Building a Network of Social Impact

We are a new and groundbreaking organization that seeks to create cultural change in all layers of our healthcare system. We are an  arts-in-health not-for-profit with a smart business sense. Through our unique and flexible artistic programs there are many ways we can develop a fruitful partnership between private foundations, hospitals, school systems and corporate partners to serve the chronic illness ecosystem: patients, families and caregivers, healthcare providers, and businesses.

If you are a foundation who is interested in supporting work at the intersection of theater, chronic illness and well-being, we would love to open a dialogue with you –

If you are a corporate entity who is interested in sponsoring our programming in 2017, please contact us regarding the benefits of sponsorship –

Our Partners

Foundation Support
  • Lawrence W. Levine Foundation

  • The Lawrence W. Levine Foundation has provided key funding in developing our child and teen diabetes camp programming, and provided seed funding for the Invisible Elephant project.  We are deeply grateful for their continuing support of our work.

  • Ullendorff Memorial Foundation

BETES Corporate Funding Partners 2015 - 2016
  • 2016 BETES Family Program [Development]

  • Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. They were a leader in the DAWN and DAWN2 global study on the psychosocial burden of diabetes on patients and families.

    Novo Nordisk provided key funding in the development of BETES Family Program 2016, and was THE BETES first corporate funding partner.

  • 2016 BETES Family Program [Delivery]

  • Insulet Corporation is an innovative medical device company dedicated to making the lives of people with diabetes easier through its OmniPod® Insulin Management System.

    Insulet was the program sponsor in bringing BETES Family Program to Camp Conrad Chinook in California summer 2016.

Member Organization - Everyday Ambassador
  • Everyday Ambassador is a global consulting firm that provides leadership development resources to schools and companies involved in volunteering, travel, and study abroad.

    THE BETES is an Everyday Ambassador Partner Organization– a platform for promoting the “gold standard” of global citizenship: organizations that engage participants in responsible social impact work. EA partners with travel, volunteer, and social impact organizations to provide clients and readers with opportunities, resources, and best practices for positive social change.

Mission - Aligned Partner Organizations [Theater]
  • Bond Street Theatre for Social Justice

  • Bond Street Theatre for Social Justice  initiates theatre-based projects for education, conflict resolution, and healing in areas of conflict and poverty globally.  

    Worldwide, theatre is recognized as an effective means to disseminate practical information about issues such as health and civic rights. Theatre-based training improves learning abilities, develops leadership and communication skills, boosts self-confidence, fosters teamwork, stimulates creative thinking and problem solving, and encourages self-expression. Theatre gives voice to the voiceless and provides them with a safe environment and the creative tools to address critical problems that can directly improve their community.”

    THE BETES’ work launched in the Bond Street Studios in NYC on March 14, 2014.

  • Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together

  • Through the use of creative theater-driven community engaged practices, COAAST strives to create an ongoing dialogue about addiction and recovery.

    Projects aim to educate about addiction as a chronic disease, decrease stigmatization through community building, and strive to create holistic recovery through socially oriented approaches.

Mission - Aligned Partner Organizations [Diabetes]
  • Diabetes Hands Foundation

  • The Diabetes Hands Foundation believes no one touched by diabetes should ever feel alone because together we become stronger and have the power to generate positive change in ourselves and our community.

    DHF provides platforms where people with diabetes and their loved ones can connect and have an open dialog about their experiences with this chronic condition.

  • We Are Diabetes

  • We Are Diabetes is an organization primarily devoted to promoting support and awareness for type 1 diabetics who suffer from eating disorders. We are dedicated to providing guidance, hope and resources to those who may be struggling, as well as to their families and loved ones.

  • DiaTribe Foundation

  • The diaTribe Foundation was founded with a mission to improve the lives of people with diabetes, prediabetes and obesity, and to advocate for action.

    The diaTribe Foundation is committed to helping people with diabetes live happier, healthier, and more hopeful lives through its free, online publication: diaTribeThe Foundation also aims to influence the national conversation, bringing the patient point of view to the FDA and to other policy makers, improving diabetes literacy in the media, and convening the world’s brightest minds to develop innovative solutions.

  • College Diabetes Network

  • The College Diabetes Network mission is to provide innovative peer based programs which connect and empower students and young professionals to thrive with diabetes.

    College life with diabetes can get complicated and overwhelming! CDN is a resource whose sole focus is to help students as they navigate through the wonderful chaos of college. We aren’t just reiterating “doctors office advice”, we connect you with your peers so that you can share real experiences and find what works best for you.

  • DiabetesDaily

  • Diabetes Daily believes that everyone with diabetes can live healthy, happy, and hopeful lives. Every day, we help connect people with diabetes, empower them to manage their condition successfully, and advocate for their interests. We feature news, educational programs, one of the largest diabetes forums, and an extensive collection of original recipes.