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Causes: Arts & Culture, Dance

Mission: Cheshire Moon is dedicated to using the arts as a force for change in Southern California.

Results: Since our first event in 2004, Cheshire Moon has touched the lives of hundreds of dancers, choreographers, and performers through our Dancescape events. The productions have grown to encompass more than 25 individual numbers, with as many as 200 dancers taking the stage during any single show. Through our partnership with DonorsChoose.org, which began in 2007, Cheshire Moon contributions have fully or partially funded classroom proposals impacting just over 6,000 students in the Southern California community. We look forward to many more years of cultivating unique and inspiring live events celebrating creativity, giving back to the community, and producing change in the world.

Target demographics: increase access to arts education and performances.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2,000 students in the Southern California community.

Geographic areas served: Southern California

Programs: performance opportunities, arts education programs, and providing funding for classroom projects and arts organizations.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cheshire Moon is a great non-profit organization that provided FREE dances classes to our students. Our school is a small charter school in East Los Angeles in a historically underserved neighborhood. Our students loved being able to express their emotions through dance and Cheshire has become a valued partner with our school.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have only recently learned about Cheshire Moon, but I have been very impressed with the passion and dedication to keeping the arts alive for local students. They work very hard to create a variety of programs with opportunities for both professional and aspiring artists, students, and families. Keep up the good work!

Michael208

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Consistency of achieving mission is paramount for any nonprofit and Cheshire Moon has an excellent track record of achieving consistent results that directly benefit students in the arts. In this time of shrinking support for nonprofits, Cheshire Moon has managed to entrepreneurially meet this challenge annually and with low administrative overhead, which is a hallmark of best practice nonprofit management. Cheshire Moon has established itself as a best practice nonprofit and is to be commended for meeting its mission consistently and fervently.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I wish this organization was around when I was kid! For years I have seen it grow and grow and enrich the lives of children in need. It feels good to be a part of something that is cultivating creativity & beauty in life. Something that is not a necessity to most, but IMO crucial to child development.

Joyce34

Donor

Rating: 5

As an educator, I know how important the arts are to children. Multiple intelligences are often overlooked in public schools. Dancescape provides teachers with the opportunity to provide their students a window to the arts. I have had an opportunity to read many of the thank you notes Jamie Gregor has received from the students she has helped. They are heart warming and exemplify the importance of this organization and the mission they represent.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have happily volunteered for Cheshire Moon for the last four years because they not only have a vision and a mission that is vital, but they have the creativity, passion, professionalism, and savvy to put their dreams into action and see their vision through with the highest possible standards. With the right support, Cheshire Moon could be an integral force in revitalizing arts education while inspiring and nurturing the next generation of emerging artists. Ultimately, I volunteer for them, because I believe in them, the work that they do, the quality of the work they produce, and the effect they have.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an excellent organization. As a donor I want to be sure I am (1) supporting a worthy cause (2) able to trust the organization to use the donation as advertised . While Cheshire Moon hits the mark. A trustworthy organization that truly makes a positive impact on the local community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate enough to attend several Cheshire Moon productions and fund a few events along the way. Their commitment to the arts and to the dancers that partake in their events is immeasurable. Their programs are incredibly valuable to the children, especially in this day and age where art programs seem to be the first to lose their funding. Cheshire Moon's passion to keep the arts alive allows these children and their parents an opportunity to shine and grow. It's nonprofits like this that keep children dreaming, smiling and successful. Not to mention...audiences entertained.

Jennifer279

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very meaningful cause! Arts programs for children in public schools are becoming less and less available. Cheshire Moon is trying to help with that. Not only by providing a platform for dancers and artists to perform but also by funding and providing arts programs to schools in need. Many many kids and their parents are thankful for Cheshire Moon and all that it's organization does!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Cheshire Moon has created amazing opportunities to promote dance and the arts in a way that really touches lives. They produce very professional shows that are fun to attend, and they give the general public a chance to get involved in the arts in a way that gives back to the kids in our community. Way to go Cheshire Moon! Keep on changing lives!