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The Battery Foundation and Creative Growth

Artists of our Era: Advancing Achievement

Erol's founders are members of Battery Powered, a San Francisco philanthropy program whose members discover and collectively fund powerful projects and initiatives. In partnership with Battery Powered, we funded Creative Growth Inc., a world-renowned program serving artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities. The organization provides a professional studio environment for artistic development and gallery exhibition, as well a safe space to engage with peers.


  • Leverage a 1:1 match from other Battery Powered members to double impact
  • Expand capacity to share model worldwide
  • Remove stigmas and break down barriers for artists with disabilities


  • Artists on the autism spectrum and those with vision/hearing disabilities communicate through new technologies
  • Artist visibility and sales increase, elevating the Bay Area’s creative community
  • Organizations in the US and across the globe implement Creative Growth’s successful approach and mission

Grants awarded

  • 2016-2018 - Catapult Creative Growth and its talented artists onto the contemporary art world’s stage