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Idea Capital pools resources from throughout the arts community to provide direct monetary support for Atlanta artists, performers and cultural producers. We need your support.


2017 goal: $15,000
We urge you to contribute toward our fundraising goal at whatever level you find personally significant. Investment donations to Idea Capital are tax deductible through our fiscal agent Alternate Roots.

Donate

Donations are also accepted by check.
Please mail checks to:

Idea Capital
c/o Alternate ROOTS
1270 Caroline Street
Suite D120-353
Atlanta, GA  30307

If mailing a check, please download and send an investment form.


Investors

2017

Adam & Elisa Coker
Adam Forrester
Alan Robbins
Alisa Barry
Andrew Alexander
Anne-Marie Manker & Todd Brunsvold
Annette Cone- Skelton
Arturo Lindsay
Ayokunle Odeleye
Brenda Locke
Bret Busch
Bret Wood
Carl Rojas
Carlos Thompson
Carol Thompson
Caroline Hust
Catherine Wilmer
Catherine Wilson
Charity Harris
Cheryl Odeleye
Chris Chambers
Chrissy Brimmage
Christopher Hall
Corrina Mensoff
Courtney Khail
Deborah Marshall
Denese Jester
Doug Shipman




 

 

 

Edward McNally
Elizabeth Lide
Emily Wirt
Erica Jamison
Gavin Bernard
Glenn Kurtz
Jess Bernhart
Jessica Fagan
John Eckel
Judy Lampert
Karen Mallard
Katherine Taylor
Katie Rice
Kim Sidilkovskii
Kirstin Mitchell
Kristin Gorell
Kurt Wilson
Lisa Cremin & Bruce Harlin
Lloyd Benjamin
Martha Eskew
Margaret Ginestra
Martha Whittington
Mary Fisher
Mary Stanley
Mike Dover
Molly Baroco
Mr. Odeleye
Olga Sidilkovskaya
Patrick Di Rito

 

 

 

 

Paul Kayhart
Phyllis Rodbell
Priscilla Smith
Rebecca Dimling Cochran
Richard Dodder
Ronda Racha Penrice
Sarah Hobbs Peck
Sheila Pree Bright
Stacie Rose
Stanley Woodard
Stephanie Cash
Susan Ross
Susannah Darrow
Suzi Sheffield
T Lang
Teri Darnell
Tracy Murrell
Veronica Kessenich
Vicki Hanson
Victoria Camblin
Victoria Tinsley
Wendy Anderson
Will Fagan

2016

Allison Rentz
Amy Parry
Anderson Scott
Andrew Stanley
Angie Mosier
Anita Arliss
Anonmyous
Ann Marie Manker
Anne Sterchi
Anne Tracht
Anne Weems
Annette Cone-Skelton
Antonio Strickland
Bem Joiner
Ben Tompkins
Bill Yates
Brenda Locke
Bret Busch
Candice Greathouse
Carl Cash Rojas
Carlos Thompson
Caroline Howell
Caroline Hust
Carolyn Carr
Cheryl Odeleye
Chris Appleton
Chris Campbell
Cinque Hicks & Gergely Hamar
Courtney Kaylor
Craig Cameron
Cubby West in honor of
      Charles Berry West
Daniel Zimmerman
David McQueen
Dena Light
Denise Jackson
Deri Patrick-Bates
Diane Kempler
Edie Morton
Elise Coker
 

Elizabeth Lide
Elyse Defoor
Felicia Feaster
Fly on a Wall
Frances Cullen
Genevieve McGillicuddy
George King
Glenn Kurtz
Greta Mandell
Gyun Hur
Haidee Anderson-Fuller
Holly Hadesty
Hormuz Minina
James Wheeler
Jane Chance
Jane Clausen
Jane Garver
Janice Clausen
Jared Paul
Jeff Stafford
Jeffrey Cleghorn
Jennifer Bates
Jill Brookover
Jody Fausett
John Eckel
John Renaud
Joseph Bigley
Judy Lampert
Kalpana Narayanan
Karen Tauches
Kathy Hymes
Kemi Bennings
Kim Phillips
Kristi Wooten
Laina Hertz
Laura Hathaway
Laura Noel
Lisa Cremin
Lisa Tuttle
Louis Wilfrid Corrigan
 

Louise Shaw
Lucinda Bunnen
Malina Rodriguez
Marcia Cohen
Marianne Lambert
Mark West in memory
    of Marjorie E. West
Mary Stanley
Mary Frances Callis
Masud Olufani
Melissa Word
Michael O'Brien
Milford Thomas
Molly Baroco
Molly Hottel
Ollie Green
Paul Kayhart
Rebecca Cochran
Richard Geyer
Sam Romo
Sarah Nathaniel
Seana Reilly
Shannon Turner
Shelby Cobb
Stan Woodard
Stuart Myerberg
Susan Berenson
Susan Bridges
Susan Cipcic
Susan Sheffield
Suzanne Baker
T. Michelle Williams
Tara Ochs
Terri Dilling
Todd Brunswold
Tori Tinsley
Tracy Murrell
Vinisha Rumph
Waduda Muhammed
William Dover
Yun Bai

