Partnered with non-profit organizations and artisan groups that are committed to fair-trade business, we believe the skills of our artists should be fostered and the communities they live in should flourish. By bringing you their work, we give a greater purpose to the items you use every day.
Aid to Artisans
Currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, Aid to Artisans is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create economic opportunities for low-income artisan groups around the world where livelihoods, communities, and craft traditions are marginal or at risk. Designed to address the economic plight of small or remote groups of qualified artisans, our donations are available for real grass roots projects and directly help artisans around the world.
Canvas Home Small Grants Program with Aid to Artisans
After sitting on the board and seeing the great work Aid to Artisans was doing, Canvas Home founder, Andrew Corrie, decided to create the Canvas Home Small Grants Program. The Canvas Home Small Grants Program provides artisans with direct and immediate financial assistance that can lay the groundwork for sustainable incomes for artisans. These grants are designed to allow artisan groups to acquire materials, tools, equipment, training, and marketing services in order to expand employment and generate income. Learn more about the Canvas Small Grants Program recipients here.
Creative Learning enhances the capacity of local organizations around the world to improve the lives of people in their communities. Through the creation of people-to-people partnerships, they are especially dedicated to protecting human rights, supporting economic and social development and building peace.
It is the Housing Works mission to end the crises of homelessness. Canvas Home supports Housing Works in their annual Design on a Dime benefit by creating unforgettable room vignettes in which every piece is available for sale with all proceeds going to charity. All profits from Design on a Dime help housing works “get a room” for homeless and low-income New Yorkers.