For more than four decades, long before it was fashionable, Michael Israel used his art to champion charitable causes.
His vision goes far beyond the stereotypical artist or entertainer with breakthrough charitable programs that have generated millions of dollars for hundreds of charities. Michael’s programs create lasting relationships between the charities and their supporters.Michael invests heavily in the causes he believes in. He and his team give tremendously of their time and resources. Behind the scenes and unknown to most, they begin generating revenue for charities months before Michael’s foot ever touches the stage. More… He brings his own collectors! They are often the top donors! In a single evening, Michael’s art has brought as much as $400,000. Individual artworks have sold as high as $250,000! Below are some of the charities Michael has worked with and a little about their missions:
100 Club of Arizona – Phoenix, AZ
To provide immediate financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, and to provide resources to enhance their safety and welfare.
2nd Harvest Heartland – St. Paul, MN
Feeds people who lack sufficient resources by providing nutritious food through a network of food distribution organizations in Minnesota
Acadiana Outreach – New Orleans, LA
Support women who are poor, lonely, addicted and struggling. They lack transportation, food, clothing, childcare, and are often mentally and spiritually drained. It’s our mission to provide critical recovery services to help these families become sober, housed, and employed.
ADAKC – Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County, Bakersfield, CA
To improve the lives of Kern County Residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV)
A residential community in rural Rwanda – To enable orphaned and vulnerable youth to realize their maximum potential by providing them with a safe and secure living environment, health care, education and necessary life skills. Education and service are used to model and create socially responsible citizens in Rwanda and around the world.
Akron Childrens Hospital, Akron
Leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs.
All-Star Children’s Foundation, Sarasota, FL
To break the cycle of child abuse, neglect and abandonment in our community.
American Cancer Society
Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer.
American Culinary Federation Education Foundation – St. Augustine, FL
Provides accredited educational programs, certifications, competitions and networking designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs.
American Heart Association – Palm Beach, FL
To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Anshei Emuna Congregation, Delray Beach, FL
Anshei Emuna is a modern Orthodox synagogue located in the beautiful residential neighborhood of Delray Beach. Delray Beach borders Boca Raton where numerous Jewish day schools and kosher establishments are available.
Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
To inspire the creation and experience of art.
Arthritis Foundation – Palm Springs – Beverly Hills, CA
To help people live a better life with arthritis.
Artown – Reno, NV
To strengthen Reno’s arts industry, enhance our civic identity and national image, thereby creating a climate for the cultural and economic rebirth of our region.
B’nai Israel – Boca Raton, FL
Exists to preserve and perpetuate Jewish values and traditions, inspiring growth through Torah, worship and acts of loving kindness.
Best Foot Forward, Boca Raton, FL
To empower foster care youth to maximize their potential by providing essential academic support and guidance
Big Brothers Big Sisters
We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities.
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca raton, FL
The Boca Raton Museum of Art is dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions, and educational opportunities.
Boca West Foundation, Boca Raton, FL
To identify and fund projects to assist at-risk children and their families in the Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County areas.
Boys & Girls Clubs Austin – Austin, TX
To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Building Blocks Developmental Preschool – Commack, NY
To support families and children in the all important process of helping children reach their potential.
Camp Okizu for Cancer Kids – Novato, CA
To provide peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs to meet the needs of all members of families affected by childhood cancer.
Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama
To provide supportive services, educational services and assistance to cancer patients throughout Central Alabama including those patients who lack the resources necessary to otherwise receive comprehensive health care.
Caridad Center – Boynton Beach, FL
To upgrade the health, education and living standards of underserved children and families.
Catholic Diocese of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
As a thriving and growing community of Catholic faithful, the Diocese of Orlando represents many cultural and ethnic groups, believers of all ages, income levels and education.
Chef & Child Foundation – St. Augustine, FL
To educate children and families in understanding proper nutrition through community-based initiatives led by the American Culinary Federation chef members, and to be the voice of the culinary industry in its fight against childhood hunger, malnutrition and obesity.
Congregation Kol Tikvah,Parkland, FL
Congregation Kol Tikvah is a place where families and individuals can come to learn about their community, their history and their religion in a warm, caring, friendly environment.
Centre for the Arts, Schmidt Family – Boca Raton, FL
To provide and promote cultural and performing arts programming and education to the greater Boca Raton area including the Festival of the Arts Boca.
Chiera Family Foundation – Coconut Creek, FL
Raising money to send over two hundred kids with Cancer to camp each summer, and support other R.O.C.K. programs such as R.O.C.K. family weekends.
Child Abuse Prevention Center – Dallas, TX
Build healthy families and a strong Dallas community by preventing child abuse and neglect.
Child Protection Center – Sarasota, FL
Child Abuse: Prevention, Intervention and Treatment.