2015

Aidan Arrowood
Aisha Miller
Alex Lukens
Allison Rentz
Amy Miller
Amy Pursifull
Angela West
Anita Arliss
Ann Stewart
Ann-Marie Manker and Todd Briner
Anne Sterchi
Anne Tracht
Anonymous
Arturo Lindsay
Blake Beckham
Brandon English
Brandon Sadler
Brenda Locke
Bret Busch
Burleigh Singleton
Carl Rojas and Stephanie Cash
Carolyn Carr
Chanel Kim
Charles Scogins
Cheryl Odeleye
Chris Campbell
Constance Collier-Mercado
Corian Ellisor
Craig Cameron
Cubby West
D. Patton White
Danielle Deadwyler
D. Natasha Brewley
Deigratia Daniels
Ed Hall
Elizabeth Lide & Paul Kayhart

Ellen Meyer
Erik Mack
Felice Margol
Jody Fausett
Felicia Feaster
George King
Glenn Kurtz
Hadi Irvani
Hormuz Minima
J.B. Wood
Jess Bernhart
John Renaud
Judy Morris Lampert
Julia Kjelgaard
Katherine Taylor
Karen Mallard
Karen Shacham
Kemi Bennings
Kyle Tibbs Jones
Linda Cheranichit
Laura Noel
Laurel Rummel
Lisa Cremin & W. Bruce Harlan
Lisa Tuttle
Lori Teague
Louis Corrigan
Louise Shaw
Major Miller
Malina Rodriguez
Marcia Vaitsman
Margaret Ginestra
Margaret Kargbo
Maria Artemis
Marianne Lambert
Mary Fisher
Mary Stanley

Mary-Elizabeth Harmon
Mary Grace Phillips
Megan Huntz
Meredith Williams
Michael Gibson
Michael Habachy
Mindy Spritz
Myrna Anderson Fuller
Nancy Floyd
Oronike Odeleye
Priscilla Smith
Ray Johnson
Rebecca Dimling Cochran
Ric Geyer
Ruth Dusseault
Sally Hansell
Santiago Paramo
Seana Reilly
Shannon Turner
Stefan Alexander
Stephanie Dowda
Stephanie Scott
Susan Berenson
Susan Bridges
Susan Cipnic
Susan Ross
Suzanne Mozes
T. Lang
Timothy Tew
Tom Swanston
Tyler Beard
Tyrus Lytton
Vicki Hanson
Victoria Camblin
Waduda Muhammad
Whitney Stansell
Yun Bai

2014

Alan Avery
Allison Rentz
Amber Bradshaw
Amy Miller
Anne Dennington
Anne Sterchi
Anne Tracht
Antonio Riley
Ashley Dawnyehl Parker
Bernda Locke
Beth Malone
Carolyn Carr
Chanel Kim
Charles Scogins
Cheryl Odeleye
Chris Campbell
Cinque Hicks
Corian Ellisor
Courtney Hammond
D. Patton White
Daniel Gaetan-Beltran
David Schuster
Deborah Delameter
Dorothy O'Connor
Elise Witt
Elizabeth Lide
Elyse Defoor
Erica Jamison

Felicia Feaster
Gavin Bernard
George King
Greta Mandell
Helen Crawford
Hester Furey
Hope Cohn
Hormuz Minima
Jill Frank
Joe Winter
Jonathan Bouknight
Juel D. Lane
Karen Shacham
klimchak klimchak
Laurel Rummel
Lisa Cremin
Lisa Tuttle
Louis Corrigan
Louise Shaw
Lucinda Bunnen
Malina Rodriguez
Marcia Vaitsman
Margaret Hiden
Margaret Kargbo
Marianne Lambert
Mark Wentzel
Mary Fisher
Mary O'Horo

Melanie Hammet
Michael Stasny
Myrna Anderson Fuller
Nancy Floyd
Nicole Livieratos
Oronike Odeleye
Pam Longobardi
Pastiche Lumumba
Phyllis Rodbell
Rebecca Dimling Cochran
Rick Fisher
Riley O'Shaughnessy
Robert Isaf
Rocio Rodriguez
Sam Romo
Saskia Benjamin
Scott Henry
Seana Riley
Shanti Moore
Susannah Darrow
T. Lang
T. Michelle Sanchez
Teresa Osborn
Terra Coles
Thomas Barnwell
Tracy Murrell
Tricia Hersey
Yun Bai

