Our Mission


Welcome to The Ink Well Foundation!

We are a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit organization of professional animators, illustrators, and cartoonists. We provide free drawing sessions to children facing illness or challenging home-life situations like foster care, abuse or neglect.  It is our hope that by creating with the very people behind their favorite TV shows, films, and books, these brave kids may learn the power of art as self-expression and will just get to take a break from trying times and have some fun.

Our volunteers have worked on TV shows such as Sesame Street, SpongeBob, The Simpsons, and Dora the Explorer; features such as Ice Age and The Rugrats; comics such as Batman, The Hulk, Archie, and Mad Magazine; illustrations for The New Yorker, Alice in Wonderland books and more.

We hope this site will help to show any child facing illness or hardship that they are not alone in what they’re going through.  To protect their privacy, we never post kids’ names or pictures showing their faces unless we have received written permission to do so.