding Story

The Giving Gallery’s founding story is rooted in passion for mental health and social change. Amanda Lipp, Founder and CEO, first had the idea for The Giving Gallery during her stay a psychiatric hospital her freshman year of college. After months of making little progress, a nurse walked over and handed Amanda a box of crayons, and that’s when everything changed. Amanda began layering and etching with crayons, wondering how her art could connect her back to the community. After Amanda was discharged from the hospital, she began volunteering with local nonprofits to meet peers and reconnect. She began auctioning her crayon art, promoting fundraisers, and sharing her story across the nation. This led to raising thousands of dollars for local to national mental health nonprofits, and sparked the vision that artists and causes could have a platform that was mutually empowering and mission-driven: The Giving Gallery.

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Our Team

We are a small and passionate start-up team with a bold vision.  

Amanda | CEO
Andrew | Software Engineer
Chris | CTO

Interested in Volunteering?

We are looking for people passionate about mental health and art to join our team.

We currently need skillsets in these areas:

  • Social Media
  • Graphic Design/Branding
  • Marketing Analytics
  • CRM Management
  • React Developers
  • Business Development
  • Public Relations