Youth Art For Healing ( is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring works of art created by youths into healthcare environments to provide a sense of comfort, inspiration and healing for patients and their loved ones, and healthcare professionals. Since YAFH’s founding in 2012, more than 1,550 students from 37 schools have created 1,200 works of art for permanent installations in 16 healthcare locations.

Headquartered: North Bethesda

Serves: Metro Area

What a donation buys:

  • $100 helps to purchase paint.
  • $500 helps to purchase canvases.
  • $2,500 co-sponsors one project (a project includes between 12-25 works of art, depending on canvas size).

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Help with Youth Art For Healing special events.