Our Mission

Our mission is to support, advocate and build a better future for disadvantaged children and youth and their families through arts and education. Through voicing their stories and hardships GDF wants to ensure that all children and youth receive a relevant, high-quality education, have access to the arts, are empowered and reach their full potential. We focus especially in those who live in disadvantaged areas, and who are overlooked due to the lack of educational opportunities and economic challenges. Through our social initiatives we tell their stories to inform, engage and inspire the public to take action.

KEY STATISTICS

To this date, GDF partners with schools and non-profits in Fairfield County, CT, USA and Minas Gerais, Brazil.

42%

Of children and youth are reached in Brazil with families that live in low-income households through our pilot Social Initiatives 

345

Of underprivileged children and adolescents in the USA are reached through our Social Initiatives, sponsored events, and activities 

30%

Of Hispanics, Blacks and low-income families live Fairfield County

2x

Among Fairfield County students, high school students are approximately twice as likely to be chronically absent than students in grades K–8—a pattern that holds true within most school districts.