Program Sponsorship Opportunities


The mission of Beads of Courage is to provide innovative arts-in-medicine programs for children coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on the generous support of donors to fulfill this meaningful mission. We have an ongoing need for individual donors and corporate philanthropy to sustain and grow the programs and services we seek to provide for more than 60,000 children and families.

Every Beads of Courage Program integrates the use of beads – the earliest art form known to humans – as visible, tangible symbols of human experiences that need and deserve to be expressed. Every dollar you donate provides the opportunity for COURAGE to be honored, HOPE to be given, and JOY to be experienced. Thank you for helping make healing happen through a program sponsorship that will have a long-lasting impact on our mission and the children, youth, and families we serve. For more information or to discuss an opportunity tailored to your budget and area of interest, please email Jean Gribbon

Thank you to our generous sponsors and supporters who have given to our cause to make healing happen through the art form of beads!


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Help us deliver “Beads at Home” to children who cannot receive Beads of Courage at the hospital, either because their hospital does not offer the Beads of Courage Program or does not provide it for their medical condition. Currently, more than 600 children are waiting for a sponsor like you to help them get their Beads of Courage. Each $100 sponsorship moves a child off the waiting list and enrolls them to receive Beads at Home, with priority given to the child who has been waiting the longest.
Sponsorship Perks:
  • You receive a special Home Bead for each child you sponsor
  • The children you sponsor receive a matching Home Bead and a letter naming you as their sponsor (unless you wish to remain anonymous)

$1,000 | $2500 | $5,000 

The Beads of Courage program team is made up of skilled Child Life Specialists who facilitate this program virtually extending our supportive reach all over the country. Beads of Courage is looking for donors to sponsor this opportunity. There are 12 Bead Strong Activities to sponsor, each with its own unique mantra and experience. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring our Bead Strong programming, please contact

Thank you to our 2021-2022 Bead Strong Workshop Sponsors

  • Amanda Stern and Steve Simpson
  • Brodsky Foundation
  • Charis Foundation
  • Laura Giordano

$500 per month sponsored

Every month there is a reason to celebrate. We love providing the gift of an encouragement bead for our members and their families. Amidst the challenges our Beads of Courage members and families face, we know there is always a season or holiday to celebrate. You can be the source of encouragement for them. Your $500 donation will sponsor one monthly bead giveaway for 50 BOC members/siblings.
Thank you to our 2023 Program Bead Sponsors
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Heart Hope Heroes

$50 – $5,000 

Featuring the Beads of Courage NICU Admission Turtle Bead

This is a unique bead exclusive to our Beads of Courage NICU program to honor the courage of NICU families when their baby is admitted to the NICU. Annually, Beads of Courage receives requests for over 9000 of these beads – Every $1 donated to Beads of Courage makes giving a NICU Admission Bead possible.

You can be a direct source of encouragement to families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) by sponsoring the NICU Admission Bead.

Thank you to our Program Bead Sponsors
  • Cardiac Enrollment Bead – Scarcelli Family Foundation
  • Anchor Bead –  Lou Waugaman  and Family
  • Helping Hand Bead – Active 20/30 Club
  • Fish Bead – Wyland Foundation

For Realtors, Home Builders and Mortgage Lenders

You can make it possible for children and teens to receive Beads of Courage in the comforts of their own homes, where they feel most cared for and loved, offering the encouragement they need to stay strong in their fight for life.

As a Beads at Home sponsor, you will receive the Beads of Courage Home Bead to gift to your clients – a symbolic bead that represents their new home, a place where they feel most cared for and loved.

  • $150 – Sponsors 1 child & provides 10 Home Beads
  • $450 – Sponsors 3 children & provides 30 Home Beads
  • $750 – Sponsors 5 children & provides 50 Home Beads
  • $1500 – Sponsors 10 children & provides 100 Home Beads

Become a Platinum Sponsor with your gift of $1500!

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors
  • Cindie Wolfe – Long Realty
  • Team Leal – Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
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