Children’s Cancer Caring Center – Miami, FL
To help children in their life and death battle with cancer by providing extensive, life-prolonging medical treatment, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and costly diagnostic tests, thus helping to relieve pain, and sustain a child’s life long enough for a cure to be found.
City of Hope – Duarte, CA
Transforming the future of health.
City Year – Miami, FL
To build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. It is through service that we can demonstrate the power and idealism of young people, engage citizens to benefit the common good, and develop young leaders of the next generation.
Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes – Wilton, CT
To assist individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military during our country’s defense against terrorism and to encourage and assist other organizations and the general public to participate in this effort.
Congressional Fire Services Institute – Washington, DC
To educate Members of Congress about fire and life safety issues.
Constitution Week – Gilbert, AZ
A full week packed with activities dedicated to the United States Constitution.
CURE Childhood Cancer, Atlanta, GA
CURE is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and supporting patients and their families.
CureSMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Cure SMA is dedicated to the treatment and cure of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic cause of death for infants. We fund groundbreaking research and provide families the support they need for today.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Knoxville, TN
The Tennessee Chapter, Knoxville Office plans, organizes, and implements events throughout the year to raise funds for CF research and care.
Dayton Development Coalition – Dayton, OH
To support job creation and prosperity for the citizens of the Dayton Region.
Denver PPA – Denver, CO
To enhance the profession of law enforcement and the status of the police officer in Colorado.
DIA / Detroit Institute of the Arts – Detroit, MI
Creating experiences that help each visitor find personal meaning in art.
DIFFA / Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS – New York, NY
Supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk.
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art – Indianapolis, IN
To inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America.
Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries – Haughton, LA
To help people with disabilities build better lives.
EWI: Business Career Development Program – Midvale, UT
Brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of; Promoting member firms, Enhancing personal and professional development, and Encouraging community involvement.
Firefighters Cancer Survivors Network, Los Angeles, CA
To provide timely assistance to all fire service members and their families in the event of cancer diagnosis.
Florence Fuller Child Development Center, Boca raton, FL
To helping economically disadvantaged children realize their full potential both socially and academically, by giving them the tools and skills they need to start school on par with their more affluent pee
Frank McKinney Caring House – Boynton Beach, FL
Shall create projects based upon self-sufficiency by providing housing, food, water, medical support and opportunity for the desperately poor and homeless from around the world, particularly in the Caribbean, South America, Indonesia, Africa and here in the United States.”
Fraternal Order of Police
The organization attempts to improve the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those they serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation.
Friends United for Juvenile Diabetes Research – Highland Park, IL
To help fund research that will significantly improve the lives of people with juvenile diabetes and eliminate the disease through a cure.
Freedom Writers Foundation – Long Beach, CA
To change the educational system one classroom at a time by providing educators with transformative tools to engage, enlighten and empower at-risk students to reach their full potential.
Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation – Littleton, CO
To develop and implement innovative concepts that generate funds for the benefit of children’s charities.
Girls Inc of Omaha – Omaha, NE
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Good News for Kids – Irvine, CA
To not only do good for children and families in need, but to raise awareness about those in need and the heroes who are making a difference in the lives of children and families in our communities.
Habitat For Humanity – Long Beach, CA
Transforms lives and communities by helping families in need purchase or renovate their own homes.
Handy – Fort Lauderdale, FL
To embrace, educate, and empower vulnerable youth to become engaged, productive adults.
Home Safe – Lake Worth
Providing pioneering care and treatment to Palm Beach County’s abused, neglected, abandoned kids and victims of child abuse.
IAFF / International Association of Firefighters
Las Vegas, NV – To organize all firefighters and emergency medical or rescue workers; To secure just compensation for their services and equitable settlement of their grievances; To promote as safe and healthy a working environment for firefighters as is possible through modern technology; To promote the establishment of just and reasonable working conditions; To place the members of the Association on a higher plane of skill and efficiency; To promote harmonious relations between firefighters and their employers; To encourage the formation of local unions, state and provincial associations and joint councils; To encourage the formation of sick and death benefit funds; To promote the research and treatment of burns and other related health problems common to firefighters; To encourage the establishment of schools of instruction for imparting knowledge of modern and improved methods of firefighting and prevention; and To cultivate friendship and fellowship among its members.
Jackson Memorial Foundation – Miami, FL
To conduct traditional philanthropic activities and to independently create and implement other strategic entrepreneurial initiatives that financially assist Jackson Memorial Hospital in advancing its status as a world-class medical center.
JAFCO – South Florida
To care for abused, neglected and special needs children in the Jewish community, and to work in partnership with families and the entire child welfare community.
JCC – West Palm Beach, FL
To create a strong Jewish community by providing high quality programs close to where people live that connect people to Jewish life.
