Cooper founded OrchisArts in 1992 as a not-for-profit studio to make
contributions primarily to breast cancer organizations that focus on patients care & welfare.
has made contributions to the Big Bam Foundation, a local New York City
organization. Their events have contributed to such groups as SHARE,
a self-help organization for women, as well as to The Pink Ribbon Project,
which provides screenings for women without health insurance. OrchisArts
has also supported The Caring House Foundation. Prototyped after the
successful Ronald McDonald cancer homes, it provides free room and board
to cancer patients and their families during treatment and convalescence
from chemotherapy and surgery. These moneys are generated from Martin
Coopers print sales in addition to fundraiser events that are
synchronized in conjunction with his exhibitions.
Since 2000, Martin Cooper and OrchisArts has charitably donated over $30,000 to these organizations:
Caring House Foundation
The Alliance for the Arts