Gift Policy Standards:

All donations to The Heartbeat Movement supports the The Heartbeat Movement's mission of providing year-round dance and performing arts training and performance opportunities to children and adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities in communities throughout California and the United States.

The Heartbeat Movement manages a number of fundraising initiatives with local Programs to make every donated dollar go further for students in a Program’s region.  We will carefully consider the needs of the organization and will use your gift where we determine it is most needed, so that all donations may directly and indirectly support The Heartbeat Movement in your area.  When processing each gift, we will follow documented The Heartbeat Movement business rules and agreements, the Donor’s Bill of Rights, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles standards.

The Heartbeat Movement will not accept any restrictions on use of donations less than $10,000; however, if you specifically request at the time of donation that funds be distributed to an accredited Program we will honor such request so long as distribution does not conflict with other The Heartbeat Movement policies.  If The Heartbeat Movement cannot honor a donor’s designation request for a gift of $10,000 or more, the gift will be forwarded to the appropriate local Program or returned to the donor.  Third parties to a donation may not change the original designation of a gift. The Heartbeat Movement may refuse any gift that does not sufficiently benefit the organization, is in conflict with The Heartbeat Movement's mission, puts the reputation of The Heartbeat Movement at risk or is prohibited by law.

Learn whether refunds are available by getting in touch with The Heartbeat Movement office via email at

Donation Refund Policy:

To request a refund, email Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

Thank you for your support of The Heartbeat Movement!