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.


Blick Give & Get 2020

We're delighted to partner again with Blick Art Materials this year for the Blick Give & Get holiday art supply drive!

As Blick's national charitable partner for this annual event, we’re excited to offer a unique opportunity for you to donate to our art programs across the USA. #GiveandGet

GIVE: Visit your local Blick Art Materials retail location between November 27th and December 24th, 2020, to participate by donating items purchased at Blick to help support local community arts organizations and you'll and receive a 20% discount for giving!

& GET: Receive a special offer for 20% off your next purchase, valid 11/27/20 - 12/24/20 *Standard exclusions apply. See your local store for more information.

View Our National Art Supply Wish List!


Dreams of Painting...

Sponsor A Classroom of Young Artists

When you select this option for giving, you'll enable a group of budding young artists to follow their dreams! The traditional concept of a "classroom" has evolved due to Covid-19, and we are doing our best to support the needs of students in many diverse settings. As such, your donation may be used to support a group of children learning together at home, at school, or in a distance learning environment. We'll serve the next group of children from our national waiting list with the supplies they hope to receive, and you'll receive a special thank you from us for your donation!


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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