ASAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

… dedicated to making quality arts instruction accessible to low-income and underserved children. ASAP manages to do a lot with a little—our programs have significant impact while the organization’s annual budget stays under $200,000 and relies upon individual charitable contributions and grants from foundations, corporations and governmental entities.

Cash and in-kind donations to ASAP are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Funds will directly support ASAP programming, giving hundreds of children learning opportunities in the arts and a safe, creative outlet for self-expression.


Your contribution to ASAP can make a substantial difference in the life of a child.

$25 can provide materials for 4 art supply kits, which are distributed to individual students to accompany ASAP instructional videos

$50 can underwrite 6 weeks of ASAP programming for 1 student

$100 can cover the cost of 1 ASAP class at Willkie House, a new partnership in 2020

$300 can support a complete 4-week ASAP Studio for 10 students

Ways to Give to ASAP

You can contribute to ASAP via credit card with a quick and secure transaction through PayPal using the link provided on every page of our site, through Birdies for Charity, or by mail:

  • Donate directly online: Donate to ASAP Online
  • Mail a check:
    ASAP, the After School Arts Program
    600 Sixth Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Donate through Birdies for Charity (user login required): Donate Now

In-Kind Donations

In addition to volunteering and making a cash donation, another way to get involved with ASAP is to donate goods or services. Contact Michelle Bolton King at or 515-770-3380.