The Florence Tyson Fund for Creative Arts Therapies was established in 2004, to continue the work of Florence Tyson, a world-renowned music therapist and a pioneer in the field of community-based creative arts therapy.

The mission of the Fund is: (1) To support therapists and clinical programs that provide creative arts therapies—music, dance, drama, art and poetry therapy, to people in the community who suffer from, or are at risk for psychiatric problems, such as depression, anxiety, or severe mental illnesses. (2) To inform health care professionals, social workers, teachers, and others about the benefits of community-based creative arts therapies for their clients. (3)To promote the utilization of these therapies in community settings. (4) To encourage and support research on the clinical efficacy of creative arts therapies in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and related psychiatric problems in community settings.