Philanthropy

Photography

This Artist Recreates Iconic Images Out of Trash, Toys, and Chocolate Syrup

Brazilian photographer Vik Muniz wants people to see the world differently.
Miss Rosen
7.17.18
Philanthropy

Orphaned Gloves Become Adorable, Socially-Conscious Art

Two artists transform single gloves found on New York City sidewalks into quirky, handcrafted toys to help the homeless.
Andrew Nunes
7.19.17
50 states of art

Memphis Makes a Bet on Unlikely Philanthropists—Millennials

How a Tennessee nonprofit is leveraging the financial and social influence of young professionals to boost the Memphis arts community.
Whitney Hardy
4.24.17
50 states of art

Memphis Makes a Bet on Unlikely Philanthropists—Millennials | #50StatesofArt

How a Tennessee nonprofit is leveraging the financial and social influence of young professionals to boost the Memphis arts community.
Whitney Hardy
4.24.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Donated His Paycheck to the Government in a Meaningless PR Stunt

The donation to the National Park Service is good PR, but means nothing.
Eve Peyser
4.3.17
Art

Jeff Koons Recycles Birkin Bags as Art

Jeff Koons sold pre-owned Hermès handbags as readymades.
Emerson Rosenthal
1.15.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Pornhub Is Making Audio Porn for the Visually Impaired

It's kind of like those Disney Read-Along books but with more graphic descriptions of cumshots.
VICE Staff
6.16.16
Seth Troxler

Seth Troxler Is Cooking a Three-Course Lunch for the Homeless at ADE

The event is part of a larger effort to encourage volunteer work within the dance music community.
Michelle Lhooq
10.6.15
Stuff

Pornhub’s $25,000 Scholarship Will Let You Go Balls Deep Into Higher Education

Adult entertainment companies have a long history of trying—and failing—to be accepted as philanthropic organizations.
Mark Hay
9.4.15
News

A German Town Tricked Some Neo-Nazis into Marching to Raise Money for a Good Cause

The German town of Wunsiedel turned a neo-Nazi problem into a prank that benefited charity and made the fascists look like idiots. A real win-win-win.
Mike Pearl
11.18.14
Art

GENESIS 2014 Celebrates The Work Of Emerging Artists

Curated by Spike Jonze and Karen O (among others), GENESIS 2014 is The Art of Elysium's upcoming celebration of emerging artists.
The Creators Project
9.3.14
Stuff

Dumping a Bucket of Ice on Your Head Does Not Make You a Philanthropist

The #IceBucketChallenge is the latest in lazy, narcissistic "hashtag activism." If you want to change the world, you're not going to do it by tweeting, wearing a tacky bracelet, or dumping ice water over your head.
Arielle Pardes
8.13.14