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.

Galleries, museums, concert halls, events, and many artistic venues across the region were the first to close down because of COVID-19 and will be the last to reopen. Entire seasons and exhibitions and summer and fall festivals continue to be postponed and canceled.

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 TODAY and your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Central New York Community Foundation up to $100,000.

How can you contribute to The Fund? Gifts of all types (check, stocks, securities, etc.) can be restricted to a specific county, discipline, or other use within the Impact Fund.

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, (

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.

Read about our recent COVID-19 Arts Impact Research Study 

TOGETHER: Stories of Resilience from the Arts Community in CNY.
Watch our new video series highlighting the artists and organizations that have already received emergency funding through the COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund. 


 Join us in thanking those who support the arts and creative sector in Central New York



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