Teaching Artists sing and ASL interpret songs from past Art of Me performances. Photo by Jason Bucklin.

Our Supporters

Every day, people with disabilities and the people that support them are pushing upstream against the current of life. This is where Upstream Arts gets its name and why we have chosen to focus our donor levels around the Mississippi River, an important landmark and a source of energy, vitality, and community that is treasured by Minnesotans. Starting with the headwaters at Lake Itasca, each river that flows into the Mississippi makes it a more powerful force. It’s the same at Upstream Arts. Each donation, starting with the foundation laid by our core group of donors at the Lake Itasca level, is essential to our sustainability, making it possible for us to continue our mission. Thank you for bringing this energy, vitality and community to Upstream Arts, and for helping us to move upstream.

View a list of our 2018-2019 Individual Donors

Our Current Corporate & Foundation Supporters 


Harry Hoffman Family Foundation

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Upstream Arts’ programming is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support thanks to a legislative appropration from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation

The H.E. and Helen Warren Foundation