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Help us create spaces where artists are provided tools, resources and communities to thrive.

 

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11 Reasons to Donate

The House of Songs is celebrating 10 years of international exchange and creative inspiration. Here are our Top 11 reasons to donate today (because one more can't hurt!):

1. The House of Songs creates and manages properties that are safe, inclusive and accessible to all artists.

2. In 10 years, The House of Songs has worked with artists from 33 international countries.

3. Our residency artists have internationally charted songs, earned Grammy awards and festival headlining spots and built livelong relationships with other artists and fans through our programs.

4. We've evolved from our founding in 2009 to three US cities with plans for international expansion and a fourth domestic location in 2020.

5. We support families and encourage artists to travel with their children.

6. The House of Songs loves to connect with our artists, friends and everyone else. We've got a great online presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

7. The House of Songs partners with The Walton Family Foundation in Northwest Arkansas to support indigenous artists and events. 

8. The House of Songs partners with ALL ATX to bring local co-writing programming to our Austin artists.

9. The House of Songs provides a monthly newsletter and blog to provide our audience and supporters with updates on our residency programs, co-writing updates and upcoming events.

10. Our staff and board of directors is comprised of artists and creatives in a variety of industries with diverse experiences and a deep love of music.

11. Our House of Songs staff present at international music festivals and panels, learning about new artists and discovering better ways to manager our residency programs.

Planned Giving

The gift of sustainable art.

Whether you're a long-time friend of The House of Songs or just discovering our diverse programming and artist services, we invite you to consider adding The House of Songs in your estate planning.

Future Gifts

The House of Songs welcomes future gifts made through various estate planning vehicles including wills, bequests, life insurance polices, retirement plan assets, IRA rollovers, life income assets, real estate, and retained life estates. 

 

Planned Giving benefits include:

  • Members will be honored at an annual event

  • Receive invitations to special House of Songs events and Fundraisers

  • Listed in our Annual Report

  • Listed as a donor on our website.

It's easy to make The House of Songs a beneficiary of your will, trust, estate plan, retirement plan, or life insurance policy.

 

The House of Songs Federal Tax ID number is 82-2251923.

 

Sample bequest language for an unrestricted gift:

 

I give [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to The House of Songs Alliance, 501c3, Austin, Texas to be used for its general tax-exempt purposes, but without other restriction as to use.

 

Sample bequest language for a restricted gift:

 

I give [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to The House of Songs Alliance, 501c3, Austin, TX to be used to support ____.

As soon as you choose to give a planned gift to The House of Songs, you will join a special circle of donors who are passionate about creating unique, affordable, inspiring residency spaces and programming for the artistic community.. When you inform The House of Songs of your decision to make a planned gift, we can steward your gift — or arrange the stewardship of your gift — according to your wishes. 

If you have already included The House of Songs in your estate plans, or if you are interested in learning more about different vehicles for Planned Giving, please contact dillon.shindler@gmail.com.

 
 

In-Kind Donations

Keeping artists happy.

All House of Songs residencies provide basic amenities for our international artists. Your in-kind product donations allow our team to focus on programming and future opportunities for our creative community -- and out of the grocery store.

In-Kind Donations

Community in-kind donations help provide basic needs, toiletries, and household items to our international residency artists. We could not do the work we do without your ongoing support – so from all of us at The House of Songs, thank you!

Please consider making a gift of new items from our on-going supplies, or provide gift cards to fill gaps in need. Items that we can accept gently-used and client ready, are marked with **. To organize a drive, or a large donation, please contact us here.

Toiletries

  • Brushes & Hair Accessories

  • Bodywash, Lotion, Shampoo & Conditioner

  • OTC Medications (aspirin, antacids, etc.)

