Art for Charlie Foundation

Hospice Care for Children
Support for Bereavement
Art for the Community
Foxy love

Sorrowful haresThe Art for Charlie Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity established in 2012 to help children with life limiting illness and all families bereaved by the death of a child.

 We support pediatric hospice and provide grants to families facing financial hardship and who have a child with life limiting illness or who are suffering bereavement from the death of a child.

We raise money through art events to focus on joy and beauty rather than sadness, while also bringing art to the community.

Our main fundraiser is our Art Show & Auction. This features  art contributions from Michigan artists as well as artists from across the US, the United Kingdom, Italy and France, and also non-art auction prizes from local merchants. Our 2015 show is on Friday, November 6 at the Marriott in downtown East Lansing.  (Click to sign up as a participating artist).

In November 2014 we broke new  ground with a Pediatric Palliative Care and Bereavement conference bringing together professionals from around the state -- a productive event which we will repeat in late September 2015 (see "Conference"). Our Kindness Campaign for schools and communities promotes the concept of caring.

The story of April

Volunteer Signup

2014 Report

 Stories of bereavement
Stories of bereavement 


Remembering a child through art -- let us publish your child's picture


Kindness Campaign
Kindness Campaign


Our Art Store:
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Kindness Cards, Art Note Cards, T-shirts and caps