Art with Heart’s purpose is to spread the healing power of creative expression to kids facing trauma or adversity. Coming soon, we will be relaunching our website which will serve as a forum for greater connection and inspiration.

We know that evolution and self-expression go hand in hand. As we enter our third decade, we are evolving our brand expression to represent the greater possibility and momentum experienced through partnership. It will be a place where you can read stories of incredible personal growth, experience the impact that your engagement and support have on kids around the world, and connect with others.

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Impact of Your Support

GloriaStrauss_sisters-smArt with Heart is a a 501(C)(3) public charity that operates on an exceptionally lean budget, depending heavily on in-kind and discounted services to deliver high-quality, low cost programming and services.

On behalf of the children we serve, we thank you for your compassionate generosity. We endeavor to be the best possible stewards of your gifts and to leverage those funds in the most sustainable ways possible. For every dollar you donate, 75% supports children and youth through our therapeutic books, trainings, and programs. Art with Heart receives no federal funding.

Your generosity helps provide the following services in Washington State:

  • Professional Development Education about harnessing the power of creativity to heal children and youth in crisis
  • Scholarships for free books for WA State mental health programs that cannot otherwise afford these important materials

And both nationally and internationally, we provide:

  • Therapeutic books that support high-risk youth and curriculum to support the mental health professionals that serve them
  • Development of new classroom support tools that empower leaders to use creativity with children in their care

2013 Functional Expenses

76 % PROGRAMS $ 324,980
14 % ADMIN $ 59,096
10 % FUNDRAISING  $ 41,307
SUB TOTAL $ 425,383
IN KIND DONATIONS $ 52,052
TOTAL $ 477,435

How Your Donation Helps

Because of your continued support, in 2014 we were able to: