Ethical Fundraising

The Port Aransas Art Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (74-2782537). To see our IRS Determination Letter, follow the link below.

IRS Determination Letter | Updated 2018

The Art Center embraces ethical behavior in all aspects of our work including fundraising. Charitable donations to the Port Aransas Art Center are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please see the IRS website regarding charitable contribution deductions for details.

To access our most recent Texas Secretary of State Certificate of Fact, follow the link below.

Texas Secretary of State | Certificate of Fact

We agree with the National Council of Nonprofits: “Transparency inspires confidence. Beyond what the law requires, nonprofits can demonstrate their commitment to ethical practices by being entirely transparent with financial information and fundraising practices.”

Toward that end, the Port Aransas Art Center has a GuideStar profile, and we maintain a profile on the nonprofit community-sourced review website, GreatNonprofits. A list of the current members of our Board is provided on this website.

The Port Aransas Art Center celebrates multiple approaches and points of view. The Art Center Board, staff and volunteers work together to ensure our nonprofit reflects the communities we serve. We value and respect diversity in age, gender, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. We believe as a result of this perspective, nonprofits like ours are better organizations in the long run.

Early in its formation, the Port Aransas Art Center operated under different names, Art Center for the Islands, Inc. and Island Art Association, Inc. Those names are no longer valid. Only Port Aransas Art Center remains.

If you have questions, please contact our office by using the secure form found on this website, or by giving us a call at 361-749-7334.

Thank you for supporting the Port Aransas Art Center!