As a fundraising organization, we rely on your tax-deductible contributions to directly support today’s most compelling artists. To donate, click here.



We are thankful for the individuals and funders whose generosity has provided over $22 million in unrestricted awards to more than 500 artists across the country. Please contact us to learn more about underwriting a fellowship, joining our Ambassadors group, or supporting our additional programs or general operations. All contributions are tax-deductible, and online donations can be accepted here.



We invite artist advocates and professionals from across the country to join our Ambassadors and promote USA within their personal and professional networks. By bringing expertise, support, and resources to our staff and Board of Trustees, this membership level provides valuable support and serves as a pipeline for future Trustee positions. Ambassadors play an important role in helping USA achieve our mission and financial goals, while gaining the unique opportunity to interact with the artists and network with equally committed leaders and philanthropists from across the country.


Through annual support of a minimum of $10,000, Ambassadors help ensure the organization’s continued commitment to support artists through our annual Assembly, as well as support the organization’s annual award process. Candidates for membership will be invited to join the Ambassadors by a member of our Board of Trustees, President & CEO, Fellows, panelists, or another Ambassador. Ambassadors are invited to serve for a term of one year with the option to renew annually.

Benefits & Experience_

Annual Assembly Invitation: Our annual Assembly gathers the latest class of Fellows, providing access to the country’s most compelling artists in one place. Featuring artist presentations, discussions, and forums, Assembly is an opportunity to get to know the artists and gain an understanding of their practice. 

Assembly benefits include:

In addition, Ambassadors also receive:


  • Photo courtesy of Dario Leventini | f3 Studios Photography
  • Photo courtesy of Dario Leventini | f3 Studios Photography
  • Photo courtesy of Dario Leventini | f3 Studios Photography