The MY HERO Project receives 2019 FOA Foundation Grant

The MY HERO Project is honored to be a recipient of the 2019 FOA Foundation award. The FOA provides funds for educational and nonprofit organizations in Laguna Beach, with an emphasis on art enrichment for children and young adults. 

MY HERO is one of 23 recipients that will share the $100,000 award. 

“We are so grateful to the FOA for funding our arts workshops with children and their families in the greater Laguna Beach area,” said Victoria Murphy, Director of The MY HERO Project Gallery. 

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Grant funds will help MY HERO conduct art workshops in Laguna Beach

The Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts Foundation established the FOA Foundation in 1989. The goal was to guarantee financial support for the arts in Laguna Beach. The funds are distributed each year to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations. 

 “FOA recognizes the essential role that the arts play in supporting our young people’s creativity and critical thinking skills. FOA is helping to create the next generation of artists, thinkers, media experts and problem solvers,” said Murphy.

The funds will help MY HERO conduct art workshops in Laguna Beach for the Boys and Girls Club and Laguna Art Museum’s Art & Nature Festival. MY HERO will also work with the Laguna Beach Unified School District.

The MY HERO Project is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that celebrates the world’s heroes through the creation and sharing of stories, music, art, and short films. MY HERO’s online media library and resources are used in classrooms in 197 countries around the world. 

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