The Art With Impact Network is a delightfully diverse coalition of individuals, foundations, corporations, and government programs. Our partners make our work possible by providing the resources necessary to reach students throughout the U.S. and Canada in a time when providing mental health and arts education is more important than ever.

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Art Not Shame

Art Not Shame offers tools and programming for youth and other community members to express and address mental health challenges through collaborative art‐making and storytelling. They do this by hosting workshops in partnership with schools, local organizations, and established community health programs.

Ayelet Hirshfeld, PhD

Dr. Ayelet Hirshfeld is a private practitioner of assessment, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, brief analysis, & consultation. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in practice with infants, children, adults, couples & families, and has authored manuscripts in the areas of child psychoanalysis, psychosomatic conditions, and trauma & secondary stress.

Beveridge Family Foundation

The mission of the Beveridge Family Foundation, Inc. is to preserve and enhance the quality of life by embracing and perpetuating Frank Stanley Beveridge’s philanthropic vision, through grant making incentives in support of programs in youth development, health, education, religion, art and environment, primarily in Hampden and Hampshire counties, Massachusetts.

Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation

Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (BNRC) is a non-profit organization that strives through advocacy, capacity building, provision of knowledge and sustainable funding from various sources to challenge and empower all citizens of the neighbourhood. They are a generous supporter of Brandon University’s October 2, 2018 workshop.

California Institute of Integral Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an accredited university that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the earth. CIIS is a generous in-kind donor towards AWI’s annual Facilitator Training in San Francisco, California.

City of Lethbridge

The City of Lethbridge’s Community Event Support grants recognize the value of special events and the contribution they make to the vitality of the community.

Comfort Inn Riverside

Comfort Inn Riverside, CA is a generous in-kind donor of Art With Impact’s May Poly High School Films With Impact workshop.

Edmonton Community Foundation

The Edmonton Community Foundation’s mission is to attract and steward endowment funds to make strategic investments that enhance quality of life in Edmonton. The ECF collaborates with community organizations that illustrate innovative, responsive approaches towards answering today’s challenges. Through these initiatives, they are setting the foundations for tomorrow’s growth. The ECF continues to enrich lives in almost every sector of society, both locally and beyond. They are a generous supporter of two community Movies for Mental Health workshops within Edmonton during the 18/19 academic year.

Feldman Daxon Partners

Feldman Daxon Partners is Canada’s longest standing national provider of career transition, retained executive search, and coaching/leadership development. They generously supported our Toronto Film Fundraiser With Impact in March 2018.

Fondation ECHO Foundation

Echo Foundation is a private charitable foundation incorporated in 1983 and located in Montreal, Canada, with two main areas of interest: mental health and the environment.

Golden1 Credit Union

Golden1 Credit Union is California’s leading financial cooperative with branches in 34 of the state’s counties.

Guelph Community Foundation

The Guelph Community Foundation is a charitable public foundation whose purpose is to provide leadership in community philanthropy and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Guelph and surrounding areas.  For more information please visit

Healthy Brandon

Healthy Together Now (HTN) is a community led program, regionally coordinated and government supported initiative to help prevent chronic disease in Manitoba.  They are generous supporters of Brandon University’s Movies for Mental Health program October 2, 2018.

Hope Street Cards

Hope Street creates greeting cards for mental illness, created by a registered psychologist who has both professional experience working with individuals experiencing mental health conditions and personal experience dealing with a psychiatric disorder. As a result, each card created is supportive, appropriate and aims to inspire hope and encourage recovery from a mental illness, and supports innovative mental health charities!


Manulife Financial provides insurance and investment solutions for individuals and organizations.

Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation

Our Mission

To improve the lives of people with serious mental illness by investing in innovative projects in Northeast Ohio having national transformational impact.

Our Vision

The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation supports the nourishment of the human mind through the promotion of mental wellness, the arts, and education. We envision a world where:

All regard mental wellness as an integral part of a healthy life.
Recovery from mental illness is the expectation.
The arts and education are cornerstones of a vibrant society.
To this end, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation will utilize best practices in its governance, management, and grantmaking; earning a reputation as an exemplary foundation and being a source of pride to the community and Morgan family.

