The following nonprofit organizations, headquartered in the Puget Sound region, have received capacity building grants from the Cedarmere Foundation. We invite you to visit their websites to learn more about the important work they do, both here in our community and around the world.

2017 Grant Recipients:

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Art With Heart

Art With Heart

WHO WE ARE:

For over twenty years, Art with Heart has been spreading the healing power of creative expression to kids experiencing trauma or adversity. Our therapeutic activity books for youth, and resources for the adults who serve them transform pain into possibility for young people around the world. Now in our third decade, we’ll reach 3.5 million more kids through our innovative online learning community and through collaboration with many personal, unique partnerships. artwithheart.org.

WHAT WE DO:

Art with Heart envisions a world where all children who have experienced trauma can turn their pain into possibility. We create books that lead children through a therapeutic journey that encourages social emotional learning and the development of lifelong coping skills. Our books are created with the help of an advisory board composed of mental health professionals who ensure that we’re creating in-depth, powerful resources for children and the adults who serve them. In twenty years, we’ve served over 150,000 children facing difficult circumstances.In order to reach the greatest number of children in need, we:

In order to reach the greatest number of children in need, we:Create curricula and run

  • Create curricula and run trainings built for mental health professionals, youth-serving adults, Child Life Specialists, and grief counselors. Our “train the trainer” model allows adults to bring these products back to their organizations and advocate for their use after experiencing the power of expressive arts firsthand.
  • Respond to community-wide crises with our burgeoning Crisis Recovery Program. After being called upon after Hurricane Katrina, the Sandy Hook shooting, and the Oso Mudslide, we’re creating a comprehensive recovery program from our learnings after these events and working with partners to see that children aren’t forgotten after local disasters occur.
  • Pilot programs locally to understand what works and what needs revision. You can find us in Seattle Public Schools, at residences for youth in foster care, at Boys & Girls clubs, and summer camps for children affected by cancer. By partnering with organizations that can identify the children most in need of our resources, we build community rather than reinventing the wheel.

RECENT SUCCESS:

After Amina’s father died in an accident, she was allowed only one day to grieve. Her school counselor observed her holding her throat as if drowning on the playground and responded with one of our books. When she realized that Amina was still grieving, she showed the book to Amina’s mother, who was resistant to traditional counseling. It was only after seeing Amina’s copy of Ink About It that she agreed to let Amina get the help she so desperately needed.

Friends of the Children of Seattle
Homestead Community Land Trust
Nonprofit Assistance Center
Rainier Valley Corps
The Healing Center
Young Women Empowered
Vietnamese Friendship Association
West Seattle Helpline

2014 Grant Recipients:

Art with Heart
Cocoon House
College Access Now (CAN)
FEAT of WA
Mary’s Place
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
Seattle Works
Washington Nonprofits (WN)
Wayfind

2013 Grant Recipients:

Cocoon House
Hamlin Robinson School
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
Team Read
Wayfind

2012 Grant Recipients:

Boyer Children's Clinic
Hamlin Robinson School
Jubilee Women's Center
KCCADV (King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
Team Read
Wayfind

2011 Grant Recipients:

Boyer Children's Clinic
Children's Alliance
Family Law CASA
Hamlin Robinson School
Jubilee Women's Center
KCCADV (King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

2010 Grant Recipients:

Children's Alliance
Zeno
Family Law CASA
Jubilee Women's Center
KCCADV (King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
Passages Northwest
Powerful Schools
Seattle Milk Fund

2009 Grant Recipients:

Chaya
Children's Alliance
Zeno (formerly Explorations in Math)
Family Law CASA
HopeSparks
Passages Northwest
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
Powerful Voices

2008 Grant Recipients:

Chaya
East African Community Services
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
Powerful Voices
One By One
The Service Board
Seattle Milk Fund
Child and Family Guidance Center

2007 Grant Recipients:

Chaya
East African Community Services
One By One
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
Powerful Voices
The Service Board