Your Gift Today Will Help Someone Become UnLonely

If you share our vision for a more connected world, we’d truly appreciate your support as we continue our work! Your gift of any amount will help us build and scale programs that address loneliness through the power of creativity.

Loneliness is an Urgent Public Health Crisis

Loneliness and social isolation are now widely recognized as a global health crisis. According to a 2023 report by the U.S. Surgeon General, loneliness is a serious public health issue due to its negative impacts on both physical and mental health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 57% of teen girls report feeling persistent sadness and hopelessness, a figure that has doubled in the past decade. Additionally, suicide is the second leading cause of death for children and young adults, ages 10 to 24 years old.

FAH is Leading the Way in the Fight Against Loneliness

The Foundation for Art & Healing (FAH) has been working to address loneliness for years, even before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the issue to the forefront of public consciousness. We have developed and tested high-impact programs that have made a meaningful difference in the lives of many.

Our programs are designed to educate people about loneliness, reduce stigma, and connect people to each other and to additional resources. We have history of successful collaborations with major brands, including L’Oreal, Verizon, AARP, and Pinterest. Our portfolio of programs can be easily adopted by both low- and high-capacity organizations, and they can be tailored to best suit the needs of the organization.

Woman shows her painting at a Foundation for Art & Healing event
Students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago participate in Colors & Connection

We Want to Help More People Be UnLonely 

We are now ready to scale our programs to reach a wider audience, but we need your help to make that happen!

We have been increasing awareness through Project UnLonely Films since 2017. These short films have reached tens of thousands of people with powerful, thought-provoking stories about loneliness.

In 2023, we served over 1,000 students on 31 campuses through our Campus UnLonely program. We have also worked with 15 partner organizations to deliver almost 40 programs serving older adults. 

In 2024, we plan to dramatically expand these numbers.

“I’ve worked with many organizations that provide workplace wellness programs, and Project UnLonely offers some of the most unique and engaging programs by far. We believe that our team members benefit from being creative and connected, and the Northwell UnLonely Project is a valuable approach to supporting their emotional wellbeing.”

— Nathalie Jean Baptise, Program Director, Employee Wellness, Northwell Health

“I had my mom buy me color pencils this weekend so I could practice the exercise you taught us in class, on my own whenever I feel overwhelmed because I enjoyed it so much, and it helped me tons, so thank you so much for that.”

Colors & Connection participant

I feel very connected to the others [in the group]. It is a very meaningful exercise with peers. If I have a chance to join in the activity, I would be happy to engage in it again.”

Colors & Connection participant

The Foundation for Art & Healing is a 501(c)3 public charity, and as such, all contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. To claim your donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. 

Thank You!

Your support helps The Foundation for Art & Healing develop and deliver arts-based programming to diverse communities nationally. Our supporters make this all possible! Please consider making a donation of any amount today.

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