ARTogether is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that relies heavily on the generosity and support of individual donors and charitable foundations. These foundations recognize and support our mission of bringing communities together through the shared experiencing of creating art. Their generous donations have enabled ARTogether to carry out new programs that reach and improve the lives of our local refugee and immigrant communities. We are extremely grateful for their contributions.

If you work for or represent an organization that has a matching donation policy or have the opportunity to nominate us for a grant, please contact us at

We would like to thank the following foundations for going above and beyond to support our efforts.

Neda Nobari Foundation

Neda Nobari Foundation promotes social and environmental justice through arts and education.

ARTogether received funding from Neda Nobari Foundation in June 2018.

Lowell Berry Foundation

The primary purpose of the Lowell Berry Foundation is to support organizations which are dedicated to strengthening leadership of the local Christian church ministry. This foundation also are committed to serving our local community by providing a safety net for those in need while focusing on organizations that effectively shape lives and build leaders for tomorrow.

ARTogether received funding from Lowell Berry Foundation in September 2018.

Oath Foundation

Oath Foundation is a private foundation solely funded by Oath and wholly committed to building a better world. Oath Foundation’s focus is on building opportunities for women, girls and underserved youth to become future leaders around the world. The foundation gives grants to organizations that provide access to education and technology, cultivate creativity and innovation, and teach the skills for taking on the world’s biggest challenges today and tomorrow.

ARTogether received funding from Oath Foundation in October 2018.

Palo Alto Network Foundation

Palo Alto Network Foundation’s focus areas include Education and Youth Development, Health, Diversity/Veterans, Basic Community Services & Safety Net, and Disaster Response.

ARTogether received funding from Palo Alto Network under the fiscal sponsorship of the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants in November 2018.

Walmart Foundation

Walmart Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities so people can live better. The foundation considers it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities they serve. Whether it’s through the grants they provide to the thousands of organizations that share the foundation’s mission or through the inspiring volunteer efforts of Walmart associates, Walmart Foundation is passionate about helping people live better.

ARTogether received funding from Walmart Foundation in December 2018.

Further Foundation

Further Foundation supports progressive groups working on environmental and social change issues in the Bay Area and around the world. The Foundation focuses on smart-thinking groups that are small and close to their target—groups that know their business, share Foundation’s politics, and spend the money carefully, without a lot of bells and whistles, overhead, and wasted effort.

ARTogether received funding from Further Foundation in December 2018.

City of Oakland; Neighborhood Grant

The Neighborhood Voices: Belonging in Oakland Grant Pilot Program is meant to highlight and support community-based cultural expressions, stories, histories and heritages of the many communities in Oakland’s neighborhoods.

In partnership with the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI), ARTogether was awarded with the Neighborhood grant in February 2019.

California Humanties

Humanities for All is a grant program that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects. This program responds to the needs and interests of Californians, encourages greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy.

ARTogether received this prestigious award in May 2019 for "From Killing Fields to Sanctuary: Voices of Oakland’s Cambodian Refugees" Project which is a multimedia oral history project that will combine recorded interviews, photography, online resources, documentary film and community dialogues to “tell the story” of Cambodian refugees as part of California’s cultural fabric.

Sam Mazza Foundation

The Sam Mazza Foundation supports initiatives that enrich culture through the art and arts education.

ARTogether received funding from Sam Mazza Foundation in June 2019 to start a new after school art program in Oakland.


In addition to these foundations, we rely heavily on the donations of people like you who want to make a difference in their community. Please consider helping to support ARTogether by making a donation today. We ask for monthly donations of $10, however any amount given is greatly appreciated. These funds will go directly towards supporting arts programs for refugee and immigrant communities in the Bay Area.