Art Squat Cares: Charities we believe in!

The Art Squat Foundation 501(c)3 launched in the first quarter of 2023 as a means to help fund & support Artists who are fighting for change in their communities.

It is the lifelong dream of its Founder, Artist and Philanthropist Johnny Otto, to bring together Artists from all walks of life who share a passion for helping people.

The Foundation will offer Grants, Workspaces, Public Relations and Promotional Guidance, and much more to our Artists.

Our intention is to let people who are experiencing homelessness speak for themselves. Their stories, told through their own experience and perspective, can help us understand something that maybe we didn't understand before.

Invisible People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about homelessness through innovative storytelling, news, and advocacy. Since our launch in 2008, Invisible People has become a pioneer and trusted resource for inspiring action and raising awareness in support of advocacy, policy change and thoughtful dialogue around poverty in North America and the United Kingdom.

Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean. Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots. Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the Mission Blue team implements communications campaigns that elevate Hope Spots to the world stage through documentaries, social media, traditional media and innovative tools like Esri ArcGIS.

OUR MISSION is to build wells and sanitation systems at schools throughout sub-Saharan Africa, enabling youth to fully harness the life-changing power of an education.

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s mission is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community. There are federal, state and local programs that we access in order to accomplish this goal.

Project Angel Food prepares and delivers over one million medically tailored meals each year, free of charge to homes of men, women, and children affected by life-threatening illnesses.

Founded in 1914, The Midnight Mission offers paths to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost direction. Our emergency services and 12-step recovery, family living, job training, education and workforce development programs offer a compassionate bridge to achieve and maintain healthy, productive lives.

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation's guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

For 36 years, we’ve been a strong and trusted advocate for the Santa Monica Bay. But a healthy Bay requires a healthy LA. Protecting the coastline, restoring our waterways, and speaking out for clean water policy, we’re working toward equity, safety, and access for all.

Survivor's Ink exists to raise awareness and to empower human trafficking victims by breaking the psychological chains of enslavement through beautifying, removing or covering their physical scars, markings and brandings that are constant reminders of a violent past.

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2018 by Taraji P. Henson and led by Executive Director, Tracie Jade Jenkins. The foundation is named in honor of Ms. Henson’s father, Boris Lawrence Henson, who suffered with mental health challenges as a result of his tour of duty in the Vietnam War. We are committed to changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging those who suffer with this debilitating illness to get the help they need.

Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.

Founded in 2021 my Johnny Otto, Feed Our City is dedicated to helping those who have no food, find it. Along with helping feed the Homeless, we also strive to find them places to live, jobs and a sense of community. Often Homeless people are looked down upon and disregarded. More and more tent cities are popping up all over Los Angeles. We need better and quicker solutions to the growing problem of poverty in our city and across our nation. We are here to help in any way that we can.

Time and time again, Los Angeles has been at the frontlines of the fight for social justice, and Liberty Hill has been engaged when and where the struggle is most intense. Through organizing, philanthropy and visionary leadership fueled by you and our other donor-activists, we have built power and won the progressive policies that make L.A. a model for the nation.

LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.

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