Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Your Heart On Art, Inc.

Updated in partnership with GivingMatters

Kingston Springs, TN


To facilitate expressive emotional healing through art and creative expression for those living in grief, pain, stress, or fear.

Ruling Year



Eileen Wallach

Main Address

235 Old Mill Dam Road

Kingston Springs, TN 37082 USA


Healing art, therapeutic art, mental health, art therapy, Social services





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Social Media

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Being able to afford a permanent workshop art studio and office that is accessible to the community at large. in the heart of Nashville.,and to be able to sustain funding over a long period of time.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Your Heart On Art - Customized Workshops

Survivors Therapeutic Workshops

Domestic Violence

Under-served Children


Where we work

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The vision of YOUR HEART ON ART, INC is to assist adults and children suffering from the emotional impacts of abuse, illness, grief, fear or stress through individual workshops and community programs that offer expression, encouragement, clarity and insight. 4 objectives for workshop program are : 1. Understand how using full spectrum color as a language of expressing feelings works 2. Understand and articulate how a structured curriculum differs from a free expression art curriculum 3. Understand how artistic expression is good for our communities and how to utilize them. 4. Understand the utilization of the creative process through painting can be healing and therapeutic.

Our goal is for our participants (children ages 6 to senior adult) to acquire a greater self awareness and the confidence to process feelings and emotions and the ability to articulate and share these feelings and emotions with others. This is not art therapy but therapeutic art. We do not diagnose or offer interpretation of their work but instead we open avenues for dialog.

Your Heart on Art facilitates the creative process while encouraging emotional healing—and these two paths often intersect when words are not adequate, and pain is too deep. Our mix of artistic development and expression coupled with a creative healing model allow participants to learn a new way of communicating through color that encourages emotional breakthroughs and further enhances the therapy process. Unlike other art programs that employ a loose format of free expression

We use data from each workshop that we do and they only true way is through watching our budget grow. We are a single employee run nonprofit in which we would love to hire part time workshop facilitators to teach addtional programs

SInce our founding in 2012 YHOA has reached more than 5,500 individuals in the Nashville area through workshops and special events. We received the 2019 Service Organization of year award from Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network for our work. Has been recognized by Mental Health America of MIddle Tennessee as a Collaborative partner and 4 years in a row received the EVE award for Excellence in Volunteer Engagement. We are reaching out to more of the community we feel is unserved and needs our assistants in helping the communal population heal. YHOA will continue this year to produce a travelling art project that speaks about suicide, its survivors of loss, the lived experience survivor and its stigma. And add collaborations and partnerships

External Reviews


Affiliations & Memberships

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville 2015

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville 2013

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville 2014



Your Heart On Art, Inc.

Need more info on this nonprofit?

Need more info on this nonprofit?

FREE: Gain immediate access to the following:

  • Address, phone, website and contact information


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Need more info?

FREE: Gain immediate access to the following:

  • Address, phone, website and contact information

Board Leadership Practices

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization


Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable


Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable


Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable


Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable


Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/10/2020


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Gender Identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation


We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 01/10/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more


We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Policies and processes

We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.