At Artists for Kids, we have been fortunate to have a variety of donors and supporters who have embraced the work we do and the programs we offer. With their generosity and contributions, we have been able to expand our offerings, and provide financial assistance for those families whose kids could otherwise not discover the untapped creativity inside of them.
"...opened Oliver's most wonderful thank you note to my parents' memorial fund for some scholarship assistance to him...Please tell him how much I appreciated and enjoyed all parts of his note. And to you: this is why we give support to your summer camp. I hope Gordon Smith gets as much enjoyment from his support as I do from ours." - Irene
Our Donors and Sponsors contribute in a variety of ways. Whether it's with financial support, in-kind donations, or gifts of significant pieces of work for our permanent teaching collection, we welcome those individuals and corporations who value an education that includes visual literacy.
Coast Capital Savings
The generous contribution of
Coast Capital Savings is allowing us to bring working artists to Mountainside Secondary School, to allow students to experience, first-hand, the life-changing power of creativity.
The Christopher Foundation for the Arts
The Christopher Foundation for the Arts generously supports us with funds for our student programming and to provide the quality instruction at our Summer School for Visual Arts.
The Beech Foundation
The Beech Foundation supports our students by providing funding for scholarships for our Summer Visual Arts camps.
The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation's generous donation supported a training retreat for teachers in the
Windows to Canadian Art Program.
This critical funding allowed for teachers to share best practices and innovative ideas with other educators. The funding also supported the writing of curriculum, so lessons can be shared with other teachers, thereby extending the reach of the program and the teachers.
The Chang Y. Leong Memorial Fund
The Memorial Fund has sponsored two children to attend camp each summer. Thanks to their generosity, two outstanding students receive scholarships to the
Paradise Valley Summer School of the Arts.
North Vancouver Recreation Commission
The North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission support our programs and initiatives.
The Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund
We are profoundly grateful for the latest donation from the
Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund. The fund's contribution assisted students who otherwise would not be able to attend our programs. Their generous gift allowed two students to attend summer camp, three students to attend day camp, 10 students to participate in after school art programs and materials for 12 students.
The support of the Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund directly enhanced the lives of more than two dozen students.
Companies and organizations have been an essential part of funding the work that we do. We thank the organizations listed below that have contributed to providing a visual arts education to our students.
The Smith Foundation
Rotary Club of Lions Gate
The Tuey Charitable Foundation
Lynn Valley Lions Club
Heffel Fine Art Auction House
City of North Vancouver
District of North Vancouver
We are grateful for the number of individuals who have contributed to supporting our programs.
Dr. Ian & Jane Strang - Julie & Peter Pappajohn - Neil Chrystal - Lori McDonald - Tim & Pat Quan - Ken & Kathy James - Josefina Heyland
Brenda Cates - Lois Muraro - Leona Quan - Bette Adams - Jane Cherry - Janet Warren - Lisa Derby - Diane Pantages - Marilyn Douglas -
Bill & Dorothy Robertson - Helen Boultbee - Marlou Hume - Joan Ketchen - Colin Emslie - Mary Anne Sigal - Michelle Maga