Ryan McDonough

Founder, Sometime Artist

CFO and co-founder @Accompany, acquired by @Cisco. Turnaround CFO @Ning, sold to Glam Media. Former seed VC. McKinsey trained. @Wharton School and @Haas School of Business.


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All art sales and commissions directly benefit charities. The purchase process requires submitting proof of donations to one of our preferred causes. Where available, corporate matching is greatly appreciated to amplify the impact.

The V Foundation. Thanks to an endowment funded by generous donors, 100% of direct donations benefit cancer research and programs. This means that not one single cent of your donation goes to operating expenses. Period.

In its 26 years, the V Foundation has awarded more than $250 million in cancer research grants nationwide. Twenty-six years ago, the diagnosis and prognosis related to cancer were not as optimistic as today. Because of research, there are earlier diagnoses, a better understanding of what causes some cancers, more positive prognoses of some cancers, and therapies designed to kill cancer while preserving the patient’s overall health. The V Foundation distributes research grants for all types of cancer to the most promising scientists nationwide through a competitive process vetted by a Scientific Advisory Committee.

$250M in Grants Since 1993

Proud Supporter for over a Decade.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve Victory Over Cancer®. 

Act2Art Founder, Ryan McDonough, has been on the board of The V Foundation Wine Celebration, for over 10 years. 

headquarters: CARY, North carolina
charity navigator: 4-STAR CHARITY
The Equal justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons.

EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We are committed to changing the narrative about race in America. EJI produces groundbreaking reports, an award-winning wall calendar, and short films that explore our nation’s history of racial injustice, and we recently launched an ambitious national effort to create new spaces, markers, and memorials that address the legacy of slavery, lynching, and racial segregation, which shapes many issues today.


EJI provides research and recommendations to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of criminal justice reform. We publish reports, discussion guides, and other educational materials, and our staff conduct educational tours and presentations for thousands of students, teachers, faith leaders, professional associations, community groups, and international visitors every year.

headquarters: 122 Commerce Street Montgomery, AL 36104
charity navigator: 4-STAR CHARITY

Criminal Justice Reform

We challenge the death penalty, extreme sentences for children, excessive punishment, and abusive prison conditions through litigation, advocacy, and education.


Racial Justice

We share America’s history of racial injustice, from enslavement, racial terror lynchings, and segregation to mass incarceration.


Public Education

We engage communities in conversation about the legacy of racial injustice, informed by reports, online experiences, and hands-on projects.

Museum and Memorial

We create opportunities for honest reflection about our history and its legacy in spaces that inspire

Meeting Bryan Stevenson in 2019.


Covenant House. Opening Doors For Homeless & Trafficked Youth. Millions of kids suffer on the streets every day. For over 40 years, Covenant House has sheltered and cared for these young people – now standing as a powerful human rights movement for homeless and trafficked youth in 31 cities across 6 countries.

For more than four decades, Covenant House has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people. We offer housing and support services to young people in need – currently reaching 74,000 youth every year.

Join a Sleep Out

This year, 4.2 million kids will be homeless in America. Fight these numbers by joining or starting a Sleep Out today: you’ll raise lifesaving funds to give kids safe shelter and opportunity, and unite your community against youth homelessness.
headquarters: NEW YORK, New York
charity navigator: 3-STAR CHARITY