Jeremiah Program – Minneapolis, MN
To transform families from poverty to prosperity. Together with leaders from business, education, government, congregations of faith and the philanthropic community, Jeremiah Program seeks to transform the lives of families across the country through the demonstrated power of collaboration and comprehensive services for families.
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, FL
At the hub of the Jewish community, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County strategically engages donors, supporters and community partners in addressing and planning for current and future needs of the Jewish people locally, in Israel and around the world.
Josilyn Faiths Foundation for Prader-Willi Syndrome – North Palm Beach, FL
To raise awareness, offer support, provide education and advocacy, and promote and fund research to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome.
Keshet – Chicago, IL
The premier provider of educational, recreational, vocational and social programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities operating according to traditional Jewish values.
Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, Sarasota, FL
The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund enhances the quality of life in and near our community by promoting philanthropy, responding to community needs and granting funds.
Let’s Do Good for Kids – New York, NY
Loggerhead Marine Life Center – Juno Beach, FL
To promote conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.
Make-A-Wish Foundation – Eastern Tennessee
We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Make-A-Wish Foundation – Southern Florida
We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
March of Dimes, Nebraska
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
March of Dimes, Pittsburgh, PA
The March of Dimes works to end premature birth and other problems that threaten our babies.
Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, GA
To maximize the potential of children with autism today and transform the nature of autism for future generations.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – Alexandria, VA
Provides scholarships for post-high school education and career training to deserving sons and daughters of Marines, and Navy Corpsmen with particular attention given to children whose parent has been killed or wounded in action.
Mario Lemieux Foundation – Pittsburg, PA
To award grants for cancer research and other worthy causes.
MDA / Muscular Dystrophy Association – Tucson, AZ
Dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research.
Midland Association for Retarded Citizens – Midland, TX
Promotes the general welfare of people with developmental disabilities and increases their presence, participation and inclusion in the community.
Milton Hershey School – Hershey, PA
Milton Hershey School nurtures and educates children in social and financial need to lead fulfilling and productive lives.
Morgan Pressel Foundation
To raise funds to fight cancer, primarily breast cancer, through early diagnosis, genetic counseling, development of new treatments, and basic research complimenting all of the above modalities. Monetary grants are made to Hospitals, Medical Schools, and Research institutions to accomplish the mission.
Multiple Sclerosis Research – Orlando, FL
National Fallen Firefighters – Tucson, AZ
To honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives.
National Medical Society of the Treasure Coast – West Palm Beach, FL
To transform the healthcare landscape by increasing the number of underrepresented students who earn a degree within a healthcare profession.
Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation – San Diego, CA
To support individual and family readiness through an array of programs specifically targeted to assist the Naval Special Warfare community in maintaining a resilient, sustainable, and ready force.
Oakwood Healthcare Foundation – Dearborn, MI
Provide excellence in care, healing and health to the individuals and communities we serve.
Palm Beach School for Autism, Palm Beach, FL
To provide a developmentally appropriate education using intensive behavioral strategies for students with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities.
PBSO / Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office – Palm Beach, FL
People’s Burn Foundation – Indianapolis, IN
Supporting burn survivors and their families through camp and other therapeutic activities.
Peoria Promise – Peoria, IL
Support economic development by increasing the number of city of Peoria high school graduates who complete a college or vocational program, thereby delivering a more skilled workforce.
Pine Crest School – Boca Raton, FL
To offer a challenging academic experience complemented by excellence in the arts and athletics; to develop the character, independence, and leadership of each student; and to provide a nurturing learning community that prepares students to meet the global challenges of our future.
POAT / Police Officers Assistance Trust – Miami, FL
To provide assistance to officers and their families in times of hardship, personal crisis, or critical need.
Police Benevolent Association – Tallahassee, FL
To provide Florida’s law enforcement and corrections officers with a strong and effective political voice before legislative and local government bodies, and to protect Florida’s law enforcement and corrections officers from any and all sources that attack their salaries, pensions or working conditions.
Professional Firefighters / Paramedics of Palm Beach County / IAFF Local 2928 – Palm Beach, FL
To organize all fire fighters and emergency medical or rescue workers; To secure just compensation for their services and equitable settlement of their grievances; To promote as safe and healthy a working environment for fire fighters as is possible through modern technology; To promote the establishment of just and reasonable working conditions; To place the members of the Association on a higher plane of skill and efficiency; To promote harmonious relations between fire fighters and their employers; To encourage the formation of local unions, state and provincial associations and joint councils; To encourage the formation of sick and death benefit funds; To promote the research and treatment of burns and other related health problems common to fire fighters; To encourage the establishment of schools of instruction for imparting knowledge of modern and improved methods of fire fighting and prevention; and To cultivate friendship and fellowship among its members.
Rock Camp – American Cancer Society camp for kids – Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida
Florida’s first and only residential camp exclusively for children with cancer offers campers an opportunity to experience the fun and adventure of summer camp without having to feel different from other kids.
