Artists for Kids
Our Donors

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A heartfelt thank you to our donors and sponsors

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 signficant pieces of work for our permanent teaching collection, we welcome those individuals and corporations who value an education that includes visual literacy.​​


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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. β€‹


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

The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation's generous donation supported a training retreat for teacher​s 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.


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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.


Corporate donors

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. 

  • Art Starts
  • The Smith Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Lions Gate
  • The Tuey Charitable Foundation
  • CUPE 389
  • Lynn Valley Lions Club
  • Heffel Fine Art Auction House
  • RBC Foundation
  • City of North Vancouver
  • District of North Vancouver


Individual donors

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
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Artists for Kids

2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2K6 Phone: 604-903-3798| Email: AFKinfo@sd44.ca​ |Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed for Statutory Holidays