Frequently Asked Questions
What is a dollar for dollar donation?
No compensation is collected for any member of the Dorian Gray Youth Foundation. We do our best to not create any overhead costs by personally donating funds for day-to-day expenses from our personal expenses. We appreciate your understanding that to keep this true, we ask that you cover the shipping of your unique pieces! Please keep in mind that by donating to or purchasing from Dorian Gray Galleries as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit your shipping costs are 100% tax-deductible.
What type of donations do you accept?
The Dorian Gray Youth Foundation and Dorian Gray Galleries thrive on donations.
Who runs all of this stuff?
The Dorian Gray Youth Foundation is run by Cleveland-area husbands, Matthew Huffman and Daniel Tyson, and a board of local queer individuals. We are all working full-time jobs and running this passion project, so please be patient with us as we want to make sure we respond to everyone personally.
Are you an actual business?
Yes! The Dorian Gray Youth Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All purchases and donations are 100% tax-deductible. Receipts available at time of purchase and/or donation.
So where DOES the actual donation money go?
The Dorian Gray Youth Foundation works directly with social workers, homeless shelters,
community centers, etc to connect directly with individuals in need. This ensures that 100% of the money needed by the individual makes it directly into their hands for their current needs via the Dorian Gray Relief Fund. We are currently working on an application process for individuals to apply for the Relief Fund in case they are not currently working with a social worker or community/homeless center. The Dorian Gray Relief Fund is intended to provide homeless LGBTQ+ individuals in need with gender-affirming clothing, finances for a safe place to stay, food, or other basic necessities. 100% of money that comes into the Dorian Gray Youth Foundation is available to LGBTQ+ homeless individuals or community centers that will be paid out through the Relief Fund.
Will you ever exist in a physical location?
At this time, our foundation and gallery are completely online, but we are available for pop-up fundraisers at local events.
What other plans do you have for The Dorian Gray Youth Foundation?
Our goals for 2021 include:
Why the name Dorian Gray?
If you are unfamiliar with the story of Dorian Gray, it is a novel from Oscar Wilde about a young man who lives life without abandon as only his portrait is affected by his life choices. People often see the character of Dorian Gray as negative or villainous due to his immorality.
However, Dorian Gray was one of the first openly queer characters and was written in a time
when such topics were still taboo. The book was written as Oscar Wilde was coming to terms with his own sexuality and refused to sensor the book at the request of publishers and public views. The book went on to be one of the most famous books in history. To us, Dorian Gray moreso represents being unashamed and proud in the face of a society that so often
misunderstands our importance.
Is there a way I can donate to Dorian Gray Galleries outside of buying art?
Yes! Dorian Gray Galleries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and accepts monetary donations. You can donate via the Donate button at the top of the page. 100% of your donations go into the Northeast OH LGBTQIA+ homeless community and is tax deductible. Dorian Gray Galleries will provide you with a donation form for your records.
Do you offer shipping?
Yes! If you would like a piece of art shipped please contact us and let us know which piece so we can figure out the shipping cost!