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Artwork: Students in Grades K-2, Sanchez Elementary, New Growth: Seeds of Joy, 2023, Installation of collaborative project with mixed media on paper plates and paper; Instructor: Benny Siam
Together we’ll make it colorful + bright!

As we reflect on the past year,  we are thankful for your help as we continue to support our community-minded artists and artist-minded community. We are continuing to empower artists to amplify art’s positive impact and inspire youth. We affirm that artists are an essential part of any thriving community–as storytellers, visionaries, and interpreters–working in concert to create brighter futures for all.

Root Division awards emerging artists with studio space and valuable resources in exchange for volunteering. To date, Root Division has provided a diverse cohort of 265 artists with studios; empowered and trained 450 artists to teach; provided over 7,800 hours of free art classes for youth; exhibited 4,400 artists; and been a gathering place for over 75,000 visitors.

We acknowledge that we can’t do this work alone, so we would be grateful for your support at any level — $100, $500, $2500. Your donation keeps our programming accessible, puts dollars directly in the hands of artists and teachers, and opens the door to creativity and inspiration for all.

Support Root Division with a charitable contribution today!

With gratitude,

Michelle Mansour + the Root Division Team






Provides art supplies for 5 underserved students


Underwrites free art classes for one child for the semester


Subsidizes the studio of one of our volunteer artists for one month


Sustains key teacher training and professional development for artists


Invests in new technology


Funds a Studio Fellowship for an aspiring artist


Makes a dedicated commitment to keeping artists in San Francisco

Want to contribute a gift of stock? Click here to download our Gift of Stock Form.

Many companies will match employee contributions, so contact us
if you believe your place of work will match your charitable gift.

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