Six Grants Made in 2014 from The Expressions of Faith Fund

Last year six grants of $500 each were made from The Expressions of Faith Fund to non-profit organizations that provide and/or promote cultural arts experiences for individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities.

These grants were made possible from the proceeds of the online sale of artwork from this website during 2014. A HUGE “thank you” to all of you who purchased artwork last year!!

Here is a list of the recipients of these grants in 2014 along with a description of what they do and their web addresses. Please contact them directly for more details about their services:

REACH for Resources Hopkins, MN
Provides therapeutic services and recreational support that help people with disabilities living in the Minneapolis, MN metro area www.reachforresources.org

Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts Minneapolis, MN
Creates art in a spirit of radical inclusion inspiring Twin Cities-based artists with disabilities and their audiences to explore the full spectrum of human potential thereby transforming their lives by expanding ideas of what is possible www.interactcenter.com

FreeArtsMinnesota Minneapolis, MN
Inspires hope and builds self-esteem for youth who have experienced poverty, homelessness, abuse and/or mental illness using the healing powers of creative artistic expression with caring adult mentors www.freeartsminnesota.org

ArtShop . . . therapeutic art lessons for children and adults with disabilities St. Paul, MN
Provides creative opportunities for children and adults with cognitive, developmental, emotional and/or physical disabilities to participate in the creative arts process in order to develop themselves as artists www.artshoptherapy.com

VSA (very special arts) MN Minneapolis, MN
Provides direct services, information and occasional funding opportunities to artists with disabilities living in Minnesota seeking to advance their artistic pursuits www.vsamn.org

Joni and friends International Disability Center Agoura Hills, CA
An international ministry dedicated to extending the love and message of Jesus Christ to people who are affected by disability around the world www.joniandfriends.org