This month’s Round Up Donation directly benefits The Heliotrope Foundation to help communities respond and heal after natural disasters and other urgent social crises. In their words: “We believe that the creative process can and should be a part of how we heal, rebuild and move forward after natural disasters, economic devastation, and moments of social crisis”.
Founded by Caledonia Curry / Swoon (an artist near and dear to our hearts) in 2015, The Heliotrope Foundation houses projects like art therapy courses, generating work for artists, shelter builds, ceramics workshops and more. Looking through the lens of art, the organization creates a safe space for art to come into this world where it may not have generated otherwise. The Heliotrope Foundation is also currently partnering with Z’akiyah House, an organization that offers safe transitional housing for people coming out of prison and homelessness.