“DrawBridge is truly amazing.”

DrawBridge friend and community activist


Since 1989, DrawBridge has inspired creativity, joy and self-confidence in tens of thousands of children who are underserved or experiencing homelessness. Through weekly expressive arts programs offered free of charge in shelters, affordable housing and community centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, children ages four and up are given the opportunity to connect with their community and explore the playful creativity that is so important to healthy development.

Our Mission

DrawBridge provides children who are underserved or experiencing homelessness with the opportunity to tap into their creativity, build self-confidence and experience joy through expressive art.

Our Vision

DrawBridge sees expressive art as a way for kids to connect with their communities and a wider world of possibilities made accessible through creativity and self-confidence.

Our Philosophy

The guiding force behind DrawBridge is a profound respect for the innate wisdom of young people. We nurture that wisdom through art and creativity. We believe that being understood and valued gives children the freedom to grow.

Inspiring Creativity, Joy and Self-Confidence