Founded in 2021, Causability.org is a cause-based grant making and for creative change makers. Causability is focused not just on a cause but its effect. We want donors and supporters to know the story behind a cause, how they are helping their communities, and to see the real world benefits from their donations.
Through offering Artist Grants we also want to encourage, empower and provide artists, donors and nonprofits the ability to collaborate within their communities through causes, to see sustainable, real world impact and benefit from their work and donations.
Artist Grants are not just funding opportunities, we want to sponsor artists’ ability to collaborate on cause based art programs within their communities.
As a painter, I know what it’s like to be a struggling artist, trying to make money with my art. In 2019, I started a business, Art for Your Cause, to help artists keep more money from the sales from their art.
I’m also a donor who wants to give money to make the world a better place, so I know how challenging it is to find worthy causes, run with integrity and transparency. I couldn’t find a place where sincere changemakers could breathe life into meaningful causes. This got me thinking:
- What about people (like artists) who want to help others, but can’t afford to?
- What about supporters who want more information about where and what donations are funding?
- How can we directly impact artists and their local communities?
- If we are the first nonprofit offering this opportunity directly to artists… If so, why not do it?
To meet these challenges, with the support of my family, together we founded Causability. It’s been an interesting year! We parted ways with consultants who didn’t share our values; as we worked long hours to satisfy the IRS’s strict requirements. After 9 months of waiting, we received our approval letter.
As I studied the nonprofit landscape, I was blown away by these facts: 69% of all nonprofit donations come from individuals rather than grants or government subsidies. Those donations amount to over $400 billion/year. Most of these are single donations of $5-$10. These facts ignited my passion even further.
My dream of a Cause community has come true. With Causability.org, changemakers can collaborate together on shared passions. I’m excited about how many people we’ve already assisted. And, we just awarded our first Causability Collaborative Artists Grants of $5K to three creators to fund their art projects!
We believe we are so much more than just a cause or a donation, we’re part of creating a new community for everyone to realize the effect of their cause and how it changes the world.
Causability Board Members
Founder/ Visual Artist/Sound Resonator: Dallas, TX
CFO: Retired PHD Electrical Engineer, Dallas, TX
Lisa Lampton Allen
Owner of Hideout Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Visual Artist, Dearborn, Michigan
Art Collector, Dallas, TX
COO/Art For Your Cause, Dallas, TX
Examples of cause categories:
Our Philanthropic Purpose
The definition of philanthropy is the ‘love of humankind’.
The definition of ‘Causability’ is to provide humankind the ‘ability’ to share their love for causes.
Causability is a common unity. A ‘community’.