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support our mission

Our mission is to transform lives through creative expression for self-discovery, connection and empowerment.  We facilitate this transformation by integrating the innate benefits of the arts with mental health practices. In addition, we develop sustainable programs for the community, that anyone can deliver, in order to maximize our reach and impact. Our specialty training programs address the needs of underserved communities such as those with special needs, those who have experienced trauma, those living with illness, the homeless, children and older adults.

The possibilities are limitless.

You can help generate momentum for this movement by making a tax deductible contribution. Your support will enable us to develop new programs to meet community needs, and offer free and affordable services and scholarships for those in need.

You may conveniently make a donation by entering an amount in the box below. Or we can receive checks payable to “Arts and Healing Initiative” and mailed to us at UCLArts & Healing, 2626 33rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

We also welcome in-kind donations, such as free space in which to deliver programs, and volunteers with special skills such as photography, videography, film editing, online education, and/or research/evaluation. We welcome you to contact us with your ideas at or call (310) 452-1439.

amazonsmile: an easy, cost-free way to support us

AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon, only by shopping on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to the non-profit organization of your choice. It costs you nothing extra, and you help us transform lives creatively.

  • Log on to AmazonSmile using your existing Amazon login information.
  • Enter “Arts and Healing Initiative”* when asked to choose a charitable organization to support.
  • Shop through AmazonSmile, rather than regular, for the donation program. Bookmark it for convenience.

* The Arts and Healing Initiative is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established to support UCLArts & Healing.

$1.00 increments please