  • Shaving Razors & Gels

  • Face Wash & Lotion

  • Toothpaste, Toothbrushes & Deodorant

  • Tampons & Sanitary Pads

  • Toilet Paper

  • Paper Towels

Gift Cards

  • Wal-Mart

  • Target

  • HEB (Texas)

  • Home Depot

Appliances

  • Coffee Pots, Blenders & Crock Pots **

  • Microwaves & Toaster Ovens **

Home

  • New Mattresses & Bed Frames

  • Cleaning Supplies, Mops & Brushes

  • Laundry Detergent & Baskets

  • Queen & Twin-Sized Sheets & Blankets

  • Bath Towels & Shower Curtains

  • Kitchen, Bath & Area Rugs **

  • Fans & Space Heaters **

Pantry

  • Olive Oil

  • Individually Wrapped Snacks

  • Bulk Coffee & Coffee Filters

  • Bulk Tea

  • Salt, Pepper & Seasonings

  • Food Storage Boxes & Saran Wrap

  • Large Trash Bags

  • Small Trash Bags

  • Kleenex

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Bug Spray

  • Sun Screen

Miscellaneous

  • Batteries - all sizes

  • Night Lights & Alarm Clocks **

  • Folding Camp Chairs **

  • Coolers **

How & Where can I donate?

Donations can be made in person at our Austin, TX or Bentonville, AR location. For more details and to arrange a time to drop off your donation, please contact us here. Please note that due to staff capacity, we cannot pickup donations.

What can you not accept?

Thank you for considering these items. Delivering items that are in demand and client-ready can help us better serve House of Songs artists efficiently. Processing items that cannot be used by The House of Songs artists demands precious staff time. Additionally, we are charged monetary fees for disposal of broken items and furniture. Due to demand, storage and staff capacity, we unfortunately cannot accept:

  • Any items that pertain to violence and drug or alcohol use (this includes alcohol brands or drug themes)

  • Any items that are damaged, need maintenance, or washing

  • Furniture

  • Used mattresses and bed frames

  • Used toiletries and basic need/hygiene items

  • Magazines, textbooks, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, CDs, vinyl

  • Televisions

  • Computers

 

Corporate Giving

Our partners help advance our mission.

Support from our corporate partners allows these organizations opportunity to be recognized for supporting The House of Songs' mission and provides access for reaching a like-minded audience. The House of Songs offers a variety of benefits for corporate support.

Diamond Sponsor $15,000+

  • Recognition and activation opportunities as a Diamond Sponsor at all House of Songs events, including fundraisers and annual concerts

  • Expanded profile and link to website on The House of Songs website

  • Logo in Annual Report 

  • Logo on monthly e-newsletter

  • Invitation for 10 to annual fundraiser in House of Songs region of your choice

Platinum Sponsor $7,500+

  • Recognition and activation opportunities as a Platinum Sponsor at all House of Songs events, including fundraisers and annual concerts

  • Brief profile and link to website on The House of Songs website

  • Logo in Annual Report 

  • Logo on monthly e-newsletter

  • Invitation for 6 to annual fundraiser in House of Songs region of your choice

Gold Sponsor $5,000+

  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor at all House of Songs events, including fundraisers and annual concerts

  • Link on The House of Songs website

  • Logo in Annual Report

  • Logo on monthly e-newsletter

  • Invitation for 4 to annual fundraiser in House of Songs region of your choice

Silver Sponsor $2,500+

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor at all House of Songs events, including fundraisers and annual concerts

  • Link on The House of Songs website

  • Logo in Annual Report

  • Name on monthly e-newsletter

  • Invitation for 2 to annual fundraiser in House of Songs region of your choice

Bronze Sponsor $1,000+

  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor at all House of Songs events, including fundraisers and annual concert

  • Link on The House of Songs website

  • Name in Annual Report 

  • Name on monthly e-newsletter

The House of Songs welcomes support at all levels. We also accept in-kind donations from our Corporate Supporters. Every organization that makes a commitment to our Annual Funding will be recognized in the Annual Report.

For more information about corporate giving, please send us an inquiry.

 

Volunteer

Our community keeps us inspired.

From our regional events to our Songwriter Summits, we can always use some extra hands! Individuals looking to assist with transportation, event setup, box office and other opportunities, should send us an email with your interest and availability.