Locations and Legal

We provide free arts activities to children at the following locations: 

Bellevue Hospital: the oldest public hospital in the United States, Bellevue serves children who are challenged by psychiatric issues.

ChildHelp Los Angeles this organization strives to “meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children.”

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles: L.A.’s first and largest hospital dedicated specifically to treating children throughout Southern California.  This non-profit hospital provides multidisciplinary care to over 104,000 children each year.

Covenant House of Los Angeles: a non-profit that serves at-risk homeless youth, offering them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around.

Mount Sinai Hospital: one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the United States.

New Alternatives for Children: a center for children with disabilities and chronic illness with a focus on foster and adoptive families.

New York Foundling: strengthens family life and fosters healing of children and parents whose lives are disrupted by illness, disability, abuse, or poverty.

Red Door Community (formerly Gilda’s Club) a network of clubhouses supporting people whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Ronald McDonald House: a charity that works to keep families together while children receive medical treatment by providing housing and other support.

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children: a non-profit healthcare center for children with special needs and life-limiting conditions.

Sunrise Day Camp: the only dedicated day camp in the nation for children with cancer.

Past Partners Include:

A Caring Hand: a support center for bereaved children and families.

: a national nonprofit that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

Children’s Hospital of Minnesota: an independent, non-profit system with more than 12,000 inpatient visits and 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits each year.

Children’s Memorial of Chicago: the pediatric teaching facility of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Hope and Heroes: a program supporting children with cancer and their families at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.

New York Methodist Hospital: an acute-care teaching hospital affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College.


Although our members work at top companies in the animation, illustration, and cartooning industries, The Ink Well Foundation does not represent the interests or opinions of any other entity or organization.  No goods are ever bought or sold in connection with our work. All volunteers donate their time, they are not paid.


We do not publish minors’ photos or any identifying information without written consent from a legal guardian.  Many of our locations further request that we do not show the children’s faces, regardless of consent.  While we hope to share these children’s stories for the benefit of others who are experiencing similar challenges, it is not always possible to do so using photos and names.

If you are a legal guardian and want to have your child’s name and story posted with their photo or if you have any concerns, please contact us at info@inkwellfoundation.org.

Our Rules: all active volunteers have signed a form stating that they agree to and will abide by the following: