CNY Arts, Inc.

COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund

COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund


Cayuga - Cortland - Herkimer - Madison - Oneida - Onondaga - Oswego

Keep the Arts Alive. Donate to the COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund Today.

Double Your Impact through the Arts Impact Fund Challenge

Donate to The Fund at the CNY Community Foundation website.

Donate TODAY and your donation will be match dollar-for-dollar through by the CNY Community Foundation, the John Ben Snow Foundation, and The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation.  All donations to the fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $175,000. 

In order to unlock the first $75,000, contributions must be postmarked or sent online by December 31. Gifts can be restricted to a specific county, discipline or other use within the Impact Fund.

Donations can be made at or by mailing a check payable to:
CNY Arts COVID-19 Impact Fund, c/o Central New York Community Foundation, 431 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. Corporate matching-gifts are welcome.


Per County Fundraising by Population


Save the Arts in CNY!

Funding is critical to arts and cultural providers as they work to restart, reopen, rebuild, and serve our communities. 

Galleries, museums, concert halls, events, and many artistic venues across Central New York were the first to close down because of COVID-19 and will be last to reopen. Entire seasons and exhibitions and summer and fall festivals continue to be postponed and cancelled. Read about our recent COVID-19 Impact Research Study. 

The COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund was created by CNY Arts to provide COVID-19 emergency assistance for artists and cultural groups. CNY Arts serves Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties. 

Donate to The Fund at the CNY Community Foundation website.

Other giving options or questions regarding The Fund can be directed to Tom Griffith, at the Central New York Community Foundation ( or call 315-883-5544) or Stephen Butler at CNY Arts, (

Donate to The Fund at the CNY Community Foundation website.