Our foundation was established to spread the giving spirit of Ari Arteaga by inspiring others to help those in need. We are committed to engaging the community in offering philanthropic support for the present and future needs of individuals encountering life-changing challenges due to medical or financial difficulties, caused by unforeseen tragic circumstances. The goal of the Foundation is to help those whom are in need of support, financially and emotionally, for their medical conditions. The Foundation has also formed the Be the Light Scholarship® to help qualified students in underprivileged economic circumstances to achieve their academic dreams.

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Our mission is for BE LIKE ARI to live on in helping others through the Ari Arteaga foundation – BE THE LIGHT® as a non-profit organization that derives its inspiration from Ari Arteaga’s short, but extremely blessed life. Ari lived by his personal motto, “BE THE LIGHT”, as he touched many lives sharing his passion and joy in making every day filled with compassion. Our mission is to spread his spirit by helping children and families overcome obstacles they may face due to unforeseen hardships.  Our goal is to shine Ari’s light on their path of need.

The Ari Arteaga Foundation is an organization exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3) a Florida Non-For-Profit Corporation FEI/EIN No.: 83-1519367, a public charity.  Donations may be deducted under IRC Section 170.  

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