Meridian Credit Union-Cambridge & Waterloo

Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union, helping more than a quarter of a million Members grow their lives and businesses. Meridian Credit Union-Cambridge & Waterloo is a generous supporter of Art With Impact Canada’s February 2018 Conestoga College ‘Movies 4 Mental Health’ workshop.

Merit Hotel and Suites Fort McMurray

Merit Hotel and Suites are an in-kind donor of Movies for Mental Health at Keyano College.

Michelle Kennedy, LMFT

Michelle Kennedy, practices Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in Los Altos, CA.

Nugent Family Counseling Center

At Nugent Family Counseling Center we use innovative therapy approaches so you can focus on what you love and moving on with your life. Whether it’s mental illness, addiction, family issues, relationship issues, peers issues, or work problems, we are here to help.

Parenting ABC

Parenting ABC is an organization dedicated to training, consulting, counseling and coaching Asian Americans to have the relationships they want! Founder Winnis Chiang is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who used to be a software engineering manager in the Silicon Valley. She is passionate about helping young people and their parents who speak Mandarin, Cantonese or English.

Red Deer Community Foundation

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation supports community building through philanthropy, and their annual grant program is one of the creative ways in which they do that. Every year, RDDCF offer central Alberta non-profits an opportunity to access grant funding that supports community improvement in the arts and culture, health and wellness, human services, recreation, sport, education, and environmental sectors.

With these grants, they empower non-profit partners to build a vibrant and healthy community and deliver programs and services that benefit all central Albertans.

SerenITaas Inc

SerenITaaS is a Managed Service Provers helping small to mid sized business grow by providing IT-As-A-Service and IT infrastructure management.

The Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation

The Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation is dedicated to supporting local and national programs that:

  • Increase mental health awareness
  • Strengthen suicide prevention efforts, and
  • Provide help and healing through the arts for those affected by suicide and mental illness.

Their work is guided by the vision that individuals and families struggling with mental health problems and the risk of suicide will receive the love, care, and treatment they need and deserve to regain their health and go on to enjoy full and prosperous lives. They are a generous sponsor of Movies for Mental Health @ St. Mary’s College, in Maryland.


THEMUSEUM scans the globe for fresh cultural content and use it to stage experiences that stimulate transformative connections for our audiences. THEMUSEUM brings science to life with entertaining, artistic exhibits and provides a wonderful venue for artists to express their unique view of the world.

Thunder Bay Community Foundation

The Thunder Bay Community Foundation provides grants, scholarships and bursaries to students and charities in the District of Thunder Bay. The Thunder Bay Community Foundation, established in 1971, actively promotes community philanthropy for the long-term benefit of Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. They are a generous support of Movies for Mental Health at Confederation College.

Trauma Resource

Dr. Abueg has practiced clinical psychology for over 30 years. His career-long focus has been PTSD and relieving the suffering of his patients from traumas of all kinds–war, disaster, childhood physical or sexual abuse, crime victimization and motor vehicle accidents.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Established in 1965 the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. NEA supports Art With Impact by assisting in the accessibility and interactivity of the OLIVE film library to allow short films on mental health to reach younger and more global audiences.


Voter-approved Proposition 63, also known as the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), provides housing, treatment, recovery to thousands of Californians every day. Prop 63 was the first major partner of Art With Impact and has been working with us to provide educational workshops that reduce the stigma of mental illness at colleges, universities and high schools throughout California since 2013.

Alberta Culture and Tourism

Alberta Culture and Tourism supports the development and sustainability of Alberta’s cultural industries, tourism, the arts, recreation and sport, heritage and nonprofit/voluntary sector. They are a supporter of Art With Impact’s 2016/17 programming in the province of Alberta, Canada.

