Give a child access to the arts!

The mission of BAAY is to enrich children’s lives through exploration of the arts. BAAY serves approximately 1400 children ages 5-17 annually in our Theatre, and EduArts after-school enrichment programs. Through our programs, we create community, and teach children confidence, character, and creativity.

BAAY has a strong commitment to inclusion of all children, regardless of economic status, and maintains a generous scholarship program. Over the past three years, BAAY has provided partial or full tuition waivers to hundreds of students in our Theatre and EduArts programs, totaling an average of over $30,000 each year.

We believe that ALL children deserve access to the arts. Will you help today?

Donation Levels

$36 – Buys three students a costuming mentoring class.

$85 – Pays for one student scholarship in an EduArts after-school enrichment class.

$400 – Covers tuition for a child in need to participate in a Theatre program.

Other – Every amount makes a difference. Whether you are buying hot glue sticks for our student costumers, or sponsoring an entire EduArts course in a Title I school, every gift improves access to the arts for local children.

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Tax Information:

For the 2021 tax year, people who take the standard deduction (even if you don’t itemize your charitable donations) can deduct up to $300 of cash donations to charity. The $300 amount is per person. So, if you’re married and filing a joint return, you can deduct a total of $600 on your 2021 tax return (which you’ll file in 2022).

BAAY’s is a 501(c)(3) public charity and our EIN is 38-3868071. Your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.