The Hansen Family Foundation supports artists of all forms in all of their artistic endeavors. It is through art that people can learn about human nature in its most beautiful form. Art teaches self-discipline and persistence. Art can build character as well as community and spurns ideas and imagination. The arts can teach people about cultural diversity in our every diversifying nation! Simply put, art is the language of human expression, understanding, and functionality; without it the world would be a blank canvas.
Past Events and Giving for Artistic and Cultural Causes:
- November 15, 2015 – The unveiling of a ceramic tile mural in downtown Napa, CA marked the culmination of a two year after school project by the Hispanic young women of the Mariposa Program in the middle schools of Napa County. The mural depicts the struggles, triumphs, and development of disadvantaged and often abused girls into strong Latina women. All elements of the mural were created by the program participants with the guidance of their high school age mentors and the folks from Nimbus Arts of St Helena, CA.The Mariposa Program is coordinated by the Napa County Office of Education and is geared toward leadership development, community involvement, and heightened self-esteem among Hispanic female middle school youth with the assistance of their mentors who were previously active in the Mariposa Program.
The Hansen Family Foundation proudly provided funding for the materials needed for the development, construction, and installation of this very colorful and symbolic mural.
- April 7, 2012 – During our Spring BOD board meeting, we approved grant requests for Wave Warriors, HRS Living Expo, and Forget Me Not farms.
- November 6, 2010 – The board held its Fall bi-annual meeting, giving to Operation Blessing, SEAL Heritage Center, R.E.A.C.H., W.I.S.E., Habitat for Humanity, ForKids, and Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters (CHKD).
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