California Institute of Contemporary Arts

The California Institute of Contemporary Arts promotes the arts through sponsorship of artists and creative programs. AWI was delighted to partner with CICA to offer the following Movies for Mental Health workshops during the 2015/16 academic year: Shasta College, Monterey Peninsula College, Chico State and Santa Monica College.

Gochnauer Family Foundation

The Gochnauer Family Foundation (GFF) provides financial assistance to organizations and programs that promote spiritual, medical, cultural, and educational growth or provide essential services. GFF generously has generously provided operating support to Art With Impact, lending financial need where needed since 2015.

Great Gulf

Great Gulf is an award winning builder and developer of new homes and condos in Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Ontario. Great Gulf generously sponsored Art With Impact Canada’s Fall 2015 Movies for Mental Health campaign on post-secondary campuses throughout Ontario.

Medavie Health Foundation

Medavie Health Foundation is focused on three core causes of particular concern to Canadians – child and youth mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, and type 2 diabetes. It aims to bring organizations and communities together through collaborative multi-year partnerships and to support grassroots, community-based initiatives through an annual grants program and is a partner of Art With Impact’s Quebec and Maritime programming.


Pacific Blue Cross Community Connection Health Foundation

Pacific Blue Cross is British Columbia’s leading provider of health, dental and travel benefits with a dedication to improving the health outcomes of BC residents through their Community Connection Health Foundation. They are a generous sponsor of Art With Impact Canada’s 2016/17 Movies for Mental Health campaign on post-secondary campuses throughout British Columbia.


Scotiabank is a leading multinational financial services provider and Canada’s most international bank and a generous sponsor of Art With Impact Canada’s Fall 2015 and Fall 2016 Movies for Mental Health campaign on post-secondary campuses throughout Ontario.

The McKenzie Foundation of San Francisco

The McKenzie Foundation of San Francisco supports programs and projects that educate and raise public awareness about mental health issues, as well as support and enhance the lives of individuals who face mental health challenges. Art With Impact is grateful to the Foundation for their support of our January 2017 annual educator training.

The McQueen Family Foundation

The McQueen Family Foundation supports organizations with missions related to the arts, education, mental health and international aid. They generously provide operating support to Art With Impact, lending financial need wherever it is needed most.

The Rossy Family Foundation

Based in Montreal, the Rossy Family Foundation funds initiatives in mental health, health care, education and the arts, with a particular emphasis on creating awareness around student mental health. They are a partner of Art With Impact Canada to expand film-based educational programming into Montreal area high schools.

The Sam Mazza Foundation

The Sam Mazza Foundation supports initiatives that strengthen communities through enriching culture, championing education, and improving quality of life. They are a long-time, generous supporter of Art With Impact’s high school workshops partnering with AWI to make Films With Impact workshops possible during the 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 academic years.

Wells Fargo Advisors

Wells Fargo is a provider of banking, mortgage, investing, credit card, insurance, and consumer and commercial financial services. AWI was delighted to partner with Wells Fargo Advisors to offer Hillsoboro High School’s Films With Impact workshop in Fall 2015.

Alberta Executive Students’ Council

The Alberta Students’ Executive Council (ASEC) is a provincial advocacy organization representing the interests of more than 105,000 students in Alberta, Canada. ASEC is a partner of Art With Impact’s programming throughout Alberta.



Au Contraire Film Festival

The Au Contraire Film Festival (ACFF) showcases edgy, thought provoking films that explore mental health issues from a multitude of perspectives.

Healthy Minds Canada

Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is a national charity that raises funds to support mental health research and education, and to raise awareness into and about mental illness and addictions. HMC provides ongoing support for Art With Impact’s Canadian programming.

Partners for Mental Health

Partners for Mental Health seeks to transform the way Canadians think about, act towards and support mental health and people living with a mental illness. Art With Impact Canada and Partners partner to create and support creative opportunities for postsecondary students to engage in meaningful dialogue around mental health. Partners for Mental Health volunteers attend Movies for Mental Health events to share opportunities for engagement in mental health action and advocacy.

Active Minds

Active Minds is a nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. They develop and support student-led chapters on postsecondary campuses, changing the conversation about mental health.