2005 - Phillip is diagnosed with Cancer and begins helping the children with Art Projects, thus sparking the desire to start the HOPE Through the Arts Program.

2009 - Phillip's legacy of HOPE lives on in the works of his mother and friends who help with many other charities.

2011 - 2013 The Founder starts the process of obtaining the 501 (c) (3) for The Phillip C. DeMars Foundation.

2015 - The Phillip C. DeMars Foundation officially becomes a Non-Profit Organization.

recent programs

Working with the many boys in the Foster Care Group homes have been so rewarding on so many levels. We can see how Art & Music are changing the way these boys look at their place in the world.

Hope Through The Arts Program

When my son was diagnosed with Stage IV Sarcoma, we spent a number of months at Children's Hospital and the wonderful programs they have at CHLA for the kids made our time there much more bearable. Art and Music were very comforting to my son Phillip. He loved to help the younger kids with their art projects and had the desire to help as many children as he could, I have continued his legacy by starting The Phillip C. DeMars Foundation. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven people on the globe.  

Our founder

Foundation History

Rebekah Del Rio.

The Phillip C. DeMars Foundation

The Phillip C. DeMars Foundation

Hope Through the Arts Program


We need volunteers to help us teach the kids we serve. Are you a fine artist? We need you! A singer? We need you! Find out how to become our partner. Hope Through The Arts Needs YOU!

mission & vision

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and share the Arts.