2013

Alex Davis
Allison Rentz
Amy Miller
Amy Pursifull
Andre Keichian
Angela West
Anne Dennington
Anne Sterchi
Anne Tracht
Annette Cone-Skelton
Arturo Lindsay
Bernda Locke
Brenda Massie
Catherine Ackert
Chris Campbell
Cinque Hicks
Corian Ellisor
Daniel Gaetan-Beltran
David Schuster
Dorian McDuffie
Elizabeth Lide
Elyse Defoor
Fabian Williams
Felicia Feaster
George King
Glenn Kurtz
Greta Mandell
Helen Hale

Hester Starnes
Horace Williams
Hormuz Minima
Imara Canady
Jason Orr
Jessica Caldas
Jill Pope West
JK Hunter
Judy Lampert
Karen Shacham
Katherine Taylor
Kimberly Binns
klimchak klimchak
Laura Noel
Lilly Siegel
Lisa Alembik
Lisa Cremin
Lisa Tuttle
Lori Teague
Louise Shaw
Maggie Ginestra
Marianne Lambert
Martha Whittington
Mary O'Horo
Mary Stanley
Mary Frances Callis
Masud Olufani
Michael Peterson

Michael Rooks
Moshe Gittelson
Myrna Pronchuk
Nicole Livieratos
Paul Tuminaro
Rachel & Trevor Reese
Richard Dodder
Robert Brawner
Robin Bernat
Rocio Rodriguez
Ruth Dusseault
Ruth Stanford
Sheila Pree Bright
Shelby Hofer
Stan Woodard
Stephanie Dowda
Sue Ross
Susan Bridges
Susannah Darrow
Sylvia Rice
Terri Dilling
Tom Swanston
Tracy Murrell
Will Chester
William Downs
Yanique Norman
Yun Bai

2012

Allison Rentz
Amy Miller
Andre Keichian
Ann W. Rowles
Anne Sterchi
Anne Tracht
Antonio Strickland
Arts Georgia
Bernda Locke
Bethany Collins
Brenda Massie
Bret Busch
Brian Dettmer
Bruce Cohen
Carlton Mackey
Cecelia Kane
Cheryl Odeleye
Chris Campbell
Cinque Hicks
Corian Ellisor
Cynthia Carolyn Farnell
Daniel Gaetan-Beltran
Dayna Thacker
Elizabeth Lide
Elyse Defoor
Erica Jamison
Felicia Feaster

George King
Greta Mandell
Gyun Hur
Hailey Lowe
Helen Hale
Helen & Ron Crawford
Hormuz Minima
Jane Warring
Jaynie Crimmins
Jessica Caldas
Jody Fausett
Joe Peragine
Judy Lampert
Karen Comer Lowe
Karen Shacham
Katherine Taylor
Kimberly Binns
Klimchak
Kristin Cahill
Larry Jens Anderson
Leatrice Ellzy
Lisa Alembik
Lisa Cremin
Lisa Tuttle
Louis Corrigan
Louise Shaw
Lucinda Bunnen

Maggie Ginestra
Marcia Wood
Marianne Lambert
Martha Whittington
Mary O'Horo
Mary Stanley
Michael Roman
Morolake Odeleye
Nancy Floyd
Nicole Livieratos
Oronike Odeleye
Paul Tuminaro
Phyllis Rodbell
Priscilla Smith
Rebecca Dimling Cochran
Rocio Rodriguez
Shannon Turner
Stacie Lindner
Stan Woodard
Stephanie Dowda
Susan Bridges
Susan and Loren Williams
Terri Dilling
Toi James
Tracy Murrell
Wret Rausaw
Yun Bai

2011

Allison Rentz
Amy Miller
Anne Sterchi
Arts Georgia
Chris Campbell
Cinque Hicks
David Schuster
Flora Maria Garcia
George King

Judy Lampert
Kwanza Hall
Lisa Alembik
Lisa Tuttle
Louis Corrigan
Louise Shaw
Lucha Rodriguez
Lucinda Bunnen
Marianne Lambert
Mary O'Horo

Mary Stanley
Nancy Floyd
Nicole Livieratos
Oronike Odeleye
Pam Rogers
Steven Jarvis
Susan Bridges
Susan Krause
Waduda Muhammad

2010

Allison Rentz
Amy Miller
Anne Dennington
Anne Sterchi
Arts Georgia
Bernda Locke
Chris Campbell
Cinque Hicks
Cosmo Doulgas Whyte
David Schuster
Flora Maria Garcia
George King
Jeffrey & Julia Guy
Judy Lampert

