The Umbrella Project empowers young people to make a difference through art.
The process starts with new, white umbrellas shipped around the United States to be transformed by students into unique pieces of functional artwork. We then collect donations from the sale of these umbrellas. These funds go directly to helping improve the lives of children, families and communities worldwide. At times, local artists also volunteer their time and talents to create umbrellas for our causes.
The Umbrella Project also helps other organizations raise money to improve their communities. We do this by providing umbrella kits, the know-how and the coaching necessary for these organizations to have successful umbrella painting events.
In each case, the financial boost these groups receive is vital, but the real magic is in watching youth of different ages and cultures work together, learn from each other, and collectively make a real difference in the world. That’s the Umbrella Project!