The Dreaming Zebra® Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit encouraging children to embrace their individuality, to express themselves creatively, and follow their artistic dreams. Your gifts help us provide art & music supplies to underprivileged children throughout the world.


Every child's painting begins with just one brushstroke. Please consider joining our key group of art-loving supporters who donate $10 or more each month. With so many children in the world going without access to art and basic supplies, we are in need of your monthly support to reach as many young artists as possible, and to give them a vibrant palette for self-expression. $10 per month!

Please join us by adding your brushstroke of color to our giving palette, and supporting our mission of helping young artists to follow their dreams.

Art for Kids in Puerto Rico 

Join Dreaming Zebra this Holiday Season in gathering art supplies for 1,000 children in Puerto Rico, where many students and families have lost everything they own, and continue to live in very difficult situations.

Our goal is to deliver backpacks filled with essential art supplies to all 1000 students by January 2018.

As part of this initiative, Dreaming Zebra has partnered with The Memory Project, a nonprofit organization that invites high school art students to create portraits for children around the world in challenging situations. The Memory Project will photograph the students in Puerto Rico this December, then USA students will create and return their portraits as gifts to them next year!

Learn More and & Get Involved

Support art for kids in Puerto Rico by donating below!


Sponsor a Young Artist

Join Dreaming Zebra® and drawchange in supporting art for homeless youth

Join us in giving access to art to homeless kids in greater Atlanta, where the average age of a homeless child is 9 years old, and 37% of the students in the Metro Atlanta school system are impacted by this crisis. We've partnered with local nonprofit drawchange to provide essential arts programming for children living in local shelters, giving them the opportunity to express their feelings, individuality and creative dreams.  Learn More 

Your $30 Gift Will ...

  • Provide weekly Art Therapy sessions for a homeless child;
  • You will receive a grateful, personalized thank you created by your sponsored young artist;
  • You are granting a child, who is living in a very confusing time, an opportunity for them to be themselves. Thank you!


Blick Give & Get, 2017

This Holiday Season we're partnering with Blick Art Materials in the Give and Get campaign! As Blick's national charitable partner for this giving event, we’re excited to offer a unique opportunity for you to donate to arts programs we support across the USA.

Visit your local Blick Art Materials retail location from 11/24 - 12/24 to participate, by donating art supplies to support local arts organizations and you'll and receive a 20% discount for giving!

Helping Kids Dream...

Dreaming Zebra's Community Art Recycling Program provides access to art and music supplies for thousands of children, schools, art therapy programs and community organizations throughout the United States.

In 2016, Dreaming Zebra® provided free art supplies, musical instruments, and public art experiences to more than 85,000 young artists -- children who otherwise might not have experienced the joys and benefits of an art education.

Please help us to deliver more art materials to children in need, and keep the shelves stocked, by making a cash donation today to support our minimal shipping and operating costs.

Please click the donation box to the right to help us meet the needs of communities throughout the United States.


About Us

The Dreaming Zebra® Foundation was incorporated in Portland, Oregon in the interest of promoting greater access to the arts for children and young adults. Our founders recognized a pressing need in many communities for the charitable donation of art and music supplies to support children, schools, and other nonprofit organizations serving youth and the arts.

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Community Art Recycling Program

The purpose of the Community Art Recycling Program is to gather gently used materials that can be efficiently recycled to provide art therapy and education for children in need within the community.

Many individuals and business owners are surprised to learn that basic secondhand materials that are often discarded can be used to create an art class for children in need.

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