Julia Meyers
Laura Ann Meyers
Lisa Alembik
Lisa Tuttle
Louis Corrigan
Louise Shaw
Lucha Rodriguez
Lucinda Bunnen
Machiko Ichihara
Marianne Lambert
Mary O'Horo
Mary Stanley
Michael David Murphy
Morolake Odeleye

Nancy Floyd
Nicole Livieratos
Oronike Odeleye
Pam Rogers
Priscilla Smith
Sarah Emerson
Stacie Lindner
Steven Jarvis
Susan Bridges
Susan Krause
Susannah Darrow
Waduda Muhammad
Wesley Chenault

2009

Amy Miller
Anne Sterchi
Bernda Locke
Cinque Hicks
David Schuster
Flora Maria Garcia
Gregor Turk
Jeff Dahlgren

John Graham
Judy Lampert
Lisa Cremin
Louis Corrigan
Louise Shaw
Marianne Lambert
Mary O'Horo
Pam Rogers

Priscilla Smith
Radcliffe Bailey
Rebecca DesMarais
Rocio Rodriguez
Stuart Keeler
Susan Bridges
Susan Todd Raque

2008

Amy Miller
Cinqué Hicks
Jeff Dahlgren
Lisa Alembik
Louis Corrigan
Louise Shaw

Marianne Lambert
Mary O'Horo
Pam Rogers
Radcliffe Bailey
Rebecca DesMarais

Sara O'Neal
Steven Jarvis
Stuart Keeler
Susan Krause
Susan Todd Raque

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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of projects are funded?
All creative projects will be considered, including but not limited to: visual art, performing arts, installations, literature, digital media, independent curatorial projects, films and festivals. 

How is Idea Capital funded?
Idea Capital is a grassroots initiative, entirely funded by people who want to build our community. We award grants each year based on the success of our annual fundraising campaign.

Can artists who make a donation to Idea Capital also apply for a grant?
Yes. We pool our money together--sort of like a community bank--so we encourage artists to both invest and to apply. Contributions will not affect your chances of winning positively or negatively. 

What do you mean by "investment"? Will I make money back?
No. By "investment" we mean that Idea Capital invests in artists and cultural producers to create a vibrant, active arts community in Atlanta. We believe that it takes all of us investing in our artists to create the art scene we want and invite you to become part of that investment. You will not make any money back on your investment, but we hope that you will be paid back in the form of a livelier arts community. 

Is Idea Capital a 501(c)(3) organization?
No. Idea Capital is fiscally sponsored by Alternate Roots, a regional arts service organization with a 30-year history of supporting independent artists. We do not have our own nonprofit designation. This helps us keep costs down. 

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. Because Alternate Roots acts as our fiscal sponsor, investment donations to Idea Capital are tax deductible.

How was the Steering Committee determined?
Idea Capital was founded in 2008 as an informal group of friends and colleagues. Over time we have grown by finding others who have expressed a desire to help with our movement. We strive for diversity in age, race, gender and art form. 

How much is the Steering Committee paid?
Nothing. Idea Capital is an all-volunteer organization. 

How do I get to be on the Steering Committee?
We're an all-volunteer organization, and each of us has a track record of service to the Atlanta arts community. The Steering Committee is not a casual volunteer position; it's a commitment we've made to the organization and the community. If you're interested in joining and adding to our effort please contact us

How do I get to be on the judging panel?
One investor is selected at random in each funding cycle to serve on the panel.  Please contact us if you'd like to volunteer in other ways. 

This organization seems relatively new. How can I trust this organization?
Each member of the Idea Capital Steering Committee has a proven track record of service to the Atlanta arts community. Google us and find out! Furthermore, Alternate Roots, a regional arts organization founded in 1976, serves as our fiscal sponsor. We don't handle any Idea Capital money directly. Alternate Roots receives all funds into their bank account and oversees any expenditures from the account. 

What's the minimum investment you accept?
We generally cite $10 as an acceptable minimum investment. What's more important, however, is your involvement. We will accept whatever amount is personally meaningful to you. 

What's the maximum investment you accept?
There is no maximum investment amount. 

How are names of investors listed on the web site?
Investors are listed alphabetically on the web site regardless of the amount invested. We take our democratic structure seriously and view small investments to be just as important as large ones. 

Can I list my company / foundation / organization name as the investor?
You may be listed by whatever name you choose. Many people who donate through their business or private foundation nevertheless choose to be listed by their personal name in order to emphasize the person-to-person nature of our endeavor. 

If I give more money can I be designated as a special investor?
No. All investors are treated equally. Idea Capital is a community building organization and it's important to us that we form a community of equals. Those with modest means are as much a part of our community as those of high wealth. Of course we welcome the largest investment you feel you can make, but the most important thing is that you participate! 

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