We are so grateful for so much! ArteSana grew from an idea to a small but capable nonprofit social enterprise, all thanks to the generosity of many people, organizations and funders who supported us on our journey thus far. Together we did so much to empower women in Holyoke to learn, earn and grow promoting sustainability through a focus on recycling textiles.
FUNDERS OVER THE YEARS
The Beveridge Family Foundation
City of Holyoke (Community Development Block Grant)
Greater Holyoke Chamber Centennial FoundationCommunity Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Holyoke Local Cultural Council
Helderberg Lutheran Church of Berne, NY
Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice
Reader to Reader Inc
SPARK EForAll Holyoke
Transformative Development Initiative/ MassDevelopment
Over the years we've also been blessed with a growing count of individuals who donated sums large and small to support ArteSana through online giving initiatives like #valleygivesday and #givingtuesday - thank you! We couldn't do this work without you.
STUDENT INTERNS & COLLABORATIONS WITH AREA COLLEGES
ArteSana was privileged to work with the Five Colleges as well as Bard Micro College at the Care Center in Holyoke in several ways, including hosting interns, participating as a case study for classes at UMass Amherst and Mount Holyoke College, speaking on panels, and taking part in the annual Holyoke Bound event and other community education efforts led by the invincible Maria Cartagena Salgado, People's Historian of Holyoke and beloved friend of ArteSana. ArteSana was blessed by the talent and care of interns who contributed greatly to the organization in social media and community programming. Shout out to Sahar Mirsepassi (Hampshire College '14), Sibyl Brown (Smith College '14), Nancy Ramirez (Mount Holyoke College '16), Jacqueline Yeung (Mount Holyoke '17), Destiny Brew (Mount Holyoke '17), Alyssa Snyder (Amherst College '18), Batia Krinsky (UMass Amherst '17), Kasey Clark (Mount Holyoke College '19), Haley David (Amherst College '21), Amirah Mahdy (Hampshire College '19), Sehee Park (Amherst College '19), Khyla Haddock (Amherst College '19), Giselle Guillen Martinez (Mount Holyoke College Francis Perkins '20). Special thanks to Reader to Reader and Community Based Learning of Mount Holyoke College for facilitating these student opportunities.
Bard Micro College
Harold Grinspoon Social Entrepreneurship Conference
Holyoke Innovation Week
Joanna Chattman Photography
Mount Holyoke CBL Program
Paper City Clothing Co
Reader to Reader Inc
Women in Arts Leadership Symposium / UMass Arts Extension Services
ArteSana Inc is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.