Ronald McDonald House
To create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Springfield, IL
To serve and sustain families when catastrophe strikes the most cherished part of their lives – their children.
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Charlotte, NC
To provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. To provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals and to conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
Society to Prevent Blindness – Miami, FL
SOS Childrens’ Villages-Florida
The Village allows for brothers and sisters, who are typically separated while in foster care, to reunite and maintain their family connection.
South Florida Coalition Against Substance Abuse – Singer Island, FL
Alcohol and substance abuse in South Florida is at an all-time high. However, due to budget cuts, high cost of health insurance and lack of public resources, the help available to individuals and families suffering from substance abuse has declined. It is for this reason that government, state, county and city officials have joined together, along with the private sector, to help raise private funds to ensure that people and families affected by substance abuse in South Florida have the support, resources, and tools needed to become productive as they move back into society.
South Ridge School – BC, Canada
To develop well-rounded students with a deep sense of personal integrity who have the moral character, love of learning and self-confidence to realize their full potential in a post-secondary environment and in society at large.
Spanish River Foundation, Boca Raton, FL
To benefit as many students as possible through the funding of projects that will have a lasting impact and will continue to promote an atmosphere of excellence.
Special Olympics – CT
To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics – BC, Canada
To provide individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.
Special Olympics, Wyoming
To provide year round participation in sports training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic-Type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by providing athletes with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness skills, express courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of talents, skills and friendship with their families, friends, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – Little Rock, AK
The promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
Susquehanna Health Foundation – Williamsport, PA
To extend God’s healing love by improving the health of those we serve.
Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum NV – Reno, NV
Is dedicated to providing innovative, interactive, trans-disciplinary exhibits and leading-edge programming in a safe, nurturing and playful environment.
Theater Foundation, Temecula, CA
To develop, support and enhance educational opportunities for the performing arts.
The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Nonprofit foundation committed to raising, managing and distributing charitable funds to meet the spiritual, educational and social needs of our community.
The Gratitude House – Palm Beach, FL
To offer rehabilitation and support services with dignity and respect to the chemically dependent female in a nurturing, safe and caring environment.
The Navy SEAL Foundation – San Diego, CA
To provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.
The Nova Center – Fort Worth, TX
Dedicated to helping individuals and their families who are battling clinical depression, other debilitating ailments, and funding the building of the NOVA Wellness Center. A place of Healing and Hope.
The Payton Wright Foundation – Sarasota, FL
Is committed to raising awareness and funds for pediatric brain cancer research, financially assisting families who have a child with brain cancer, and supporting organizations tied to cancer research and care.
The Victory Center, Hollywood, FL
To provide education and services to individual
Tunnel to Towers Run – New York, NY
The sole purpose of our Foundation is to honor the legacy of love given to us by Stephen Siller, FDNY, who laid down his life on 9/11; we do this by following Stephen’s footsteps of selflessness and love by “doing good” in his memory. The Foundation has established “In the Line of Duty” programs for Firefighters, First Responders, and Military and “Legacy of Love” programs to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of children who have lost one or both parents.
Tyler Museum – Tyler, TX
To enrich the lives of East Texas citizens and visitors through the collection, preservation, study, exhibition, interpretation, and celebration of the visual arts.
UNICEF – New York, NY
Leading global efforts to end preventable child deaths, working with governments, national and international agencies, and civil society to support effective and life-saving actions at each phase in a child’s life ¬– from prenatal care in a mother’s pregnancy to effective and affordable health care through childhood and into adulthood.
Unicorn Children’s Foundation, Boca raton, FL
Non-profit organization dedicated to children and young adults with developmental, communication, and learning disorders through education, awareness, and research so that they have every opportunity to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
United Way, Chester County, PA
To improve measurably the lives of individuals and families in Chester County where all residents have the opportunity to achieve a vibrant and healthy quality of life.
United Way of Natrona County, Casper, PA
To ensure local residents have access to human service programs which help prepare them for success in life, keep them safe and healthy, and work to improve their overall quality of life.
United Way – Palm Beach, FL
To improve measurably the lives of individuals and families in Palm Beach County by uniting the resources of donors, volunteers, agencies and the community.
Unity School – Delray Beach, FL
The goal of Unity School is to empower children and inspire learning by educating the entire child: mind, body and spirit.
University of Denver – Denver, CO
A diverse teaching and learning community that creates, discovers and applies knowledge to improve the health and well-being of Colorado and the world.
Washington Fire Chiefs – WA
To be a source of information and education to its members and to take a lead role in influencing issues affecting the fire service.
Winter Olympics Committee – Salt Lake City, UT
To promote Olympianism throughout the world and to lead the Olympic Movement.
Wounded Warrior Project – Jacksonville, FL
To honor and empower wounded warriors.