For Arts Professionals

Fiscal Sponsorships

We offer Fiscal Sponsorships for film, television, theatre and other projects which are in alignment with our mission. Being fiscally sponsored by a nonprofit means that your project gets to benefit from the 501(c)(3) status that we have, making your donors’ (monetary and in kind i.e. camera equipment, locations, food) contributions tax-deductible. A small percentage is charged in order to cover our administrative costs to oversee the fiscal sponsorship and budgetary documentation must be provided for our records. Email us to learn more or get started with the application process. Please note, Fiscal Sponsorship does not mean that the nonprofit provides funding for your project.

Trauma Consulting

We offer Trauma Consulting for arts professionals. If you are writing or developing a film, television show or play and want to make sure that you depict issues of mental illness, abuse, addiction and related topics in an accurate and trauma-informed way, please consider having our trauma-focused Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Stephanie Mangan, consult on your project. We may also have other consultants available, including our Founding Executive + Artistic Director Marissa Ghavami, who have unique areas of lived experience and expertise.  Email us for details.

Arts Partnerships

We offer Arts Partnerships for film, television, theatre and other projects which are in alignment with our mission. Partnering with Healing TREE in this way could look like:

  • Cross promotion on our websites and social media
  • Linking your audience to our resources through our logo and a phrase like this in your film or television closing credits or theatre program: “To learn more about healing abuse and trauma, please visit www.healingtreenonprofit.org.” 
  • Potential talk backs after theatrical productions and film / television screenings 
  • Potential trauma professionals on any related panels  

Artist Advocates

We collaborate with working actors, singers, dancers, musicians, writers, composers, directors, producers, etc. to help achieve our mission. You can see our current Artist Advocates at the bottom of Our Team page  here. We work with these artists, who align our mission and vision, to spread the word about Healing TREE’s life-saving and transforming work. There are many ways to get involved with our programming as an Artist Advocate, from being a part of our annual Gala (learn more here) to having a project you are involved in partner with us via the above ways. If you are interested in joining our community in this way, please email us your resume, bio and/or website and a note about why you want to get involved. We look forward to connecting with you!

Featured Film/ TV/ Theatre Partners


Healing TREE is partners with the feature film Mass which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theaters October 8, 2021. Mass follows two sets of parents who meet years after a tragedy changed their lives. Mass was written and directed by Healing TREE Artist Advocate and star of our short film Silk Fran Kranz (The Cabin In The Woods) and stars award-winning actors Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter film series, The Patriot), Reed Birney (Tony-winning actor of The Humans, House of Cards), Martha Plimpton (Emmy and Tony nominee, Raising Hope, Running on Empty) and Ann Dowd (Emmy winner, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Manchurian Candidate, Garden State). Mass was co-produced by Healing TREE Founder and CEO Marissa Ghavami.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Ryan Jackson-Healy.

Variety: “Sundance Favorite ‘Mass’ Sets Fall Release, Ensemble Cast Goes Supporting for Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Sundance Film Festival hit will be released exclusively in theaters on Oct. 8, 2021, Variety has learned exclusively. In addition, all four actors will be campaigned in the supporting actor and supporting actress categories for the Oscars.”