NIAD is an art and disability organization for artists, by artists. When you make a donation, you celebrate a shared vision of a more inclusive art world, an even stronger community, and better lives for disabled artists. NIAD is a registered 501(c)3 (Tax ID 94-2837552).

Help Us Meet Our Fiscal Year-End Goal

Your trust in studio artists’ leadership redefines the contemporary art world as a radically inclusive place where disability voices impact the design in our homes, the collections in our museums, and the visual world that enriches us.

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Make your check out to NIAD Art Center and mail to:
NIAD Art Center
551 23rd Street
Richmond, CA 94804

Monthly Giving

Become a NIAD GEM (Give Every Month!)

No matter the amount, monthly donations make a lasting impact on our organization and our artists. Every dollar counts, and a guaranteed dollar a month is always a comfort and a celebration for NIAD Art Center, an organization run on the generosity of others. Though we gladly accept big checks(!), we never want our supporters to feel obligated to make a large donation! 

NIAD GEMS receive special monthly updates from our artists and are invited to early bird previews of our beloved studio sales– before everyone else gets in there! 

Please sign up here today to become a NIAD GEM (Give Every Month) Donor!

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Rami Geller’s Fountain

Remembering a Friend

Throughout our joyful forty years we’ve made many friends. Some come in and out of the NIAD community, while others build a lasting relationship. Rami Geller did the latter; he was a compassionate lover of art, community, and NIAD Art Center. 

In grateful collaboration with Rami’s family – with project oversight by NIAD facilitators Steen Kjorlie – NIAD artists and staff are in the process of creating a fountain in our courtyard which will offer beauty, respite, remembrance and inspiration. 

Learn the story of Rami’s Fountain and how you can get involved.

a dark-skinned doll wearing colorful textiles, african prints and shell earrings

More Ways to Give

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Matching Gifts

DOUBLE your impact. Ask your employer how they support organizations like NIAD Art Center through matching your contribution.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

Remember a lost loved one, commemorate a milestone moment, or celebrate a NIAD artist by making a special gift in their name.

Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, and IRA Rollovers

Donate appreciated stocks, mutual funds, bonds, or from your IRA. You’ll support NIAD’s artists and receive significant tax benefits.

Planned Giving

Are you dedicated to seeing neurodiverse artists flourish and gain visibility over the next 20, 30, 40, or even 50 years?  There are many advantages to making a planned gift to the NIAD Art Center. By naming NIAD Art Center in your will and trust or donating life insurance, you are supporting NIAD Studio Artists for generations to come. Please talk with us about other benefits including tax savings and donor advised planned giving funds. 

We invite you to let us know of your plans! You can join our Legacy Circle of supporters who have also made this commitment to NIAD Art Center. For more information, please reach out to Rebecca Teague, Development Director or call (510) 620-0290.

Become an Exhibition Sponsor

As an Exhibition Sponsor, your support goes a long way to ensure the success and visibility of NIAD’s online and on-site gallery shows.

Your $1,500 tax-deductible donation covers expenses such as:

  • A stipend for each of our show organizers
  • Artist talk and workshop fees
  • Fresh paint for gallery walls, framing, signage, lights, graphic design
  • Photography to document the exhibition
  • Opening reception refreshments
  • Tech support for online openings
  • Gallery staff

We gratefully acknowledge your support with:

  • Your name and logo on exhibition press materials
  • Your name and logo on our website, Facebook (8,000+ art lovers), Instagram (10,000+ art lovers), and e-newsletter (4,000+ art lovers)
  • Two tickets to WIN WIN, our annual benefit exhibition and art auction
  • One year NIAD membership to North American Reciprocal Museums giving you free and discounted admission to 150+ museums
  • Limited edition NIAD swag
  • Discount on NIAD art sales and space rentals
  • Private tour of NIAD Art Center
  • Creative team-building workshops for your employees

Ready to sponsor, or want to learn more? 

Please email Rebecca Teague or call (510) 620-0290. 


Come to our Volunteer Meet and Greet on Saturday, June 10th to learn more about volunteer opportunities at NIAD.

As a NIAD volunteer, your work will support neurodiverse adult artists’ independence, dignity, and community integration through art-making.

On-Site Volunteer Opportunities

  • Prepare and assemble canvases for the artists
  • Sort fabrics
  • Organize our Art Library
  • Tidy the studio
  • Garden in the NIAD courtyard
  • Provide Mobile Art Lab tech support

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

  • Translate documents and outreach materials (Spanish)
  • Provide Mobile Art Lab tech support by phone and Zoom 

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Many Bay Area organizations are achieving local and social impact through employee volunteering right here on 23rd Street in Richmond. NIAD Art Center provides a fun, easy and engaging experience for your employees.

Your organization’s contributions help make NIAD Art Center an inclusive hub of creativity, here in Richmond and in the contemporary art world at large. Take Action! Get your team involved in a vibrant, community based art space today.

Contact Us

For more information about how to become a NIAD volunteer, please email us at or call (510) 620-0290.

For corporate volunteer opportunities, please email Rebecca Teague, Development Director at