A REAL Academy of Art Colorado (RAAC) education is funded through three sources of revenue: tuition, special workshops, and support of the annual fund from our community. Your gift supports our faculty and staff, economic diversity, academic and programming expenses, and facilities maintenance and upkeep. Giving to the annual fund directly impacts every aspect of our program and every artist at the Academy.

Tuition only covers a fraction of the cost to educate an RAAC student. As is the case for all independent schools, we rely on annual donations to help fund the remainder. Your gift touches every part of the school—from faculty salaries and financial aid, to programs and activities, to safe facilities that make the Academy the ideal place for artists to learn and grow. Donations of any amount are welcome and together provide the exceptional experience you expect from the Academy.


Independent schools often are asked why they need donations in addition to tuition. This question goes to the heart of our mission. We were founded with the primary goal of providing world-class art education to anyone who wants to receive it, regardless of their financial status. In addition to keeping our overall tuition costs low, we also offer scholarships to 20% of our student body. The Academy can provide its top-quality education and maintain its mission precisely because of your giving. These funds allow us to balance our budget each year while planning for students’ educational needs next year and next decade.


All gifts are essential to making a difference in the lives of our students. There are many ways to contribute! Our goal is to help you find the right one for you and your family. All donations to the REAL Academy of Art Colorado are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. 

REAL Academy of Art Colorado’s tax ID number is 84-2265005

Please make checks payable to REAL Academy of Art Colorado and mail to the following address:
Attention: Development
REAL Academy of Art Colorado
2055 S. Oneida St Suite 150
Denver, Colorado 80224

REAL Academy of Art Colorado welcomes contributions from your donor advised fund or family foundation. If you have questions about making your gift, please contact us at

Your gift could be matched dollar for dollar. Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation’s value. If you have questions about your company’s matching gift program, please contact your personnel office. If your company requires a contact to confirm your gift, please list Board Chair Marlene Kort at (720) 813-9845,

Gifts in honor or memory of a friend or family member or in recognition of a significant event may be made to the REAL Academy of Art Colorado. Simply give online and make a note in the comment section of our online form; if giving by phone, inform the Development staff member that you would like to make a memorial or honorary gift.

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