Our Mission

Welcome to Color Outside the Lines!

Color Outside the Lines is a program based in Portland Or, with services in both Oregon and California. We strive to empower and inspire foster children and at-risk youth by providing opportunities for self-expression and creativity. We believe in the power of art to transform lives and to promote mental and emotional health. We provide creative workshops and art experiences in a joyful, healing, and developmentally engaging environment.

Color Outside the Lines believes that all children should have the opportunity to grow creatively, no matter of their background. Many studies have proven that having a creative outlet not only allows children to heal and grow from turbulent pasts, but also aids in mental, emotional and physical well being. Over 10,000 youth spent at least a day in foster care last year in Oregon alone. We are focused on bringing those children the creative opportunities that may help them to grow, learn and thrive.

Color Outside the Lines is a project of The Charitable Partnership Fund, a non-profit, EIN 93-1267966, which acts as our fiscal sponsor. 

Donate Now

Make a one time donation safely via PayPal or Credit Card to Color Outside The Lines to support art programs for children and youth in foster care in the greater Portland Area. All donations go directly to support our programs!

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Introducing the Unity Project

A collaborative public art project between 24 artists and 24 foster youth. Join us on October 12th at the Redd on Salmon to for an art show and party!

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