The Art Endowment

852 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117


Dear Organization:

Thank you for your interest in receiving works of art available for donation through The Art Endowment, Inc. As you know, the purpose of our organization is primarily to help connect willing donors and charitable recipients of artwork so that such artwork can be seen and enjoyed by the public or those persons served by the charity. We look forward to serving you in this regard.

Because we are a charitable entity and are performing a service that we believe to be of benefit to both you and to donors of artwork, we must limit our liability for performing this service. For example, while we will endeavor to place donated artwork with you, we cannot guarantee that we will be successful in doing so, nor can we guarantee that works shown to you will always be available. We also cannot accept any liability for claims you might have involving the artwork itself.

Therefore, by signing this letter, you agree, for your organization and for its successors, heirs and assigns, to hold us harmless from any and all claims against us resulting from or connected in any way with the donation of any artwork through our efforts, title to or authenticity of the donated artwork, or the donated artwork itself. For example, if someone were injured by artwork received by you, you agree to give up any rights you might have to a claim against us for such injuries.

Also, in order to protect our donors, you agree to do your best to ensure that any and all artwork which you receive through our efforts will:

Additionally, you agree to allow representatives of the Art Endowment to make site visits from time to time to ensure the proper care of the artwork.

Finally, if you move or terminate your organization, you will do your best to contact the artist so he/she may decide what is to be done about the art, or contact the Art Endowment so that we can contact the artist.

Furthermore, you agree that any and all artwork which you receive through our efforts will not be reproduced without the written permission of the artist or the holder of the copyright in such artwork.

As we require all of our listed recipients to be charitable entities, you hereby affirm that your organization currently qualifies as a charitable recipient under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code, and you agree to inform us immediately, in writing, if your status as such should change. (Please attach proof of charitable status.)

Also, we both agree that if any part of this agreement is later deemed to be invalid or void by a court of law, the remainder of our understanding will remain in effect unless the removal of the invalid or void provisions would substantially alter the intent of the agreement. And finally, we agree that either of us may terminate this agreement at any time by giving the other ten (10) days written notice. However, the provisions of this agreement shall survive such termination as to all artwork already received by you.

Please indicate your agreement to the terms of this letter by signing one copy where indicated below and returning it to us.


Sincerely yours,

The Art Endowment, Inc.

Executive Director

Foregoing agreed to:






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